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MONACO — Silver Spirit was cut in half, lengthened with a 49-foot brand new mid-section and put back together and now the luxury ship is showing off its completely revamped look.
The all-suite ship underwent an extensive dry dock renovation at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy between March 5 and May 1. The renovations take inspiration from Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, says the cruise line.
Most discernible on the ship’s exterior is the enlargement of the pool space on Deck 9, now featuring a large beach area and more room for guests to relax on the sun deck.
The extensive renovation also saw the transformation of Silver Spirit’s dining options to an 8-restaurant layout, with the addition of Atlantide, Indochine, Spaccanapoli and Silver Note, as on Silver Muse.
Among the ship’s new amenities are the Zagara Spa, Tor’s Observation Library and the Dolce Vita Lounge. Also new to Silver Spirit, the Arts Café offers guests the chance to enjoy art exhibitions and reading material in a stylish environment. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the Arts Café is designed to provide a comfortable getaway with a relaxed ambience, says the cruise line.
The ship’s suites were also upgraded. Aboard Silver Spirit, passengers get spacious oceanview suites, personalized butler service and all-inclusive amenities including complimentary premium wines and spirits, in-suite 24-hour dining service, unlimited complimentary WiFi and more.
“We’re delighted to share these spectacular new images of Silver Spirit,” says Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer, Barbara Muckermann. “It is with our guests in mind that we have invested in the transformation of our beloved Silver Spirit. The lengthening was an amazing feat of engineering and our guests are now enjoying the many benefits of the ship’s amplified onboard experience.”
Silver Spirit is currently sailing in Northern Europe. This summer the ship is offering a series of mostly seven-day voyages between Copenhagen and Stockholm. The schedule for autumn and winter includes Canada, New England and Caribbean itineraries.