Silversea Cruises, an ultra-luxury cruise line recently acquired by Royal Caribbean, has announced an order for three new cruise ships. The three new cruise ships include two luxury ocean vessels and one expedition ship.
Silversea signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two new vessels in a new “Evolution Class.” The first Evolution-class ship is expected to deliver in 2022.
Silversea also signed a contract with Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop to construct a new expedition vessel, named Silver Origin, that will serve the Galapagos Islands itinerary currently sailed by Silver Galapagos. The new ship is expected for delivery in March 2020.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., gave the following statement about the new order for three cruise ships: “We are excited to get to work helping Silversea grow and realize its ambitions.
There is tremendous potential in the ultra-luxury and expedition markets of the cruise industry, and we believe discerning travelers will embrace the exciting designs Silversea is imagining for them.”
The agreements are subject to certain contingencies which are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.
Silversea Cruises is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The cruise line offers guests all-suite cruise ships and sails to all seven continents including both polar regions.