Silversea Cruises announces plans for a second extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind, completing the major refurbishment project started in December 2018.
Part of Project Invictus—a long-term plan to grow and improve Silversea’s fleet—the second extensive refurbishment of Silver Wind will begin in August 2020 giving the ship a strengthened ice-class hull, new state-of-the-art equipment for cruising in remote regions, a fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks for on-water exploration, and an upgraded theatre. All suites will also undergo another full upgrade; the spa and salon will each be completely refurbished; the reception/atrium will be overhauled; and additional improvements will be made to La Dame, La Terrazza, the Main Bar, the Observation Lounge, the Panorama Lounge, the Pool Bar, public bathrooms, and the Theatre, among other spaces. Accommodating 254 guests—fewer than its previous capacity—Silver Wind will offer higher space ratios, a higher crew-to-guest ratio, and more upper suites, among other enhancements.
“We are delighted to announce that our beloved Silver Wind will undergo a further extensive refurbishment in the summer of 2020, completing the enhancements made in December 2018,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO, in press materials. “Evolving the ship into an ice-class vessel, complete with Zodiacs and kayaks, will diversify her offering for our guests: she will be capable of unlocking deep travel experiences in both classic and expedition destinations, from the Caribbean to Antarctica, and everywhere in between.”
Silver Wind will continue to sail throughout the Caribbean visiting destinations such as San Juan, Barbados and St. Barts, while the ship’s smaller size will enable it to reach smaller ports, including Bequia, Anguilla and Les Saintes. In the Mediterranean, popular cities such as Venice, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona will be on the itineraries, along with more secluded destinations like Syros, Mljet, and Antibes. Silver Wind will also journey to expedition destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica. Following the August refurbishment, the enhanced ship will resume service on November 10, 2020, embarking on its inaugural season in Antarctica.