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NEWS SPECIAL REPORT


Silver Moon


floated out last week


Godmother Roberta Bonisiol, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and Fincantieri’s Giovanni Stecconi


Silversea’s second Muse-class vessel, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time last week, a year out from its delivery. Harry Kemble reports


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ilversea Cruises has made 75 places available to UK agents for Silver Moon’s shakedown cruise in


August next year. Te luxury line is finalising


its plans for 2020 – when it will launch Galapagos-dedicated ship Silver Origin and Muse-class vessel Silver Moon, plus unveil a revamped Silver Wind in November. Silver Moon will sail a four-day


shakedown cruise, split over two segments, from Ancona, Italy, on August 2, with agents on board. Te 596-passenger vessel will sail


Salt Bar Agents’ first-


hand knowledge will be fundamental to supporting the growth plans we have


to Trieste, Italy, where its inaugural voyage will depart on August 6. Chief marketing officer Barbara


Muckermann said she hoped to have “a large UK contingent” on board. UK marketing director Erin


Johnson said: “Being able to give agents first-hand immersive knowledge of Silver Moon will be fundamental to supporting the growth plans we have over the next five years.” New culinary programme Salt


And Land Taste (Salt) will debut on Silver Moon with three venues – Salt Kitchen, Salt Bar and Salt Lab – offering passengers food from the region in which the ship is sailing. Dining will differ from sister ship


Silver Muse. French restaurant La Dame will be moved up four decks


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and expanded from 30 to 56 seats, while bar and grill Atlantide will have increased capacity for 220 diners. Silver Moon will be the ninth vessel


in the line’s fleet, which comprises classic and expedition cruise ships. Speaking at Silver Moon’s float-out


ceremony at shipbuliding company Fincantieri’s yard in Ancona, executive chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio


said he hoped to fulfil his father’s dying wish of operating a fleet of 12- plus vessels, which he said convinced him to sell a majority stake to Royal Caribbean Cruises last year. Chief executive Roberto


Martinoli said investment from Royal Caribbean had made “a big difference” to growth, although he stressed the line was “not shy” before.


‘UK IS AN IMPORTANT MARKET’


Silversea is considering bringing its new Evolution-class vessel to Southampton for a launch event in 2022. The luxury line’s next two ‘classic’ ocean ships – Muse-class Silver


Moon and Silver Dawn – are both being built by Fincantieri in Italy and are earmarked to operate in the Mediterranean. But Silversea believes there is an opportunity in 2022 to bring its first


Evolution-class ship to the UK as the 600-passenger vessel is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, rather than in Italy. Chief executive Roberto Martinoli said: “The UK is one of the most


important markets for us and is the second-largest market after the US. “It is also important for our ships, which call at UK ports on itineraries


that go towards the Baltics. We will certainly be thinking about bringing the ship to the UK.”


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