Following a three-week dry dock in Palermo, Italy, Silver Cloud is making her way across the Atlantic with a completely new look — and I am on board with lots of photos to share with you.
Simply, she is a stunner, but I’ll leave it up to you to judge for yourself through photos and stories I will be posting through the end of next week.
In the coming days, I’ll take you on a tour of the ship, beginning with the Owner’s Suite in tomorrow’s post. One of the biggest changes to the Owner’s Suite was the bathroom, pictured below. You’ll learn more about that tomorrow as part of our Owner’s Suite tour.
The ultra-luxury ship is still intimate and classic, but with a fresh and contemporary atmosphere. All interior decoration was completely renovated, including the suites, public spaces and dining venues. The goal, which was achieved, was to introduce a fresh and contemporary classic atmosphere.
Silversea says it made the significant financial investment in the refurbishment to ensure that guests experience a renewed sense of luxury and comfort when sailing aboard Silver Cloud.
Highlights of Silver Cloud’s makeover to be featured this week and next on Avid Cruiser:
Refreshed Public Spaces
A totally renewed lobby now displays a color palette of warm earth tones that is 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 color scheme of the ship is The Bar, which is now decorated in cooler shades of teal mixed with neutral tones of brown and beige. All new furniture, carpet, curtains and reconditioned wood flooring give the Panorama Lounge a refreshed contemporary look, while The Spa and Beauty Salon also got a makeover.
- Le Champagne, the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea, has been completely transformed with an upgraded entrance design, the addition of gleaming, backlit wine displays, a redesigned seating layout, and new wood flooring, fabrics and window treatments.
- La Terrazza’s updated interior includes a remodeled buffet area and handsome new banquettes along the walls, offering greater seating flexibility, including more tables for two.
- The Restaurant has been refreshed with chairs dressed in bright new fabrics, new window treatments and reconditioned hardwood flooring.
- The Grill, with its unique interactive dining concept, is now featured aboard Silver Cloud as the existing Pool Bar and Grill area has been expanded with additional seating, a large overhead awning, and the removal of the central stair unit, which was replaced with a curving corner staircase. At this new outdoor restaurant, I plan to enjoy the innovative dining experience that lets me cook prime meats and fresh seafood on heated volcanic rocks at my table.
Sophisticated New Decor for Suites
In the suites (all accommodations on Silver Cloud are called suites), the sofas and chairs have been updated with new fabrics. All carpets, headboards, curtains and outside veranda furniture have been 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 have been outfitted with plush new Pratesi sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. All bathrooms have been 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 percent of the Veranda and Vista Suites).
The Owner’s and Grand Suites have been outfitted with a modern wet room bath configuration featuring a new rainforest shower that is separate from the bathtub.
Upgraded Outdoor Spaces: The jogging track now features all-new synthetic turf and the pool area will be outfitted with new deck furniture.
In addition to enjoying a fresh reconditioning and polishing of teak decks and woodwork, the ship has undergone thorough maintenance on mechanical and propulsion systems.
Check out our Super-Sized Flickr slideshow featuring Silver Cloud.
Stay tuned for photos from the newly renovated Silver Cloud.