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Fincantieri Launches Silversea Cruises’ Second Muse Ship

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched Silver Moon, the second of three Muse-class ships to be built for Silversea Cruises.

Silver Moon was launched on August 29 at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard and is set to enter the ship owner’s fleet in 2020.

Ordered in September 2017 for a reported price of USD 372 million, Silver Moon is a sister ship to the Silver Muse which was christened by the cruise company in April 2017. The third ship in the series, Silver Dawn, was ordered in May 2018 and is due to be delivered in 2021.

The newbuild will be the tenth ship in the fleet of the Monaco-based ultra-luxury and expedition cruising company which recently became part of the Royal Caribbean Cruises family.

At 40,700 gross tons, Silver Moon will have capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board for her maiden cruise that is scheduled for August 6, 2020, according to the cruise company.