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Meyer Werft delivers Silver Ray to Silversea Cruises

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The newly delivered Silver Ray, with its outward-facing design and high energy efficiency, is the sister of 2023's Silver Nova
Meyer Werft handed over Silversea Cruises' second Nova-class ship, Silver Ray, in Eemshaven, Netherlands, today.

On hand were Royal Caribbean Group President/CEO Jason Liberty, Silversea President Bert Hernandez, Meyer Group Chairman Bernard Meyer, Meyer Group CEO Bernd Eikens, Royal Caribbean Group EVP Maritime Harri Kulovaara, Silver Ray Capt. Alessandro Zanello and other Meyer Werft and Royal Caribbean Group representatives.

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Royal Caribbean Group's Jason Liberty, center, with Meyer Group's Bernd Eikens at left and Silversea President Bert Hernandez at right

Silver Ray is the sister of 2023's Silver Nova.

Bert Hernandez's first delivery as Silversea president

'In addition to being one of the most energy efficient ships ever built, Silver Ray's game-changing, outward-facing ship design enables greater access and connection for our guests to the incredible destinations we visit. As far as firsts go, I feel honored that my first delivery as president of Silversea is to welcome Silver Ray to our fleet alongside Jason, my Royal Caribbean Group colleagues and the wonderful Meyer Werft team,' Hernandez said.

The delivery, two days earlier than scheduled, 'marks an important milestone for us,' Eikens said. 'The entire Meyer Werft team has worked hard with our partners to bring this ship to life and today we have delivered another great ship to Silversea.'

June 15 inaugural from Lisbon

Silver Ray's inaugural voyage is set to depart from Lisbon June 15, beginning a Mediterranean season before the ship repositions to the Americas in September.