Silver Whisper, host to the iconic World Cruise, will undergo a refurbishment that will take place by the end of 2016. Largely influenced by feedback from past World Cruisers—proving that Silversea guests truly are at the heart of the company operations—2017 World Cruisers will be the first guests to experience the fresh feel of understated glamour with which the brand has become synonymous.
The luxury suites will be refurbished and the bathrooms outfitted with dark emperor marble flooring. Public spaces will be the key beneficiaries of the revitalization, where a freshly tiled pool and new chaise lounges will add comfort and style to open air spaces. Dining areas at The Restaurant and La Terrazza will be re-surfaced with plush new carpet and elegant hard-wood parquet respectively, and will each receive new furniture, echoing the theme of contemporary glamour throughout the ship. Finally, Silver Whisper’s communications hub is set for a major overhaul 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.
The refurbishment program extends to Silver Wind during her dry dock scheduled for October 2016. Once again, refurbishment of furniture and furnishings and technology upgrades that include interactive TVs and on demand movies complete the contemporary, yet understated levels of luxury in every suite. Additionally, the concept restaurant La Terrazza and the flagship Main Restaurant will both have new flooring installed. The pool deck will undergo a complete rip-and-replace approach to one of its aesthetic jewels, the exceptional teak flooring. This will reinstate the deck area, more akin to a luxury yacht than a cruise ship, while reaffirming Silver Wind’s status as a timeless classic within the Silversea fleet.
Beyond the Classic fleet, Silver Discoverer will also benefit from this investment in 2016, also entering dry dock this October. While service and suite presentation will be held strictly to Silversea’s high standards, it is in the public areas of this Expedition vessel where guests will see the most visible changes. The Restaurant will be remodeled with a lighter, more contemporary color palette and the popular pool grill area will receive new furniture. The Discoverer lounge will go through a transformation from breakfast venue to a sophisticated lounge in which to relax, read, and reflect on the day’s excursions. Silversea continues to augment the expedition experience to the benefit of its guests, and this is illustrated with further investment in new AV technology in the Explorer Lounge and new furniture from which to enjoy the lectures and briefings in unbridled comfort.
“We are thrilled to be moving ahead with these major refurbishments and look forward to welcoming guests aboard and sharing our unique vision of ultra-luxury cruising, both in terms of service and physical environment”, said Manfredi Lefebvre, Chairman of Silversea. “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.”
Silversea is committed to the continued evolution and progression of elegance at sea, a commitment that will continue to be driven by, and at the service of its guests. Further fleet-wide refurbishment will be revealed in the coming months.
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