Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its latest luxury ship, the much anticipated Silver Moon in Italy.

The line’s new culinary S.A.L.T. (Sea And Land Taste) will debut on the 596-passenger Silver Moon which promises guests an ultimate destination-focused cuisine experience both on-board and ashore.

Silversea SALT culinary initiativeLocated on Deck 4, S.A.L.T. will feature S.A.L.T. Kitchen, the largest of eight restaurants on board, S.A.L.T. Lab for guests to learn about local ingredients and artisanal techniques through workshops, tasting and demonstrations and S.A.L.T. Bar where they can sample authentic flavours of the destination with a large selection of regional wine and spirits.

At an intimate ceremony held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, attended by key Silversea Cruises senior executives in face masks and observing social distancing protocol, Silversea’s president and CEO, Roberto Martinoli said: “It is apt that Silver Moon was built here in Italy, a cradle of luxury and a country celebrated for its rich culinary heritage. I thank Fincantieri’s leadership team and the more than 1000 talented craftspeople who overcame the unprecedented challenges of 2020 to make this delivery possible. I also thank Royal Caribbean Group for their invaluable support. Silver Moon is a testament to the success of our collaboration.”

RCL’s chairman and CEO, Richard Fain said via video-link: “I have long said that Silversea Cruises is the jewel in the crown of the RCL and Silver Moon represents the pinnacle of luxury travel.”

The new, boutique ship with butler service, will be intimate and boast spacious all-suite accommodation – the hallmarks of Silversea experience.

The line’s signature restaurant, La Dame has been redesigned to accommodate 56 guests with the option to dine outdoors.

The Atlantide restaurant has also been enlarged to cater for 220 guests while guests eating at the Japanese restaurant, Kaiseki can witness expert sushi chefs preparing fresh sushi, sashimi and other Asian-inspired dishes inspired by the different seasons.

Silver Moon is the ninth ship in Silversea’s luxury fleet.