After taking delivery of its newest ship at the end of last month, Silversea Cruises has unveiled the first glimpses of the interior of the Silver Moon – the ninth ship in the cruise line’s ultra-luxury fleet.
In a series of videos, Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, guides viewers on a virtual tour through Silver Moon’s new S.A.L.T. culinary venues, public spaces, restaurants, and suites.
S.A.L.T is an acronym of Sea and Land Taste, and the company says the program “will enable guests to travel deeper through a range of destination-focused gastronomic experiences—both on-board and ashore.”
“Taking delivery of our beautiful new Silver Moon was a very proud moment for our cruise line,” said Muckermann. “The ship represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel in the 21st century, and we have made many innovative enhancements from her sister ship, Silver Muse, for the enjoyment of our guests. From our new S.A.L.T. ecosystem, which will enable travellers to delve deeper into destinations through the lens of food and drink, to the enriched public spaces, the enhancements aboard Silver Moon symbolise a refinement of Silversea’s already ultra-luxury cruise experience. We cannot wait to welcome our guests aboard this beauty in the near future.”
The Silver Moon accommodates 596 guests in 298 elegant suites—96% of which include a balcony. Weighing at 40,700 GRT and 212.8m in length, the Silver Moon will carry 596 passengers and 411 crew.
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Silver Moon: A floating foodie paradise
The videos include tours of the ship’s key features and its interior decor, and while the ship has some exotic itineraries planned for when it is able to finally sail its maiden voyage, which had originally been planned for August 2020, but the highlight of the ship is surely its culinary delights.
Passengers will enjoy the use of eight restaurants—each with a distinct concept. On Deck 4, popular restaurants Atlantide and Kaiseki have each undergone extensive redesigns when compared to its sister ship Silver Muse. Aboard Silver Moon, Atlantide has been enlarged to accommodate up to 220 guests. The minimalist Kaiseki will take inspiration from the best Asian restaurants in the world. Here, guests will witness expert sushi chefs in action, as they prepare fresh sushi and sashimi, and other Asian dishes. Silversea’s signature French restaurant, La Dame, will also enjoy a brand new design aboard Silver Moon, enlarged to accommodate 56 guests who will enjoy far-reaching views out to sea . Other restaurants include the La Terrazza, Silver Note, The Grill, Spaccanapoli, and S.A.L.T. Kitchen.
S.A.L.T food temple
The S.A.L.T. Kitchen is the highlight of the culinary program onboard the Silver Moon. S.A.L.T. Kitchen is the first large-scale regional restaurant aboard a luxury cruise ship, offering a menu that changes daily with the destination and a regionally inspired wine list; S.A.L.T. Lab is a test kitchen that enables guests to learn about local ingredients and artisanal techniques, through workshops, tastings, and demonstrations; and S.A.L.T. Bar will operate the same destination concept with spirits, wines and cocktails from the regions the ship is passing through.
“I congratulate all those involved in the build of Silver Moon; it is a proud moment for everybody at Silversea Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Group, and Fincantieri,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group upon delivery of the ship. “This beautiful ship represents the resilience of the global cruise industry and it is encouraging to see such innovation and progress in this challenging period. I have long said that Silversea Cruises is the jewel in the crown of the Royal Caribbean Group and I am today reminded of the cruise line’s quality. Silver Moon represents the pinnacle of luxury travel; I look forward to welcoming our guests aboard in the near future.”