Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its new ship Silver Dawn at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Executives from Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri attended the delivery ceremony to welcome the 10th ship to the cruise line’s fleet. Silver Dawn is the third ship to join Silversea’s fleet since the start of 2020 and will accommodate 596 guests in 298 ocean-view suites—96 percent of which have a private veranda—and have a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.45.
“In welcoming the beautiful Silver Dawn as the 10th ship in our fleet, we have reached a huge milestone on our mission to take our guests deep into the world in luxury,” says Roberto Martinoli, president & CEO, Silversea Cruises, in a press statement. “As well as the tireless efforts of the teams at Fincantieri and Silversea Cruises, I would like to recognise the great contribution of the Royal Caribbean Group. I am grateful for the Group’s continued support, which has proven invaluable once again. Silver Dawn represents an evolution of luxury cruise travel; she builds on the innovations of her sister ships, Silver Moon and Silver Muse, with Otium—our pioneering new wellness program. With Silver Dawn, we affirm our position as the leader in ultra-luxury cruising. I look forward to welcoming our guests aboard Silver Dawn from spring 2022.”
Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of Fincantieri’s Merchant Ships Division, said in a press statement, “In spite of the pandemic, we have been able to keep all deliveries in line with the contractual dates. That’s why I am particularly pleased to celebrate the delivery of Silver Dawn, just a few months after the successful delivery of her sister vessel, Silver Moon. We have cooperated with Silversea for many years, realizing a line of distinctive vessels, but we are already looking ahead to the new challenges we will have to face—ready for a new generation of cruise vessels.”
The New Otium Wellness Program
Silver Dawn will introduce a new wellness program, Otium. In a nod to the cruise line’s Italian heritage, Otium takes inspiration from the leisurely nature of the ancient Roman lifestyle. In Roman culture, Otium was a period of time dedicated to leisure, in which people bathed, conversed, sung, theorized, drank, ate, and relaxed. Diverging from existing wellness programs, Otium encourages balanced indulgence, pampering, and pleasure over sacrifice and delayed gratification. It will provide guests with a customized, multi-dimensional wellness journey throughout Silver Dawn, starting in the spacious suites, and a curated range of treatments in the reimagined spa, and throughout the cruise experience.
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