Leading luxury expedition cruise line Silversea Cruises has unveiled details of Silver Endeavour’s upcoming planned refurbishment. Following a successful inaugural season in Antarctica, Silversea’s newest expedition ship will enter the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard in Genova, Italy, on April 3, 2023, emerging with an array of enhancements that will evolve the on board and expedition experiences for guests. Responding to high demand for the ship’s most spacious accommodations, Silversea will craft six new upper suites on deck eight, as well as four new suites on deck five. The brand will also introduce two new suite categories on board that will immerse travellers even deeper into the destination.
“Silver Endeavour’s refurbishment will strengthen her status as the world’s most luxurious expedition ship,” said Roberto Bruzzone, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Marine Operations. “With our guests’ cruise experience in mind, we are broadening her range of accommodation options by introducing two new suite categories, enriching a selection of public venues, and creating space for additional crew members to maintain one of the industry’s highest crew-to-guest ratios. Building on the success of her inaugural Antarctic season, Silver Endeavour will welcome travellers in the Arctic from June 2023, offering deeper connections and greater destination reach than ever.”
10 New Suites, Including Six Upper Suites Across Two New Categories
Replacing the former helicopter hangar amidships, Silversea will install two Master Suites and four Signature Suites. They will introduce two new suite categories to increase guests’ accommodation options. Starboard side on deck five, four Classic Veranda Suites will replace the Medical Centre, which will relocate to the space currently occupied by the Casino on deck four. Following a pent up demand to travel and experience new cultures and locations, passengers want to feel more immersed in the destination than before. This, along with a demand for spacious cabins providing a more luxurious feel is driving cruise interior design trends. These new suites will offer passengers improved views of their destinations, bringing them closer to the water than before. With floor to ceiling views and expansive cabins, Silver Endeavour will provide relaxing havens for guests to unwind in.
Offering one of the strongest connections with the destination in ultra-luxury expedition cruising, Silver Endeavour’s two new Master Suites, located towards the ship’s aft, will provide uninterrupted, 270-degree views. These can be enjoyed from their 29m2 (312ft2) verandas and large living areas, thanks to panoramic, vaulted glazing. Spacious, at 108m2 (1,163ft2), the two Master suites will feature expansive living and dining areas; perfectly proportioned bedrooms with king-sized or twin beds, and a walk-in closet; and a roomy bathroom with a walk-in shower, and separate whirlpool bath. The living room will include a convertible sofa to accommodate a third guest.
Four new Signature Suites, ranging from 67m2 to 78m2 (721ft2-850ft2), will welcome guests in spacious luxury. They will offer an open living room and dining area; an expansive bedroom with king-sized or twin beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walk-in closet; and an adjoining bathroom. This will feature a generously sized walk-in shower and whirlpool bath. The living room will include a convertible sofa to accommodate a third guest and floor-to-ceiling glass doors offering far-reaching views. Spacious verandas of between 16m2 and 25m2 (167ft2-269ft2) will provide ideal spots for guests to relax and admire the views.
Classic Veranda Suites
Four Classic Veranda Suites will be installed on the ship’s starboard side on deck four. These will maintain the traditional layout, features, and amenities of Silversea’s existing Veranda Suites. Each of the 33m2 (356ft2) suites will include a veranda of 5m2 (52ft2) and will welcome guests in the cruise line’s trademark level of comfort.
Moreover, the removal of the Casino on deck four will create space for four new crew cabins. These will host seven additional crew members, allowing Silver Endeavour to maintain Silversea’s unparalleled service standards and expedition experience. As well as bolstering the ship’s hotel team, the extra cabins will enlarge the ship’s expedition team to 22. This will offer guests greater access to more specialists for a deeper immersion into the destination.
Upcoming enhancements will also include the installation of handcrafted Lalique crystal panels in La Dame—Silversea’s signature French restaurant. This offers guests one of the most elegant fine dining experiences at sea.
Silver Endeavour: Taking Guests Deeper into Polar Regions
Silver Endeavour’s inaugural season in Antarctica included numerous highlights that demonstrate her advanced expedition capabilities. On November 24, for example, Silver Endeavour became the season’s first cruise ship to cross the Antarctic Circle, journeying as far south as Marguerite Bay. Other highlights from her inaugural season include the first-ever naming ceremony in the spectacular Lemaire Channel; the Antarctica premiere of long-term Silversea collaborator Steve McCurry’s biopic, McCurry: The Pursuit of Color; and the meeting of three Silversea ships in the White Continent in December – Silver Endeavour, Silver Wind, and Silver Cloud.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Galápagos, both Polar Regions, and hundreds of fascinating destinations in between. Silversea is also looking forward to the launch of two new ultra-luxury Nova-class ships – Silver Nova and Silver Ray. Silversea Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group.
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