Silversea Cruises has christened the Silver Moon as the newest ship in its fleet, thus pushing for a worldwide resumption of service.
The official naming ceremony of Silver Moon took place on board the ship in the port of Piraeus, attended by many Distinguished guests attended, including CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, Richard Fain.
Also in attendance was Roberto Martinoli, CEO of Silversea Cruises; Silver Moon Captain Chavdar Georgiev; Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of Fincantieri’s merchant shipping division; and Harry Theoharis, Greece’s Minister of Tourism.
Silver Moon started its inaugural season from Athens on June 18 and made a series of ten-day trips to the Greek islands.
Following the maritime tradition, Ioannis Patsis, Vice President blessed from Caritas Hellas, the ship before the ship’s godmother Gaia Gaja – from the renowned Italian winery Gaja – broke a bottle of champagne on the bow.
“To witness the official naming of Silver Moon – Silversea’s first christening as part of the Royal Caribbean Group – was a very proud moment indeed,” said Fain.
“I commend the Silversea leadership team , Captain Georgiev and the crew of Silver Moon, the team from Fincantieri and everyone involved in the launch of the ship for their tireless efforts to achieve this long-awaited milestone. “
With 40,700 gross tons and a maximum capacity of With 596 guests, the Silver Moon is the shipping company’s second ship in the Muse class.
The Silver Moon was built by Fincantieri at the shipyard in Ancona and is a further development of its sister ship Silver Muse.
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