On April 28, 2023, Silversea Cruises celebrated the float out of its latest ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Nova, at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The vessel was manoeuvred out of one of the world’s largest enclosed ship construction halls and into the adjacent harbour, marking the end of the first construction phase. Silver Nova is set to become the 12th ship in Silversea’s fleet when it launches in summer 2023 and is the most sustainable ultra-luxury cruise ship ever built.
construction has generated excitement among onlookers, Silversea guests, travel partners, and extended family. The ship’s next journey, scheduled for the end of May, will entail a conveyance of approximately 20 miles down the narrow Ems River to the sea.
Barbara Muckermann, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises, said, “Silver Nova embodies the vision of our cruise line and the evolution of our fleet. She has been purpose-built for ocean cruising, ushering an evolution of Silversea’s industry-leading, ultra-luxury cruise experience.”
Roberto Bruzzone, SVP of Marine Operations of Silversea Cruises, described Silver Nova as “unlike anything we have seen in the luxury cruise industry so far.” In addition to being the most sustainable ultra-luxury ship at sea, Silver Nova will introduce guests to a new level of comfort, with some of the industry’s most spacious accommodations, an enormous array of bars, lounges, and restaurants of any ultra-luxury ship, and a host of unprecedented innovations for the cruise line.
Silver Nova is the first of two Nova-class ships currently under construction in Papenburg. It is set to become the most sustainable ultra-luxury ship ever launched when it joins Silversea’s fleet. It will feature an asymmetrical design and horizontal layout, unprecedented for the leading ultra-luxury cruise line.
Jan Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft, said, “This ship is an important step towards green cruising due to its many technological features, as well as high environmental compatibility and energy efficiency. Beyond that, Silver Nova features a particularly innovative interior design.”