Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin, from Dutch shipyard De Hoop. An intimate ceremony marked the first in-person cruise ship delivery since the pandemic prompted a global lockdown.
Silversea is preparing to take delivery of Silver Origin from Dutch shipyard De Hoop – but has been forced to suspend all sailings until late July in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Silversea Cruises has introduced new measures to offer flexibility to travellers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The line hopes that, by taking away the uncertainties, the moves will encourage passengers to start planning trips.
In light of the developing Covid-19 pandemic, the cruise line – which also operates Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises – has scrapped all sailings until May 12th.
The latest Silversea ship to undergo an extensive refurbishment, Silver Shadow, has emerged from drydock with redesigned interior spaces and an elegant new livery.
The float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, plus VIP guests.
Silversea’s all-suite, 388-guest Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November. The renovation will include the creation of a new atrium area on deck five, as well as major enhancements to all guest suites, corridors and many public spaces.
The agreements are subject to certain contingencies which are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. Silversea signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two new vessels in a new Evolution Class, while there was also a deal with Shipyard De Hoop for a new expedition ship.
The companies announced today they have closed on Royal Caribbean’s acquisition of a two-thirds stake in Silversea after receiving final approval from regulators.
Silversea Expeditions is offering guests a place on its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle.