Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri a contract to build another ultra-luxury cruise ship.
Delivery of the ‘Silver Dawn’ is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 mill.
‘Silver Dawn’ will be a third in Silversea’s flagship, ‘Silver Muse’ series, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April, 2017.
This order comes just months after the cruise line signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of ‘Silver Moon’, the second sistership to ‘Silver Muse’, which is due to be delivered in 2020.
Part of the cruise line’s expansion plan this will be the 11th ship in the fleet.
“Following the extraordinary success of ‘Silver Muse’, we are delighted to announce ‘Silver Dawn’ as the 11th ship to join the Silversea fleet,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Chairman. “’Silver Dawn’ will bear the same hallmarks of quality that guests currently enjoy on our 6-star ships. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard in November, 2021. It was my father’s dream to grow Silversea to at least a 12-ship fleet; today, we are one step closer to fulfilling his vision.”
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO, said: “It is a great satisfaction for our Group to see an ambitious project like ‘Silver Muse’ establish itself on the market and get the highest appreciation from an exclusive and demanding customer like Silversea, that today confirms his trust in us.
“Thanks to this partnership, based on the quality of the product, our leadership position in the cruise sector is further strengthened, not only from a technological point of view, but also for the commercial ability to find the best agreement with the shipowner,” he said.
Fincantieri has built 82 cruise ships from 1990 – 59 from 2002, while another 44 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards, the company said.