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Silversea Cruises Completes Major Refurbishment of Silver Whisper

By May 29, 2010

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Silversea Cruises' Silver Whisper sailed from Rome this week on her first voyage following a 14-day dry-dock project in Genoa, where extensive renovations were made to most areas of the ship.
Silversea Silver Whisper

Over the next 18 months, the Silver Whisper will be sailing in several different parts of the world. The Silver Whisper will sail northern Europe in the summer of 2010 and 2011, Canada/New England in the fall of 2010 and 2011, South America in the winter of 2010/2011, and the Caribbean in the spring of 2011.

Some of the highlights of the Silver Whisper makeover include:

  • Suites: All carpets, headboards and curtains were completely replaced. The sofas and chairs feature new upholstery. Each suite has a new mattress custom-made exclusively for Silversea. The mattress features an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit each guest's preference. There is also a new memory foam pillow top that covers the mattress when configured as a queen-sized bed. And in the larger suites (Owner's, Grand, Royal and Silver), the veranda furniture was replaced and a new state-of-the-art home audio system added.

    The Owner's, Grand and Royal Suites are outfitted with Bang & Olufsens' BeoSound 3200 radio and CD player, and the Silver Suites have BeoSound 1,which features a CD and radio integrated into a speaker.

    By mid-June, all suites will feature new alarm clocks with iPod docks -- as will all ships in the Silversea fleet.

  • Public Areas: La Terrazza, the Panorama Lounge, Reception area, Spa, Card Room and Conference Room received new upholstery, carpeting, curtains and wall treatments. New carpet was laid in the Observation Lounge and new wood flooring in the Spa. The Restaurant's hardwood floor was completely reconditioned and polished and the chairs dressed in new upholstery. An upgraded sound system was added to the Show Lounge, Panorama Lounge and La Terrazza. New carpet was installed in all corridors, landings and staircases.
  • Outdoor Spaces: The jogging track features all-new artificial turf, and the pool area has been outfitted with new deck furniture, plus a new sound and light system for evening entertainment and outdoor shows. The pool itself has been upgraded inside and out with new tiles. A large awning was installed over the outdoor dining section of La Terrazza. And the Pool Grill, sporting a new awning as well, will become The Grill for evening dining featuring the popular new Black Rock cooking concept that debuted aboard Silver Spirit.
In addition to enjoying a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork, the ship underwent thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.

Silversea Silver Whisper Courtesy of Silversea Cruises

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