Royal Caribbean and luxury line Silversea Cruises announced today, three new ships which will also include a new expedition ships that will sail around the Galapagos Islands.
Silversea will be build two new ships at Meyer Werft under the new ‘Evolution Class’ with the first expected to be delivered in 2022.
The line will be building its new expedition ship, the Silver Origin in the Netherlands and will be sailing the Galapagos Islands, similar to the itineraries sailed currently by the Silver Galapagos. The new ship is expected to be delivered in March 2020.
“We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft on the Silver Evolution series and De Hoop for Silver Origin,” says Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Executive Chairman.
“With our guests in mind, we are pushing the boundaries of ultra-luxury cruising, as well as expedition cruising in the Galápagos Islands and beyond, redefining the concept of immersive travel.”
“We are excited to get to work helping Silversea grow and realise its ambitions,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
“There is tremendous potential in the ultra-luxury and expedition markets of the cruise industry, and we believe discerning travellers will embrace the exciting designs Silversea is imagining for them.”
Silversea and Royal Caribbean entered into a partnership earlier this year, with the giant, RCCL acquiring two-thirds of the luxury Italian cruise company.