An update on the impact of the latest Covid-19 variant, Omicron, has been provided by the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of a handful of the world’s leading cruise lines.
The cruise giant stated that more infectious variant has caused significant problems, leading to cruise booking cancellations and disruption for the company. Ormicron is becoming the dominant strain in many countries around the world.
The brand new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, has successfully completed its sea trials off the coast of Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
The ship underwent twelve days of tests whilst at sea, including stability, vibration and noise tests as well as the inspection of public spaces on board.
Silversea Cruises has completed one of the biggest endeavours ever taken on a luxury cruise ship. The ultra-luxury cruise lines’ Silver Spirit was cut in two at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo and extended by 15 metres (49 feet).
The lengthened ship left the shipyard on 03 May 2018 having spent 53 days in dry-dock at the Italian shipyard. Around 1,000 highly skills shipyard workers and contractors worked on the project.
Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its brand new cruise ship, Silver Muse. The ship was delivered to the ultra-luxury cruise line from the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy on 03 April 2017.
At 40,700 gross tonnes, Silver Muse is the largest cruise ship ever built for the ultra-luxury cruise line and is the first new build for Silversea Cruises in seven years.
The luxury cruise ship Silver Whisper, operated by Silversea Cruises, recently emerged from dry-dock having undergone an extensive refurbishment, ready for her 117-night 2017 World Cruise.
The ultra-luxury suites were refurbished and the bathrooms were decorated with dark emperor marble flooring. The pool area was completely retiled and new chaise loungers have improved the levels of comfort and style in the outdoor spaces on board. In addition to this, two new whirlpools were added to the ship and new synthetic turf was added to the jogging track and outdoor spa decks.
Silversea Cruises has announced plans for their biggest refurbishment project to date. The fleet-wide project will see the luxury cruise line spend $170 million.
“We pride ourselves on being the reference when it comes to ultra-luxury cruising and this investment reflects our long-term commitment in this regard toward our ships, our guests and our crew” said , Manfredi Lefebvre, the Chairman of Silversea Cruises.