In time to celebrate Silversea Cruises’ 25th anniversary, the line’s new ship Silver Moon touched water in late summer of 2019 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. For longtime fans and newcomers to the line, now is the time to book a suite on Silver Moon’s May 4 maiden voyage from Athens (Piraeus), a seven-day, round trip which makes calls at Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini and Nafplion.
The ninth ship in the Silversea fleet, the 40,700-ton Silver Moon is one of five luxury ships that the venerated cruise line will be bringing to the seas soon. After her inaugural season in the Mediterranean, the $350 million Silver Moon is scheduled to sail in fall to Dubai, then on to Mumbai and further to Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. By Spring, 2022, the ship will be in Northern Europe and the British Isles and by that fall a Transoceanic sailing takes it to the Caribbean and to twenty countries in the Americas.
The new Silver Moon will have a crew of 411 and a guest capacity of 596 which makes for a nifty crew-to-guest ratio of nearly 1:1.5. While undergoing certain redesigns, Silver Moon will largely echo the successful features of its sister, the flagship Silver Muse. In addition, the ship will host the cruise line’s new S.A.L.T culinary program (to be covered in an upcoming post).
As for Silver Muse dining tweaks to appear on the Silver Moon, the signature French restaurant La Dame will double in size and move from Deck 4 to Deck 8 to incorporate outdoor seating. Positioned at the entrances and along walls, custom handmade Lalique crystal panels are symmetrical works that reflect 1935 motifs from René Lalique himself: the nymph-like Masque de Femme and Coutard, a geometric pattern of water spray evoking ocean waves.