The 2nd dry dock period, scheduled for summer 2020, is expected to give the vessel ice-class classification along with improved cruising versatility and a number of interior improvements. Part of the Project Invictus long-term plan to improve Silversea’s luxurious fleet, the 2nd extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind is due to begin in August 2020.
Along with benefitting from her strengthened ice-class hull, state-of-the-art equipment for sailing in remote regions, an upgraded theatre, and a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks, the 2nd extensive refurbishment is due to enhance the ship’s comfort: all suites will undergo full upgrade, the Spa and Salon will each be refurbished, the Atrium and Reception will be overhauled. Additional improvements will be made to the Theatre, La Terrazza, La Dame, Main Bar, Pool Bar, Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge, and public bathrooms, among other spots.
Accommodating just 254 passengers and retaining her small-ship intimacy, Silver Wind is expected to offer higher space and crew-to-guest ratios, as well as more upper suites.
The ship will continue to take travellers closer to the world’s most iconic destinations, such as the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Silver Wind will also sail to extraordinary expedition destinations like the Arctic and Antarctica. She will resume service November 10, 2020, embarking on an inaugural season in Antarctica.
As part of 2018 refurbishment, the interior public spaces of Silver Wind underwent extensive renovations: ship's Restaurant, Show Lounge, Library, Card and Conference Room were each comprehensively modernized. New carpets throughout and refurbished corridors also refreshed public spaces. All passenger suites were upgraded and balcony floors enhanced. Outdoors, decks were renovated and furniture replaced.
The announcement of the second refurbishment of Silver Wind follows the news that Silversea signed agreements for 3 new ultra-luxury cruise ships. In the near future passengers can expect even more enhancements to the rapidly growing fleet.