The 298-passenger Silver Wind was Silversea's second ship, launched in 1995, just a year after the Silver Cloud. Like its slightly older sister, the Silver Wind aspires to personalized luxury, giving passengers a choice of amenities, from soaps to pillows. The staterooms are all suites (the smallest is a sizable 240 square feet) and have ocean views. The ship was refurbished in 2008 to update its interiors, and also to add a new Spa at Silversea and an observation lounge complete with a radar screen, astronomical maps, and binoculars. This year, the Silver Wind will be in the Mediterranean for the sping and summer before heading to Asia.