Royal Caribbean Acquires 66.7% Stake in Silversea

By ,   August 1, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

One of the leading cruise lines in ultra-luxury and expedition cruising, Silversea Cruises, officially joined the family of Royal Caribbean.

The companies announced on Wednesday, August 1, they had closed on RCL’s acquisition of a 66,7% stake in Silversea after receiving regulators' final approval.

Silversea Cruises Muse ship

The investment unites a couple of leading players in cruise industry and fills out the portfolio of Royal Caribbean brands across all key cruise market segments.

Regulators approved Royal Caribbean’s purchase of a two-thirds equity stake in Silversea, based on an enterprise value of approx US$2 billion.

Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio remains Executive Chairman of Silversea Cruises and retains 33.3% stake.