Launching in 2022
Silversea Cruises has created a new wellness program called “Otium,” which will launch on their new ship called Silver Dawn, which will welcome guests starting in spring of 2022.
What is “Otium”?
Since the cruise line has Italian heritage, Otium is inspired by the ancient Roman lifestyle of leisure. In Roman culture, otium, which is the opposite of negotium or the nonexistence of pleasure, was a time of leisure, in which people bathed, conversed, theorized, sang, drank, ate & relaxed. I think that sounds pretty great!
Otium will allow guests to experience customized wellness throughout Silver Dawn, beginning with some spacious suites, continuing with a personalized range of spa treatments. In a recent pilot of its new wellness program, Silversea showcased the following experiences as key features of the Otium program:
The Otium Sleeping Experience
Since human beings spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, the wellness program starts with an exceptional sleeping experience with Egyptian cotton linens made in Italy.
On board this ship, every suite will also have an Otium-inspired mattress, exclusively made just for Silversea. The cruise line’s pillow menu will be enhanced and include customization of down and feather pillow blends, memory foam, firm down or other improved down alternatives!
The Otium Bathing Experience
Every suite category on Silver Dawn will offer you the use of both a walk-in shower and a bath! This might just be my favorite feature of Otium!
Otium will include a special bathing experience, made possible with Silversea’s butlers, so you can indulge in a multi-sensory soak for complete relaxation experience!
When traveling on this type of experience, you will receive special Otium bathrobes, bath salts, candle lights, & you can even unwind to the playlist of your choice from curated musical options, all while also savoring a range of special delights, including caviar canapés, chocolate truffles & bubbly champagne.
Otium Balcony Experience
You will be able to tailor even your balcony experience at sea according to the weather, for example, if you are cruising in cold versus warm water regions!
In cool conditions, like Antarctica, the Arctic or the Russian Far East, the curated experience on your balcony would include a warm cashmere blanket, appetizers & a hot-chocolate menu.
When sunbathing in warmer climates, such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean & beyond, you get to stay cool with luxurious amenities like body mists, sun creams, cocktails & gourmet bites.
The Otium Comfort Food Experience
Silversea is enhancing its food & drink programs with Otium as well! The highlight is the addition of an in-suite comfort food 24 hour room service menu, designed to enhance your movie nights, aperitifs before dinner, & other leisurely moments.
Signature dishes on this menu will range from caviar & lobster in brioche rolls to a selection of yummy gourmet popcorn, plus other choices that utilize the cruise line’s top of the line food ingredients.
The Otium Spa Experience
This holistic wellness experience will take you on a journey throughout the ship, beginning in your suite, continuing into the spa, & also into other venues.
Silver Dawn’s spa will offer you a treatment menu designed by wellness experts.
On top of enjoying relaxing massages and a range of other treatments, you will be able to socialize in the spa’s thermal areas with champagne or signature treats, with ingredients ranging from caviar to truffles!
Rejuvenating treatments in the salon will also align with Otium’s spa experience.
“Otium encourages balanced indulgence, pampering & pleasure over sacrifice & 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.”-Silversea’s press release
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