Silversea Cruises signed a contract with Fincantieri to
build the Silver Moon, a sister ship to the Silver Muse, for delivery in 2020.
The order for the ship is valued at about $372 million at
current exchange rates.
The newbuild, which will expand Silversea's fleet to 10
ships, will displace 40,700 gross tons and carry 596 guests at double
The Silver Muse, Silversea's first new ship since 2009, entered service last April.
"Based on the high praise Silver Muse has earned with
our guests, we are eager to build on our flagship's success and move forward
with a sister ship, which will bring us closer to fulfilling my father's dream
of a 12-ship fleet," Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio said.