Luxury cruise line Silversea is preparing to get the biggest facelift in its history — for a cool $170 million.
The Monte Carlo-based line, with offices in Miami, announced its multimillion-dollar refurbishment plan Wednesday, as well as planned renovations for various ships in the cruise line’s eight-vessel fleet.
“We pride ourselves on being the reference when it comes to ultra-luxury cruising and this investment reflects our long-term commitment in this regard toward our ships, our guests and our crew,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, chairman of Silversea.
The 382-passenger Silver Whisper, host to the line’s world cruise, will undergo refurbishments at the end of the year, including updates to suites, a newly-tiled pool, cosmetic changes to ship restaurants and faster WiFi. Silver Wind, which has capacity for 296 passengers, will be renovated in October with similar updates to the public areas and suites, as well as better Internet connection.
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The cruise line’s smaller expedition ships, which travel to remote areas of the globe, are also getting a makeover. The 120-passenger Silver Discoverer will be renovated in October, with upgrades coming to public areas onboard. The Discoverer lounge will be transformed from breakfast venue to lounge and The Restaurant will get cosmetic changes.
The cruise line said it will announce further renovations to other ships in the fleet at a later date.