A refreshed look and feel, but the elegance remains the same
A multi-million pound renovation of Silverseas Cruises' Silver Wind, involving virtually every aspect of the ship, was completed in December 2008.
During the four-week dry dock at the San Giorgio shipyard in Genoa, Italy, the comprehensive refurbishment set a visionary course for the future with a refreshed decor embodying a sophisticated contemporary style that is warm and inviting with touches of natural cherry wood, russet and golden tones.
A centerpiece of the project was the addition of an Observation Lounge (seating 60 guests), Spa, Beauty Salon and Fitness Centre on the forward section of Deck 9, altering the ship’s exterior appearance with floor-to-ceiling windows. A new two-floor, glass-enclosed elevator was also installed connecting Decks 8 and 9.
Says Silversea president Amerigo Perasso: “We’re delighted with the results of this major renovation. Silver Wind has a refreshed look and feel, yet the ship retains her elegance and charm throughout. The company has made an important investment to bring this vessel in line with the style and design themes that are planned for our new ship, Silver Spirit. With these enhancements, our guests are sure to enjoy a renewed sense of luxury and comfort aboard Silver Wind.”
Accommodating 298 guests, Silver Wind’s 149 ocean-view suites range in size from 240 to 1,314 square feet (22 - 122 square metres), with 80 per cent now featuring a private veranda. Suite modifications include the following:
The new Spa, which encompasses the Beauty Salon and Fitness Centre, occupies over 650 additional square feet following the renovation. The expanded Spa features an inviting reception area, four massage rooms, one body treatment room, one dry sauna and one steam sauna. The new Fitness Centre includes a body-building room and separate aerobics room, both offering spectacular panoramic ocean views.
Other ship enhancements include new upholstery, curtains, wall treatments, carpets and/or flooring in the restaurants, public lounges, lobbies, stairs and corridors.
Operated by Silversea Cruises
Built at the Visentini and T Mariotti shipyards, Italy
Entered service: January 29, 1995
Gross tonnage: 17,400 tons
Guest decks: 6
Cabins: 149 including
- All with ocean view
- 110 with balcony
- 2 with wheelchair access
One main restaurant, alternative dining options, casino, Terrace Cafe, library, one outside swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, self-service launderette, beauty centre, internet cafe, card and conference room, butler service.
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