Silverseas Upgrades and Expands Fleet

By The Maritime Executive 05-31-2018 07:20:18

Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit has sailed from Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo following the completion of a complex lengthening and refurbishment project. 

Having been cut in half, lengthened by 49 feet with the insertion of a pre-built section, and renovated extensively, Silver Spirit was in dry dock for 59 days. The work involved approximately 450,000 hours of work, and improvements include décor enhancements to public areas and suites and enlarging of the ship’s pool deck. A new eight-restaurant arrangement has increased dining options, with the introduction of Spaccanapoli, Silver Note, Atlantide and Indochine, as well as the renovation of La Terrazza; and a number of new amenities have upgraded the onboard offering including the Arts Café, Tor’s Observation Library, the Zagara Spa, the Panorama Lounge and the Dolce Vita lounge.

In September, Silver Spirit will cross to North America, where she will remain until November. From then, she will welcome guests in the Caribbean.

New Order

In May, Silversea Cruises ordered a new luxury cruise ship from Fincantieri, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at over €320 million ($370 million). Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente (Genoa) in April 2017.

The order of Silver Dawn comes just months after the cruise line signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of Silver Moon, another sister ship to Silver Muse, which is due to be delivered in 2020. She will be the line's 11th ship and the third ship in the Muse-class series.