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27 May 2010

UPDATE AND LATEST PHOTOS OF REFURBISHED SILVER WHISPER

We're delighted to report the newly refurbished Silver Whisper sailed from Rome this week on her first voyage following a successful 14-day dry-dock project in Genoa, where extensive renovations were made to most areas of the ultra-luxury ship.  

Echoing the sophisticated contemporary design themes and warm color palettes of Silversea's newest ship, Silver Spirit, some of the highlights of the Silver Whisper makeover include:  

New Look for Suites: All carpets, headboards and curtains were completely replaced. The sofas and chairs feature new upholstery. Each suite has a new mattress custom-made exclusively for Silversea. The mattress features an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit each guest's preference. There is also a new memory foam pillow top that covers the mattress when configured as a queen-sized bed.  

And in the larger suites (Owner's, Grand, Royal and Silver), the veranda furniture was replaced and a new state-of-the-art home audio system added. The Owner's, Grand and Royal Suites are outfitted with Bang & Olufsens' BeoSound 3200 radio and CD player, and the Silver Suites have BeoSound 1,which features a CD and radio integrated into a speaker. 

By mid-June, all suites will feature new alarm clocks with iPod docks -- as will all ships in the Silversea fleet. 

Refreshed Public Areas: La Terrazza, the Panorama Lounge, Reception area, Spa, Card Room and Conference Room received new upholstery, carpeting, curtains and wall treatments. New carpet was laid in the Observation Lounge and new wood flooring in the Spa. The Restaurant's hardwood floor was completely reconditioned and polished and the chairs dressed in new upholstery. An upgraded sound system was added to the Show Lounge, Panorama Lounge and La Terrazza.  New carpet was installed in all corridors, landings and staircases. 

Upgraded Outdoor Spaces: The jogging track features all-new artificial turf, and the pool area has been outfitted with new deck furniture, plus a new sound and light system for evening entertainment and outdoor shows. The pool itself has been upgraded inside and out with new tiles. A large awning was installed over the outdoor dining section of La Terrazza. And the Pool Grill, sporting a new awning as well, will become The Grill for evening dining featuring the popular new Black Rock cooking concept that debuted aboard Silver Spirit.

In addition to enjoying a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork, the ship underwent thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems. 

To give you a better picture of the upgrades, we're pleased to share several new photos:

The Owner's Suite.

The bedroom in the Owner's Suite.

The Reception area.

The Restaurant.

Sitting area outside entrance to the Restaurant.

La Terrazza restaurant.

New awning over outdoor dining area of La Terrazza.

New tiles in the pool area.

Spa reception area.

Silver Whisper back at home on the high seas.

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24 May 2010

SILVER WHISPER'S NEW LOOK TAKES SHAPE

View latest photos from Silver Whisper's refurbishment:

Freshly upholstered and polished chairs for The Restaurant.

Here's a close-up view of the new custom-made mattress installed in all suites. It has an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit each guest's preference. There is also a new memory foam pillow top that covers the mattress when configured as a queen-sized bed.

Veranda Suites display a new warm colour scheme evoked by such new soft goods as carpet, headboard, mattress, mattress skirt, curtains, carpet, and freshly upholstered sofa and chairs.

Close-up detail of fabrics for new carpet and bed skirt in Veranda Suites.

Close-up view of new room divider curtain in Veranda Suites.

Silver Suites also feature a new colour palette detailed in new soft goods such as carpet, headboard, mattress, mattress skirt, curtains, carpet, and freshly upholstered sofa and chairs.

Close-up of new fabrics used for sofa and carpet in Silver Suites.

Detail of new curtains in Silver Suites.

The Silver Suite bedroom with new headboard, mattress, mattress skirt, curtains and carpet.

Silver Whisper is floated out of dry dock -- and definitely ready for her close-up!

After two busy weeks, Silver Whisper, sporting a fresh coat of paint and numerous enhancements, sails out of Genoa. Watch for more details in upcoming posts.

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19 May 2010

SILVER WHISPER GETS A MAKEOVER

We're delighted to report that Silver Whisper is more than halfway through a scheduled 14-day dry dock in Genoa, where the 382-guest, ultra-luxury ship is undergoing extensive refurbishment.

Workers have been busy this week performing routine maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems as well as removing carpets, curtains, upholstery and mattresses to make way for new soft goods in the suites and public areas. Plus there are exterior enhancements in the works, such as new artificial turf for the jogging track, an upgraded Pool Grill, new deck furniture, freshly polished teak decks, and more.

Following below are photos that take you behind the scenes and show some of the early work in progress. Stay tuned for more photos and details on Silver Whisper's major renovation in the coming days.

And here's Christian Sauleau, Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations, on site checking progress under the hull:

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18 May 2010

THE SILVER SPIRIT BLOG IS NOW THE SILVERSEA BLOG!

 

It's been an absolute pleasure sharing news, photos and videos of our beautiful new Silver Spirit over the past 9 months, and we hope you've enjoyed reading our posts as much as we've enjoyed creating them.

 

But there are many new and exciting things happening across our fleet, so the time has come to expand our blog to include other developments at Silversea. Starting today, this is the Silversea Blog and we hope you'll continue checking here for latest posts to keep you up to date and in the know.

And don't forget you can stay connected with us on Twitter and Facebook too. Just click on the tabs on the right side of this page to view our Twitter and Facebook home pages. Or better yet, take an extra moment to become an actual follower and fan.

 

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