Silversea Cruises has celebrated the keel-laying of its newest ship, Silver Muse, in a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
The 40,700 gross tonne vessel had eight coins welded to its hull, a tradition said to bring good luck, to celebrate the start of construction.
Each of the coins represent the seven continents the ship will sail to, plus one specially designed commemorative Silver Muse coin.
The ship, which can accommodate up to 596 guests, will sail throughout Europe, Canada, North and South America as well as the Caribbean, taking in more than 130 destinations in 34 countries, from April 2017.
Silversea’s CEO Enzo Visone said: “Today marks a significant milestone for Silversea with the birth of our newest ship. We proudly sail to all seven continents, discovering new destinations and ports with our intimate, boutique vessels, and we are now one step closer to introducing Silver Muse to the fleet.
“With an unprecedented variety of dining options and a design across the ship that encourages open-air cruising, guests will be able to enjoy magnificent destinations as never before. Silversea looks forward to working closely with Fincantieri throughout the construction phase of Silver Muse and in the run-up to her launch in spring 2017.”
— Cruise Adviser (@CruiseAdviser) December 10, 2015