Silver Nova

Specifications of Silver Nova

Year built2023 new ship
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassSilversea EVOLUTION
Building costEUR 180 million (USD 205 million)
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)244 m / 801 ft
Beam (width)30 m / 98 ft
Gross Tonnage54700 gt
Passengers728
Crew556
Passengers-to-space ratio63
Decks11
Cabins363
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsSilver Ray
Christened bytba
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) & Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy)
OperatorSilversea Cruises (via Silversea Expeditions)

Silver Nova Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Fusina Venice To Fusina Venice Venice $7400
2023 Aug 21 11 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $11000
2023 Aug 21 28 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $23900
2023 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia-Rome $6900
2023 Sep 08 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $9900
2023 Sep 18 11 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $11000
2023 Sep 18 28 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $18500
2023 Sep 29 17 days, round-trip Lisbon To Lisbon Lisbon $11300
2023 Oct 16 22 days, round-trip Lisbon To Lisbon Lisbon $14100
2023 Oct 16 33 days, one-way from Lisbon to New York Lisbon $16200
2023 Nov 07 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to New York Lisbon $6000
2023 Nov 18 9 days, one-way from New York to San Juan New York $5600
2023 Nov 18 31 days, one-way from New York to Callao-Lima New York $14300
2023 Nov 18 16 days, one-way from New York to Bridgetown New York $9200
2023 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from San Juan to Bridgetown San Juan $4900
2023 Dec 04 15 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Callao-Lima Bridgetown $9800
2023 Dec 19 16 days, one-way from Callao-Lima to Fort Lauderdale Callao-Lima $10100
2024 Jan 04 12 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Callao-Lima Fort Lauderdale $9600
2024 Jan 04 32 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires Fort Lauderdale $22200
2024 Jan 04 71 days, round-trip Grand South America 2024 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida To Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Lauderdale $49900
2024 Jan 16 20 days, one-way from Callao-Lima to Buenos Aires Callao-Lima $16200
2024 Feb 05 9 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires $7400
2024 Feb 05 29 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Bridgetown Buenos Aires $16900
2024 Feb 14 20 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Bridgetown Rio de Janeiro $13200
2024 Mar 05 10 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale Bridgetown $7900
2024 Mar 05 26 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Callao-Lima Bridgetown $14500
2024 Mar 15 16 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Callao-Lima Fort Lauderdale $9900
2024 Mar 31 16 days, one-way from Callao-Lima to Fort Lauderdale Callao-Lima $9900
2024 Apr 16 20 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale $12350
2024 Apr 16 23 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver Fort Lauderdale $15900
2024 May 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5300
2024 May 16 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5400
2024 May 23 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5400
2024 May 30 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5500
2024 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5700
2024 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $6100
2024 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $6400
2024 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $6900
2024 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $6900
2024 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $6900
2024 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $6900
2024 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $6900
2024 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5900
2024 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5900
2024 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5900
2024 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5900
2024 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5900
2024 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5900
2024 Sep 12 19 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver $9900
2024 Oct 01 14 days, round-trip Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $12500
2024 Oct 15 16 days, one-way from Tokyo to Singapore Tokyo $11900
2024 Oct 31 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Cairns Singapore $13500
2024 Nov 18 16 days, one-way from Cairns to Sydney Cairns $12400
2024 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $12400
2024 Dec 20 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $14700
2025 Jan 05 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $14700
2025 Jan 21 16 days, one-way from Auckland to Melbourne Auckland $14700
2025 Feb 06 18 days, one-way from Melbourne to Singapore Melbourne $12900
2025 Feb 24 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $9200
2025 Mar 10 16 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $11900
2025 Mar 26 14 days, round-trip Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $12500
2025 Apr 09 14 days, round-trip Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $12500
2025 Apr 23 15 days, one-way from Tokyo to Seward Tokyo $9200

Silver Nova Review

Review of Silver Nova

The 2023-built MS Silver Nova cruise ship is a new-design/EVOLUTION-class vessel currently under construction by Meyer Werft at its yard in Papenburg (Germany Lower Saxony). The first ultra-luxury EVOLUTION ship (Nova) is planned for launch in 2022-Q4 and inauguration in 2023 July. The sistership Silver Ray follows in 2024-Q2, to be constructed by the same shipbuilder.

The vessel (IMO number 9886213) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI tba) and registered in Nassau.

Both EVOLUTION-class ships are part of the Silversea Expeditions fleet.

Silver Nova is Silversea's 11th vessel.

History - construction and ownership

Silversea Cruises is a Monaco-based privately-owned cruise company and top-luxury travel brand. It was established in 1994 as joint venture of V-Ships Monaco (fka Vlasov Group) and Lefebvre Family of Rome Italy. In 2018, RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd acquired 2/3rd of the company. Silversea now has a fleet of smaller-sized boutique vessels with passenger capacity between 100-700. The company's business model is to operate yacht-like vessels in the industry's ultra-luxury-all-suite ship category. Silversea's all-inclusive fares include beverages (also selected wines), gratuities (none are allowed), travel insurance, port charges, one or more shore excursions (per voyage).

Silver Nova cruise ship (Silversea)

Despite having ice-strengthened hulls, both EVOLUTION-Class units (Nova and Ray) are not expedition ships, but rather an enhanced version of Silversea's newest mega-yachts Silver Muse (2017), Silver Moon (2021), Silver Dawn (2022). The new class units are designed with max passenger capacity 728 (in addition to 560 crew/staff) and GT (gross tonnage/volume) 54700 tons.

Silver Nova is one of the industry's most spacious ships, featuring the Silversea fleet's highest space-to-passenger ratio 75 (enclosed space per passenger / ft3 to GT) and crew-to-passenger ratio 1:1,3.

Ship technology

On October 8, 2018, RCG-Royal Caribbean Group (shipowner and Silversea's parent company) announced shipbuilding agreements for 3 new boats for Silversea. The MoU (with Meyer Werft Germany) included two new-design (EVOLUTION Class) ships with first delivery planned for 2022. The 3rd contract was signed with Shipyard De Hoop (Holland) for building Silver Origin (100-passenger ship for Silversea's Galapagos program previously served by Silver Galapagos/sold in December 2020). Silver Origin entered service in May 2021 (originally planned for March 2020). The shipbuilding contracts were signed by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio (Silversea's Executive Chairman), Richard Fain (RCG's Chairman and CEO) and Tim Meyer (Meyer Werft's Managing Director/for the EVOLUTION ships) and Patrick Janssens (Shipyard De Hoop's CEO/for Silver Origin).

In October 2021 was announced that the EVOLUTION-class units will be hybrid-powered, using three different power sources - main engines (dual-fuel, running on both ULSD/ultra-low-sulfur diesel and LNG/liquefied natural gas) as well as two alternative power sources - fuel cells (hydrogen-based technology, max capacity 4 MW per boat) plus batteries (power storage system). Another innovation is the MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) for reducing onboard dry waste volumes, which results in lower incineration/CO emissions. These new maritime technologies allow ~40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to Silversea's previous ship class (Muse-Moon-Dawn).

As the boats are shoreside-power ready, while berthed in ports they can connect to the town's power grid (for the electricity needed for onboard operations) instead of running their own diesel generators.

Silversea's EVOLUTION ships are also designed to have an EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index for new ships) IMO rating of approx 1/4 better than IMO's (International Maritime Organization's) current requirements for this GT-tonnage. The EEDI index estimates the CO2 volume (grams of carbon dioxide) per tonne-mile, making it kinda a sustainable ("environmental cost") ratio.

Decks and Cabins

Silver Nova staterooms (363 total) are all outside (each with a step-out balcony) and all are in Suite categories (13x total). Cabin types include Otium, Owner, Grand, Master, Signature, Silver, Junior Grand, Premium Medallion, Medallion, Premium Veranda, Deluxe Veranda, Superior Veranda, Classic Veranda.

Cabin sizes range between 33 m2 (360 ft2) and 123 m2 (1325 ft2). All suites are with walk-in closets, large en-suite bathrooms (oversized LED mirror, 2-faucets vanity, walk-in shower, bathtub/whirlpool), spacious balconies, professional butler service. Other standard complimentary cabin amenities include Wi-Fi, refrigerator (fully stocked mini-bar), plush bathrobes and slippers, pillow menu, premium brand bath amenities, hairdryer, umbrella, smart UHDTV (interactive media library), USB charger ports (wall-mounted), direct-dial phone, Champagne bottle (upon arrival).

New for Silversea are Silver Nova's aft suites in categories "Otium" (the ship's largest) and "Signature".

The boat has 11 decks, of which 9 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins.

Six panoramic elevators with glass walls (3x forward-portside lifts and 3x aft-starboard lifts) interconnect all decks.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

Silversea EVOLUTION ships (Nova and Ray) feature an outward-facing, asymmetrical layout and have several new for the brand venues, out of 18 total (10x bars and lounges, 8x restaurants).

Pool Deck's main swimming pool (midship on deck 10) is the fleet's biggest (sized 130 m2 / 1400 ft2), with wider steps, a larger shallow water area (with underwater seats), spacious sundeck (sunbathing areas on decks 10-11, fitted with padded premium wood loungers and shaded seating) and served by The Pool Bar. On deck 11, The Cliff Whirlpool is an infinity-edge pool (glass-fronted) overlooking the portside.

The Marquee (capacity 220 seats/aft-portside on Deck 10) is an alfresco dining venue that incorporates Silversea's The Grill ("hot rocks" BBQ food) and Spaccanapoli (pizzeria). The Marquee serves casual food (throughout the day) as well as dinner.

The Dusk Bar (capacity 70 seats/aft-wraparound on Deck 10) offers 270-degree stern views. Aka "Hot Rocks" (poolside restaurant on other Silversea ships) this is an outdoor Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant for gourmet dining under the stars. This open-air grill venue implements Silversea's interactive dining concept "Black Rock Grill Experience". In the evenings, it allows passengers to cook their food (fresh seafood and prime steaks) on heated volcanic-rock plates at their own table. During the day, Hot Rocks serves as a rotisserie and gourmet salad and burger bar.

Atlantide (capacity 270 seats/Deck 3) is the ship's Main Dining Room and a reservations-only restaurant (steakhouse, seafood, bar & grill) that features designer seafood dishes and gourmet fish specialties (like royal crab, blue lobster, red snapper) and prime steaks. Food is price-inclusive, as well as all beverages (wines, spirits, bottled water, specialty coffees, juices, soft drinks). At extra cost are available top-shelf liquor brands (champagnes, spirits) and premium wines (ordered from an a la carte-priced menu).

La Terrazza (capacity 340 seats/aka Terrace Cafe/Deck 4 aft) is a complimentary buffet restaurant with indoor seating (floor-ceiling windows) and an alfresco terrace, interactive food stations (olive oil cellar, mozzarella bar, seafood bar, salumeria, Italian-style deli). Wine is also complimentary, but premium wines (from Connoisseur's Wine List) cost extra. Each evening (between 7-9:30 pm) La Terrazza transforms into an Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, with a la carte-priced menu). During the day, La Terrazza is also open for buffet-style breakfast and lunch. The Afternoon Tea service is also complimentary.

La Dame (capacity 70 seats/Deck 4 forward-portside) is an upscale French specialty restaurant where are served signature dishes by Relais Chateaux (chain of individually owned gourmet restaurants, boutique hotels, luxury resorts and villas). La Dame is dinner-only and the ship's only restaurant where dining is offered at an additional fee. Reservations are required. Excluding some premium alcohol brands (champagnes, wines, spirits), all other drinks are complimentary. Most food ingredients are locally sourced, and the dining experience includes unique food presentations.

SALT Kitchen (capacity 160 seats/Deck 3 starboard) is a complimentary dinner-only restaurant sized 315 m2 (3390 ft2). Standing for "Sea And Land Taste", Silversea's SALT culinary program was launched in 2019 and debuted in 2021 on Silver Moon. At SALT Kitchen, passengers can enjoy cruise itinerary-based (regions and ports) food specialties. The menu is rotating and changes daily. The venue comprises SALT Kitchen (restaurant), SALT Bar (beverages) and SALT Lab (test kitchen for cooking classes led by the ship's chefs as well as by celebrity chefs and authors). Silversea also offers SALT-themed shore excursions/land tours in most destinations.

Kaiseki (capacity 40 seats/Deck 4 midship) is a Japanese food bar that serves traditional cuisine specialties (including sushi) and beverages.

Silver Note (capacity 54 seats/Deck 5 midship-aft) is a premium bar lounge (1920s-themed jazz club) and a dinner-only restaurant. Sized 141 m2 (1515 ft2), Silver Note features premium leather furniture, a dance floor, a baby grand piano, live music performances (jazz and blues). Dishes are served in small plates (tapas-style). The cuisine is international, with themed food specialties. Silver Note is complimentary, but dinner reservations are required.

Arts Cafe (capacity 70 seats/Deck 4 midship) is a casual Atrium bar lounge serving complimentary snacks and beverages.

Dolce Vita Lounge (capacity 120 seats/Deck 5 midship, size 371 m2 / 3990 ft2) has a central bar, premium seating (armchairs, round tables, sofas/window couches), stage/performance area. In the evenings, the bar lounge transforms into a piano bar. Adjacent to Dolce Vita Lounge is the Casino fitted with gaming tables (roulette, blackjack, poker) and slot machines. The Casino is open only when the ship is at sea (international waters).

Venetian Lounge (capacity 370 seats/forward on decks 4-5, total size 740 m2 / 7965 ft2) is a two-story Theater / bar-lounge with a stage (grand piano), cabaret-style seating (on the first floor/Deck 4), intimate balcony seats (on the second floor/Deck 5). The lower level (deck 4) is sized 550 m2 / 5920 ft2. The upper level (deck 5) is sized 190 m2 / 2045 ft2. The venue hosts enrichment and live entertainment programming, including daily lectures and seminars and nightly theatrical and musical performances, movie screenings, themed events. The Venetian Lounge is equipped with the latest audiovisual technology including a large HD screen and Dolby surround sound.

The Shelter (capacity 32 seats/Deck 3, size 131 m2 / 1410 ft2) is adjacent to the restaurants Atlantide and SALT Kitchen. This evening-only bar is new for Silversea and is the proper venue for pre- and post-dinner drinks. The Shelter’s bar features a wraparound bottle display.

Connoisseur’s Corner (capacity 35 seats/Deck 5 aft, size 62 m2 / 665 ft2) is a premium cigar bar with stylish seating (Chesterfield leather armchairs), floor-ceiling windows and an outdoor seating area (for smoking).

Observatory Lounge (capacity 115 seats/forward on Deck 10, size 257 m2 / 2765 ft2) features floor-ceiling windows providing 270-degree unobstructed views from the ship's top. The bar lounge is open from early morning until late night and also houses as the ship's Library.

Panorama Lounge (capacity 190 seats/aft on Deck 5, size 547 m2 / 5890 ft2) has an additional outdoor deck area with seating (terrace sized 221 m2 / 2380 ft2) providing 270-degree stern views

SALT Bar (capacity 42 seats/Deck 10, size 171 m2 / 1840 ft2) is an evening lounge with floor-ceiling windows, a large bar area, comfortable seating (armchairs), an outdoor deck space.

SALT Lab (capacity 28 seats/Deck 10, size 113 m2 / 1210 ft2) is the SALT program's "test kitchen" where are prepared itinerary-based (on region/destination) traditional dishes and beverages, with regional fresh ingredients and under the guidance of the ship's Host as well as of local food experts. The venue has several cooking stations and a large central workstation for the chefs' cooking demonstrations.

Otium Spa is sized 338 m2 / 3640 ft2 and positioned forward on Deck 5 (bow-facing). The ship's wellness complex groups an indoor swimming pool, 8x treatment rooms (for massages), spa/thermal area (steam room, sauna room, spa pool), a relaxation lounge, Gym/fitness center, and a Beauty Salon. The wellness complex features floor-ceiling windows and its decor is marked by soft lighting and natural stones.

The cruise ship has a 2-story Boutique (duty-free shop on two levels) located in the Atrium (midship on decks 4-5).

 

Itineraries

Silversea confirmed that both EVOLUTION-class boats (Nova and Ray) will operate polar cruises to ports and destinations in the Arctic (Europe, Russia, Canada) and Antarctica.

Venetian Society members (Silversea's loyalty program) and travel agents received pre-sale access to Silver Nova's details (deck plans, staterooms, itineraries-destinations) on December 16, 2021. General bookings opened on January 6, 2022.

Silver Nova's inaugural season (2023-2024) had scheduled a total of 30 itineraries in Europe (UK-British Isles, Mediterranean), Transatlantic crossings (RepositionCruises.com), and voyages in South America and Alaska (in 2024) visiting 100+ ports in 50 countries.

Schedule 2023 (UK-Mediterranean-Caribbean)

Due to construction delays caused by supply chain disruptions, Silver Nova's delivery/inauguration was delayed by a month, and the first cruise was rescheduled from July 15th to Aug 14th (2023).

Note: fares are all-inclusive, in Euro/EUR and per person (with double occupancy).

  • canceled/Maiden Voyage (July 15) 10-days from Southampton to Lisbon - EUR 7200 pp
  • canceled/Maiden Voyage (July 15) 19-days from Southampton to Rome/Civitavecchia - EUR 11500 pp
  • canceled/(July 25) 9-days from Lisbon to Rome - EUR 5500 pp
  • canceled/(August 3) 11-days from Rome to Venice/Fusina - EUR 7700 pp
  • MAIDEN VOYAGE (August 14) 7-days roundtrip from Venice - EUR 5400 pp
  • (August 21) 11-days from Venice to Rome - EUR 7700 pp
  • (August 21) 28-days from Venice to Barcelona - EUR 18200 pp
  • (September 1) 7-days from Rome to Monte Carlo - EUR 4800 pp
  • (September 8) 10-days from Monte Carlo to Barcelona - EUR 7200 pp
  • (September 18) 11-days from Barcelona to Lisbon - EUR 6800 pp
  • (September 18) 28-days from Barcelona to Lisbon - EUR 15500 pp
  • (September 29) 17-days roundtrip from Lisbon - EUR 10800 pp
  • (October 16) 22-days roundtrip from Lisbon - EUR 13600 pp
  • (October 16) Transatlantic repositioning 33-days from Lisbon to New York - EUR 15900 pp
  • (November 7) Transatlantic 11-days from Lisbon to New York - EUR 4450 pp
  • (November 18) 16-days from New York to Bridgetown - EUR 7050 pp
  • (November 18) 31-days from New York to Lima/Callao - EUR 11950 pp
  • (December 4) 15-days from Bridgetown to Lima - EUR 7700 pp
  • (December 19) 16-days from Lima to Fort Lauderdale - EUR 8900 pp.

Schedule 2024 (Caribbean-South America-Alaska)

  • (January 4) 12-days from Fort Lauderdale to Lima/Callao - EUR 7700 pp
  • (January 4) 32-days from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires - EUR 18900 pp
  • (January 16) 20-days from Lima to Buenos Aires - EUR 13200 pp
  • (February 5) 9-days from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro - EUR 5900 pp
  • (February 5) 29-days from Buenos Aires to Bridgetown - EUR 14700 pp
  • (February 14) 20-days from Rio de Janeiro to Bridgetown - EUR 10700 pp
  • (March 5) 10-days from Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale - EUR 6750 pp
  • (March 5) 26-days from Bridgetown to Lima/Callao - EUR 13050 pp
  • (March 15) 16-days from Fort Lauderdale to Lima - EUR 8500 pp
  • (March 31) 16-days from Lima to Fort Lauderdale - EUR 8500 pp
  • (March 31) Alaska repositioning 23-days from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver - EUR 13950 pp.

In February 2022, Silversea scheduled a 71-day "Grand Voyage" (roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA/January 4-March 15, 2024) for Silver Nova. Departing on January 4, 2024, the "Grand Voyage South America 2024" itinerary visits a total of 38x ports in 18x different countries. Signature destinations include Brazil's Manaus (Amazon River), Ilhabela and Rio de Janeiro (3x overnights for the Rio Carnival 2024), Argentina's Ushuaia and Buenos Aires, Uruguay's Montevideo, Peru's Callao-Lima, the Caribbean's Bridgetown (Barbados), Spanish Town (Virgin Gorda, BVI), Castries (St Lucia), Port Elizabeth (Bequia Island, Grenadines).

Silversea's "flight and cruise" package deals (by the company's "Silver Sky" program) are inclusive of the luxury cruise fare, discount round-trip airfare (Economy Class) and airport-pier-airport transfers.

Silversea's "hotel and cruise" package "Silver Shore Simply Hotel" offers overnight 5-star luxury hotel stays with the option of adding transfers or upgrades. The upgraded cruise and hotel package ("Silver Shore Grande Hotel") offers 1-3-nights landmark hotel stays (or at a boutique property) and is inclusive of private transfers (airport-hotel and hotel-pier).

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The vessel's construction (hull/yard number 719) officially started on November 18, 2021, with the steel-cutting ceremony held at Meyer Werft's yard in Papenburg.

During the keel-laying ceremony (December 2, 2021) was officially announced the new ship's name - "Silver Nova". The special event was attended by Roberto Martinoli (Silversea's President and CEO), Bernard Meyer (Meyer Werft's Managing Director), Barbara Muckermann (Silversea's CCO/Chief Commercial Officer).

The Silversea ship's namesake is the 2018-built liner AIDAnova.

Silver Nova's powerplant is integrated with currently the largest fuel cell system installed on a cruise ship (power output 4 MV), allowing the vessel to run completely on fuel cell-generated electricity while in port - without using its combustion engines. The methanol-powered fuel cell system was developed by Freudenberg Fuel Cell e-Power Systems GmbH, which is one of Meyer Group's strategic partners for new technology developments, and a subsidiary of Freudenberg Group (1849-founded, Weinheim-based, family-owned group of technology and production companies specializing in sectors like household products, textiles, building materials, auto parts, telecommunications).

For additional fuel savings, the innovative MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System by Terragon Technologies) converts onboard waste (thermally breaks down all hydrocarbons in waste) and transforms them into ~5% of biochar (lightweight black residue) and thermal energy.

Nova and Ray are Silversea's first vessels with a horizontal layout and an asymmetrical/open design that allows all public spaces and staterooms to span the ship's entire length and receive natural light.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2023

Next tables show the ship's Maiden Voyage and the inaugural cruises by homeport/region/destination. Prices are in USD, per person (Veranda Suite rates) and based on double occupancy.

(MAIDEN VOYAGE) 19-day repositioning from the UK to the Mediterranean (US$14500)

Date / TimePort
15 Jul 18:00Departing from Southampton, England
16 Jul 07:30 - 18:30Saint-Malo, France
18 Jul 09:15 - 20 Jul 20:30 (overnight)Bordeaux, France
21 Jul 12:00 - 23:00Bilbao, Spain Biscay Basque Country
23 Jul 08:00 - 17:00Vigo, Spain Galicia
24 Jul 08:00 - 16:00Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
25 Jul 07:00 - 18:00Lisbon, Portugal
26 Jul 13:30 - 27 Jul 19:00 (overnight)Cadiz-Sevilla, Spain
28 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain Granada
29 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Cartagena, Spain Murcia
30 Jul 09:00 - 23:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Balearic Spain
01 Aug 08:00 - 22:00Monte Carlo, Monaco
02 Aug 08:00 - 19:00Livorno, Italy
03 Aug 07:00Arriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy

(inaugural Mediterranean) 11-day roundtrip from Rome (US$9800)

Date / TimePort
03 Aug 19:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
04 Aug 08:00 - 05 Aug 14:00 (overnight)Sorrento, Italy
06 Aug 08:00 - 23:00Siracusa, Sicily Italy
07 Aug 08:00 - 23:00Valletta, Malta
09 Aug 08:00 - 23:00Kerkyra, Corfu Island, Greece
10 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Sarande, Albania
11 Aug 08:00 - 23:00Port Cruz-Dubrovnik, Croatia
12 Aug 08:00 - 21:30Split, Croatia
13 Aug 08:00 - 18:00Zadar, Croatia
14 Aug 07:00Arriving in Venice-Marghera, Italy

(inaugural Transatlantic crossing 2023) 33-day from Europe to the USA (US$19600)

Date / TimePort
16 Oct 23:00Departing from Lisbon, Portugal
18 Oct 07:00 - 19 Oct 23:00 (overnight)Cadiz-Sevilla, Spain
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Algiers, Algeria
23 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Cagliari, Sardinia Italy
24 Oct 09:00 - 25 Oct 18:00 (overnight)Palermo, Sicily Italy
26 Oct 08:00 - 23:00Siracusa, Sicily Italy
27 Oct 08:00 - 19:00Valletta, Malta
28 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Trapani, Sicily Italy
29 Oct 08:00 - 19:00La Goulette-Tunis, Tunisia
31 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Balearic Spain
01 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Cartagena, Spain Murcia
02 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Malaga, Spain Granada
03 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Tanger-Ville, Morocco
04 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Casablanca, Morocco
05 Nov 12:00 - 23:00Gibraltar UK
07 Nov - 22:00Lisbon, Portugal
10 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
18 NovArriving in NYC, New York

(inaugural USA and Caribbean) 16-day from New York to Barbados (US$8900)

Date / TimePort
18 Nov 23:00Departing from NYC, New York
20 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Norfolk, Virginia
22 Nov 12:00 - 24 Nov 16:00 (overnight)Hamilton, Bermuda
27 Nov 08:00 - 23:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
28 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas USVI
29 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Gustavia, Saint-Barthelemy Island France
30 Nov 08:00 - 23:00Philipsburg, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
01 Dec 08:00 - 18:00St Johns, Antigua
02 Dec 08:00 - 23:00Fort-de-France, Martinique
03 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Castries, St Lucia Island
04 Dec 07:00Arriving in Bridgetown, Barbados

(inaugural Panama Canal transit 2024) 23-day from Florida to Alaska (US$15550)

Date / TimePort
16 Apr 19:00Departing from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Florida
19 Apr 18:00 - 20 Apr 23:59Cartagena, Colombia
22 Apr 06:00 - 18:30Panama Canal
24 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Golfito, Costa Rica
25 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Costa Rica
27 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
30 Apr 08:00 - 16:00Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
01 May 10:00 - 23:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
04 May 08:00 - 23:00Los Angeles, California
06 May 08:00 - 23:00San Francisco, California
09 MayArriving in Vancouver, BC Canada

For season 2024 were scheduled voyages in South America and Alaska (from Vancouver).

Godspeed!

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