Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has floated out Silver Dawn, Silversea Cruises’ new ship, for the first time at its Ancona shipyard in Italy.

The company said that it will now commence the fitting out phase where the Fincantieri’s craftspeople will work on the interior of the vessel.

Silver Dawn is scheduled for delivery in November 2021.

With the delivery of Silver Moon and Silver Origin last year, the new vessel will be the tenth addition to the fleet of ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea.

Silver Dawn will have nearly 298 ocean-view suites, accommodating approximately 596 passengers.

Silversea Cruises president and CEO Roberto Martinoli said: “We proudly celebrate this major milestone in the build of our beautiful new Silver Dawn.

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“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. 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.”

Fincantieri merchant ships division general manager Luigi Matarazzo said: “Based on the very successful design of Silver Muse, Silver Dawn is the fourth ship we will have built for Silversea. For a shipbuilder there can be no better acknowledgement than the one of a demanding and prestigious owner who welcomes innovation with enthusiasm.”

In 2018, the order for Silver Dawn was placed as the third Moon-class vessel.

Earlier, Fincantieri built Silversea’s Silver Muse at its Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard in April 2017 and Silver Moon, which was supplied in Ancona in October last year.