Silversea Cruises has unveiled details of what
promises to be its biggest ever fleet-wide refurbishment plan.
Worth US$170 million, the investment is not
aimed at simply maintaining Silversea’s self-imposed high levels
of excellence, but to reaffirm the company’s commitment to
exceptional standards of guest comfort and timeless elegance.
will undergo a refurbishment that will take place by the end of
2016. The luxurious suites will be refurbished and the bathrooms
adorned with dark emperor marble flooring while public spaces
will be the key beneficiaries of the bursary, where a freshly
tiled pool and new chaise lounges 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. Once again, refurbishment of furniture and furnishings,
technology upgrades that include interactive TVs and on demand
movies complete the contemporary, yet understated levels of luxury
in every suite. Additionally, the concept restaurant La Terrazza
and the flagship Main Restaurant will both have new flooring
bestowed upon them, enhancing the overall feel of gastronomic
excellence delivered on board.
The pool deck will undergo a
complete rip-and-replace approach to one of its aesthetic jewels,
the teak flooring.
Classic fleet, Silver Discoverer
will also benefit from this investment in 2016, entering dry dock
this 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 go through a transformation from breakfast venue to a sophisticated lounge in
which to relax, read and reflect on the day’s excursions.
Silversea continues to augment the expedition experience to the
benefit of its guests, and this is illustrated with further
investment in new AV technology in the Explorer Lounge and new
furniture from which to enjoy the lectures and briefings.
“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.”
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