Silversea unveils refurbished Silver Shadow


Enhancements made to Silversea’s Silver Shadow during its latest refurbishment include a floor-to-ceiling renovation for all suites, a new livery, plus updates to numerous public spaces including the La Dame restaurant, atrium and Connoisseur’s Corner.

The suite refurbishment encompassed carpets, furniture, fixtures and bathrooms. The new colour scheme takes influence from sister ship Silver Muse. Guest hallways were also enhanced with new carpets and suite doors.

The ship now features a two-tone livery. “Silversea has evolved in recent times and we felt the need to reflect this evolution in Silver Shadow’s livery,” said Jose Vuolo, Silversea’s global creative director. “Elegant, understated, recognisable, Silver Shadow’s new aesthetic echoes our cruise line’s character, placing emphasis on the destination and our guests’ experiences. Complementing the ship’s interior refurbishment, which whispers luxury, the new exterior design distinguishes Silversea within the ultra-luxury segment. Silver Shadow will look equally as sophisticated while anchored off a remote Caribbean island as in the port of a historic European city, as her new livery has been designed to form an affinity between ship and destination.”

La Dame restaurant, on Deck 7, has an updated decor that includes handmade Lalique panels. The restaurant has also been enlarged and now accommodates 40 diners.

A new atrium area has been created on Deck 5 with open-plan boutiques and the Arts Café, complete with central bar counter and vibrant furnishings. The atrium also has an updated guest relations area, with an interactive guest relations desk, and a bespoke new future cruise sales office.

The Connoisseur’s Corner has been repositioned from Deck 7 to Deck 8 and entirely refurbished with a new outdoor seating area where guests can enjoy drinks and cigars indoors or al fresco.

The Casino has been relocated from Deck 5 to Deck 8, and now features a new layout with updated décor.

Many of Silver Shadow’s other public spaces have undergone extensive refurbishments, including La Terrazza, the Restaurant, the Panorama Lounge, the Zagara Beauty Spa & Fitness Centre, the Observation Library, the Bar, the Show Lounge, the Card/Conference Room, the Pool Area and Jogging Track, and all public bathrooms.

New outdoor furniture was introduced in the pool deck, suite balconies, La Terrazza, and the Panorama Lounge.

“Every aspect of Silver Shadow’s refurbishment has been designed to enrich our guests’ experiences,” said Mark Conroy, managing director of the Americas, who was onboard for special events during Silver Shadow’s post-refurbishment sailings between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in December 2019. “From the new atrium area in the heart of the ship, which is perfect for a sociable evening cocktail, to the completely renovated guest suites, which guarantee optimum comfort, Silver Shadow’s enhanced interior spaces are elevating the entire cruise experience.”

“Our guests’ reactions to the enhanced Silver Shadow has been exceptional,” said Peter Shanks, managing director for the UK, Ireland, the Middle East and Africa, who joined Conroy on the post-refurbishment sailings. “It has been a real pleasure to reunite with familiar members of our Venetian Society in such a beautiful setting. Inspired by Silver Muse, the reimagined Silver Shadow has raised the bar higher still for our cruise line.”

Other Silversea luxury amenities include ocean-view suites, regional cuisine and a personalised butler service; as well as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests’ preferences; a complimentary in-suite 24-hour dining service; and complimentary wi-fi.

Images: Silversea Cruises


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Marisa has been writing about transport design and the passenger experience since 2013 and is also a contributor to sister titles Aircraft Interiors International and Business Jet Interiors International. She has travelled the world extensively by car, plane, train and cruise liner.

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