Silversea has announced that it is to build a new ship, named Silver Moon, which will be launched in 2020.
The new vessel, which will be a sister ship to the recently-launched Silver Muse, pictured, is to be built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, in a contract worth about €310 million.
It will be able to handle 596 passengers.
Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea, said: “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. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience, and are delighted to partner once again with expert luxury shipbuilder Fincantieri as we continue to grow and evolve our fleet.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, added: “We have a trusted relationship with Silversea which was born many years ago and is renewed today thanks to this important order. We are very proud to build a new ship for the Silversea fleet, and follow on from the success of Silver Muse.
“In recent years Fincantieri has continued to show that it is at the forefront of luxury ship building and we look forward to working with Silversea on this exciting build.”
The new ship will expand the company’s fleet to 10.