Silversea Cruises' Silver Explorer expedition ship will go under the proverbial knife at the end of this month for a nearly three-week stem-to-stern refurbishment. The renovation is part of the line's $170 million fleet-wide refurbishment program. All public spaces will be touched during the refurb, with the ship's overall color scheme shifting to a new palette of blue and beige tones. The Observation Lounge, Panorama Lounge and Connoisseur's Corner will be updated with all-new furniture, while the restaurant's buffet counters, ceilings and walls will get a makeover and the furniture will be refashioned with new upholstery. Corridors, staircases and all public spaces will receive new carpets and wall treatments.