Silversea has taken delivery of new luxury cruise ship Silver Moon, during a handover ceremony at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard.

The 596-passenger ship is similar in design to Silver Muse, with new features including Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. (Sea And Land Taste) culinary concept.

“I congratulate all those involved in the build of Silver Moon; it is a proud moment for everybody at Silversea Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Group, and Fincantieri,” says Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group. “I have long said that Silversea Cruises is the jewel in the crown of the Royal Caribbean Group, and I am today reminded of the cruise line’s quality.”

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Silver Moon to the Silversea fleet,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea. “The epitome of 21st-century luxury travel, she possesses a number of innovations that will build on the success of her sister ship Silver Muse, such as our pioneering new S.A.L.T. culinary program, which we are eager for our guests to experience.”

Silver Moon will offer all-suite luxury accommodation with butler service for all guests. The ship features Silversea favourites including the Arts Cafe and the Dolce Vita lobby bar. The popular Atlantide restaurant introduced aboard Silver Muse has been recreated slightly larger on Silver Moon, while French dining venue La Dame will feature an outdoor dining area for the first time. A new ‘Wintergarden’ outdoor area will also feature in the Connoisseur’s Club.

Silver Moon is the second ship Silversea has taken delivery of in 2020; the ultra-luxury line recently welcomed Galapagos-based Silver Origin to the fleet.

Silver Moon’s sister ship, Silver Dawn, will enter service in November 2021.