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Silversea luxury cruise ship cut in half for the tremendous 49 foot extension

The Silversea ship Silver Spirit was cut in half to prepare for a huge 49-foot expansion.

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What is a cruise company to do when it is a larger ship? Apparently, just saw it in half and add an extra 49 feet.

Silversea began the renewal process of the Silver Spirit ship this month as part of a $100 million renovation, Travel + Leisure reports.

Silversea began the renewal process of the Silver Spirit ship this month as part of a 100 million dollar renovation.

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The transformation is currently underway at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo. This type of extension is never used for the expansion of a luxury cruise ship, according to the cruise line.

The project “create more space in the public areas and to increase the Silver Spirit facilities, including adding more space to the general dining area, make room for the additional seats and the expansion of the pool deck.

The project “create more space in the public areas and to increase the Silver Spirit.”

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“To witness this breath-taking phases of the Silver Spirit renewal project has filled us with pride and excitement,” Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer of Silversea, said in a press release.

“The renewal and renovation of the Silver Spirit will replicate the modern elegance of our newest ship to make for a more luxurious travel experience. We are eager to share the new and improved layout of our beloved ship with our valued guests.”

The massive expansion will require 500 workers who will spend an estimated 450,000 hours to complete.

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The massive expansion will require 500 workers who will spend an estimated 450,000 hours in the job. The company estimates that the project will be closed on 5 May 2018.

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The Silver Spirit will resume service on May 6, 2018, with seven-day voyages between Civitavecchia, outside Rome and Barcelona, with rates starting from $5,600 per person.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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