Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea has announced a massive fleet-wide refurbishment program.
Commencing this year with the Silver Whisper and Silver Wind, US$170-million will be spent revitalising the line’s entire fleet.
It’s a massive investment, which together with the debut of the new Silver Muse in April 2017, will no doubt ensure Silversea maintains its position as a leader in the luxury cruise market. Manfredi Lefebvre, Chairman of Silversea said today, “We pride ourselves on being the reference when it comes to ultra-luxury cruising and this investment reflects our long-term commitment in this regard toward our ships, our guests and our crew”.
Silver Whisper refurbishment
The Silver Whisper refurbishment will take place by the end of 2016. The iconic cruise liner hosts the annual Silversea World Cruise and many of the planned alterations have been influenced by feedback from World Cruisers.
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Silversea tell us that the luxurious suites will be refurbished and the bathrooms adorned with dark emperor marble flooring, delivering a tangible sense of elegance. Public spaces will be the key beneficiaries of the makeover. A freshly tiled pool and new chaise lounges will breathe new levels of comfort and style into open air spaces. The Restaurant and La Terrazza will be re-skinned during the Silver Whisper refurbishment with plush new carpet and elegant hardwood parquet respectively, and will each receive new furniture, echoing the theme of contemporary glamour throughout the ship.
During the Silver Whisper refurbishment the communications hub is set for a major overhaul as well with the addition of two satellite antennas, vastly improving Internet speeds on board and enabling guests to take full advantage of the new, interactive TVs and on demand movies available in every suite.
Silver Wind refurbishment
In October 2016 the Silver Wind will enter dry dock for refurbishment. The classic 296-guest liner will be revitalised with a fresh sense of understated glamour.
The exceptional teak floored pool deck will undergo a complete rip-and-replace during the Silver Wind refurbishment. This will reinstate the deck area as one of the most atmospheric spaces onboard, akin to a luxury yacht. Furniture and furnishings will all be renewed and the Wind will get technology upgrades that include interactive TVs and on demand movies in every suite. Additionally, La Terrazza and the flagship Main Restaurant will both receive new flooring as part of the Silver Wind refurbishment plan.
Silver Discoverer refurbishment
Silversea’s expedition fleet will also benefit from the investment in 2016, with Silver Discoverer entering dry dock in October. The public areas of this Expedition vessel will see the most visible changes. The Restaurant will be remodelled with a lighter, more contemporary colour palette and the ever-popular pool grill area will flaunt new furniture. The Discoverer lounge will be transformed from breakfast venue to a sophisticated lounge.
At this stage Silversea have not confirmed a timeline for refurbishment of other vessels in the fleet, however we understand the refurbishment program will continue to roll out through 2017.