Silversea’s new 596-passenger Silver Moon successfully concluded sea trials amongst August 8 – 20, 2020. Carrying 320 crew members (much less than the norm thanks to precautionary overall health protocols), the ship journeyed amongst Fincantieri’s Italian shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, and spent a week in dry dock at the latter.
With a scheduled supply day of Oct 30, Silver Moon will turn out to be the next ship to be a part of Silversea’s ultra-luxurious fleet in 2020, adhering to the supply of the expedition ship, Silver Origin, on June 3.
Vacation advisors who would like to see a part of Silver Moon’s sea trials can view this video clip:
The Sea Trials
Silversea’s senior officers, external engineers, and reps from each Fincantieri and the Royal Caribbean Group put Silver Moon by means of a series of preliminary assessments in the Adriatic Sea—including noise, and vibration tests—for 3 days, beginning August 8.
While Silver Moon was near Trieste, Italy, steadiness assessments also have been done community spaces have been inspected and engineers utilized the finishing touches to the ship’s exterior, such as the cleaning and portray of the hull, as well as sprucing of the ship’s brass propellers.
Secondary assessments, such as velocity assessments, were carried out on the return sailing from Trieste to Ancona. Do the job has now recommenced on the ship’s interior. Silver Moon is a sister to the line’s Silver Muse.
“Silver Moon will be an ground breaking addition to our growing fleet of ultra-luxurious ships,” claims Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO. “Building on the good results of our beloved flagship Silver Muse, Silver Moon will force boundaries in journey to unlock significant ordeals for our guests all around the planet.”
Martinoli cited the new S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Style) culinary system set to debut onboard as just one way in which vacationers will delve deep into locations.”
He also thanked and credited all parties included in the ship’s development process—from Fincantieri to the ships’ officers/crew and mum or dad enterprise Royal Caribbean Group by expressing, “The truth that our beautiful Silver Moon nears completion, despite these tough instances, is a testomony to the outstanding resilience and expertise of all included in her build.”
By the Numbers
For the duration of the peak months of Silver Moon’s development by Fincantieri in Ancona, far more than 1,000 proficient industry experts have been performing on the ship far more than 390 providers contributed to the making of the vessel.
Nearly 26,000 gallons of paint have been employed. More than fifteen,000 steel plates and profiles have been cut to form the ship’s superstructure. Around 6 million toes of electric powered cable were installed by eighteen contractors. What’s more, about 5,000 automation channels have been put in to backlink the ship’s mechanisms.
Captain Alessandro Zanello is the new Silver Moon’s learn. With far more than two many years of working experience at Silversea Cruises, he was at the helm for Silver Muse‘s start in 2017, and was also existing for the sea trials of Silver Spirit in 2009.
“As my third with Silversea, I should say that Silver Moon’s sea trials felt a small surreal right after everything that took place in the months prior,” claims Captain Zanello. “I was initially scheduled to journey to the shipyard in Ancona in April. I was with loved ones in Canada at the time. Sadly, there have been no flights from Canada to Ancona, so I was unable to reach the ship till July.”
He continues: “Enhanced overall health and safety protocols have been in position, such as temperature screenings, bodily distancing, and the putting on of deal with coverings each on the ship and in the shipyard. Meal several hours have been extended and we ate with much less people today in the cafe. For the duration of the sea trials themselves, we had considerably much less people today on board than for those people of Silver Muse. Safety was the primary problem. Nonetheless, we managed to have out all assessments successfully.”
Zanello stated that sea trials can frequently be tense, “with also lots of people today on the bridge,” so “it was rather pleasurable to have a far more tranquil natural environment. Perhaps we will be forced to overview our processes likely forwards—this could be a constructive detail.”
At the conclusion of the sea trials, the officers shared a celebratory glass of prosecco with the crew from Fincantieri.
“Silver Moon successfully passed her sea trials and we are now nearing the ship’s supply,” claims Giovanni Stecconi, director of Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. “We glimpse ahead to celebrating that momentous situation with each other with Silversea, a cruise line whose advancement we have contributed to with satisfaction and perseverance, many thanks to ambitious assignments these as the ‘Muse’ class, of which Silver Moon is a element.”
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