Milestone Reached for Silversea’s New Muse


Silversea Cruises celebrated the milestone keel-laying ceremony of its newest ship, Silver Muse, last week (Dec. 10) at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

The ceremony is a long-standing maritime tradition celebrating the start of a ship’s construction. The action of welding a coin into the keel of the ship is said to bring good luck during the build and to the captain and crew during its later life. Silversea took this one step further by welding eight coins into the keel of Silver Muse. Each coin represents one of the seven continents that Silversea ships sail to, along with a specially designed commemorative Silver Muse coin. The coins are: a South African rand, an Australian dollar, a US half dollar, a Brazilian real, an Italian euro, a Singapore dollar, a commemorative Antarctica trust coin and a specially designed Silversea Silver Muse commemorative coin.

The ceremony was attended by Silversea CEO Enzo Visone and Fincantieri shipyard director Raffaele Davassi.

Weighing 40,700 GRT, Silver Muse has 298 suites which will accommodate up to 596 guests.