Silversea Cruises plans to invest US$170 million in refreshing its fleet, as well as adding modern touches. The upgrade will begin with three cruise ships in 2016, with a lot of the enhancements being requested by line's previous World Cruise guests.
Classic vessels Silver Wind and Silver Whisper, as well as expedition Silver Discoverer, are the first scheduled for refurbishment. Here is what passengers can expect:
- Silver Whisper: Ship's refurbishment will take place by the end the year to get Whisper ready for her 2017 world cruise. The refreshed suites will boast dark emperor marble floors in their bathrooms. The sun deck will receive new loungers and a newly tiled pool. The Restaurant and La Terrazza will feature new furniture as well as hard-wood parquet or carpet. A couple of new satellite antennas will provide increased Internet speeds. On-demand movies and interactive TVs will be added to all cabins.
- Silver Wind: Ship's refurbishment will take place during October 2016 dry dock. Silver Wind will receive the same upgrades as Silver Whisper to all cabins, restaurants and technology. The pool deck will feature all new teak decking for a yacht-like feel.
- Silver Discoverer: Ship's refurbishment will take place during October 2016 dry dock. Silversea will focus on public spaces. The Discoverer Lounge will be remade from breakfast venue into upscale lounge. The Explorer Lounge will get new furniture and AV technology. The Restaurant will be renovated with more modern look, and the pool grill will receive new furniture.
Further Silversea fleetwide enhancements will be soon announced. In 2017, Silver Cloud (currently being used to house U.S. men's and women's basketball teams at Rio Olympics) will be remade into polar exploration ship.