Royal, Silversea execs tour Silver Nova ahead of debut

Vessel set to revolutionise ultra-luxury cruising, says Jason Liberty

Royal Caribbean Group and Silversea Cruises executives enjoyed a sneak preview of Silver Nova this week in Eemshaven, Netherlands. Billed as “the most environmentally conscious ultra-luxury cruise ship ever built”, the dignitaries were given an extensive tour of the ship ahead of her inaugural sailing on 14 August 2023.

Jason Liberty, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, Richard Fain, Chairman of Royal Caribbean Group and Barbara Muckermann, President/CEO of Silversea were welcomed on board by the Managing Directors of the MEYER WERFT shipyard, Jan and Bernard Meyer.

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As well as representing an important milestone on Royal Caribbean Group’s journey to Destination Net Zero, Silver Nova and future Nova-class ships are set to introduce an unparalleled openness to the world and an entirely new take on luxury at sea.

“Innovation drives our mission to provide the best vacations, responsibly, and Silver Nova embodies this commitment in every way,” said Jason Liberty, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group.

“This stunning ship revolutionises ultra-luxury cruising and represents an important step on our sustainability journey.”

“I would like to officially thank and congratulate the Meyer family, and the talented teams at Meyer Werft, Royal Caribbean Group, and Silversea for pushing industry boundaries to create such a pioneering ship,” Liberty said.

Silver Nova executive walkthrough, with Jason Liberty, Richard Fain and Barbara Muckermann pictured centre.

Barbara Muckermann, President of Silversea, said: “Silver Nova embodies the vision of our brand and the evolution of our fleet, demonstrating the extent to which our guests are benefitting from our brand being part of Royal Caribbean Group. Silver Nova introduces an industry-leading approach to sustainability, an unprecedented openness to the world, and an entirely new take on luxury at sea. She is a beauty and I can’t wait to personally greet our guests on board, introducing them to the future of ultra-luxury cruise travel.”

Silver Nova is scheduled to enter service on 14 August 2023, sailing round-trip from Fusina (Venice) over seven days. After the Mediterranean, the ship will then cross the Atlantic to the USA, undertaking voyages in the Caribbean and Central America, before embarking upon on the 71-day Grand Voyage South America 2024 on 4 January 2024.

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