Take a look inside the new eco-luxe Silver Nova from Silversea Cruises

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The Silver Nova, the new top-of-the-line cruise ship from Silversea Cruises has just completed her maiden voyage. Monaco Life takes you behind the scenes to explore the vessel that is setting the “new category standard” for luxury and environmental innovation.

Silversea Cruises, the luxury cruise line headquartered in the Principality of Monaco and part of the Royal Caribbean Group since 2020, has launched its latest star. Called the Silver Nova, the new boat is a wonder in design, comfort and eco-friendly qualifications.  


The ship’s layout is unique, featuring vast open spaces surrounded by some 4,000m2 of glass to allow natural light flood in as well as let guests look out to the horizon. The pool deck, which sits on the starboard side, overlooks the sea for an immersive swimming experience, and all the other outdoor venues boast similar sweeping perspectives of the sea.  

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The pool deck with plentiful loungers and bar. Photo credit: Silversea Cruises

The space-to-guest ratio is the highest in any Silversea vessel and the crew-to-guest ratios are up there too at 1:1.3. As such, there is a butler service available for all suites. The ship can accommodate 728 across more than a dozen cabin categories, all of which boast a private veranda.  

The biggest of these rooms is the 123m2 Otium Suite, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, a 270-degree view and a balcony with its own whirlpool jacuzzi.  


The ship has a selection of bars and restaurants to choose from that each benefit from the company’s food programme, Sea and Land Taste (SALT). This original concept is made up of an “onboard ecosystem of culinary discovery, immersive excursions ashore, food lectures, hands-on culinary experiences, and more”. 

Monaco-based Barbara Muckermann, who was named President and CEO of Silversea Cruises in January 2023, becoming the first woman to lead the global cruise line and the second woman to helm one of Royal Caribbean Group’s three wholly owned brands, says of the Silver Nova, “Benefiting from an innovative asymmetrical design, she immerses guests into the destination at every turn — a strong expression of our brand mission. As one of the most spacious ships at sea, and with the broadest array of bars, lounges, and restaurants in ultra-luxury cruise travel, Silver Nova elevates the experience for our guests like never before.” 

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Enjoy luxury dining in any of the vessel’s nine excellent restaurants and bistros. Photo credit: Silversea Cruises


The ship’s eco-standards are quite impressive: a newly developed Micro Auto Gasification System helps reduce onboard waste; battery power cuts down on the use of fossil fuels; cleaner-burning natural gas is used for propulsion; there is a waste heat recovery system; and Silver Nova achieved its carbon neutral construction goals.  

The Silver Nova will spend the rest of the summer in the Mediterranean, including a trip to Monaco, before heading off across the Atlantic, bound for New York, in November. From there, she will continue down the Eastern Seaboard to the Caribbean, and later depart on a grand voyage around South America in early 2024 that will see the vessel visit 38 destinations in 18 countries. 

In the video below, Silversea Cruises’ Barbara Muckermann takes the viewer on a “full ship tour” of the Silver Nova:


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