Silversea Unveils New Wellness Program For New Ship Silver Dawn

Silversea Cruises has rolled out a new wellness program, "Otium," set to launch on new ship Silver Dawn, which will welcome guests from spring 2022. In a nod to the cruise line’s Italian heritage, Otium takes inspiration from the leisurely nature of the ancient Roman lifestyle. In Roman culture, otium—the opposite of negotium or the nonexistence of pleasure—was a period of time dedicated to leisure, in which people bathed, conversed, theorized, sang, drank, ate and relaxed.

Otium will provide guests with a customized, "multi-dimensional" wellness journey throughout Silver Dawn, starting in some of the spacious suites, growing with a curated range of treatments in the spa. In a recent pilot of its new wellness program, Silversea showcased the following experiences as key pillars of Otium:

The Otium Sleeping Experience: With guests spending more than a third of their time in bed, the wellness program begins with an exceptional night’s sleep, tailored to each individual’s preference. Guests sleep in Egyptian cotton linens, produced in Italy. Aboard the ship, guests in every suite category will also benefit from a special Otium-inspired mattress, designed exclusively for Silversea. The cruise line’s customary pillow menu will expand to include customizable down and feather blends, memory foam, firm down and improved down alternatives.

The Otium Bathing Experience: Every suite category on Silver Dawn will offer guests the use of both a walk-in shower and a bath. Otium will include a bespoke bathing experience, prepared by Silversea’s butlers, in which guests can indulge in a multi-sensory soak for complete relaxation. Guests will receive Otium bathrobes, bath salts and candle lights, and they can unwind to the playlist of their choice from a curated musical menu, while savoring a range of delicacies, including caviar canapés, chocolate truffles and champagne.

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Otium Balcony Experience  (Silversea )

The Otium Balcony Experience: Guests will be able to tailor their balcony experience at sea according to the climate, whether cruising in cold- or warm-water regions. In cool conditions—such as Antarctica, the Arctic or the Russian Far East—the cruise line's curated experience on guests’ balconies include a warm cashmere blanket, a selection of appetizers and a hot-chocolate menu at sea. When sunbathing in warmer climates—from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and beyond—guests can stay cool with body mists, sun creams, cocktails and gourmet bites.

The Otium Comfort Food Experience: With Otium, Silversea is enhancing its food and drink offering. The highlight of the program is the addition of an in-suite comfort food menu, available 24 hours per day, designed to enhance guests’ movie nights, pre-dinner aperitifs and other moments of leisure. Signature dishes on this menu will range from lobster and caviar in brioche rolls to a selection of gourmet popcorn, besides other options that incorporate the cruise line’s premium ingredients.

The Otium Spa Experience: This experience will guide guests on a journey of wellness throughout Silver Dawn, starting in guests’ suites, extending to the spa, and continuing into other public venues. Silver Dawn’s spa will be redesigned with Otium in mind, offering guests a selective treatment menu designed by wellness experts. Besides enjoying relaxing massages and a range of other treatments, guests will be able to socialize in the spa’s thermal areas with a glass of champagne or signature snacks—enriched with ingredients ranging from caviar to truffles. Rejuvenating treatments in the salon will complement Otium’s spa experience.

According to a press announcement released by the line, Otium encourages balanced indulgence, pampering and pleasure over sacrifice and delayed gratification. It is built on the principles that wellness should be a natural and enjoyable part of the day; that living well and being well are not mutually exclusive; and that wellness need not be a solitary, silent experience, but rather a social pursuit that is best enjoyed with others.

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