I am not a cruiseship kind of traveler, but I might make an exception for the sleek new vessel from the Orient Express train people. The new cruiseship, Silenseas, is a luxury ship modeled after historic 19th century vessels. Renowned for highend trains, the Orient Express partnered with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to develop the cruiser, which is both luxurious and technologically cutting-edge.
The Silenseas is 721 feet long with 54 suites on board, with two swimming pools, two restaurants, a speakeasy, an Amphitheatre-Cabaret, a recording studio, a spa, and much more. The luxury hospitality company promises to deliver the same opulence to future sea-faring travelers as its train passengers.
The ship has an over 16,000 square feet ‘SolidSail’ mast system that will aid it in getting to and from its destinations. This is boosted by a secondary hybrid propulsion system that runs on liquified gas.
The Orient Express expects Silenseas to hit the open waters sometime in 2026.
I suspect I’d have to remortgage the house to pay for it. But it might be worthwhile 💗
I wish ALL cruiseships were abolished. They are one of the perfect expressions of the nihilistic, extravagant, pretentious, wasteful, and useless lifestyle that is killing us all. Especially the little worker ants and bees. The already overcrowded Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Enough already.