Review In Brief
This review of the Silver Muse Veranda Suite explains what makes it unique. Every spacious Veranda Suite on the Silver Muse cruise ship has a dedicated butler as well as designer finishes, an opulent bathroom and a spectacular veranda.
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Silver Muse Veranda Suite Review
Silversea pioneered the ultra-luxury veranda suite. Now they have perfected it. In fact the Silver Muse Veranda Suite is a model of understated elegance. It boasts designer touches, luxurious finishes and a large veranda with stylish outdoor furniture. However, I think it’s the butler service that makes it extra special.
Every Veranda Suite on the Silver Muse cruise ship has a dedicated butler who will spoil you rotten. He’ll keep the suite just the way you like it. He can make dinner reservations and book tours. He can even help pack your luggage. What’s more your butler is available for most of the day (with the exception of a break in the early afternoon).
There are three Veranda Suite categories – Classic, Superior and Deluxe, but it’s worth noting that they are all identical. Only their location on the ship varies. Each suite is decorated in soft hues of teal, cream and dove-grey. They are also elegantly furnished in a way that makes the space appear even bigger.
All the Veranda Suites are located toward the front and middle of the ship. This was another Silversea innovation which ensures there is never any noise disturbance from the public areas.
The Silver Muse Veranda Suite floor plan
The Veranda Suites on the Silver Muse cruise ship are the biggest in there class. There is more space to stretch out and relax than in any other veranda suite at sea. Indeed, each suite has 30 sq. m. / 323 sq. ft. of internal space, as well as a veranda measuring 6 sq. m. / 64 sq. ft.
The floor plan of the Silver Muse Veranda Suite is like a junior suite in a hotel. There is a generously proportioned living area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead on to a fully furnished veranda. There is also a luxurious marble bathroom as well as a walk-in closet.
Living space in the Silver Muse Veranda Suite
The living space is an expression of understated Italian elegance. There are soft tones of teal and cream with dove-dove-grey accents as well as gold and chrome highlights. It has a great designer look.
The modern Italian living space is divided into two zones. There is a restful sleeping area and a comfortable sitting area.
The sleeping area has a queen or twin bed setup – the choice is yours. There are also Italian luxury bed linens and the mattress is very comfortable. In addition there is an extensive pillow menu which includes feather, hypoallergenic and even buck wheat stuffings. The buck wheat pillow was surprisingly supportive.
Above the bed is a soft, hand-crafted leather bedhead, while on either side there are night stands with generous storage spaces. There are also bedside lamps and multidirectional reading lights.
A thoughtful extra is the handy bedside power unit with both US and European points as well as a USB slot for charging your mobile devices. Also, a 42-inch flat-screen television is cleverly hidden behind a mirrored wall opposite the bed. You wouldn’t even know it was there.
At the other end of the living space is a comfortable sitting area. It has a plush sofa and designer high-back armchair on one side, while on the other there is a marble-topped writing desk and mini-bar.
A second 42-inch flat-screen TV is mounted behind a mirror over the writing desk. Having two televisions is a real luxury.
Your own private Silver Muse veranda
I think the best part of the Silver Muse Veranda Suite is the veranda itself. It is the perfect place to relax with a good book or a sunset cocktail.
All the verandas on the Silver Muse cruise ship are very spacious. Each one has ample room for a stylish outdoor furniture set, which includes two chairs with ottomans as well as a cocktail table. The verandas are also very private.
However, it’s worth noting that the veranda is not actually teak, but rather a faux-teak surface. This is quite a departure for Silversea who have always had genuine teak verandas on their classic fleet.
The reason for the change is simple. Myanmar, who produce 75% of the World’s teak, introduced an export ban in 2014. That meant teak became too expensive.
The luxurious Veranda Suite bathroom
The bathroom in the Veranda Suite really impresses. It is covered in fine Italian marble and has a beautiful timber floor that gives it a luxury spa look.
There is a full-size tub as well as a separate rainwater shower. The glass door of the shower closes tightly, so there are never any leaks. Also, there is a single, large basin and plenty of room for storage around the vanity area.
When I sailed on Silver Muse there was a selection of luxury bath products including Bvlgari and hypoallergenic options.
Storage space in the Veranda Suite
The Veranda Suites on the Silver Muse cruise ship have lots of storage space. There is a walk in closet with room for at least two cases full of clothing, as well as a set of drawers and space for shoes. There is also a safe.
If you need it, there is also more storage space in the cupboards under the writing desk in the living area.
Once you have unpacked there is also plenty of room under the bed for storing cases, even the large hard shell variety.
Veranda Suite positions on the Silver Muse cruise ship
There are 242 beautifully appointed Veranda Suites on the Silver Muse cruise ship. They are spread across five passenger decks, from deck 5 to 9.
There are three Veranda Suite categories – Classic, Superior and Deluxe. When choosing which category is right for you there are some important points worth noting.
Firstly, there is no physical difference between the Veranda Suite categories. They are all the same size and have the same decor. The only difference is the position on the ship.
- Classic Veranda Suites: These are positioned on the lower decks toward the front of the ship.
- Superior Veranda Suites: Like the Classic category these suites are found toward the front of the ship, however they are on higher decks.
- Deluxe Veranda Suites: These suites have the best location. They are all found midship which means they experience less movement in rough seas.
The cost difference between the Classic and Deluxe categories can be significant. However, on certain voyages it may be worth paying the extra. For instance, on long ocean crossings a Deluxe Suite would have a more comfortable ride.
Silver Muse Veranda Suite inclusions
- Dedicated butler
- Twin beds or queen-sized bed
- Pratesi® bed linen
- Premium mattresses
- Down duvets
- Pillow Menu
- Marbled bathroom with vanity, separate shower as well as full-sized bath
- Bulgari® bath amenities, in addition to a choice of other European Brands
- Etro® bath robes
- Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass door
- Two 42 “ / 106 cm Flat screen HD TV
- Interactive Media Library
- Unlimited Standard Wifi
- iHome Radio / Alarm charging station (with USB cable or Qi wireless charging), NFC Bluetooth connectivity
- Wall mounted USB-C mobile device chargers
- Refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences
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The author sailed as a guest of Silversea Cruises.