Lengthening Of Silver Spirit Will Add 34 New Suites
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Luxury line Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship-lengthening. The transformation of Silver Spirit will take place early next year at the Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri.
Starting in early MAR, 2018, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long (15-metre) midsection housing six Silver Suites, 26 Veranda Suites and two Panorama Suites. Technical upgrades to the ship will also be implemented.
As well as the new addition, the ship's extensive redesign takes its inspiration from the innovations of the line's new flagship, Silver Muse. Creative dining concepts will be incorporated and décor enhancements will be made to existing suites and throughout public spaces and outdoor areas.
"Based on the wonderful feedback from guests sailing aboard our beautiful Silver Muse, we believe the comprehensive makeover we have planned for Silver Spirit will enrich the onboard experience and be equally appreciated by guests. They will see many of Silver Muse's innovations and elevated comforts embodied by our reimagined Silver Spirit," said Christian Sauleau, Silversea's EVP of Fleet Operations.
Giorgio Rizzo, Senior Vice President Services of Fincantieri, said: “The lengthening of a ship always entails a rare level of complexity in a sector with already high technological content as the cruise one is. Today our group and the Palermo shipyard boast an established and recognized experience in this kind of operations, confirmed by the project that Silversea has assigned us. We are particularly proud of it because we will supervise it entirely, from design to its full execution, to the delivery to the ship-owner.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.