Silversea's expedition ship Silver Explorer will welcome guests to a newly-renovated ship starting May 20, sailing from Lisbon to Honfleur. A stem-to-stem refurbishment is scheduled for the end of April and will take place during a nearly three-week dry dock in Las Palmas. Plans call for a complete renovation of Silver Explorer's interior decoration as part of Silversea's $170 million fleet-wide refurbishment program.
Highlights of the renovation include:
Refreshed Public Spaces
The ship's overall color scheme will shift to a new palette of blue and beige tones. The new look will be carried throughout the ship with the installation of new carpets and wall decor in the corridors, staircases and public spaces.
In addition to new carpets and wall treatments, the Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge, and Connoisseur's Corner will be updated with new furniture. The restaurant's buffet counters, ceilings and walls will get a makeover and the furniture will be refashioned with new upholstery. The theater's bar will be redesigned and its seats refreshed with new upholstery. A new boutique will take over the space previously occupied by the ship's library and the library's materials will be moved to the Observation Lounge.
New Decor for Suites
The ship's all-suite accommodations will be renovated with new carpets, wall treatments, curtains, and furniture including: mattresses, headboards, wardrobes, bedside tables, vanity desks, sofa beds, armchairs, flatscreen TV's and lighting fixtures. In all but the largest suites, the bathrooms will be revamped with new flooring, granite accents and rainforest showers. Suites with verandas will be outfitted with new veranda furniture and the eight Expedition Suites will be converted to 16 Vista and View Suites, with most offering a connecting door for families convenience.
The remodeled Silver Explorer will accommodate 144 guests. Onboard, guests can enjoy destination lectures, photo presentations and daily recaps. Ashore, Exploratory Zodiac excursions and interactive walks, led by experts in their field -- marine biologists, geologists, botanists, etc. -- are complimentary.