VIDEO: Silversea's Silver Moon successfully completes sea trials

   August 28, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Silversea Cruises' newest ship Silver Moon successfully carried out her sea trials between August 8 and August 20.

Carrying a reduced crew of around 320 due to precautionary health protocols, the vessel journeyed between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste undergoing a 7-day drydock period in the latter.

The delivery of Silver Moon is scheduled for October 30 when she will become the second liner to join Silversea’s ultra-luxury fleet this year, following Silver Origin on June 3.

The line’s senior officers, external engineers, and representatives from both the Royal Caribbean Group and Fincantieri put the newbuild through a series of preliminary tests in the Adriatic including vibration and noise tests for 3 days from August 8.

Once Silver Moon was out of the sea in Trieste, stability tests were performed and public spaces were inspected. The engineers applied the finishing touches to the exterior of the ship, including the hull's cleaning and painting, and the polishing of the brass propellers.

Secondary tests, including speed ones, were then carried out on the return trip from Trieste to Ancona. Work has recommenced on the interior of Silver Moon, ahead of her official delivery in October.