Silversea’s Silver Nova℠ has embarked on her maiden voyage, sailing on a seven-day roundtrip voyage through the Adriatic.

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.”

“It was incredibly emotional to welcome guests aboard Silver Nova ahead of her maiden voyage,” said Barbara Muckermann, president, Silversea Cruises. “Benefiting from an innovative asymmetrical design, she immerses guests into the destination at every turn – a strong expression of our brand mission. As one of the most spacious ships at sea, and with the broadest array of bars, lounges, and restaurants in ultra-luxury cruise travel, Silver Nova elevates the experience for our guests like never before. I would like to thank Jason Liberty, and all involved at Silversea, Royal Caribbean Group, and Meyer Werft. A special thank you to the Royal Caribbean Group Newbuild team, without whom this would not have been possible, and to Silver Nova’s amazing crew, led by Captain Mino Pontillo, for their precious support in launching this game-changing ship.”

Silver Nova has a space-to-guest ratio of 75 GRT-per-guest – the highest in Silversea’s fleet and offers a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.3, including butler service for all suites. Silver Nova can carry up to 728 guests in 13 different suite categories, each one with a private veranda.

Following her maiden voyage, Silver Nova will spend the summer in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean and South America in November. On January 4, 2024, she will embark on the 71-day Grand Voyage South America, visiting 38 destinations in 18 countries.

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