Currently many ships are getting refurbished or reimagined or just a plain well deserved modernization. Last year we did a review on the Silver Whisper who had a major refurb job just after the Silversea/Royal Caribbean acquisition. This job was already in the planning stages when Royal came onboard so the time in the shipyard was already booked and the materials purchased.
This last December the Shadow entered dry dock and the results are fantastic. This was more than a refurb job – steel was cut, which means major structural changes, public rooms moved and a complete transformation.
The lobby area now is a very functional hub of the ship and reflects the biggest complete change. The desk area is now part of a coffee shop, with a rotating selection of snacks throughout the day as well as a full bar area. This is a great location, any time of the day, for conversation and meeting. The gift shop now adjoins this area, very thoughtful.
Le Champagne has been expanded in size and really dressed up. The casino has been moved and down sized. Every Public Room on the ship has had major changes in décor. All of the Suites have totally been redone.Set featured image
If you have been on this ship before you are going to have re-acquaint yourself. She is very different now, more along the lines of the Silver Muse. Great job Silversea, we really liked her as did two of our charter clients who got to see the ship as well for the first time.
This report was prepared by Steve Bloss on February 1, 2020. The views expressed as solely those of the author and not necessarily those of WWTCA.