The first steel was cut for Silver Nova at a ceremony at the Mayer and Raft shipyard
Silversea Cruises began building Silver Nova, the first ship developed in its new construction program Project Evolution, with a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Silver Nova is expected to be the first cruise ship to operate without emissions at the port, which will be achieved through fuel cells and batteries. Outside the port, it will use LNG as its main fuel. Overall, these developments will reduce Silver Nova’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared to Silversi’s previous ship type.
“Our Nova ships represent a significant investment in unprecedented technological solutions,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Silver Nova is an expression of Silversea and Royal Caribbean Group’s long-term commitment to sustainability.”
Silver Nova and all future Nova Department ships will also include an automatic micro-fleece system, which reduces the combined waste volume and consequently reduces fire emissions. In addition, the Ship Department is expected to achieve a rating of a good energy efficiency design index in about 25% of the applicable requirements of the International Maritime Organization.
“Sustainability is the future of luxury travel and the name Silver Nova represents the incredible innovation of Silversi’s luxury,” said Barbara Muckerman, VP of Commerce at Silversi. “Silversea is already a leader in environmentally conscious travel and now, with Silver Nova, we will go even further to meet expectations Of today’s and tomorrow’s luxury passenger. ”
The vessel will accommodate 728 guests and will offer a ratio of 1: 1.3 crew per guest, with maid services for all suites. It is due to be delivered in the summer of 2023.