Silversea Silver Nova – Enter A New World of Luxury Cruising

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This post was updated on January 10, 2024.

As the cruise industry charts a course toward a brighter future, Silversea Cruises continues raising the bar of excellence with the magnificent Silversea Silver Nova. Launched in August 2023, this innovative vessel has already left a mark on travelers worldwide with its innovative design, unwavering commitment to luxury, and pioneering advancements in sustainable cruising. 

Silversea’s innovative design team has set the bar high for the creation of this ship, deploying one of the most spacious, glamorous, and environmentally responsible vessels we have seen at sea. 

As more and more cruise lines jump on the sustainability wagon, this industry icon leads the way, introducing revolutionary changes in design and machinery, and optimizing the boat for dynamic efficiency in terms of fuel, energy consumption, and waste management. As the first of the new Nova Class Silversea ships, Silver Nova is an innovative addition to the fleet, reducing carbon emissions and using top technology to protect and preserve the idyllic destinations it visits. 

Silversea Silver Nova, A Design Masterpiece

Silversea did not sacrifice any of its storied white-glove service or opulence when designing this all-suite marvel. The truth is quite the opposite. Silver Nova designers are again raising the bar for luxury at sea. 

The unique asymmetrical design of the hull affords each of the Silversea Silver Nova’s 728 guests more space and a wider assortment of splendid accommodations than ever before. 

Silver Nova presents itself today as the largest and most spacious vessel of the Silversea fleet, all thanks to its asymmetrical design. While most cruise ships work with a fully symmetrical design, the Silver Nova incorporates curves, creating a strategic deck plan meant to provide a greater space-per-guest ratio. 

On the Silver Nova deck plan, accommodations are located at the front of the ship, while entertainment areas can be found in the back, different from Silversea’s previous vessel’s design, where suites are located on every deck in the center and forward part. Perched atop the ship on decks six to nine, these types of sleek design considerations provide views you will not find on any other cruise liner. 

Located in a premium aft corner position, the impressive Otium Suites are inspired by Silversea’s wellness program, featuring not one, but two private whirlpools – one of them installed on the impressive 431 square foot balcony, and the other in a spacious bathroom with tremendous views -, and a complimentary Otium spa treatment per guest valued at up to $399 (up to 2 guests per suite). 

Boasting 13 Suite categories, all designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, each room offers views of the ocean from practically every angle. Gawk at the aft-facing, 1324-square-foot Otium suite’s view, which along with the new category of Master Suites, provides up to 270-degree landscapes. The addition of intricate interior finishes that feel all-new, while still showcasing the cruise line’s Italian heritage, makes sure you wake in the utmost comfort, with a privileged sight of each destination visited. 

If that is not enough to convince you to give this suite a try, the added set of special amenities, such as unlimited premium Wi-Fi – Elon Musk’s Starlink equips the Silversea fleet-, butler service, complimentary laundry, pressing and wet cleaning, champagne on arrival, and a dinner for two on La Dame will surely do the trick. 

The Master Suite, on the other hand, features between 721 and 826 square feet of space, with wrap-around balconies facing the back of the ship, and bathrooms offering spectacular views to the outside. 

Exclusive to Silver Nova, this new suite category is located in the premium aft corner position, with incredible floor-to-ceiling glazing around the living room and bedroom. This, along with its 233-330 square foot balcony ensures you get the most outstanding views out of every port of call, no matter where you are in the world. 

A New Dining Concept

Silversea Silver Nova’s deck plan features five decks worth of restaurants, bars, and entertainment spaces, offering plenty of choices to unwind, fine dine, and relax with a cocktail at hand. Offering a more open-concept floor plan than other vessels of the fleet, the Silver Nova’s design allows greater space for guests to connect during their vacation. 

Experience the all-new evening-only bar The Shelter, tucked in an intimate part of the ship and boasting a maximum capacity of up to 32 guests, or soak some fresh air at the extensive indoor/outdoor spaces available at venues such as La Terrazza, the Panorama Lounge, and the Connoisseur’s Corner. Word is, the best sunsets onboard can be seen from The Dusk Bar, perched at the back of the pool deck. 

For casual meals with a view, drop by restaurants The Marquee or The Grill, and don’t forget to make a reservation to taste the specialty dining venues Kaiseki and La Dame, coming in more luxurious than ever. 

Truth is, foodies onboard the Silver Nova will find themselves delighted, as this is one of the few ships featuring Silversea’s enticing S.A.L.T. Program. Standing for Sea And Land Taste, this innovative program featuring both on and off-board experiences can only be found onboard Silver Nova, Silver Moon, and Silver Dawn, offering guests a chance to travel deeper through their destination. 

Directed by culinary journalist Adam Sachs, S.A.L.T. offers a variety of shore excursion options at port: From learning the secrets of worldwide famous chefs in Norway, while discovering traditional Nordic dishes and ingredients, to learning the art of pastry making at an authentic Sicilian pasticceria.  

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Onboard, learn how to cook even more dishes yourself at the Lab, an interactive cooking laboratory where small groups of guests are invited for shared cooking sessions, lectures, and live cooking demonstrations. 

For dining, the S.A.L.T. Kitchen features local recipes inspired by each destination, including an extravagant 11-course Chef’s Table experience that changes according to each itinerary. Match it with the S.A.L.T Bar experience, where top mixologists experiment with regionally inspired cocktails, and get yourself a full culinary journey like no other. 

Silver Nova’s Environmental Features

Showing a clear steer towards more sustainable practices within the cruise industry, the Silversea Silver Nova has been designed for better fuel efficiency, generating a smaller carbon footprint than its predecessors. 

Relying on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as its primary fuel source, the Silver Nova is the first luxury vessel to introduce this feature. As a clean-burning fuel, it cuts sulfur emissions by up to 99%, and nitrogen oxide emissions by 85%, thereby producing a lower environmental impact.

Not just that, but details such as glass elevators onboard generating electricity used to power themselves, LED lighting for less power consumption, and micro gasification systems meant to convert waste into thermal energy, make this the most environmentally conscious ship in the Silversea fleet. An example for those to come. 

With Silver Nova’s itineraries featuring diverse, and spectacular destinations around Australia, Asia, South and North America, it was only time the brand decided to take steps towards preserving the fragile ecosystems around which it sails. 

Ready to sail onboard Silversea’s Silver Nova?

Still riding on its inaugural season – which began in the Mediterranean, then crossed to the Caribbean, and is currently going around South America, Silversea’s Silver Nova promises to take guests to the world’s most spectacular locations. 

From spectacular Grand Voyages, perfect for travelers looking to discover in-depth, to immersive Caribbean explorations leaving from Barbados to Florida, our luxury travel agents are ready to find you the best deals available. 

Regardless of the itinerary you decide on, do not hesitate too much to book, as with Silversea’s considerable following in the travel industry, you can expect the demand for Silver Nova’s top suites to be extremely high.

Start planning a complete adventure on board this spectacular vessel, as our concierge team handles every detail necessary. Ask about our exclusive packages including air, transfers, and pre or post-hotel accommodations, and make sure to collect an extra onboard credit or any of the complimentary treats we can only provide you thanks to our Virtuoso Travel Agency status

Ready to give the Silversea Silver Nova a review yourself? Contact us directly at +1 (866) 997-0377.

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