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Silver Whisper gets refreshed in Genoa drydock

Silver Whisper gets refreshed in Genoa drydock
Silver Whisper sailed from Civitaveccchia this week on her first voyage following a 14-day drydock in Genoa, where extensive renovations were made to most areas of the 2001-built ship.

Many of the changes echo the design themes and warm color palettes of the new Silver Spirit.

The suites gained new carpets, headboards and curtains, while sofas and chairs were reupholstered. New mattresses custom-made for Silversea Cruises feature an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit personal preference. A memory foam pillow top covers the mattress when configured as a queen-sized bed.

In the larger suites (Owner’s, Grand, Royal and Silver), the veranda furniture was replaced and a new audio system added. The Owner’s, Grand and Royal Suites are outfitted with Bang & Olufsens’ BeoSound 3200 radio and CD player, and the Silver Suites have BeoSound 1, with a CD and radio integrated into a speaker.

By mid-June, all suites will gain new alarm clocks with iPod docks, as will all ships in the Silversea fleet.

In other work, La Terrazza, the Panorama Lounge, reception area, spa, card room and conference room received new upholstery, carpeting, curtains and wall treatments. New carpet was laid in the Observation Lounge and new wood flooring in the spa.

The Restaurant’s hardwood floor was reconditioned and polished and the chairs dressed in new upholstery. An upgraded sound system was added to the Show Lounge, Panorama Lounge and La Terrazza. New carpet was installed in all corridors, landings and staircases.

The jogging track was covered in new artificial turf, and the pool area was outfitted with new deck furniture, plus a new sound and light system for evening entertainment and outdoor shows. The pool itself has been upgraded inside and out with new tiles.

A large awning was installed over the outdoor dining section of La Terrazza. And the Pool Grill, sporting a new awning as well, transforms into The Grill for evening dining featuring the Black Rock cooking concept that debuted aboard Silver Spirit.

Silver Whisper’s teak decks and woodwork were reconditioned, and mechanical and propulsion systems underwent maintenance.