Ahead of its World Cruise 2019, Silversea’s Silver Whisper is set to undergo an extensive renovation project in 2018, according to the cruise line. Between December 8 and December 19, Silver Whisper will be in dry dock in Freeport in the Bahamas. The announcement follows the opening of sales for Silversea’s World Cruise 2020, which will see Silver Whisper travel to all seven continents, including Antarctica.
The enhancements will encompass many of the ship’s public areas, both inside and out, with a fresh décor, as well as all guest suites. The revamp will aim for a similar design as the recently delivered Silver Muse, Silversea’s flagship, and the Silver Spirit, which is currently undergoing a significant renovation.
The renovation’s most discernible impact will be made to the ship’s public spaces, which will be redecorated in line with the interior design of Silver Muse. Inside, new carpets will be laid in the hallways, main restaurant, casino, card/conference room, main bar, and in the theater. The main restaurant will undergo a full upgrade, while La Dame – another dining space – will benefit from new curtains and a polished floor. The casino and card/conference room will also be refreshed with new curtains and new chairs. The Zagara Spa – which was recently introduced to Silver Whisper, following its success aboard Silver Muse – will also be updated with new furniture and new equipment. New machinery will be installed in the ship’s gym.
Guest accommodation will also be improved in line with the design of Silver Muse: nine Terrace suites on deck five will be transformed into Veranda suites, offering guests enhanced privacy. The line will also add 40” flat screen televisions with interactive media systems and bathrooms revitalized with polished granite surfaces.
Outside, storage space for Zodiac boats and a crane will be installed in preparation for the addition of the nimble motorboats ahead of the World Cruise 2020; as a result, guests travelling aboard Silver Whisper for the World Cruise 2020 will be able to access remote locations, Silversea said.
The renovation of Silver Whisper is part of Silversea’s ongoing investment in its luxury fleet, which includes the launch of Silver Muse in 2017, the conversion of Silver Cloud to an expedition ship and the current renovation and lengthening of Silver Spirit.