Silver Muse is the the flagship of the Silversea Cruises fleet. It is an artfully inspired, luxury cruise ship ideal for those who enjoy great dining and elegant surroundings. This Silver Muse review rates all aspects of the cruise ship and also includes video tours as well as insiders tips so you can make the most of your time on board.
Silver Muse was built and launched in Italy 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.
The Silver Muse cruise ship is bigger than most of the other vessels in the Silversea Cruises fleet. In fact, she is 212 m. / 698 ft. in length with room for 596 guests. That is 56% more than the intimate Silver Whisper, but about the same as Silver Spirit.
This beautiful cruise ship has a sense of understated luxury. Indeed, Silversea call it ‘whispered luxury’. That is to say it is refined, but never pretentious.
As you will see from this Silver Muse review, everything about the cruise ship has an unmistakable Silversea style. The decor has 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. There are nine room types to chose from. The largest of these are the Silver Suites, Royal Suites and spacious Grand Suites. In addition, there are the top of the range Owner’s Suites.
However the Veranda Suites are the most popular. These include Classic, Superior and Deluxe categories. It’s worth noting that they are all the same size, only their location on the ship varies. This Silver Muse review includes a video tour of a Veranda Suite. There are also Panorama and Vista Suites which do not have verandas.
The Silver Muse cruise ship has eight restaurants to choose from including an al fresco pizzeria and French fine dining. However, there is no main dining room.
The luxury ship also boasts a range of recreation and wellness options, 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 sailing the service 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 is now even better.
Food on the Silver Muse
There are eight different restaurants to choose from, so the toughest decision of the day is likely to be where to dine. This Silver Muse review details each of the restaurants.
Indeed, Silver Muse is a haven for foodies. 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.
There is also La Terrazza, Silversea’s iconic Italian restaurant. On the Silver Muse cruise ship it continues to produce some of the best pasta dishes anywhere.
La Dame is one of two specialty restaurants. The intimate venue has a mouthwatering French menu which 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, a jazz-style supper club that pairs small-plate dishes with great music until late.
The dining repertoire is rounded out by two al fresco venues. There is Spaccanapoli – an authentic Naples-style pizzeria – as well as the poolside Grill where guests can BBQ 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.
What’s included on Silversea’s 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 both have a supplement (US$60 per person and US$40 per person respectively).
Also included is an extensive selection of new and old-world wines, champagne and top-shelf spirits. When I sailed 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 on my Silver Muse review voyage 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.
Also included in the cruise fare are luxury European bath products from Bvlgari.
What is the 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 Silver Muse dress code will be either casual, informal or formal:
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.
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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.
The Silver Muse cruise ship is very popular, no matter where in the World she sails. Indeed, guests have seen the World and they are generally discerning. They typically range in age from 35 to 70-years old.
Sometimes there may be families with children on board. There is a dedicated kids club to cater for this on certain sailings. However, the cruise ship 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 on board.
It’s also worth noting that Silver Muse is gay-friendly.
Silver Muse review conclusion
Silver Muse has a sense of understated Italian luxury, with elegant public areas and incredibility spacious suites. The eight restaurants offer outstanding dining, the entertainment is superb and the extra-long pool is like an oasis at sea. Combined with the all-inclusive lifestyle and outstanding service it’s the perfect cruise experience.
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