This is not the first call for Silver Spirit, but is the first visit since its $70mn (US) upgrade earlier this year.
Now with a sort of swayback look, the longer ship looks unfinished.
Built in 2009 by Fincantieri, Ancona, the ship had a capacity of 540 passengers and 376 crew and measured 36,009 grt. This past spring it went into drydock at Fincantirei Paleremo where it was cut in two and an already built 15m section was inserted just about midships. The new section, and other extensive renovations, increased the ship's tonnage to 39,444 and capacities to 608 passengers and about 396 crew.
The ship turned effortlessly in number one anchorage and backed in to pier 22.
The fifth ship to arrive today, will tie up in mid-afternoon. The Halifax built Pearl Mist, a regular caller, will remain in port over night.