Silversea Cruises’ new ship Silver Dawn touched water for the first time Thursday during its float-out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The fitting-out phase will now begin—during which Fincantieri’s craftspeople will bring the ship’s interiors to life. Silver Dawn will become the 10th ship in the luxury cruise line’s fleet. Silver Dawn’s delivery in November 2021 follows Silver Origin and Silver Moon, which were both introduced in 2020.
The third ship in the Muse-class series, and part of a long-term plan to grow and enhance the cruise line’s fleet, Silver Dawn will be a sister ship to Silversea’s Silver Muse, built in the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017, and Silver Moon, which was delivered in Ancona in October 2020. With that said, Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises, in a press announcement added, “While Silver Dawn takes influence from our beloved ships Silver Muse and Silver Moon, our guests will benefit from many pioneering enhancements aboard the tenth ship in our fleet.”
Accommodating just 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites—96 percent of which will have a private veranda—and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1-to-1.45. The new enhancements will be revealed in the coming months, Martinoli said.
Its inaugural sailing will be November 9 from Barcelona to either Lisbon (10 days) or Fort Lauderdale (23 days). Stops include Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, Cádiz, Casablanca, Tangier and Lisbon; the extension also includes Funchal, Madeira and Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, before arriving in Florida.
Available in a one- or two-bedroom option, the Owner’s Suite is the top digs onboard. Guests can expect a large seating, equipped with a Bose sound system, an interactive 55-inch TV and even an Illy coffee machine, as well as a separate dining area, walk-in wardrobes, a marble bathroom with a full-size tub and separate show, a large teak veranda with patio furniture.