Silver Nova delivery pushed back amid shipyard delays

Nov 25, 2022

The German shipbuilder Meyer announced that the delivery of Silversea’s ultra-luxury ship Silver Nova, will be delayed by a month, reports schiffe-und-kreuzfahrten. The shipyard cited that the reason for the delay in construction is due to supply chain disruption. The new luxury cruise ship is currently being built at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.

Silversea Cruises will postpone the start of the first voyage by one month. The new maiden voyage is now moved to August 14, 2023, from Venice sailing along the Adriatic coast. The luxury ship visits the popular cruise ports of Dubrovnik, Kotor and Split, among others. 

The Silver Nova's first voyage was originally scheduled to start on July 15, 2023 in Southampton, UK. However, the guests of the first three trips now had to be informed about the cancellation of their booked cruises. The cruises from Southampton to Lisbon, from Lisbon to Civitavecchia (Rome) and from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Fusina (Venice) will be canceled without replacement due to the lack of a completed new building. From August 14, 2023, Silversea intends to offer the usual five stars plus quality on the Silver Nova, the first ship in a new ship class. 

The sister ships Silver Nova and Silver Ray, which are being built in Papenburg, are the first luxury cruise ship to have state-of-the-art environmental technologies. The drive is mainly based on the liquid gas LNG. A fuel cell and batteries for storing energy are also on board to further increase efficiency. While the Silver Nova is in port, it can be supplied with shore power. As a result, the Silver Nova will emit significantly fewer emissions than comparable luxury ships, both during the journey and in port.