The latest luxury cruise ship to join Silversea Cruises’ fleet, the 596-guest Silver Moon, was officially named during an evening ceremony in Piraeus, near Athens in Greece, on 28 July 2021.

The naming of the ship has marked a milestone in the company’s return to global sailing. Silver Moon is the first ultra-luxury ship from the fleet to set sail following the pandemic.

Silver Moon returned to Athens following her inaugural ten-day voyage around the Greek Isles. Guests on board viewed the event on screens as Gaia Gaja, of Italian Gaja Winery, broke a bottle of champagne on the ship’s bow.

Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO, Richard Fain, who attended the event, said:

“Witnessing the official naming of Silver Moon—the first of Silversea’s christenings as part of Royal Caribbean Group—was a very proud moment indeed.

“I commend Silversea’s leadership team, Captain Georgiev and Silver Moon’s crew, the team of Fincantieri, and everyone involved in the ship’s launch for their tireless efforts in bringing this long-awaited milestone to fruition.”

At 40,700gt and with a maximum capacity of 596 guests, Silver Moon is the cruise line’s second Muse class ship in its fast-growing fleet.

Built by Fincantieri at its Ancona shipyard, Silver Moon is an evolution of her sistership Silver Muse.

The ship benefits from re-imagined public spaces, butler service in all suite categories, a nearly 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, and Silversea’s hallmark small-ship intimacy.

On 30 July 30 Silver Shadow began an all-Icelandic circumnavigations out of Reykjavik.

Additional Silversea ships are expected to set sail in the near future and Silversea’s third new ship since 2020, Silver Dawn, is scheduled to depart on her maiden voyage in November 2021.

Silver Moon is one of six Silversea ships, including Silver Muse, Silver Origin, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, to have recently earned Certification in Infection Prevention for the Maritime industry (CIP-M) from the world’s leading classification society, DNV.