Luxury line Silversea have revealed some amazing images and footage of the refurbishment of the Silver Spirit.

The ship has been cut in two as she is in the process of not only getting new and exciting features, but is also being lengthened.

The lengthening project will create more space in public facilities as well as enhancing the new onboard features which will be completed on May 5.

“Witnessing these breathtaking phases of the Silver Spirit lengthening project has filled us with pride and excitement,” said Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer of Silversea.

“This ambitious project will amplify the on-board features that matter most to our guests.  We are taking our flagship, Silver Muse – which was delivered by Fincantieri in April last year – as the point of inspiration for a fleet-wide renovation program.  The lengthening and refurbishment of Silver Spirit will replicate the modern elegance of our latest vessel to make for a more luxurious travelling experience.  We are eager to share the new and improved layout of our cherished ship with our valued guests.”

The line is adding to its list of restaurants with new dining concepts like Atlantide, Indochine, Silver Note and Spaccanapoli. They will complement the pre-existing Seishin, La Dame, La Terrazza and The Grill.

The pool area on the sky deck will increase in length (from 30 to 45m / 98 to 148 ft.) to offer additional space for relaxing under the sun and a new aerobics area will also be created.

Inside, the Zagara Spa concept will be installed, as will a new free weights room which will complement the upgraded fitness centre.

The Arts Café and Dolce Vita – two new, sophisticated public spaces – will improve the on-board entertainment options.  All suites will be refurbished as well.

Prior to her refurbishment, Silversea docked in Chania in Crete to donate furniture to a number of charities.

In total, 11 containers were filled with 4,652 items from the ship – including sofas, chairs, curtains, computers, and more.

The donated articles will be put to use for social welfare purposes in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other institutions across the island.