Silversea Cruises’ upcoming ship Silver Ray reached its next construction milestone yesterday as the keel was laid during a symbolic ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s president and CEO, and Jan Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft were in attendance as a commemorative coin was placed under the pre-assembled module as a symbol of good luck for the vessel.
Silver Ray is the second ship in Silversea’s Nova-class, and joins her sister ship Silver Nova as one of the most sustainable ships in the Silversea fleet.
“The Nova class will set new standards on the way to net zero emissions cruising. We are therefore delighted to take another symbolic step in the construction of Silver Ray today with the keel laying,” said Jan Meyer. “I am sure that the ultra-luxury ship will be able to meet the high demands of her guests and will inspire them with her innovative design.”
Before the keel laying ceremony for Silver Ray, attending guests were given a tour of the almost-completed Silver Nova. Both Nova-class ships incorporate a unique asymmetrical design and horizontal layout, with public spaces and suites that span the entire length of the ship.
Silver Nova is scheduled to debut this August, while Silver Ray is set to enter service in summer 2024.