Where to start? Well, the Silver Nova has been built in an asymmetrical style, and unlike other Silversea ships where the suites and public rooms share decks, the Silver Nova offers four decks of suites (Decks 6 through 9), while public spaces, restaurants, bars and lounges are scattered on Decks 3, 4, 5 and 10. The ship offers wide open spaces, and there is glass everywhere, allowing light to come in and for the 728 guests on board to see across from port to starboard on many decks. The two glass elevator banks are also on the side of the ship. Everything is wide and high, and the space is spectacular and impressive.
A magnet for diners at lunch and dinner, the stunning Marquee Grill on Deck 10 combines old favourites Spaccanapoli Pizza and Hot Rocks. A resort feel emanates across this deck (think Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons), with the breathtaking pool on one side, and ample chaises, couches, seating areas and a pool bar nearby. The beautiful S.A.L.T. Bar, a guest favourite and a petite gem on Silver Moon and Silver Dawn, has been moved to this resort deck and now has 42 seats with great views, excellent mixologists and a fantastic vibe. The S.A.L.T. Lab, which is available for cooking lessons and demos, turns into The Chef's Table at night, is adjacent. It's a must-do, reservations-only (and an up-charge) dinner venue offering an incredible menu of many courses created by three chefs in full view of up to 18 fortunate diners. Add the new, delightful Dusk Bar at the ship's aft for spectacular sunsets, and this deck becomes the go-to spot on the Silver Nova.
Decks 4 and 5 are at the ship's heart, where many of the most popular lounges and venues are located, including La Dolce Vita, La Terrazza for fine Italian cuisine, the Panorama Lounge and the intimate Silver Note supper club. Silversea has added an Atrium here, opening up the ever-popular Arts Café, essentially the new meeting point.
Also new to this vessel is a Champagne Bar on Deck 3 named The Shelter. The theatre, the Venetian Lounge, now has windows and two levels, making it an even more striking venue that’s ideal for daytime lectures and presentations.
The Silver Nova is a game changer in the luxury space, and with its all-inclusive onboard experience, nine fabulous dining choices (six included in the fare) and a remarkable array of itinerary choices, it will be very desirable to past and new-to-Silversea guests, not to mention a highly coveted younger demographic that will find it irresistible. I certainly did.
Following her maiden Mediterranean season, Silver Nova is heading to the Caribbean and South America in November. On January 4, 2024, she will embark on the 71-day Grand Voyage South America, taking her guests around the entire coast of Latin America and visiting 38 different destinations in 18 countries, including sailing down the Amazon River right to the heart of the continent. Guests will also visit the “end of the world” aka Ushuaia in Argentina and be awestruck as they gaze at the impressive landscapes of the Chilean fjords.Stops in Lima, Buenos Aires and Montevideo share their amazing secrets before the ship spends three full days in Rio de Janeiro for its explosive Carnival celebrations. Limited space is still available so if South America is on your bucket list or a re-visit list, now is the time to act. Shorter segments are also available!
From May 9, 2024 to September 12, 2024, Silver Nova will take her guests to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Alaska, another bucket list destination. So get your binoculars and cameras ready, because if you like nature, this is the voyage for you. Silver Nova is offering 7-day all-inclusive cruises between Vancouver and Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, as well as a visit to Hubbard Glacier, the largest glacier in North America, with a calving front that is more than six miles wide.
Extend your Alaska stay and travel deeper by adding a 4-night post-cruise Denali Adventure to your northbound cruise from Vancouver. Visit Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks while travelling on board the Glass Domed Railcars.
For cruises ending in Vancouver, extend your stay with a 4-night Majestic Canadian Rockies package which takes you from Vancouver to Banff via Kamloops and through the scenic Fraser Valley and over the dramatic Fraser Canyon on board the Rocky Mountaineer train.
Other pre- and post-cruise land options are available. Please check with your Travel Professional or visit Silversea.