Silversea’s Silver Moon completes float out in Italy
Silversea Cruise’s newest ship Silver Moon has touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The float out is a momentous milestone in a ship’s build and was marked by a celebratory event and traditional coin ceremony with representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri and VIP guests.
Fincantieri will now begin work on Silver Moon’s interior ahead of its launch next August.
“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with our partner and expert shipbuilder Fincantieri,” said Silversea’s chief executive Roberto Martinoli.
“From 2020, Silver Moon will leverage on the success of our beloved flagship, Silver Muse, to unlock immersive new travel experiences for our guests around the world. With a range of pioneering new features that will push the boundaries of luxury travel, Silver Moon will be the most elegant ship in her class.”
Executive chairman Manfredi Lefebvre added: “Today, with the float out of Silver Moon, we draw ever-closer to achieving my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet.
“Silver Moon is one of five ships currently on order for our cruise line; I look forward to fulfilling my father’s vision, and, with the support of [parent company] Royal Caribbean Cruises, expanding the fleet further still in the future.”