Orient Express Silenseas: A Majestic Sail into the Future of Luxury Travel

Prepare to be swept away by the grandeur of Orient Express Silenseas, a revolutionary maritime masterpiece marking 140 years since the inception of the iconic Orient Express trains. This maritime legend, unveiled by a unique collaboration between global hospitality leader Accor and shipbuilding giant Chantiers de l’Atlantique, promises to redefine luxury and sustainability on the high seas.

Luxury Redefined

In 2026, Orient Express Silenseas will set sail as the world’s largest sailing ship, a staggering 220-meter-long ocean treasure with a tonnage of 25,600 UMS. Boasting 53 suites, including a monumental 900-square-meter Presidential Suite, two pools, two restaurants, and a speakeasy bar, this vessel is poised to set new standards in maritime opulence. The epitome of luxury travel, Orient Express Silenseas invites passengers to indulge in the Art of Travel, where absolute comfort and dreams unfold against the backdrop of the open sea.

Orient Express Silenseas redefines luxury as an immersive journey, where absolute comfort meets dreams on the canvas of the open sea—a testament to the elegance of travel.

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Cultural Oasis

Beyond the lavish accommodations, Orient Express Silenseas seeks to enchant guests with an array of cultural experiences. An amphitheater-cabaret will host incredible shows, while a private recording studio will serenade passengers with beautiful melodies. Spa treatments, meditation sessions, and curated stopovers will transform the journey into a unique cultural exploration, allowing guests to escape reality and immerse themselves in the timeless allure of art and heritage.

  1. Amphitheater-Cabaret Shows: Immerse yourself in mesmerizing performances that blend artistry and entertainment in our state-of-the-art amphitheater-cabaret.
  2. Private Recording Studio: Let the enchanting melodies of our private recording studio serenade you, providing an exclusive musical experience against the backdrop of the open sea.
  3. Spa Serenity: Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, where skilled therapists pamper you with holistic wellness rituals, ensuring relaxation and revitalization.
  4. Meditation Retreats: Find tranquility with guided meditation sessions, allowing the rhythmic sounds of the ocean to become a soothing backdrop for your inner journey
  5. Cultural Stopovers: Explore carefully curated destinations that reflect the richness of global heritage, offering an opportunity to connect with diverse cultures and traditions.
  6. Timeless Art Exhibitions: Delight in onboard art exhibitions showcasing a fusion of contemporary and classic masterpieces, curated to stimulate your aesthetic senses.
  7. Literary Salons: Engage in thought-provoking discussions and literary explorations in our elegant lounges, where ideas flow as freely as the sea breeze.
  8. Culinary Arts Experiences: Discover the artistry of gastronomy with exclusive culinary events, where world-class chefs create culinary masterpieces for your indulgence.

Revolutionary Technology

At the heart of Orient Express Silenseas is the groundbreaking ‘SolidSail’ design. Crafted by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, this revolutionary technological marvel features three towering masts and 1,500-square-meter sails. This hybrid propulsion system, combining wind power and a state-of-the-art engine running on liquefied natural gas (LNG), represents a significant step towards environmentally friendly sea travel. The ship’s commitment to sustainability extends to plans for utilizing green hydrogen once approved for ocean passenger ships, providing a glimpse into a more eco-conscious future of maritime exploration

French Elegance

To ensure the interior matches the grandeur of the vessel, renowned architect Maxime d’Angeac has been entrusted with the design. Backed by Hetland Maritime, Accor’s vision, and Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s expertise, the project will receive 70-80% financing from commercial banks, with a consortium of equity partners, including a minority stake from Accor. This not only underscores the vessel’s financial viability but also emphasizes the quintessence of French savoir-faire in maritime excellence.

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Conclusion

Orient Express Silenseas is not merely a ship; it is a poetic journey through time and space, a tribute to the rich legacy of the Orient Express trains. As it sails into the future, Orient Express Silenseas invites passengers to join a luxurious voyage where the wind guides, cultural treasures await, and sustainability reigns supreme. Bon voyage into a new era of maritime elegance and environmental stewardship!

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