Both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. And Silversea Cruises announced their amazing plans to build 3 new beautiful , ultra luxury, first class ships for Silversea Cruises! This new brand is a new member to the RCL Family.
These new vessels will be of “Evolution Class” and incomparable to any other vessel. The first of its kind is set to deliver in 2022!
Silversea also has more new and exciting plans on the horizon with exclusive plans with Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop to develop and make a new expedition vessel named “The Silver Origin”. This vessel will serve the Galapagos Islands itinerary which is currently being sailed by Silver Galapagos at the present. This new ship is said to be ready for sail by March 2020!
All parties involved in the making of these new vessels are extremely excited for the partnerships and the new venture.
Here are some of the comments from the involved parties…
‘We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft on the Silver Evolution Series and De Hoop for Silver Origin”, says Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s executive chairman.
“We are excited to get to work helping Silversea grow and realize its ambitions,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Which finalized a two-thirds acquisition of Silversea earlier in this year.
“We are very happy to build these new ships for Silversea Cruises. Together with Silversea we will create a new generation of environmentally friendly ships in the ultra-luxury cruise market,” said Tim Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft.
We are excited and proud to receive this order,” said Patrick A.B.M. janssens MA, CEO Shipyard De Hoop.
All of these agreements are subject to contingencies expected to be finalized and accomplished by the first quarter of 2019.