Silver Muse Presented for Delivery

Silver MuseThe Silver Muse was presented to Silversea today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

The official delivery of the ship will take place tomorrow morning on Monday April 3.

Guests attending the ceremony included His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, who blessed the ship, Giovanni Toti, Governor of Liguria, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, the Chairman of Silversea Cruises, and Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.

At 40,700 gross tons and the capacity to accommodate 596 passengers onboard, Silver Muse represents an evolution of Silver Spirit, delivered in 2009 by Fincantieri in Ancona, according to a statement.

The ship also expands the Silversea fleet to nine ships.

A new call system (CRM, or Customer Relationship Management) was used on the Silver Muse to perform all the inspections with the ship owner and the Classification Society.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “A cruise ship is the result of the most complex innovation and product process and it represents the state of the art of this industry, as Silver Muse proves. For our company, indeed, this is the second delivery in just four days, with two different kind of ships, in two different yards and for different customers. This demonstrates our operational capacity, unique in the world.”

Bono added: “With the current record workload level, Fincantieri guarantees full employment of its sites dedicated to cruise ship building until 2025 with an annual average incidence of 1% - in the coming years - on the Italian GDP. This is why our group is considered and appreciated worldwide as an excellence and fundamental for our country.”

Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, Silversea Chairman, said: “Since the laying of the keel in December 2015, Silversea and Fincantieri have been working closely together to produce one of the finest ships to leave this shipyard and we look forward to welcoming our first guests onboard. On behalf of everybody at Silversea, I would like to thank Ficantieri for their tireless commitment to deliver Silver Muse to us on schedule and to such a high standard of craftsmanship.”

Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises, said: “Today marks another milestone for Silversea, our guests and our colleagues as we celebrate our new flagship, Silver Muse, joining the fleet. The attention to detail throughout the ship is a reflection of our dedication, in conjunction with Fincantieri, to offer the ultimate luxury experience at sea.”

Fincantieri has built 78 cruise ships since 1990.

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