Silversea Cruises take delivery of Silver Ray.

By Tony Mallinson

Silversea has proudly announced the delivery of Silver Ray, the second vessel in its esteemed Nova Class fleet.

The official handover ceremony took place in Eemshaven on May 14, where Jason Liberty, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, joined Bert Hernandez, President of Silversea; Bernard Meyer, Chairman of the Meyer Group; Bernd Eikens, CEO of the Meyer Group; key executives from Meyer Werft shipyard and Royal Caribbean Group; along with Captain Alessandro Zanello.

Scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage from Lisbon on June 15, Silver Ray is poised to debut her inaugural season in the Mediterranean, followed by a transatlantic voyage to the Americas in December 2024, as outlined by the company.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Liberty remarked, “We are thrilled to take delivery of Silver Ray, the newest ultra-luxury and expedition jewel in Royal Caribbean Group’s game-changing fleet.” He underscored the commitment to delivering exceptional vacation experiences responsibly, acknowledging the collaborative effort that has brought Silver Ray to fruition.

In alignment with Silversea’s vision for innovative cruise travel, Hernandez noted, “Silver Ray, the second ship in our cutting-edge Nova Class, alongside sister ship Silver Nova, beautifully encompasses Royal Caribbean Group’s vision for the future of innovative ultra-luxury and expedition cruise travel.” He highlighted the vessel’s energy efficiency and groundbreaking design, emphasizing its capacity to enhance guest experiences and connectivity with destinations.

Echoing the sentiment, Eikens recognized the significance of this milestone, stating, “The delivery of Silver Ray, two days earlier than scheduled, marks an important milestone for us.” He commended the collective efforts of the Meyer Werft team and partners in bringing the ship to fruition.

The journey of Silver Ray included a notable conveyance down the River Ems from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, followed by successful technical and nautical sea trials in the North Sea on May 8, overseen by Captain Alessandro Zanello and expert local pilots.

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