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Silversea’s Reverse Nip-Tuck

by Angelique Platas

Mar 20, 2018

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Cruising

In a rare and remarkable architectural feat, Silversea’s Silver Sprit was lengthened by about 49-feet … down the middle. Yes, apparently a cruise ship can be cut in half and rebuilt with laser-precision. The more than 36,000-ton ship was dissected in half to make way for the all-new midsection placement in an impressive expansion process.

The redesign upgraded the ship’s interior design, function and overall quality level for cruisers. Seldom attempted and rarely accomplished in maritime architecture, Silver Spirit’s unique upgrade is one of a kind and well worth the wait — especially considering the upgrades it allotted for travelers.

Hit the pool area on the sky deck, upgraded from 98 to 150 feet. Check out the all-new fitness area and free-weight room alongside the pool and cool down with a swim. Enjoy some poolside lounging in the sun or seek out some professional relaxation assistance at the Zagara Spa, an all-new wellness center with upgraded treatments and services.

Interior of fine luxurious dining room in restaurant

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Families looking for fine dining, European exploration, relaxing spas and striking design, the new-and-improved Silver Spirit is the ideal vessel. Discover the ship’s eight all-new restaurants in a variety of cuisine options from La Dame, La Terrazza, Spaccana, Atlantide, Indochine, Silver Note, Spaccanapoli and The Grill in addition to Seishin, in existence before the expansion. Departing May 6, Silver Spirit will traverse the pristine waters between Rome, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain, on a seven-day journey.

The midsection rejuvenation is just one aspect of the ship’s overhaul. Expect chic design and sophistication throughout the entire vessel from upgraded suites to public spaces including Dolce Vita and The Arts Café. The two venues offer swanky lounge accommodations for guests to mingle while enjoying live entertainment and various events.

Enjoy the vessel’s impressive upgrades while exploring Portofino, Italy, or hold out for the 12-day Lisbon, Portugal, excursion, May 22, to London, Greenwich. Peruse the full destination list and luxury excursions here while planning your summer family cruise or couples’ getaway.

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