Silversea announces its plans for the second reform of the Silver Wind, which will complete the main remodeling project started in December 2018. This second period, in which the ship will be in dry dock during the summer of 2020, will turn the Silver Wind into a polar navigation vessel and will make a series of improvements in the interior giving it more versatility. All these reforms will give Silver Wind the opportunity to offer classic and expedition itineraries with maximum comfort, as well as a wider range of experiences.
This second extensive redevelopment of the Silver Wind, which will begin in August 2020, is part of the Invictus Project, a long-term plan to increase and improve Silversea’s already luxurious fleet of ships. The vessel will benefit from a reinforced hull for polar navigation, a new state-of-the-art equipment that will allow it to navigate through the most remote regions and a fleet of zodiacs and kayaks that will allow passengers to take excursions and explore the area from Water. In addition, the comfort of the boat and the luxury features of Silversea will be enhanced: all suites will undergo a renovation; as well as the Spa & Salon that will be completely renewed; the reception and the atrium will be reviewed; and additional improvements will be made in La Dame and La Terrazza restaurants and in the main bar; also in the observation room, the Panorama room, the pool bar, the public baths and the theater, among other spaces. The Silver Wind, which has a capacity for an intimate number of passengers (254) retains the philosophy of small boats and will offer higher space proportions, a greater proportion of crew / guests and more superior suites, among other improvements.
The Silver Wind will continue to bring guests closer to the authentic beauty of the most iconic destinations in the world, such as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. In the Caribbean, the ship will continue to visit renowned ports, such as San Juan, Barbados and San Bartolomé, while its intimate size will also allow it to discover smaller ports, such as Bequia, Anguilla and Les Saintes. Favorites from the Mediterranean, such as Venice, Monte Carlo and Barcelona, will also continue to appear on the ship’s itineraries as well as more isolated destinations such as Syros, Mljet and Antibes.
The Silver Wind will also travel to extraordinary and exceptional destinations, including the Arctic and the Antarctic. The ship will resume its voyages on November 10, 2020, starting its inaugural season in Antarctica. Between these trips they emphasize:
WI201121014 – Departing from Ushuaia on November 21, 2020, on a round trip of 15 days, the Silver Wind will spend a day at sea before visiting the Falkland Islands, the Drake Passage, the Antarctic Strait, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to Ushuaia through the Drake Passage. The first trip of the ship in Antarctica will offer a series of unforgettable experiences: in addition to penguins, seals and several species of little known birds, the guests will have the opportunity to observe whales in their natural habitat. Zodiac and kayak tours led by the Silversea expedition team will enrich the experience.
WI201205014: The Silver Wind will follow the same itinerary as of December 5, 2020, and will return to Ushuaia on December 19. The Silversea expedition team will also make improvements and enrich, if possible, the experience with a variety of conferences, workshops and immersion excursions on land: the round trip of 15 days will offer an unforgettable trip to the last continent with the maximum comfort.
In the remodeling of 2018, the interior public spaces of the Silver Wind, such as the Show Lounge, the restaurant, the conference and games room, and the library, were completely renovated. New carpets were installed throughout the ship, even in the corridors. On the outside, the roofs were renewed and all the exterior furniture was replaced with new pieces.
“We are delighted to announce that our beloved Silver Wind will undergo an additional refurbishment in the summer of 2020, completing the improvements made in December 2018,” says Roberto Martinoli, CEO of Silversea. “The evolution of the ship to ice class with zodiacs and kayaks, will diversify its offer for our guests, this reform will allow to offer deep travel experiences in both classic and expedition destinations, from the Caribbean to Antarctica.”
The announcement of the second redevelopment of the Silver Wind follows the news that Silversea Cruises has signed agreements for the creation of three new ultra luxury ships. Guests can also enjoy all these best in the new Silversea fleet.