MONACO – Silversea has announced that it will be undergoing the biggest fleet-wide refurbishment plan in its history, worth US$170 million and scheduled to begin this fall.
Silver Whisper, host to the iconic World Cruise, will undergo a refurbishment at the end of 2016. The ultra-luxe suites will be upgraded with marble-floors in bathrooms, while public spaces will also get a refresh. The pool will be freshly tiled and include new chaise longues, plus dining areas at The Restaurant and La Terrazza will be re-skinned with new carpeting and hardwood parquet, respectively.
In addition, Silver Whisper’s communications hub is set for a major overhaul with the addition of two satellite antennas, vastly improving Internet speeds onboard 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. Refurbishments include new furniture and furnishings, technology upgrades, new flooring in restaurants, and a complete overhaul of the pool deck.
Beyond the Classic fleet, Silver Discoverer, the cruise line’s Expedition vessel, will also benefit from this investment in 2016, entering dry dock in October. The Restaurant will be remodeled with a more contemporary look, the pool grill will receive new furniture, The Discoverer lounge will transform from a breakfast venue to a sophisticated lounge, and new AV technology and furniture will be included in the Explorer Lounge as well.
“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.”
Further fleet-wide refurbishment will be communicated in due course.