Following its successful debut onboard Silver Dawn in 2022, the Otium wellness programme evolved to offer a broader range of sumptuous experiences and amenities aboard Silver Nova, the newest ship in the Silversea line.
Silversea’s Otium wellness programme, based on the concept and traditions of the ancient Roman lifestyle, was created to provide guests with unrivalled moments of luxury via tailored wellness experiences.
As well as a thoughtfully designed Otium Spa that includes an indoor relaxation pool, Silver Nova offers guests enhanced in-suite experiences, bespoke bathroom amenities, dedicated Otium Suites, and more.
“Unique in the industry, Silversea’s Roman-inspired Otium wellness program speaks to our brand’s commitment to offering our guests some of the world’s most luxurious travel experiences,” said Barbara Muckermann, President of Silversea.
“Pampering guests with bespoke moments of indulgence as part of a wellness journey that begins in the comfort of their suite and extends throughout the ship, Otium has evolved aboard Silver Nova, with a redesigned spa, new Otium amenities, an all-new in-suite experience, and more. Otium marks just one of many enhancements aboard Silver Nova, which pushes boundaries in ultra-luxury travel and represents the evolution of our fleet.”
Silver Nova introduces the following enhancements to Silversea’s Otium program:
• OTIVM SUITES: A SILVERSEA FIRST
The Otium Suite is one of seven new suite categories offered aboard Silver Nova, giving guests a total of 13 categories. Silver Nova’s two Otium Suites, at 1,324ft2 (123m2) each, are the ship’s most spacious accommodations, providing the ultimate suite experience at sea in the coveted aft-corner position. The two suites, which have floor-to-ceiling windows in all living spaces, offer stunning 270-degree views from the inside, while their 431ft2 (40m2) balconies are the most spacious on board and feature a private whirlpool. Custom-made premium mattresses, two large flat-screen televisions, sound systems with Bluetooth connectivity, and espresso machines are all included in the Otium Suites. Each Otium Suite also includes five Roman-inspired artworks carefully selected to enhance the sense of relaxation. In addition to the wellness program’s comprehensive in-suite experiences, guests staying in Silver Nova’s Otium Suites will receive a complimentary spa treatment worth up to USD 399 per person, based on double occupancy.
• AN ALL-NEW IN-SUITE EXPERIENCE: THE OTIVM SHOWER EXPERIENCES
The wellness journeys of Otium guests begin in their rooms and continue throughout the ship. Guests can enjoy Otium’s signature sleeping experience, which includes the finest linens and a selection of pillows; the Otium bathing experience, which consists of a selection of bespoke bath salts, gourmet delicacies, and a curated playlist; the first balcony experience at sea, tailored to both warm and cold weather; and the Otium comfort food experience, which includes a selection of decadent snacks. With a new shower experience, Silver Nova expands the range of in-suite Otium experiences. The new Otium shower experience, designed to offer a sensorial moment of relaxation, enables guests to enjoy the aromas of essential oils from invigorating shower steamers. Guests can choose from three fragrances:
Deep Sleep – with lavender, rose geranium, and black pepper undertones to help you relax and prepare for a good night’s Sleep.
Mood Boost – an energising and exhilarating alternative with notes of lemon, peppermint, pink grapefruit, bergamot, rosemary, lavender, and lemon verbena, uplifting to the senses.
Steam Room – a cleansing and calming choice that can be used at any time of day, with notes of eucalyptus, rosemary, pine, and black pepper.
• NEW AMENITIES AT OTIVM
Silver Nova introduces a new line of refillable Otium bathroom products, emphasising the ultra-luxury travel brand dedication to environmental stewardship while pampering guests. The luxurious amenities were created exclusively for Silversea by La Bottega, a distinguished hospitality curator who collaborates with master perfumers to create signature fragrances and products. They provide a soothing olfactory journey to guests while minimising waste by utilising refillable ceramic dispensers. The products are made with ethically obtained, natural components, and the formulae have been strengthened with carefully chosen essential oils. They are vegan-friendly, SLES-free, paraben-free, and silicon-free. Sun-ripened orange, zesty lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, patchouli, amber, ambergris, and other fills inspired by the Mediterranean are among the options available.
• A NEW ROMAN-INSPIRED SPA DESIGN AT OTIVM
The Otium Spa on Silver Nova has been repositioned to the ship’s bow. The 3,638ft2 (338m2) facility includes an indoor relaxation pool, an exquisitely furnished spa with eight treatment rooms, including two Otium treatment rooms with experimental showers and state-of-the-art treatment beds, as well as a tranquil relaxation area, a fitness centre, and a beauty salon. The Otium Spa, inspired by the design of Ancient Roman baths, has an open, welcoming feel, featuring guest health excursions flowing naturally across connected spaces. The thermal area is larger than ever, including steam and sauna rooms, an indoor pool inspired by ancient designs, a travertine and water fountain wall, and a floor-to-ceiling window with panoramic views. Lighting and materials were chosen to complement the Roman bath concepts and to improve guest sensory experiences. Red marble accents and subtle ripple effect lighting highlight the raw materials. The Otium treatment menu has a broader selection of duration to cater for all preferences, as well as a curated array of treatments that utilise the finest ingredients.