One of my favorite ships has received a swanky new makeover.
Back in the spring, ultra-luxury line Silversea put its 2009-built Silver Spirit through a multi-million dollar refit that included lengthening the vessel by 49 feet. The amazing feat was accomplished by cutting the ship in half and inserting a new prefabricated midsection at Fincantieri’s Palermo, Italy shipyard.
It is an impressive technological feat, to be sure. Silversea could have rested on its laurels, having expanded the ship’s dining and culinary options – not to mention the addition of more of the line’s lavish suites. Instead, the company took the time to fully refresh Silver Spirit’s interior spaces, redoing all suites and public areas with the newer, lighter colour scheme introduced last year aboard Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse.
So what has changed throughout the Silver Spirit? Here are the hard facts: the ship’s length has increased to 691 feet, and her overall passenger capacity rises from 540 to 608. That may seem like a lot, but remember: Silver Spirit grew by 49 feet in length over the span of eight passenger decks.
The line also took the time to make some welcomed improvements to this comfortable ship. Additional suites, including the soothing Silver Suites were added to the vessel. This is particularly important for those (like myself) that loved the original Silver Suites. These could (and frequently did) sell out on many itineraries. Now, the ship features more of these 746-square-foot wonders than ever before.