From oceans to rivers, there have been a number of notable updates this week in luxury cruises.
This week Silversea ordered a third Muse-class ship from Fincantieri: the Silver Dawn. The new, all-suite luxury cruise ship is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will be a sibling ship of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, in April 2017. While further design details were not announced at this time, Silversea said that the new ship will share many of Silver Muse’s qualities.
In river cruise news, AmaWaterways released a preview of the new AmaMagna, which is set to debut in May 2019. The images released showcase the ship’s Main Restaurant, which has a spacious layout with floor-to-ceiling windows offering guests views of the Danube’s riverbanks, as well as a first look at the Water Sports Platform at the rear of the ship. The new ship, which is nearly double the width of traditional river cruise ships, will have 98 staterooms, more than half of which will be suites.
Finally, this week Scenic reported that it is expanding its Space-Ships redesign concept to the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. All eight of the Space-Ships plying the three European rivers – Scenic Ruby, Pearl, Jasper, Opal, Amber, Crystal, Jade and Jewel - will be remodeled this winter. Highlights include reducing the number of cabins/guest to 81/161 (Ruby and Pearl) and 83/165 (on the six others) while keeping the same crew count for more personal service; two new 520-square-foot Royal Owners Suites; larger wellness centers which include the gym, massage services and hair dresser; and a Salt Therapy lounge.