Silversea Cruises’ new vessel Silver Dawn has touched water for the first time at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

The 596-passenger ship’s interiors will now be fitted ahead of its launch in November this year.

The line said 96% of the 298 suites onboard will have a private veranda, adding that the third Muse-class vessel will feature “enhancements” that sister ships Silver Muse and Silver Moon do not have.

Silver Moon is due to launch the month before Dawn, which is the fourth Silversea ship built by Fincantieri.

President and chief executive Roberto Martinoli said: “Our long-term collaboration with Fincantieri continues to push boundaries in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, while the ongoing support and expertise of the Royal Caribbean Group has been invaluable to the ship’s build.


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“While Silver Dawn takes influence from our beloved ships Silver Muse and Silver Moon, our guests will benefit from many pioneering enhancements aboard the tenth ship in our fleet. We look forward to revealing these in the coming months.”

Luigi Matarazzo, general manager merchant ships division of Fincantieri, said: “We are extremely proud to celebrate the launch of this ship.

“[It] consolidates the technological and management leadership of our group which takes on even greater value in the very challenging situation we are experiencing.”