Silversea Cruises’ new flagship Silver Muse has completed sea trials ahead of entering service this spring.

The 596-passenger luxury vessel is due to be christened in Monaco on April 19.

The addition of the 40,700-ton ship will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine vessels.

The sea trails involved underwent extensive speed, vibration, noise, endurance and propulsion tests conducted from the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Silver Muse passed all assessments in accordance with international rules and regulations.

The ship’s maiden season includes calls in 34 countries and 130 ports, including 52 Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Silversea chief executive Roberto Martinoli said: “The successful completion of sea trials marks yet another significant milestone in Silver Muse’s development.

“In just a matter of weeks we will be welcoming guests from around the world on board the newest member of the Silversea family, with our new flagship set to offer the highest expression of excellence in elegance and comfort at sea.”