Silversea reveals ‘revolutionary’ new design

Silversea Cruises has unveiled the latest insight on its fleet’s 11th ship, Silver Nova – scheduled for delivery in 2023 – and built with a revolutionary asymmetrical design…

open deck and swimming pool on new Supernova cruise ship for Silversea Cruises

The asymmetrical design of Silver Nova will be a first for the cruise line, with the ship offering guests a new level of outdoor space for an unprecedented openness to the destination. This, along with a reimagined and outward-facing pool deck, an al fresco dining area and a sky bar that offers panoramic views from the ship’s aft, takes cruise ship design up a notch.

“Silver Nova represents the next iteration of Silversea’s unique take on luxury, with an entirely new design approach that will enhance our guests’ cruise experience,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “With her outward-facing, asymmetrical layout and her all-new outdoor venues, Silver Nova will offer our guests a brand new way to connect and engage with each destination. Moreover, with her groundbreaking environmental credentials, Silver Nova will strengthen our position at the forefront of sustainable cruise travel.”

the new asymetrical design of the Silver Nova leaves a side of the ship open

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The Pool Deck on decks 10 and 11 will be the primary outdoor areas in which guests can relax, refresh and socialise, with ample space for the 280 sunbeds. The horseshoe-shaped pool area will occupy a generous space on the starboard side of the ship, giving unobstructed views onto the destination from the swimming pool, the adjacent pool bar, and the sunbathing areas. At 130 square metres, the main pool is larger than any previous ships, and is reimagined with a new layout, wide entrance steps, and more shallow waters in which guests can sit. Deck 10’s pool bar offers a centralised hub for socialising, day and night. Silver Nova’s uppermost level, deck 11 forms an amphitheatre-shaped structure with the deck below and will offer guests a quieter, more intimate space for relaxing, again with expansive views over the destination and out to sea. At its centre, overlooking the ship’s port side, extends an all-new infinity edge whirlpool, aptly named The Cliff Whirlpool.

restaurant on board with views out to sea

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The design includes the introduction of two new food and drinks venues on deck 10. The Marquee is the first of the pair, positioned towards the ship’s aft on the port side and enjoying views out to sea. The al fresco dining venue will welcome up to 220 guests, incorporating The Grill and Spaccanapoli, two of Silversea’s existing signature venues which offer guests the cruise line’s trademark ‘hot rocks’ culinary concept and arguably the best pizza at sea, respectively. Due to its proximity to the swimming pool, The Marquee will welcome guests in a relaxed atmosphere, serving casual fare by day and offering dinner under the stars by night.

The second of the two new food and drinks venues, The Dusk Bar is a brand new open-air sky bar that provides an elegant space for up to 70 guests to enjoy a drink, with 270-degree panoramic views from Silver Nova’s stern.

open air bar on board the Silver Nova

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Among her eight dining venues, Silver Nova will offer guests a selection of Silversea’s signature restaurants on decks three and four, albeit enlarged and reimagined with enhanced designs. The largest of the restaurants, La Terrazza will seat 340 guests and will feature a vibrant new colour palette. Floor-to-ceiling windows will surround the restaurant’s interior space, offering dramatic views to connect diners with the destination, while its outdoor terrace will be larger than ever. A guest favourite, Atlantide will seat 270 guests on deck three as the ship’s second largest restaurant, complete with a new interior design. Silversea’s signature French restaurant, La Dame, will be more spacious than ever on deck four, with an enlarged capacity for 70 diners and higher ceilings. Taking inspiration from the world’s best sushi restaurants, Kaiseki will maintain its minimalist, sophisticated aesthetic, welcoming up to 40 guests on deck four. More information on Silver Nova’s extensive culinary offering will be released soon.

As well as incorporating a new design approach for the industry’s leading cruise line, Silver Nova will push boundaries in ultra-luxury cruise travel with pioneering sustainability credentials. She is set to become the world’s first low-emissions cruise ship with advanced hybrid technology that utilises fuel cells, emitting zero harmful emissions while in port, which is an industry first.

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