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Pictures: Silver Spirit’s big reveal is finally here!

Here comes the big reveal for the cruise makeover of the year!

Silversea’s Silver Spirit has officially left the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo 49 feet longer, following the completion of its lengthening and refurbishment project!

Having been cut in half, lengthened with the insertion of a pre-built section, and renovated extensively, the new and improved Silver Spirit has now embarked upon her inaugural voyage, which departed from Civitavecchia (Rome) on 6 May 2018.

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See also: Photos: TW Heads to Italy to watch Silversea ship cut in half 

Silver Spirit’s 59-day dry dock period ran with precision and according to schedule, with roughly 1,000 skilled workers committing approximately 450,000 hours to ensure the lengthening’s punctual completion.

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With the aim of amplifying guests’ onboard experience in line with the successful design of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, the lengthening project has brought the ship to an exceptional standard: among other improvements, stylish décor enhancements have brought superlative comfort and a sense of spaciousness to public areas and suites; the ship’s pool deck has been enlarged; a new eight-restaurant arrangement has increased dining options, with the introduction of Spaccanapoli, Silver Note, Atlantide, and Indochine, as well as the renovation of La Terrazza; and a number of new amenities have upgraded the onboard offering, including the Arts Café, Tor’s Observation Library, the Zagara Spa, the Panorama Lounge, and the chic Dolce Vita lounge.

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Silversea is celebrating Silver Spirit’s maiden voyage with a number of onboard enrichments to mark the momentous occasion in guests’ memories.

Bound for Barcelona, the inaugural itinerary is the first in a varied series of European voyages. In September, Silver Spirit will cross to North America, where she will remain until November. From then, she will welcome guests in the Caribbean.

“I appreciate the complexity of this feat of engineering,” Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Chairman said.

“As such, I am extremely proud of the amazing job my team and Fincantieri have done.”

“Our beloved Silver Spirit resumes service in a condition that is even more beautiful than before.”


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