In just one season, Silver Endeavour raised the bar in polar cruising.
Her 200 guests a voyage experienced Silver Endeavour’s remarkable number of firsts. Silver Endeavour has the highest crew to guest ratio (of 1:1), Zodiac-to-guest, expert-to-guest ratios in the industry. Her cutting-edge navigation and exploration technology is unrivalled. But it is Silversea’s unmatched commitment to comfort that makes Silver Endeavour the most luxurious expedition ship ever built.
Remarkably, Silver Endeavour is about to become ever more spectacular than before.
Just this week, Silver Endeavour entered Genova’s San Giorgio del Porto shipyard for a series of enhancements in both onboard and expedition experiences for guests on the 20,449 ton vessel. Given that Silver Endeavour was only launched in 2021, these changes reflect the success of the ship among her passengers. In response to demand for the ship’s most spacious accommodations, Silver Endeavour will have six new Upper level suites on deck 8, four new suites on deck 5 as Silversea introduces two new suite categories—all designed to immerse her passengers even deeper into their destinations.
Silver Endeavour’s enrichment does not stop at her new accommodations.
Roberto Bruzzone, Silversea’s Senior Vice President of Marine Operations, explains “With our guests’ experience in mind, we will also create space for the additional crew members our new accommodations will require maintaining our guest to passenger ratio of 1:1.” All of these changes will be made in time to welcome guests on Silver Endeavour’s itineraries starting in June 2023. The ship will first offer two voyages in the British Isles and Iceland before setting sail for her first Arctic season. Nine voyages are planned to include many of the Polar Region’s most remote destinations—Pond Inlet in Nunavut in Northern Canada, Cape York and Qaanaaq in Greenland. Her 2023 Antarctica season begins at the end of October.
Let’s look at Silver Endeavour’s glorious new suites.
Two new suite categories will allow Silver Endeavour’s guests even more options in selecting their accommodations. In addition, another four Classic Veranda Suites will be added. The two Master suites will take your breath away. Located toward the ship’s aft, these amazing suites bring their occupants even stronger connections with Silver Endeavour’s destinations. They each provide uninterrupted 270-degree views from their enormous 312-square foot verandas. Inside, their large living areas have been designed with panoramic vaulted glazing. Featuring both living and dining areas, guests will relish all that’s contained in their 1,160 square feet. The bedrooms offer the choice of king size or twin beds. Silversea is justly famous for its walk-in closets and beautiful bathrooms. Here they feature both a walk-in shower and separate whirlpool bath. In the living room, a convertible sofa is quickly made up into a third bed should it be requested. The four Signature Suites are next in size. Measuring from 721 to 850 square feet, they feature the luxury of space. Their open living and dining room areas are light-filled sanctuaries. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to admire Silver Endeavour’s destinations and even extend to the expansive bedroom. Replete with both a walk-in shower and whirlpool bath, the bathrooms are sanctuaries. Their walk-in closets are large enough for cold weather gear. And then there are the verandas. Between 167 to 269 square feet, these are ideal spots to relax and admire the ever-changing views. Finally, there are four new Classic Veranda Suites. These suites will be familiar to Silversea’s ever-growing repeat guests. They are treasured for their traditional layout, features and amenities that bring them back to Silversea time after time. At 365 square feet with 52 square foot verandas, they represent Silversea’s trademark level of comfort.
But that’s not all…
New guest accommodations mean a need for new crew cabins. Seven will be employed in the hotel team just to maintain Silversea’s unparalleled service standards. And the extra cabins will also mean an opportunity to enlarge the ship’s expedition team to 22—all of whom give guests an even richer immersion on whatever expedition itinerary they choose. Not to be forgotten, Silver Endeavour will receive another Silversea hallmark: Handcrafted Lalique crystal panels will be installed in La Dame—Silversea’s signature French Restaurant. Even at the ends of the earth, guests will experience one of the most elegant fine dining experiences at sea.
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