A revolution in maritime history and a fantastic undertaking that pushes the boundaries of what is possible. Born of a unique tricolour cooperation between multinational hospitality company Accor, the world leader in hospitality, and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the undisputed leader in cruise ship construction, this sailboat of the future, out of the ordinary and with spectacular interiors, will set sail in 2026.
Orient Express Cruises, Accor’s first luxury cruise line, will begin sailing in 2026 on the world’s largest superyacht, the Orient Express Silenseas. The ship will be an extravagant, 220-metre-long, three-masted vessel that will sail Mediterranean and Caribbean routes beginning in the northern spring of 2026.
Inspired by the golden age of the French Riviera, Orient Express Silenseas will transport you to a time when writers, artists, painters, sovereigns, and movie stars discovered a refinement tinged with carelessness and joie de vivre between Monte-Carlo, Saint-Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Cannes, and its Croisette.
A marine treasure 220 metres long (with a tonnage of 22,300 UMS), it will celebrate the Art of Travel according to Orient Express through its 54 Suites with an average space of 70 square metres, including its magnificent Presidential Suite of 1415 metres square metres (including 530 square metres of private terrace). Its two swimming pools, one of which has a swimming lane, two restaurants, and a speakeasy bar, will contribute to the quintessence of luxury, total comfort, and fantasies.
The Orient Express Silenseas, a monument to artists and culture, will welcome you into the world of entertainment with its Amphitheatre-Cabaret and a private recording studio. A one-of-a-kind travel experience punctuated by the winds, where Spa treatments, meditation sessions, and stops to explore cultural treasures will let you escape from time.
“We may not stop when we are supposed to stop because the wind is too strong, and that’s exactly how I want it,” Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin explained. Silenseas will also be developed to be ready for future green hydrogen use, which Bazin believes will be possible by the time she launches.
The ship will use shore power and a sonar device to avoid collisions to identify marine creatures on her journey. Silenseas, according to Bazin, will be significantly more opulent than The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s Evrima, with Orient Express’ ship being around the same size although hosting almost half the capacity.