27 July 2010

Silver Whisper, 27 July 2010

Silver Whisper

IMO 9192179
Built 2001, C.N. "Visentini" di Visentini Francesco & C. Donada, Italy (hull), T. Mariotti Genoa, Italy (outfitting)
Tonnage 28 258 GT
Length 186,00 m
Width 24,80 m
Draft 6,00 m
400 passengers
2 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 11 474 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 20,5 knots

Silver Whisper is the second on Silveasea Cruises' two "second-ganeration" ships (her older sister is the Silver Shadow). She was built at two different shipyards, with the hull constructed at Visentini in Donada and towed to the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa for completion. Silver Whisper is one of the few cruise ships given a five-star ranking by Berlitz. All accommodation are suites and all have either a picture window or a private balcony.

Photographs of the Silver Whisper in Kustaanmiekka strait shortly after departing Helsinki on 27 July 2010, taken from the ramparts in Kustaanmiekka.

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