13 August 2009
The debut of Silver Spirit, our newest luxury cruise ship, is just months away, and what better, faster way to tell our loyal and prospective guests all the latest and greatest details than by launching a blog in her honour?
After all, she truly is in class all her own.
She is extraordinarily generous. Her 540 guests will enjoy one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea today and the largest suites in the Silversea fleet (95% feature a private veranda and all include the personalised services of a dedicated butler!).
She is elegant with a sophisticated 1930s Art Deco ambience, yet intelligent too with the latest advances in maritime technology.
She will entertain guests with a resort-style pool, four whirlpools, an 8,300-square-foot Spa & Fitness Centre, enriching performances in The Theatre and a choice of six dining venues including 'Seishin' a Japanese restaurant and 'Stars' a modern-day supper club.
And so much more…
Check out the post on the ‘birth’ of Silver Spirit, and stop by often for new stories on this extraordinary new ship, photos from the shipyard, and tantalising tidbits of her Inaugural Season. Read what others have to say, then feel free to share your own thoughts and experiences.
Have a question or want to know more about a particular topic? Let us know. Our goal for this blog, throughout the days leading up to Silver Spirit’s maiden voyage and beyond, is to keep all of you discerning travellers out there up to date, in the know, and maybe… one day soon…on board our new Silver Spirit.
13 August 2009
Intrigued by all the talk of our new ship, but feeling a bit left out? Join us for a virtual journey back through time with this quick recap of her history over the past year and a half.
At the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Florida, we announced that our newest all-suite ship would be named Silver Spirit and would join the fleet in late 2009.
The 540-guest Silver Spirit under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Renowned Italian architect Giacomo Mortola and team designed the 36,000-ton, ultra-luxury vessel.
The construction progresses.
Construction proceeds well and on schedule.
The Silver Spirit funnel with our Silversea logo
Captain Angelo Corsaro is assigned as Master of the Silver Spirit. Captain Corsaro has been with Silversea since our beginning in 1994.
Silversea President and CEO Amerigo Perasso revealed some specific Silver Spirit highlights to the press:
- 540 guests
- The largest suites in the fleet -- 95% have a private veranda
- 6,700 cubic feet of space per guest – one of the highest space-to-guest ratios at sea today
- 8,300 square feet (770 square meters) just for the spa!
- 4 whirlpools
- 6 dining venues (read more about this in future blogs)
Silver Spirit is ‘floated out’ (transferred) from dry dock to wet dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. An important milestone event marked by an official ceremony.