Silversea’s 388-guest Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November 2019 to even further enrich the ship’s public rooms, dining venues and suites for guests. The renovation will include the creation of a new Atrium area on Deck 5, and major enhancements to all guest suites, corridors and many public spaces—including a remodeling of the ship’s La Dame restaurant, Connoisseur’s Corner and the Casino.
Part of Silversea’s Project Invictus—a long-term plan to grow and enhance the line’s ultra-luxury fleet of ships—the refurbishment will be inspired by the design of Silver Muse. The numerous upgrades to Silver Shadow are intended to include:
Suites: The ship’s guest suites and corridors will undergo a floor-to-ceiling renovation, inspired by the design and color palette of Silver Muse. Vista and Veranda suites will benefit from a full renovation of all fixed and loose furniture, in addition to new lighting, carpets and headboards. Bathrooms also will be upgraded with new sinks and Silestone material. Silver Shadow’s Medallion, Silver, Grand, and Royal suites will be upgraded with a new color scheme and new materials, similar to Silver Muse, while bathrooms will also undergo refurbishments. The ship’s Owner’s Suite will be entirely renovated with a full refurbishment of the bathroom.
New Atrium & Arts Café: The space currently occupied by the lobby, boutique and casino will be redesigned as a new Atrium. A social hub featuring an updated interactive guest reception area, the open-plan Atrium will feature boutiques and the Arts Café—a Silver Muse-inspired space where guests can relax amid artwork as they enjoy coffees, pastries, sandwiches during the day or cocktails during evening hours.
La Dame: La Dame restaurant, featuring French cuisine, will be refurbished and enlarged to accommodate 40 diners to ensure every guest has the opportunity to experience service and sophisticated cuisine.
Connoisseur’s Corner: A luxurious lounge offering fine cognacs and premium cigars, the Connoisseur’s Corner will be moved to Deck 8 (in the space formerly occupied by the library and Internet Café), where it will be completely reimagined with the addition of a new outdoor smoking area with comfortable seating.
Casino: A complete redesign of the ship’s casino will entail moving it to Deck 8 and placing it adjacent to the relocated Connoisseur’s Corner. The new setting for its 11 slot machines and two gaming tables will be highlighted by an updated décor.
Observation Library: Formerly the Observation Lounge, this quiet space for reading and reflection, which is set at the fore of the ship on Deck 10, will be known as the Observation Library. Here, guests will enjoy access to a carefully curated collection of books. Its panoramic ocean views will be complemented by new carpet and furniture.
Zagara Beauty Spa & Fitness Centre: The top-to-bottom renovation of the Zagara Beauty Spa and the Fitness Centre will encompass new steam and sauna rooms, fully refurbished treatment rooms, new furniture and flooring and updated state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Refreshed Public Spaces: Also scheduled for comprehensive renovation are The Restaurant, La Terrazza, Panorama Lounge, The Bar, The Show Lounge and Card/Conference Rooms—each of which will get décor upgrades, including new furniture, new upholstery, carpets, and wall and window treatments. The pool area will get new outdoor furniture, refurbished teak flooring, a new canvas awning with inserted lighting and new outdoor heaters, while the jogging track will be resurfaced with a new teak resin.
“We are committed to maintaining the impeccable standards of the Silversea experience, and this major refurbishment of Silver Shadow represents a significant investment for the benefit of our guests,” said Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli. “Whether relaxing in the new Atrium or sipping a cognac in the expanded Connoisseur’s Corner, our guests will notice not only a revitalized look but also greater choices and flexibility as a result of this project’s enhancements.”
Silver Shadow’s first voyage following the transformation will be a seven-night Caribbean itinerary departing from Fort Lauderdale for San Juan on Dec. 3, 2019.