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Silver Moon will have new venues such as the S.A.L.T. Bar, far left, and the S.A.L.T. Lab, center, for culinary workshops. Additional enhancements include the Spa, right, with indoor/outdoor areas

Silversea shows enhanced Silver Moon spaces a year from launch

Today marks one year until the Aug. 6, 2020, launch of Silversea Cruises' Silver Moon. The sister of 2017's Silver Muse has enhancements including a pioneering new culinary program, S.A.L.T.

S.A.L.T. — which stands for Sea and Land Taste — will adapt according to the destination visited to unlock immersive culinary experiences for travelers. Elevating the role of food as a means to travel deeper into a destination, S.A.L.T. will encompass shipboard and shore-based experiences that delve into regional ingredients and culinary customs, guided by local experts.

Trio of new venues

Silver Moon will have three new venues as part of the S.A.L.T. program, forming a hub of culinary discovery on Deck 4. One of eight restaurants on board, S.A.L.T. Kitchen will be the first large-scale regional restaurant on a luxury cruise ship, offering an ever-changing menu and a regionally inspired wine list.

S.A.L.T. Lab will enable participants to learn about local ingredients and artisanal techniques via workshops, tastings and demonstrations. And S.A.L.T. Bar will pour most authentic flavors of the destination through a large selection of regional wines, spirits and other drinks.

Expanded Atlantide and La Dame

Also positioned on Deck 4, restaurants Atlantide and Kaiseki will each undergo an extensive redesign when compared to Silver Muse. Aboard Silver Moon, Atlantide will be enlarged to accommodate up to 230 diners. And Kaiseki's enhanced design will take inspiration from the best sushi restaurants in the world. There, diners will see expert sushi chefs in action.

Serving fine French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, Silversea’s signature restaurant, La Dame, will get a new design featuring Lalique crystal panels and be enlarged to accommodate more than 50 diners. Located on Deck 8, La Dame will also offer the opportunity to dine under the stars.

New Dolce Vita lounge design

Silver Moon will feature enhanced lounges and public spaces. At the heart of the ship on Deck 5, the Dolce Vita lounge will have a new layout that repositions the bar into the center of the room. Dolce Vita will serve as a sophisticated bar during the daytime and a piano bar by night, ideal for pre-dinner cocktails.

Positioned on Deck 9, the Connoisseur’s Corner for cigars and premium liquors will be entirely reimagined with a new design and a new Wintergarden area, a sheltered outdoor space.

Spa thermal area

In addition to an enhanced pool deck, with steps into the swimming pool and an enlarged, U-shaped bar area with additional seating, Silver Moon will offer a redesigned Spa and Fitness Center. The space will incorporate indoor/outdoor areas, comprising a large thermal area, relaxation area and gym.

Other signature Silversea venues will include the Panorama Lounge, the Observation Library, the Venetian Lounge and the Casino.

From the Mediterranean to around South America

Silver Moon's inaugural voyage from Trieste to Civitavecchia (Rome) is set for Aug. 6-17, 2020. One of five Silversea ships spending the summer in the Mediterranean, Silver Moon will cruise the region for its maiden season until November, before redeploying to Fort Lauderdale.

From there, the new ship will visit the Caribbean before continuing to Central and South America, where a 'Grand South America' voyage will circumnavigate the continent, visiting 37 destinations in 20 countries between Jan. 7 and March 17, 2021.