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Silversea splashing out £130m on its biggest ever fleet refurbishment

Silversea is to spend £130m on the biggest fleet-wide refurbishment in its history.

“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, Silversea’s chairman.

“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.”

Silver Whisper
The upgrade of Silver Whisper (above) is to be based on the feedback of world cruise passengers

Silver Whisper will undergo a refurbishment by the end of 2016 which has been largely influenced by feedback from world cruisers, proving that Silversea guests are at the heart of the company operations. This also ensures that 2017 World Cruisers will be the first to benefit from the upgrade.

The suites will be refurbished and the bathrooms adorned with dark emperor marble flooring; public spaces will be the key beneficiaries, where a freshly tiled pool and new chaise longues will breathe new levels of comfort and style into open air spaces. Dining areas at The Restaurant and La Terrazza will be re-skinned with plush new carpet and elegant hard-wood parquet respectively, and will each receive new furniture.

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 programme extends to Silver Wind during her dry dock scheduled for October 2016,  with renewed furniture and furnishings, technology upgrades that include interactive TVs and on demand movies. Additionally, the concept restaurant La Terrazza and the flagship Main Restaurant will both have new flooring.

The teak pool deck will undergo a complete rip-and-replace operation, reinstating one of the most atmospheric areas on, 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, entering dry dock in October. It is in the public areas of this expedition vessel where guests will see the most visible changes.

The Restaurant will be remodelled with a lighter, more contemporary colour palette and the ever popular pool grill area will flaunt new furniture. The Discoverer Lounge will be transformed from a breakfast venue to a sophisticated lounge. There will also be further investment in new AV technology in the Explorer Lounge and new furniture from which to enjoy the lectures and briefings.

Posted on 4th August 2016 at 09:58 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Silversea Cruises |

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