Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Silversea's Silver Cloud Completes Extensive Refurbishment
Source = Silversea Cruises
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 took place this month, with most of the work completed during a three-week dry dock at Fincantieri's shipyard in Palermo, Italy. Renowned Italian architect Giacomo Mortola oversaw the design and construction elements of the project.
The goal was 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 made a significant financial investment in this refurbishment to ensure its guests experience a renewed sense of luxury and comfort when sailing aboard Silver Cloud.
Highlights of Silver Cloud's makeover included:
Refreshed Public Spaces: Guests will step aboard Silver Cloud into a totally renewed lobby displaying a colour palette of warm earth tones that was 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, decorated in cooler shades of teal mixed with neutral tones of brown and beige. All new furniture, carpet, curtains and reconditioned wood flooring gave the Panorama Lounge a refreshed contemporary look, while The Spa and Beauty Salon also got a makeover.
Sophisticated New Decor for Suites: The sofas and chairs were updated with new fabrics. All carpets, headboards, curtains and outside veranda furniture were replaced. Each suite has a new mattress custom-made exclusively for Silversea. The mattress features an individual spring system with a soft and firm side that can be reversed to suit each guest's preference. The new beds are outfitted with plush new Pratesi sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. All bathrooms are 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 replaced the existing bath-and-shower combination in nearly 90% of the Veranda and Vista Suites). The Owner's and Grand Suites are outfitted with a modern wet room bath configuration featuring a new rainforest shower separate from the bathtub.
Upgraded Outdoor Spaces: The jogging track now features all-new synthetic turf and the pool area is outfitted with new deck furniture.
In addition to enjoying a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork, the ship also underwent thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.