Silversea’s first Nova-class ship embarks on maiden voyage

i By August 15, 2023 No Comments

Silver Nova℠, the first Nova-class ship for Silversea®, embarked on her maiden voyage on Monday, August 14, departing Venice, Italy. During the seven-day roundtrip through the Adriatic, she will call in Piran, Slovenia; Zadar, Dubrovnik, Split, and Rovinj in Croatia; and Kotor, Montenegro.

Billed as one of the most environmentally conscious ultra-luxury cruise ships ever built, Silver Nova is Silversea’s 12th ship and the first to launch this year for Royal Caribbean Group®, becoming the 64th ship in its global fleet.

“Silver Nova revolutionizes ultra-luxury cruising and sets the new category standard,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “From her innovative horizontal design to her emphasis on sustainable operations, Silver Nova speaks to Royal Caribbean Group’s commitment to deliver the world’s best vacations, responsibly.”

Silver Nova features an innovative design, which incorporates the use of more than 43,000 square feet of glass, giving guest panoramic views virtually all venues and suites. Her reimagined pool deck, which overlooks the water on her starboard side, and all-new outdoor venues — the Dusk Bar and the Marquee — best exemplify her unique openness to the destination.

One of the most spacious cruise ships ever built, Silver Nova has a space-to-guest ratio of 75 GRT*-per-guest — the highest in Silversea’s fleet. She offers one of the most personalized levels of service at sea with a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.3, including butler service for all suites.

Silver Nova hosts up to 728 guests in 13 different suite categories — the largest variety of suites in Silversea’s history. Every suite offers guests the use of a private veranda. The largest option is the new 1,324-square-foot Otium Suite, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing 270-degree views from the ship’s premium aft-corner position. It also features a 431-square-foot balcony with its own whirlpool.

Other amenities include one of the largest selection of bars, restaurants, and lounges in ultra-luxury cruising; Otium, the cruise line’s Roman-inspired wellness program, complete with all-new enhancements; and Silverseas’ innovative culinary program, Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.).

Silver Nova’s sister ship, Silver Ray℠, is scheduled to launch in summer 2024.

*GRT is the acronym for Gross Registered Ton, a measurement of enclosed passenger space, including the space in cabins, lounges, showrooms and dining rooms. Source: