Silversea’s latest refurbishment
By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
It took 7 days and millions of dollars and now Silversea’s 382-passenger Silver Whisper has emerged from dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas with several enhancements to its suites and public areas.
In a move to bring visual uniformity across the line’s eight-ship fleet,the vessel’s 194 suites were upgraded with new carpeting and marble-floored bathrooms. Restaurants La Terrazza, Le Champagne, and The Restaurant all received new wall coverings, upholstery and re-polished wood floors. In the Observation Lounge, new wood cabinetry, an enlarged bar and navigational monitor were added; the gym now boasts a wood floor and refrigerated refreshment center; and a pair of whirlpools were added on the pool deck.
“Our goal with this refurbishment was to refresh Silver Whisper‘s signature style and honor her superb legacy of hosting our iconic world cruises by revitalizing the onboard experience for our guests,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO.
Silver Whisper’s next Caribbean sailing is on November 2, 2017, when it departs New York on an 11-day cruise with stops at destinations including St. Maarten, St. Barth, Antigua and St. Lucia.
It is the fourth Silversea ship to be refreshed in a $170-million fleetwide project scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017.