Silversea Cruises have just launched Silver Muse, a newly built ship accommodating 596 guests. She is slightly larger than Silver Spirit at 40,700 GRT and has 8 decks with 411 crew members.
The decor on board is discreet elegance, with a palette of natural tones enhancing the luxurious look, with no bling anywhere! There are eight dining venues on Silver Muse, the most for any Silversea ship offering a wide selection of flexibility and choice in cuisine and dining styles.
Atlantide offers a great choice of steak and seafood cuisine in a room decorated in warm red tones with custom designed crockery and an inventive menu. You can also dine here for breakfast if you enjoy waiter service. The food in here was delicious and I enjoyed the way the food matched the plates – there was even a garden path and mini vegetable plot – all on one plate – ingenious!
Indochine serves Asian cuisine in a room decorated in green and brown tones, with longer sharing tables and Asian screens to add to the ambience.
Kaiseki is a teppanyaki restaurant, a first for Silversea, and serves inspired meals, along with sushi and sashimi. There is a $60 cover charge here and it’s worth it to see the chefs preparing the dishes in front of you on the teppan grill.
The Relais & Chateaux fine dining restaurant is called La Dame and serves French-style cuisine over an amazing seven courses – it can take up to 2 hours to enjoy this gastronomic feast so plan in plenty of time! Again there is a surcharge of $60 pp.
Le Terrazza is the informal buffet-style dining area for lunch and dinner, and it serves Italian cuisine in the evening. I dined here on my first night and ordered a sharing platter of antipasti – wow what a selection of traditional Italian foods! I then opted for pappardelle and finally a rhum baba. The food looked incredible and tasted just as good!
New for Silversea and debuting on Silver Muse is a pizza restaurant called Spaccanapoli. I had lunch here and the service was great, and the bespoke pizza-oven cooked our pizzas to perfection.
Out on the pool deck is the pool bar and grill that offers an extensive menu of burgers, hot dogs, wraps and salads. In the evening this turns into the Hot Rocks dining, where you can cook your own meats and seafood on heated lava slabs.
And of course, there is always room service and in-suite dining served course-by-course by your butler!
Most of the suites on Silver Muse are all the same size and are all Veranda Suites. Our suite was really spacious, with twin TV’s appearing behind mirrors, large balcony, walk-in closet, sitting area, and lots of plug sockets. The fridge was stocked with beers and soft drinks and there is a choice of pillow types and toiletries. The Silver Muse has 34 Silver Suites, more than any of the other ships in the fleet, two Grand Suites, two Owners Suites and two Royal Suites.
Public rooms include the Dolce Vita Lounge and bar, which includes the tours and reception desk at one end and a piano and bar at the other. The Venetian Lounge is where the lectures and evening shows are held, including a brand new show called “Blues Brother and Soul Sister”.
The Zagara Spa is the beauty salon and barber shop that leads to a plunge pool out on the deck. There is also a small casino and a cabaret lounge called Silver Note that also serves tapas style food.
There is a new venue for Silversea called Arts Cafe that serves morning pastries, coffees and light snacks, and opens out to an open-air seating area. Of course, there’s the usual gift shop, card room and cigar lounge. The Panorama Lounge offers excellent views and transforms into the nightclub for those who enjoy a bit of a dance in the evening!
The pool deck has lots of sun loungers surrounding a very large pool, with two whirlpools at one end. There is also an Observation lounge on the top deck.
The Silver Muse is a very elegant ship and is very different from their competitors in way of décor. The colour palette features beige tones and warm colours complimented with light woods. There are a lot of artworks sourced from Italian artists placed throughout the ship. There is lots of space on board, and lots of hidden places to discover and watch the world go by. The Atrium staircase is elegant and its sensual curves are certainly photogenic.
Silver Muse is a beautiful and classy ship offering excellent cuisine and service, in elegant surroundings.