Silver Nova, the new, first of its class cruise ship for luxury cruise line Silversea, will offer eight signature restaurants, serving a variety of cuisines and offering a range of indoor and outdoor seating options.
According to a press release issued by the cruise line, Silver Nova’s eight dining options will provide guests a greater sense of space and stronger connections with the destination, thanks to the ship’s innovative asymmetrical design.
The restaurants will all be located on Decks three, four, five and ten. The three lower decks will accommodate Silver Nova’s indoor restaurants, while The Marquee on Deck 10 will house her two outdoor dining options, Spaccanapoli and The Grill.
“Characteristic of Silver Nova, which will push boundaries in cruising, the dining experience aboard our newest ship will represent the latest iteration of Silversea’s unique take on luxury,” said Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Silversea Cruises.
“From S.A.L.T. Kitchen—the first large-scale regional restaurant at sea—to The Marquee on Deck 10, each of Silver Nova’s restaurants will benefit from innovative design solutions that will bring the destination into view like never before,” she added.
La Terrazza on Deck 4 will have a capacity of 340, making it the largest restaurant aboard the ship. It will comprise both indoor and outdoor spaces, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with open seating.
La Terrazza has been reimagined with a brand new aesthetic that incorporates a vibrant colour palette, and will offer floor-to-ceiling windows providing views to the horizon and an expansive terrace for up to 90 diners.
During the day, there’ll be a large buffet area, while decorative, fluted glass screens will enclose the space to offer privacy and a more intimate setting during dinner.
Atlantide on Deck 3 will be the most spacious of Silver Nova’s restaurants, accommodating 270 guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A new layout and an enriched design will enhance guests’ dining experience, yet the restaurant’s iconic warm tones will maintain its signature aesthetic.
The space will feature modern architectural details and materials, with fluted glass, metal trim, and natural stone flooring. Atlantide’s sophisticated lighting will include an elegant chandelier.
S.A.L.T Kitchen, which first debuted aboard Silver Moon, will be included among the restaurants aboard Silver Nova, but with a new look and feel. It will be located on Deck 3 with space for 160 diners.
High ceilings and vast windows will create a sense of openness, bringing the destination into view with ample natural light. Artworks that reflect the world’s richest culinary traditions will adorn the venue’s interiors.
As one of the largest regional restaurants at sea, S.A.L.T will offer a menu inspired by each destination, from the Terrain menu, which adapts according to the port of call, to the Voyage menu, which comprises the best recipes of each voyage.
La Dame—Silversea’s signature French restaurant—will host 70 guests in an elegant, formal setting on Deck 4. The specialty restaurant will feature an open entranceway, high ceilings and sizeable windows, providing sweeping views of the destination from every table.
Creative ceiling lighting will emphasise La Dame’s contrasting colour palette of bright and dark tones, while hand-made Lalique crystal panels—including the bespoke Masque de Femme design—and a Hirondelles crystal chandelier will greet guests upon arrival.
Inspired by American jazz clubs of the 1920s, Silver Note on Deck 5 will welcome up to 54 guests for an atmospheric dinner or post-meal cocktail each night. The intimate setting will employ a dark colour palette with gold metal and velvet accents.
Feature lighting installations on the ceiling and a wrap-around wall will place focus on a central stage, which will host a piano for live musical performances. Silver Note’s elegant bar will also be enhanced aboard Silver Nova, with a fresh design and plenty of seating for guests.
Kaiseki will serve the finest Asian cuisine in a minimalist, Japanese-inspired setting for 40 guests on Deck 4. A new set of modern design features will enrich the space, such as its decor of authentic washi paper, marble, and traditional wooden materials. Elegant lighting will create a cosy, inviting atmosphere for optimum intimacy. Primarily serving Japanese fare, Kaiseki will also offer guests the chance to sample fine Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean, and Chinese cuisine from an a-la-carte menu.
Silver Nova’s asymmetrical design has enabled the introduction of The Marquee on Deck 10—a new food and drinks venue with far-reaching views from the port side of the ship’s aft. The al fresco dining venue will welcome up to 220 guests, incorporating The Grill and Spaccanapoli—two of Silversea’s signature venues, which offer guests the cruise line’s trademark ‘hot rocks’ culinary concept and arguably the best pizza at sea.
The Marquee will be the ship’s most relaxed, casual dining area, as it sits directly adjacent the pool area.
In addition to eight restaurants, Silver Nova will host up to 70 guests in the vibrant Arts Café—a welcoming space in which to enjoy snacks and refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. Relocated to the centre of the ship, the Arts Café will benefit from ample natural light thanks to a double-height, glazed atrium.
As is customary on Silversea’s ships, travellers will also enjoy complimentary in-suite dining around the clock—enhanced by the Otium dining menu, which will include snacks of lobster and caviar in brioche rolls and even an entire range of gourmet popcorn.
Silver Nova will have a capacity of 728 passengers and thanks to her hybrid power sources, she is expected to be the first cruise ship in the world to achieve local emission-free operation in port by using fuel cells and batteries.
She is scheduled to launch in 2023 as the first of a two-ship order from Meyer Werft. At 54,700 gross tons, both ships will be identical sister ships and the largest vessels in the Silversea fleet.