Delivery of Silversea’s cruise ship Silver Nova delayed by a month

   November 26, 2022 ,   Accidents

The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft revealed that the delivery of Silversea’s Silver Nova ship would be delayed by a month.

The shipyard cited that the reason for the delay in construction was due to supply chain disruption.

The new boat is currently being built at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg (Germany).

Silversea will postpone the start of the first cruise by one month. The maiden voyage is now moved to August 14, 2023, out of Venice (Marghera, Italy) sailing along the Adriatic coast and visiting the popular ports of Split, Dubrovnik (Croatia), and Kotor (Montenegro), among others. 

The first voyage of Silver Nova was originally scheduled for July 15, 2023, in Southampton (England UK). However, the guests of the first 3 sailings now had to be informed about the cancellation of the booked cruises. The trips from Southampton UK to Lisbon (Portugal), from Lisbon to Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy), and from Civitavecchia to Venice/Fusina will be canceled without replacement.

From August 14, 2023, Silversea Cruises intends to offer the usual 5-star plus quality on Silver Nova, the first ship in a new class. 

Silver Nova cruise ship

The Papenburg-built sisterships Silver Nova and Silver Ray are the first luxury ships to have state-of-the-art environmental technologies.

The drive is based on the liquid gas LNG. A fuel cell/batteries for storing energy are also onboard to further increase efficiency. While Silver Nova is in port, she can be supplied with shore power and as a result will emit significantly fewer emissions than comparable luxury ships.