Fincantieri starts project to lengthen Silver Spirit

Fincantieri starts project to lengthen Silver Spirit
Silver Spirit will be able to carry an additional 68 guests following the lengthening project (Image: Silversea Cruises)

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has started a project to lengthen and refurbish Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit at its yard in Palermo.

Fincantieri, which first delivered the ship in 2009, has already cut the ship in two and inserted a pre-built 15-metre block to extend Silver Spirit from 195 metres to around 210 metres in length. This will enable Silversea to add more space to Silver Spirit’s public areas and increase passenger capacity from 540 to 608 guests.

Taking inspiration from Silversea flagship Silver Muse, which was delivered by Fincantieri in April 2017, Silversea will also add several new suites and venues to Silver Spirit. These will include an aerobics area, the Zagara spa, a free weights room in the upgraded fitness centre, two lounges, an extended pool area on the Sky Deck, and the new Atlantide, Indochine, Silver Note and Spaccanapoli restaurants. They will accompany the ship’s four existing dining venues, which include Seishin, La Dame, La Terrazza and The Grill.

Silver Spirit is scheduled to resume service on 6 May with a seven-day cruise from Civitavecchia in Rome, Italy to Barcelona, Spain.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Wednesday, March 14, 2018