Silversea has announced that its first Nova-class ship, Silver Nova, set sail on its maiden voyage on 14 August.
The ship is operating a seven-day roundtrip voyage through the Adriatic, calling at Piran in Slovenia, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Split and Rovinj in Croatia, and Kotor, Montenegro.
Following this, Silver Nova will spend the summer in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean and South America in November.
In January 2024, it will embark on the 71-day Grand Voyage South America voyage, visiting 38 destinations in 18 countries.
The luxury line labelled Silver Nova as “one of the most environmentally conscious ultra-luxury cruise ships ever built”.
Silversea ‘revolutionising’ luxury cruising
Silversea president Barbara Muckermann said: “It was incredibly emotional to welcome guests aboard Silver Nova ahead of her maiden voyage.
“Benefiting from an innovative asymmetrical design, she immerses guests into the destination at every turn – a strong expression of our brand mission.
“As one of the most spacious ships at sea, and with the broadest array of bars, lounges and restaurants in ultra-luxury cruise travel, Silver Nova elevates the experience for our guests like never before.”
Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO Jason Liberty added: “Silver Nova revolutionises ultra-luxury cruising and sets the new category standard.
“From her innovative horizontal design to her emphasis on sustainable operations, Silver Nova speaks to Royal Caribbean Group’s commitment to deliver the world’s best vacations, responsibly.”
Silver Nova’s sister ship, Silver Ray, is scheduled to launch in summer 2024.