Updated: Our Silver Wind Ship Review

This week, we continue with our ship review updates for ultra-luxury line Silversea with an extended review and deck-by-deck photo tour of Silver Wind.

Silversea's Silver Wind, at her berth in Trapani, Italy. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders
Silversea’s Silver Wind, at her berth in Trapani, Italy. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Built in 1995, Silver Wind was the second ship to enter service for Silversea, following close on the heels of her sister, Silver Cloud. But during the intervening decades, Silversea refitted Silver Wind with a number of amenities not found on her sister ship. The most obvious of these is the forward-facing Observation Lounge that can be easily seen perched above Silver Wind’s navigation bridge.

Refits in 2008 and 2013 have left this cozy, 296-guest ship sparkling. Take a look below for a preview of our new review and deck-by-deck Photo Tour of the Silver Wind, and discover just what makes this sleek, nimble ship a staunch favorite for new and old Silversea cruisers alike.

Updated Silver Wind Ship Review

Silversea's Silver Wind at her berth in Kusadasi, Turkey this morning. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
Silversea’s Silver Wind at her berth in Kusadasi, Turkey. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

As the second vessel ever constructed for ultra-luxury line Silversea, the Silver Wind still looks like she’s fresh out of the shipyard thanks to a series of thoughtful refits and updates, the most recent of which occurred in late 2013.

Sleek, yacht-like and wonderfully intimate, there’s nothing about Silver Wind that will immediately knock your socks off – and that’s just the way Silversea guests like it. Instead, she carries the warm ambiance and friendly atmosphere Silversea has successfully cultivated for decades. Public rooms are comfortable and inviting, done with elegant accents and a dash of vibrant red upholstery throughout. With just 296 guests onboard, crowding is never an issue here. Your favorite onboard spot remains just that, as if magically reserved just for you.

Silversea's 1994-built Silver Cloud looking resplendent in the dawn light in Piraeus, Greece on Monday, April 20, 2015. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
Silversea’s 1994-built Silver Cloud, sister to Silver Wind, looking resplendent in the dawn light in Piraeus, Greece on Monday, April 20, 2015. Note the lack of an Observation Lounge above the bridge. Now you can tell the two vessels apart. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

In a nod to the “new” Silversea, there are also healthy touches of the line’s flagship, the 540-guest Silver Spirit, that were added throughout during a 2008 refit. New additions included a glass-enclosed Observation Lounge on Deck 9 that remains wonderfully deserted throughout much of the day, and a completely redone La Terrazza aft on Deck 7. A refit in late 2013 re-did the popular Bar on Deck 5, and dramatically altered the decor of Silversea’s Le Champagne specialty restaurant that is operated in conjunction with Relais & Chateaux.

Click here to read our full Cruise Review and Photo Tour for Silversea’s Silver Wind!

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