(PRESS RELEASE)_(Miami – July 12, 2023) Embarking the ship in Eemshaven, Netherlands, on July 11, Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group Chairman Richard Fain, and Silversea’s President Barbara Muckermann enjoyed a sneak preview of Silver Nova℠, the most environmentally conscious ultra-luxury cruise ship ever built. As well as representing an important milestone on Royal Caribbean Group’s journey to Destination Net Zero, Silver Nova and future Nova-class ships are set to introduce an unparalleled openness to the world and an entirely new take on luxury at sea.
Royal Caribbean Group’s executives were welcomed by MEYER WERFT Managing Directors Jan and Bernard Meyer, and had the opportunity to enjoy an extensive tour of the ship and thank the MEYER WERFT workers for their dedication and hard work.
“Innovation drives our mission to provide the best vacations, responsibly, and Silver Nova embodies this commitment in every way. This stunning ship revolutionizes ultra-luxury cruising and represents an important step on our sustainability journey,” said Jason Liberty, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. “I would like to officially thank and congratulate the Meyer family, and the talented teams at Meyer Werft, Royal Caribbean Group, and Silversea for pushing industry boundaries to create such a pioneering ship.”
“Silver Nova embodies the vision of our brand and the evolution of our fleet, demonstrating the extent to which our guests are benefitting from our brand being part of Royal Caribbean Group,” said Barbara Muckermann, President of Silversea. “Silver Nova introduces an industry-leading approach to sustainability, an unprecedented openness to the world, and an entirely new take on luxury at sea. She is a beauty and I can’t wait to personally greet our guests on board, introducing them to the future of ultra-luxury cruise travel.”
Silver Nova is scheduled to depart on her maiden voyage on August 14, sailing round-trip from Fusina (Venice) over seven days. After unlocking immersive experiences in the Mediterranean for guests, Silversea’s newest addition will cross the Atlantic to the United States of America, undertaking voyages in the Caribbean and Central America, before embarking upon on the 71-day Grand Voyage South America 2024 on January 4, 2024.
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