Silversea’s Silver Wind to undergo conversion for luxury polar travel 

The renovation of the 274-guest, ultra-luxury liner expands Silversea’s Antarctic expedition options, including a solar eclipse voyage in 2021 

Silversea Cruises, the global leader in ultra-luxury and expedition travel, is set to enhance its global fleet with the conversion of Silver Wind to an ice-class, ultra-luxury expedition ship.

The move comes as a result of the continued confidence in the growing popularity of luxury expedition travel to pristine glaciers and wildlife-rich regions of Antarctica.

Currently undergoing refurbishments, Silver Wind’s redesign includes an ice-strengthened hull for cruising in polar waters and state-of-the-art technology upgrades. Adding to her sustainability credentials, Silver Wind will be outfitted with a new advanced wastewater treatment plant, new food waste treatment facilities and new fuel-saving boilers. 


With a guest capacity reduced to just 274, Silver Wind will deliver one of the most personalised expedition experiences at sea, carrying up to 28 expedition experts who will share their knowledge during onboard lectures, on guided Zodiac tours, and on experiences ashore. New amenities that will further enhance the expedition experience for guests include a photo studio (formerly the casino) and a special water heating system in the ship’s swimming pool.

Once the renovations are completed, Silver Wind will be the line’s fourth expedition vessel in its fleet of nine ultra-luxury ships.

Silversea president and CEO Roberto Martinoli said: “We’re converting our beloved Silver Wind into one of the most luxurious expedition ships at sea to further expand and diversify our cold-water cruise offering. With the backing of the Royal Caribbean Group, we’re significantly investing in our ultra-luxury fleet to meet the burgeoning guest demand for voyage options in such breath-taking, remote destinations as Antarctica, and we have more exciting enhancements to come.” 

The vessel is set to make her maiden voyage on 20 November 2021, on a 22-day journey to Antarctica, providing guests with a prime viewing position on the White Continent for a solar eclipse on 4 December 2021. 

For more information, visit Silversea 

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