MONACO — Silversea’s Silver Wind is getting completely refurbished – again.
Following its first major refurbishment project in December 2018, the ship will enter a second dry dock period in August 2020 during which it will receive ice-class classification and enhanced cruising versatility.
Part of Project Invictus, the long-term plan to grow and improve Silversea’s luxurious fleet of ships, the second refurb will include a strengthened ice-class hull, new state-of-the-art equipment for cruising in remote regions, a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks for on-water exploration, and an upgraded theatre.
In addition, all suites will undergo another full upgrade, the Spa & Salon will each be completely refurbished, the Reception/Atrium will be overhauled, and additional improvements will be made to La Dame, La Terrazza, the Main Bar, the Observation Lounge, the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, public bathrooms, and the Theatre, among other spaces.
Accommodating fewer guests (just 254) and retaining its characteristic sense of small-ship intimacy, Silver Wind will offer higher space ratios, a higher crew-to-guest ratio, and more upper suites, among other enhancements.
The enhanced ship will resume service on November 10, 2020, embarking on her inaugural season in Antarctica.
“We are delighted to announce that our beloved Silver Wind will undergo a further extensive refurbishment in the summer of 2020, completing the enhancements made in December 2018,” says Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO. “Evolving the ship into an ice-class vessel, complete with Zodiacs and kayaks, will diversify her offering for our guests: she will be capable of unlocking deep travel experiences in both classic and expedition destinations, from the Caribbean to Antarctica, and everywhere in between.”
Sample voyages from Silver Wind’s inaugural season in Antarctica will include:
- WI201121014 – Departing Ushuaia on Nov. 21, 2020, on a 15-day roundtrip voyage, Silver Wind will spend a day at sea before calling at the Falkland Islands, the Drake Passage, Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. The ship’s first voyage in Antarctica will offer an array of unforgettable deep travel experiences: as well as penguins, seals, and a number of rare bird species, guests will have the chance to witness whales in their natural habitat. Zodiac and kayak tours led by Silversea’s Expedition Team will enrich the experience for guests.
- WI201205014 – The newly refurbished Silver Wind will follow the same itinerary from December 5, 2020, returning to Ushuaia on Dec. 19. Enhanced by the presence of Silversea’s industry-leading Expedition Team – who will embellish the itinerary with a range of lectures, workshops and immersive shore excursions – the 15-day roundtrip voyage will offer an unforgettable journey to the last continent, in ultimate comfort.