Sil­versea firms or­der

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

SIL­VERSEA Cruises and Fin­cantieri have inked a con­tract worth ap­prox­i­mately $463m for a new cruise ship.

Due to be de­liv­ered in 2020, the new ship has been ten­ta­tively named Sil­ver Moon and will be a sis­ter of Sil­ver Muse, launched 19 Apr ( CW 20 Apr).

The 596-pas­sen­ger ves­sel will be the cruise line’s 10th ship and is promised to “raise the bar in the ul­tra-lux­ury seg­ment with a wealth of en­hance­ments to the on board ex­pe­ri­ence, while sat­is­fy­ing the un­com­pro­mis­ing re­quire­ments for com­fort, ser­vice, and qual­ity of the world’s most dis­cern­ing trav­ellers”.

It will fea­ture “Green Star 3 De­sign”, mean­ing it will be de­signed, built and equipped to prevent air and wa­ter pol­lu­tion and built to minimise noise lev­els mea­sured on the ship.

Man­fredi Le­feb­vre d’Ovidio, chair­man of Sil­versea, com­mented: “Based on the high praise Sil­ver Muse has earned with our guests, we are eager to build on our flag­ship’s suc­cess and move for­ward with a sis­ter ship, which will bring us closer to ful­fill­ing my fa­ther’s dream of a 12-ship fleet”.

Last month ceo Roberto Marti­noli told CW while he was in Sydney that the line was work­ing on “real, fi­nal con­tracts” for new­build ves­sels and hinted an an­nounce­ment might be made soon ( CW 31 Aug).

Sil­ver Muse is pic­tured. MEAN­WHILE, Sil­versea has re­hired Chris­tian Sauleau as exec vp of fleet op­er­a­tions.

Sauleau will re­port to Marti­noli and has an ex­ten­sive ca­reer in lux­ury travel, in­clud­ing nearly 20 years with Sil­versea.

He will be based in Sil­versea’s Monaco of­fice.

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