LNG-powered Silver Ray delivered to Silversea

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered cruise ship Silver Ray to Monaco-based cruise company Silversea Cruises.

Meyer Werft

As informed, Silver Ray is the second ship in Silversea’s new Nova class series. The ship is fitted with dual-fuel LNG engines complemented with a fuel cell system with an output of four megawatts. The fuel cells and a battery system will supply the ship with enough electricity to power the entire hotel operation, enabling the cruise vessel to eliminate pollutant emissions while the ship is in port.

The delivery ceremony took place in Eemshaven, Netherlands on May 14, 2024.

Meyer Werft

The steel-cutting ceremony for Silver Ray was held in November 2022, while the keel was laid in March 2023.

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Silver Ray joins its sister ship, Silver Nova, as one of the most energy efficient ultra-luxury and expedition cruise ships ever built, marking an important milestone on the company’s journey to reduce emissions and carbon intensity.

Due to embark on its maiden voyage from Lisbon on June 15, Silver Ray will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to the Americas in December 2024.

“Silver Ray, the second ship in our cutting-edge Nova Class, alongside sister ship Silver Nova, beautifully encompasses Royal Caribbean Group’s vision for the future of innovative ultra-luxury and expedition cruise travel. In addition to being one of the most energy efficient ships ever built, Silver Ray’s game-changing, outward-facing ship design enables greater access and connection for our guests to the incredible destinations we visit,” said Bert Hernandez, president, Silversea Cruises.

“The delivery of Silver Ray, two days earlier than scheduled, marks an important milestone for us,” said Bernd Eikens, CEO of the Meyer Group.

“The entire Meyer Werft team has worked hard with our partners to bring this ship to life and today, we have delivered another great ship to Silversea.”