Silversea's new luxury ship will enter the Italian yard on April 3, following its recently completed inaugural Antarctic season.
As earlier reported, Silver Endeavour will be getting six new upper suites on Deck 8 and four new suites on Deck 5, among other changes. Capacity will go from 200 to 220 passengers.
Two new suite categories
'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,' said Silversea's Roberto Bruzzone, SVP marine operations.
Following the work, Silver Endeavour will operate in the Arctic starting in June.
Replacing the former helicopter hangar amidships will be two master suites and four signature suites. Starboard side on Deck 5, four classic veranda suites will replace the Medical Center, which will relocate to the space currently occupied by the casino on Deck 4.
The two new master suites, located aft, will provide uninterrupted 270-degree views from their 29-square-meter/312-square-foot verandas and large living areas, thanks to panoramic, vaulted glazing. At 108 square meters/1,163 square feet, each suite will feature expansive living and dining areas, bedrooms with king-size or twin beds and a walk-in closet, a roomy bathroom with a walk-in shower, and separate whirlpool bath. The living room will include a convertible sofa to accommodate a third person.
Four new signature suites, ranging from 67 square meters/721 square feet to 78 square meters/850 square feet, will welcome provide an open living room and dining area, an expansive bedroom with king-size or twin beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in closet and an adjoining bathroom with a generously sized walk-in shower and whirlpool bath. The living room will include a convertible sofa to accommodate a third person, as well as floor-to-ceiling glass doors. The spacious verandas will meature from 16 square meters/167 square feet to 25 square meters/269 square feet.
Classic veranda suites
The four classic veranda suites on Deck 5 will maintain the traditional layout, features and amenities of Silversea’s existing veranda suites. Each of the 33-square-meter/356-square-foot suites will include a 5-square meter/52-square foot veranda.
More cabins for hotel and expedition staff
Removing the casino on Deck 4 will create space for four new crew cabins, which will host seven additional crew. As well as bolstering the hotel team, the extra cabins will enlarge the expedition team to 22.
Silver Endeavour's enhancements will also include the installation of handcrafted Lalique crystal panels in French specialty restaurant La Dame.
Following the refurbishment, Silver Endeavour will undertake voyages in the British Isles and Iceland before embarking on an Arctic season June 3, with nine voyages set to include remote destinations such as Pond Inlet, Cape York and Qaanaaq, among others.