Silversea spending $170 million on fleet upgrade

Silversea Cruises said it has budgeted $170 million for refurbishment of its current fleet. The luxury line said it will be the largest modernization program in its history.

The first three ships to benefit from the program will be the Silver Wind, Silver Whisper and Silver Discoverer.

The Silver Wind will get new furniture and furnishings in a drydock scheduled for October, as well as a new interactive TV and on demand movies system. The La Terrazza and Main restaurants will get new flooring, and the pool deck will get a new teak surface.

The Silver Discoverer, an expedition-style ship, will also be renovated in October. The Restaurant will be lighter and more contemporary, the pool grill will get new furniture, and the Discoverer Lounge will be transformed from a breakfast venue to a relaxation area. It will get new AV technology and furniture as well.

The Silver Whisper will get upgrades in time for its world cruise in 2017. Suites will be refurbished and the bathrooms adorned with dark emperor marble flooring. The pool will receive fresh tile and new chaise lounges.

Dining areas at the Restaurant and La Terrazza will be re-skinned with new carpet and parquet, respectively, and each will receive new furniture.

The Silver Whisper’s communications hub is scheduled for a major overhaul with the addition of two satellite antennas, vastly improving Internet speeds and enabling guests to take full advantage of the new, interactive TVs and on-demand movies available in every suite.

Silversea said details of other refurbishments would be announced later.

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