Ultra-luxury travel brand Silversea Cruises has announced pre-sale reservations are open today for Silver Nova℠, the first vessel in the cruise line’s revolutionary Nova class of ships. The limited-time offer for travel advisors and the Venetian Society (Silversea’s Loyalty program) is available until January 6, 2022. Silver Nova, with a planned summer 2023 launch, will be the first low-emissions luxury cruise ship with advanced hybrid technology featuring fuel cells, paving the way for the future of luxurious, sustainable cruising.
The inaugural season for Silver Nova will commence on July 15, 2023, and include highly curated and immersive sailings ranging from seven to 23 days. The ship’s 10-day maiden voyage from Southampton to Lisbon will include calls in Saint Malo, three days in Bordeaux to explore the region’s historical sights, 18th-century cultural heritage, castles, vineyards, and French-style gardens, followed by Bilbao, before ending in Lisbon.
During her inaugural season, Silver Nova is scheduled to offer a total of 20 journeys in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America, as well as a transoceanic crossing to unlock over 100 destinations and 50 countries.
Silver Nova’s innovative asymmetrical design allows for unprecedented passenger connectivity to the destinations it visits with luxurious interiors and many outdoor venues. Passenger comfort is assured with the largest offering of suite types in Silversea’s history, among the most spacious in the cruise industry, and a collection of prized aft suites affording stunning 270-degree ocean and land views.
Other Silver Nova amenities will include Otium℠, Silversea’s wellness program introduced in 2021 on Silver Dawn℠, and S.A.L.T.℠, an immersive culinary concept that was first experienced on Silver Moon℠, bringing destination authenticity to the ship’s cuisine through locally sourced products, market trips and visiting chef demonstrations. According to Silversea’s executives, Silver Nova will take both raved-review concepts to “the next level.”
“We are thrilled to offer our guests a new way to travel with this evolution of luxury and sustainability,” says Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Silver Nova represents more than a new luxury ship; its launch advances responsible cruising and new leadership and innovation in the cruise industry.”
“To say Silver Nova is spectacular is an understatement. The ship surpasses traditional standards of luxury cruising and propels our fleet towards the future,” adds Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer. “Her revolutionary design will elevate all levels of onboard indulgence and comfort, with personalized experiences focused on deep destination authenticity.