Silversea Cruises has revealed full details on the public venues aboard its new ship Silver Nova. These will include the largest array of bars, lounges, and restaurants of any ultra-luxury cruise ship. As well as being one of the most environmentally conscious ships ever built, Silver Nova will offer guests the next iteration of Silversea’s unique take on luxury as one of the world’s most spacious ships. The 728-guest Silver Nova will host 10 bars and lounges, eight distinct restaurants, and an array of additional public venues when she launches in August 2023. Silversea will enhance Silver Nova with a new interior design approach in a first for the leading ultra-luxury cruise line. On board, guests will benefit from light, open spaces in a horizontal layout. This heightens the ship’s sense of spaciousness and provides a natural flow between venues. 

“In addition to her pioneering sustainability credentials, Silver Nova will unlock a new luxury experience for our guests, offering an industry-leading variety of bars, lounges, and restaurants with an entirely new design approach for Silversea,” said Barbara Muckermann, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises. “Silver  Nova represents a milestone in our strategy to build the perfect ship for every itinerary, with her array of venues enhancing the guest experience to a new level. Pushing boundaries in ultra-luxury travel, she will enrich the social aspect of cruising to unprecedented levels, fostering the strong sense of community that is core to life on board each Silversea ship. Her openness to the destinations she visits will offer guests a new way of connecting with the world.” 

Transformative new spaces

As well as incorporating Silversea’s signature venues with enhanced designs, Silver Nova will introduce all-new public areas. These include the Shelter, the Venetian Lounge and more. These will be positioned mainly on decks three, four and five, as well as outside on deck 10. The ship’s horizontal layout allows for a stronger connection between settings. This allows for an enhanced guest experience that flows throughout the ship and evolves with each venue according to the time of day. Silver Nova’s public spaces include: 

The Dolce Vita Lounge 

Located on deck five, Silversea’s signature pre- and post-dinner drinks venue, the Dolce Vita lounge, will represent the heart of Silver Nova. Open from early in the morning until late in the evening, Dolce Vita will provide an elegant setting throughout the day, welcoming guests for leisurely drinks and enrichment activities. At night, it will transform into a sophisticated piano bar. A feature bar will sit centrally within the space, complemented by a performance area and ample seating for 120 guests.

The Venetian Lounge  

The Venetian Lounge will be a two-story structure located across decks four and five with capacity for 370 guests. The home of Silver Nova’s enrichment and entertainment offering, the Venetian Lounge will host live theatrical and musical performances, film screenings, and other evening events. During the daytime, the space will host informative lectures and seminars. The venue will incorporate state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including a large HD screen; cabaret-style seating with small tables; and balconies for an intimate viewing experience.

The Shelter  

New to Silversea, the Shelter will be a sophisticated evening-only bar accommodating just 32 guests in a chic setting. Set adjacent to Atlantide and  S.A.L.T.® Kitchen on deck three, the Shelter will welcome guests for pre-dinner aperitifs and post-dinner cocktails. The venue’s elegant interiors will employ a neutral colour palette, illuminated by tasteful lighting. The Shelter’s striking bar will include a wrap-around bottle display with integrated strips of lighting for a modern aesthetic. Forming a harmonious connection with Silver Nova’s other nightlife venues, the Shelter will entertain guests in an open space. 

The Connoisseur’s Corner 

Offering guests a selection of premium cigars and liquors on deck five, Silver Nova’s Connoisseur’s Corner will benefit from a new layout with a capacity of 35. Its new design will feature a larger, modern interior space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious outdoor area. With comfortable Chesterfield armchairs, the Connoisseur’s Corner will have the exclusive look and feel of a private member’s club. 

The Observation Lounge 

Offering guests panoramic, 270-degree views over the destination from deck 10, the Observation Lounge will provide a vantage point from the top of Silver Nova. Its sleek design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a sea-inspired soothing colour palette. Enlarged to 256.5 square metres , the venue will accommodate up to 115 guests from early in the morning until late into the night. The lounge will house Silver Nova’s library, offering travellers an intimate space to relax with a book. 

The Panorama Lounge 

A peaceful lounge by day and a lively bar by night, Silver Nova’s Panorama Lounge will accommodate up to 190 guests, sprawling over 547 square metres on deck five. Large windows that surround the space’s interiors give way to 221 square metres of outdoor space, from which guests will enjoy 270-degree views of the destination from the ship’s aft. Aboard Silver Nova, the Panorama Lounge will feature a new layout when compared to Silversea’s Muse-class ships, in addition to a new design and colour palette. 

S.A.L.T. Bar 

The S.A.L.T. Bar will enjoy a premium position aboard Silver Nova when compared to Silversea’s previous class of ships. In its new location, the S.A.L.T bar will be located on deck 10 at the top of the ship, allowing guests an unparalleled vantage point. More spacious than ever, with a capacity for 42 guests, the evening venue will debut a larger bar area and a new outdoor area. The venue will also boast far-reaching views through floor-to-ceiling windows, The S.A.L.T. Bar will serve regionally inspired drinks in warm, elegant interiors, featuring a dark colour palette and comfortable armchairs. Overall, the space provides an intimate atmosphere for guests. 

S.A.L.T. Lab 

Also relocated to deck 10 for a prime view of the vessel’s destinations and with a new outdoor area, the S.A.L.T. Lab will be greatly enhanced aboard Silver Nova with a fresh layout. This has expanded to now accommodate 28 guests. The test kitchen will enable guests to travel deeper into each sailed region through the lens of food and drink. Here passengers can get hands-on with regional ingredients under the guidance of local food experts and Silver Nova’s S.A.L.T. host. Enjoying the same bright, elegant cruise interior design as on previous ships, the S.A.L.T. Lab will comprise cooking stations and a larger, redesigned central workstation aboard Silver Nova. Here, participating guests will be able to sit to view live cooking demonstrations. 

Otium Spa

The OtiumSpa will be relocated when compared to Silver Dawn. On board Silver Nova, it will be positioned towards the bow on deck five, offering a more spacious interior. Open throughout the day as the home of Silversea’s Roman-inspired Otium wellness programme, the 338 square metre space will incorporate an indoor swimming pool; spa, with eight treatment rooms and a tranquil relaxation area; fitness centre; and beauty salon. Inspired by the design of Ancient Roman baths, the Otium Spa will have an open, welcoming feel. The space boasts a layout that allows guests’ wellness journeys to flow seamlessly between interconnecting areas. The thermal area will be larger than ever, with a steam room; sauna; and pool, complete with a travertine water fountain and floor-to-ceiling windows. Soft lighting and natural stones, including hints of red marble will create an elegant, relaxing setting. 

Eight enhanced restaurants

Silver Nova will offer guests the choice of eight signature restaurants with unparalleled variety. These will range from spacious, open-seated venues to intimate dining options serving a diverse range of high-quality fare. Decks three, four, and five will accommodate Silver Nova’s indoor restaurants—La Terrazza, Atlantide, S.A.L.T. Kitchen, La Dame®, Silver Note®, and Kaiseki®—while the Marquee on deck 10 will house two outdoor dining options, Spaccanapoli and the Grill.

In addition to eight restaurants, Silver Nova will welcome up to 70 guests in the vibrant Arts Café. Silver Nova’s additional public spaces will include a three-storied atrium, casino, and two-storied boutique; as well as two outdoor bars, the Pool Bar and the Dusk Bar, which will host guests on deck 10.

Silver Nova is the first in the new Nova class series and will be the biggest Silversea vessel yet. She will accommodate guests in 364 spacious suites across 13 categories—the most suite categories in Silversea’s history. These will include a new generation of premium suites on the ship’s aft. As a result, Silver Nova will be one of the most spacious cruise ships ever built with its large flowing areas and expanded public spaces. This, along with the floor-to-ceiling windows that feature predominantly throughout its public spaces create a large open feel that evokes freedom and luxury.


About Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises is recognised as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Dawn℠, Silver Shadow℠, Silver Whisper®, Silver Spirit®, Silver Muse®, and Silver Moon℠. These were all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Endeavour℠, Silver  Origin®, Silver Wind®, Silver Explorer®, and Silver Cloud®, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galápagos,  both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury Nova-class ships—Silver Nova℠ and Silver Ray℠. Silversea Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group.

About the Nova Class Ships 

Silver Nova and Silver Ray will be among the most environmentally conscious ships ever built when they join the Silversea fleet in 2023 and 2024, respectively. Silver Nova is expected to be the industry’s first ship to be equipped with a large-scale hybrid power source, using a combination of fuel cells,  batteries, and dual-fuel engines that use liquefied natural gas (LNG). This hybrid solution will allow the ship to be free of local emissions while at port — another industry first. Projected to achieve an Energy  Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) rating that is approximately 30-35% better than applicable  International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements, the Nova class is a testament to Royal Caribbean Group and Silversea Cruises’ commitment to preserving and protecting our planet.


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