Silver Muse is an ultra luxury, small cruise ship with a lot to offer. Silver Muse has more restaurants and bigger suites as well as enhanced luxurious amenities. This Silver Muse review explains what you need to know when deciding if it’s right for you.
Detailed Silver Muse review
Silver Muse the the flagship of the Silversea Cruises fleet. This artfully inspired vessel has a range of new dining options and on board amenities. My Silver Muse review explains what makes the ship unique. I rate the restaurants, as well as the bars and nightlife. There are video tours of the suites so you can see what they are really like. In addition, I share insiders tips so you can make the most of your time on board Silver Muse. Click on the tabs above to go to each part of this Silver Muse review.
- Bigger, more luxurious suites.
- Free caviar.
- All beverages included.
- Great range of dining options.
- Faux teak verandas.
About Silver Muse
Silver Muse was built in Italy and launched in April 2017. She is the ninth ship in the Silversea Cruises fleet. Silver Muse is also the first in a new, more spacious class of ultra-luxury cruise ship.
Silver Muse is bigger than most of the other ships in the Silversea Cruises fleet. Indeed, she is 212 m. / 698 ft. in length with room for 596 guests. That is 56% more than Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow, but about the same as Silver Spirit.
Silver Muse is a beautiful cruise ship with a sense of understated luxury. Indeed, Silversea call it ‘whispered luxury’. That is to say it is refined, but never pretentious.
Everything about Silver Muse has an unmistakable Silversea style. The decor has an Italian sophistication and there is modern artwork at every turn.
Guests enjoy all-suite accommodation and almost every suite has its own private veranda. The larger suites even have separate bedrooms and spa-style bathrooms.
Silver Muse has nine different room types. The largest of these are the Silver Suites, Royal Suites, Grand Suites and the top of the range Owner’s Suites.
However the Veranda Suites are the most popular. These include Deluxe, Superior and Classic categories. It’s worth noting they are all the same size, only their location on the ship varies. There are also Panorama and Vista Suites which do not have verandas.
Silver Muse is a haven for foodies. In fact, there are eight restaurants to choose from including an al fresco pizzeria as well as La Dame, which is the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea. However, it is worth noting that there is no main dining room.
There are also a range of recreation and wellness options on board Silver Muse, including one of the longest swimming pools at sea and a fully equipped gym. The Zagara spa also offers a range of indulgent beauty treatments and massage therapies.
It’s worth noting that during my voyage the service on Silver Muse was outstanding. There are roughly two staff members for every three guests.
As you will see from my Silver Muse review, the ultra-luxury Silversea experience has been redefined.
The Silver Muse restaurants
Silver Muse has more restaurants than any other luxury cruise ship. In fact, there are eight different restaurants to choose from. So the toughest decision of the day is likely to be where to dine.
Indeed, Silver Muse is a foodies paradise. The quality and presentation in all the restaurants is generally excellent. And now caviar is back on the menu too.
Interestingly, there is no main dining room. However, the Atlantide restaurant seems to have assumed this mantle. In fact, the popular venue has become pivotal to the onboard dining scene. The menu is mostly European and changes every three days.
La Terrazza is a Silversea classic. On Silver Muse the restaurant continues to produce some of the best pasta dishes on land or sea.
La Dame is one of two specialty restaurants. The intimate venue has a mouthwatering menu by top chefs from the team at Relais & Châteaux. It is not to be missed! The other specialty restaurant is Kaiseki where master chefs serve exquisite Japanese teppanyaki.
Indochine is a new pan-Asian offering. It serves some delightful dishes from across the Asian continent.
There is also Silver Note. It is a jazz-style supper club that pairs small-plate dishes with great music until late.
The Silver Muse dining repertoire is rounded out by two al fresco venues. There is Spaccanapoli – an authentic Naples-style pizzeria. Plus, the poolside Grill where guests cook their own food on hot lava stones.
My Silver Muse review rates each restaurant. I also include video tours so you can see what they are really like.
An all-inclusive Silver Muse
Like all the luxurious ships in the Silversea Cruises fleet, Silver Muse is all-inclusive. Indeed, Silversea have inclusions like no other cruise line.
Butler service is included for every guest, it’s a real treat.
Your cruise fare also includes dining in all but two speciality restaurants: La Dame and Kaiseki have a supplement (US$60 per person).
Also included is an extensive selection of new and old-world wines, Champagne and top-shelf spirits. When I sailed on Silver Muse the house Champagne was Heidsieck Monopole Blue Top Brut. It was a lovely drop.
Insiders tip: You can purchase additional premium alcoholic beverages from the Connoisseurs list, but I thought the house offerings were excellent.
Also included in the cruise fare are specialty teas and coffees.
Gratuities are also part of your cruise fare which means tipping is not necessary. However, at the end of your cruise you might like to leave your room attendant or butler a small reward for great service.
Transfers from the port into town are included as well. It’s another of the many Silversea benefits. Free bottled water is also available to take ashore, but we encourage you to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Also included in the cruise fare are luxury European bath products from Bvlgari.
Silver Muse dress code
The Silver Muse dress code is more traditional than on other luxury cruise lines. It ranges from casual to formal depending on the time of day.
In public areas the dress code is smart resort-wear during the day. After dark the dress code will be either casual, informal or formal. The Daily Chronicles newsletter will advertise this.
- Casual: For men casual-wear means open-neck shirts and slacks, while for ladies it’s pants, blouses, skirts and casual dresses.
- Informal: Informal wear includes jackets for men (tie optional) and dresses or pantsuits for ladies.
- Formal: On formal nights men should wear a Tuxedo or dark suit and ladies should wear an evening gown.
The number of formal nights will depend on the length of your voyage. Cruises of less than 10 days have one formal night, cruises between 10 and 13 days have two, while longer cruises have three formal evenings.
On formal nights guests can choose informal wear for dining in La Terrazza, Kaiseki or Silver Note. Although during my Silver Muse review voyage most guests enjoyed dressing up.
The Grill and Spaccanapoli always permit casual wear.
Silver Muse is very popular, no matter where in the World she sails. Indeed, guests have seen the World and they are discerning. They generally range in age from 35 to 70-years old.
Sometimes there may be families with children onboard. There is a dedicated kids club to cater for this on certain sailings. However, Silver Muse is not especially child-friendly.
On my Silver Muse review voyage most guests were from the U.S.A, Australia and the U.K, but Canadians and Europeans were also onboard.
It’s also worth noting that Silver Muse is gay-friendly.
Silver Muse review conclusion
I think Silver Muse raises the bar for ultra-luxury cruising. The spacious veranda suites are the largest in their class. The eight restaurants offer a culinary voyage of discovery. And the recreational facilities are unrivaled. This luxury cruise ship really is divine.
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The author sailed as a guest of Silversea.