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.
"The enhancements aboard Silver Whisper represent our ongoing commitment to deliver a luxury travel experience that is unsurpassed," said Amerigo Perasso, Silversea’s President and CEO. "We made a significant investment in this renovation to ensure our guests continue to enjoy the very finest comforts and amenities in a totally refreshed and updated shipboard environment."
Some of the highlights of the Silver Whisper makeover include:
– a new look for suites with carpets, headboards and curtains replaced; new sofa and char upholstery; new custom-made mattresses with both a soft and a 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.
– in the larger suites (Owner’s, Grand, Royal and Silver), the veranda furniture was replaced and new Bang & Olufsen audio systems added.
– by mid-June, all suites will feature new alarm clocks with iPod docks — as will all ships in the Silversea fleet.
Public areas of Silver Whisper have also received new upholstery, carpeting or flooring, curtains and wall treatments.
The jogging track now 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.
In addition to reconditioning and polishing the teak decks and woodwork, the ship underwent thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.