Friday,  January 21, 2022  6:24 am

Silversea takes delivery of 10th ship Silver Dawn

  • Cruises
  •   11-15-2021  6:53 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Silversea takes delivery of 10th ship Silver Dawn
Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its new ship Silver Dawn. (Silversea)
Pax Global Media

Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its new ship Silver Dawn at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. 

Executives from Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri attended an intimate delivery ceremony on Nov. 12 to welcome the 10th ship to the cruise line’s fleet.

Silver Dawn is also the third ship to join Silversea’s fleet since the start of 2020.

“In welcoming the beautiful Silver Dawn as the 10th ship in our fleet, we have reached a huge milestone on our mission to take our guests deep into the world in luxury,” said Roberto Martinoli, President & CEO, Silversea Cruises. “As well as the tireless efforts of the teams at Fincantieri and Silversea Cruises, I would like to recognize the great contribution of the Royal Caribbean Group. I am grateful for the Group’s continued support, which has proven invaluable once again. Silver Dawn represents an evolution of luxury cruise travel; she builds on the innovations of her sister ships, Silver Moon and Silver Muse, with Otium – our pioneering new wellness programme. With Silver Dawn, we affirm our position as the leader in ultra-luxury cruising. I look forward to welcoming our guests aboard Silver Dawn from spring 2022. 

An evolution of ultra-luxury cruise travel

The third ship in the Muse-class series and the fourth ship to result from Silversea’s longstanding collaboration with Fincantieri, Silver Dawn is a sistership to Silversea’s Silver Muse—built at the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017—and Silver Moon, which was delivered in Ancona in October 2020. 

Silver Dawn accommodates just 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites – 96 per cent of which have a private veranda – and has a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.45.

Silver Dawn accommodates just 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites – 96 per cent of which have a private veranda. (Silversea)

In total, more than 390 companies contributed to Silver Dawn’s construction. In the peak months, an average of 1,000 professionals were working simultaneously on the ship. 

Over 15,000 steel plates and profiles were cut for her construction, approximately 95,500 litres of paint were applied, and 18 contractors installed approximately 1,690,000m of electric cable.

The original art of comfort

Building on the success of Silversea’s innovative culinary program, S.A.L.T., which launched aboard Silver Moon, Silver Dawn introduces a pioneering new wellness program, Otium

In a nod to the cruise line’s Italian heritage, Otium takes inspiration from the leisurely nature of the ancient Roman lifestyle. 

In Roman culture, Otium was a period of time dedicated to leisure, in which people bathed, conversed, sung, theorized, drank, ate, and relaxed. 

Diverging from existing wellness programs, Otium encourages balanced indulgence, pampering, and pleasure over sacrifice and delayed gratification. 

It will provide guests with a customized, multi-dimensional wellness journey throughout Silver Dawn, starting in some of the most spacious suites at sea, growing with a curated range of treatments in the reimagined spa, and trickling out to permeate every moment of the cruise experience. 

The result is an elevation of Silversea’s unique take on luxury.

Steve McCurry photographs Silver Dawn

For the first time in his illustrious career, world-renowned photographer and long-term Silversea collaborator Steve McCurry has cast his lens on a working shipyard. 

McCurry travelled to the Fincantieri facility in Trieste to photograph Silver Dawn from August 4, 2021. 

As well as photographing the shipyard’s workers as Silver Dawn neared completion, McCurry took the opportunity to photograph Silversea’s President and CEO, Roberto Martinoli, as well as the ship’s Master, Captain Samuele Failla.

"I had never seen a ship in dry dock before, and was fascinated to see that the entire ship rested and balanced on a series of blocks,” said McCurry. “It was especially interesting to see the part of the ship which would be underwater. The workers were meticulous as if they were working on a priceless work of art. I was reminded of watching a flower opening up into its full beauty.  The craftsmanship and skill with which they worked was extraordinary." 

For the latest health and travel advisories pertaining to cruise travel, click here

Don't miss a single travel story: subscribe to PAX today!