Silversea's Silver Cloud to Undergo Extensive Refurbishment
(1 October 2012) Starting
this November, ultra-luxury Silver Cloud
will welcome guests to a stylishly renovated shipboard environment brimming
with a host of new enhancements.
A major stem-to-stern refurbishment
will take place this month, with most of the work being completed during a three-week
dry dock at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo, Italy. Overseeing the design and
construction elements of the project is renowned Italian architect Giacomo
The goal is to completely renovate
Silver Cloud's interior decoration, including
the suites, public spaces and dining venues, in order to introduce a fresh and
contemporary classic atmosphere. Silversea is making a significant financial investment
in this refurbishment to ensure its guests experience a renewed sense of luxury
and comfort when sailing aboard Silver
Highlights of Silver Cloud's makeover will include:
Public Spaces: As soon as guests step aboard Silver Cloud, they will notice a totally renewed lobby displaying a
colour palette of warm earth tones that will be carried throughout most areas
of the ship with the installation of stylish new carpets, wall treatments and
artwork in the corridors, staircases and public spaces. Providing contrast to
the main colour scheme of the ship will be The Bar, which will be decorated in
cooler shades of teal mixed with neutral tones of brown and beige. All new
furniture, carpet, curtains and reconditioned wood flooring will give the
Panorama Lounge a refreshed contemporary look, while The Spa and Beauty Salon
will also get a makeover.
-- Le Champagne, the only
Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea, will be completely transformed with an
upgraded entrance design, the addition of gleaming, backlit wine displays, a redesigned
seating layout, and new wood flooring, fabrics and window treatments.
updated interior will include a remodeled buffet area and handsome new banquettes
along the walls, offering greater seating flexibility, including more tables
--The Restaurant will
be refreshed with chairs dressed in bright new fabrics, new window treatments
and reconditioned hardwood flooring.
--The Grill, with its
unique interactive dining concept, will now be featured aboard Silver Cloud as the existing Pool Bar
and Grill area is expanded with additional seating, a large overhead awning,
and the removal of the central stair unit, which will be replaced with a curving
corner staircase. At this new outdoor restaurant, guests will enjoy an
innovative dining experience that lets them cook prime meats and fresh seafood
on heated volcanic rocks at their table.
New Decor for Suites: The sofas and chairs will be updated with new
fabrics. All carpets, headboards, curtains and outside veranda furniture will
be replaced. Each suite will have a new mattress custom-made exclusively for
Silversea. The mattress will feature an individual spring system with a soft
and firm side that can be reversed to suit each guest's preference. The new
beds will be outfitted with plush new Pratesi sheets, pillowcases and duvet
covers. All bathrooms will be enhanced with new flooring, marble appointments
and either a new bath-and-shower combination or a new walk-in, glass-enclosed
rainforest shower with sitting area, offering a soothing, spa-like experience.
(This will replace the existing bath-and-shower combination in nearly 90% of
the Veranda and Vista Suites). The Owner's and Grand Suites will be outfitted with
a modern wet room bath configuration featuring a new rainforest shower that will
be separate from the bath.
Outdoor Spaces: The jogging track will feature all-new synthetic turf and
the pool area will be outfitted with new deck furniture.
In addition to
enjoying a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork, the
ship will undergo thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi
Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line
industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite
vessels: Silver Cloud,Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver
Whisper and Silver Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of
conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of Silver Explorer,
Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature
worldwide luxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been
voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler
(nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best
Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011).
International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and
Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009);
"World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards
(2010); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences (2011); "Number One" small-ship line in the
Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller
magazine (2010); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Excellence Award by
Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by
Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2011); and "Best
Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel Weekly China (2010).
more information on Silversea Cruises, please contact a travel agent.
For a complimentary brochure, please call toll-free (US) 877.215.9986 or visit www.silversea.com.
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