Silver Whisper Sails Into 2017 With New Look


Silversea Cruises has completed a major renovation of Silver Whisper, in time for the all-suite ship to host World Cruise 2017, an exclusive 116-day voyage from San Francisco to Monte Carlo departing on Jan. 6.

The reimagined ship features an array of enhancements from elegant new carpeting in all the guest suites to new wall treatments and rejuvenated wood flooring in the restaurants, Connoisseur’s Corner, Panorama Lounge, Spa and Beauty Salon. The Restaurant and La Terrazza have also been outfitted with newly upholstered chairs. A new marble-topped bar and new wood display cases grace the Observation Lounge, which has been refreshed with rich new wood panelling and wood accents.

The pool deck has been upgraded with the installation of two new whirlpools. Plus, new synthetic turf has been placed on the jogging and spa decks.

“Our goal with this refurbishment was to refresh Silver Whisper’s signature style, and honour her superb legacy of hosting our iconic world cruises by revitalizing the onboard experience for our guests,” says Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli. “Silver Whisper’s enhancements are a perfect complement to the superior level of personalized service and warm hospitality that our guests receive on every voyage, whether it’s a seven-day Mediterranean sailing or an around-the-world adventure.”

The renovation, completed during Silver Whisper’s dry dock in the Bahamas this month, represents the third phase of a US$170 million fleet refurbishment program, the largest in the company’s history. As part of the initiative, Silver Discoverer and Silver Wind have also received comprehensive makeovers this year. Silver Cloud is scheduled for refurbishment in late 2017, which will include converting the vessel to an ice-class expedition ship.