The ceremony is a long-standing maritime tradition celebrating the start of a ship's construction. The action of welding a coin into the keel of the ship is said to bring good luck during the build and to the captain and crew during her later life.
Silversea has taken this one step further by welding eight coins into the keel of Silver Muse, according to the company. The coins are: A South African rand; An Australian dollar; A U.S. half dollar; A Brazilian real; An Italian euro; A Singapore dollar; A commemorative Antarctica trust coin; A specially designed Silversea Silver Muse commemorative coin.
The ceremony was attended by Silversea CEO Enzo Visone and Fincantieri shipyard director Raffaele Davassi.