Silver Shadow to enter dry dock in November

Silversea Cruises has announced Silver Shadow’s La Dame restaurant will increase in size and a new atrium will be created during the ship’s planned dry dock later this year.

The French gourmet restaurant will be one of several evening venues overhauled as part of the month-long project, including La Terrazza, The Restaurant, the casino and cigar lounge Connoisseur’s Corner.

La Dame will hold 40 passengers – up from 24 – in order to meet demand following the project, due to start in November.

Silversea has yet to decide where the 388-passenger ship will undergo its refurbishment.

Peter Shanks, Silversea’s UK managing director, said the “biggest change” on the vessel would be on deck five where a new atrium would be created.

“We are opening everything out,” he said. “There used to be all these small rooms, but we will take everything down.

“We want people to engage more freely and easily. This is probably one of the biggest changes that we are making with Silver Shadow.”

The ship-wide renovation forms part of Project Invictus, a long-term plan to grow and enhance Silversea’s fleet of ships following the line’s acquisition by Royal Caribbean last year.

Silver Shadow’s first voyage following the transformation will depart from Fort Lauderdale for San Juan on 3 December 2019. 

"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’s 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 revitalised look but also greater choices and flexibility as a result of this project's enhancements."

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