The cruise ship will sail in the waters of Europe, Canada, north and South America, as well as the Caribbean in 2017, covering 130 destinations in 34 countries.

Silversea Cruises’ new flagship, the Silver Muse ultra-luxury cruise ship, is being built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa.

The new vessel will increase Silversea Cruises’ fleet size to nine.

Fincantieri was awarded the construction contract in the first half of 2014. The steel cutting ceremony was held in July 2015 and the ship is scheduled for delivery in April 2017.

Silver Muse cruise ship design

The 40,700t Silver Muse cruise ship will be 212m long and will have a width / beam of 27m. The vessel will accommodate 596 passengers on eight passenger decks, in addition to 408 crew members.

Suites onboard Silver Muse

The vessel will feature up to 286 suites, including three wheelchair-accessible suites.

Classic veranda suites will be located below the bow on the fifth and sixth decks. Superior veranda suites will be located on decks ten and 11, while deluxe veranda suites will be on decks six, seven and eight. These one-bedroom suites will each have a floor space of 36m², including a 6m² veranda each.

Located on the upper decks, the silver suites will include both one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations. The one-bedroom suites will provide a floor space of 73m² including a 12m² veranda, while the two-bedroom suites will provide a floor space of 104m² including a 12m² veranda.

The royal suites on deck seven will have a floor space of 105m² including a 12m² veranda in one-bedroom configuration. The two bedroom version offers 142m² of floor space including an 18m² veranda.

Grand suites on decks eight and nine will be 137m², which includes a 44m² veranda in one-bedroom configuration and floor space of 174m² including a 50m² veranda in two-bedroom configuration.

The owner’s suite on the ninth deck will provide a floor space of 119m² in one-bedroom configuration, along with 129m² of floor space in an adjoining bedroom, as well as a 12m² veranda.

Restaurants onboard Silversea Cruises’ new flagship

The vessel will feature eight restaurants. The restaurants are the La Grande Dame restaurant by Relais & Châteaux and the Atlantide that features a bar and grill, which will debut aboard Silver Muse.

The ship also has La Terrazza, an outdoor restaurant Hot Rocks, the Kabuki, and a poolside restaurant called Regina Margherita.

Other notable areas on Silver Muse’s passenger decks

The Atlantide, the Kabuki restaurant and La Grande Dame by Relais & Châteaux, as well as an undisclosed restaurant will be on deck four. Deck five will house the reception area, Shore Concierge, the main bar and a theatre.

Deck six will feature the Spa at Silversea, a beauty salon and a fitness centre, while deck seven will house the La Terrazza restaurant and another undisclosed restaurant.

The Connoisseur’s Corner, boutiques, a library and a conference / card room will be on deck eight, while the tenth deck will feature the Panorama Lounge, a children’s room and an outdoor play area.

Deck nine will include a pool, whirlpools, the Hot Rocks restaurant, a pool bar and a grill area. The Observation Lounge, the Regina Margherita restaurant and a jogging track will be located on deck 11.

Amenities

Common amenities for all suites include a large teak veranda with patio furniture and innovative floor-to-ceiling glass doors, marbled bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes with a personal safe, flat-screen HDTVs, a media library, telephone, vanity tables with hair dryer, mobile device charges and writing desks.

Other special amenities are configured based on the suites.

Silver Muse itineraries

"The vessel will accommodate 596 passengers on eight passenger decks, in addition to 408 crew members."

Prior to the vessel’s maiden voyage, a unique eight-day Easter voyage will be introduced in April 2017. The voyage will start and culminate at Monte Carlo visiting Porto Mahon, Livorno and Portofino in the process.

Two days after sailing, the vessel will take on its 13-day maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Nice between April and May 2017, stopping at ports in Barcelona, Valletta, Amalfi and Sorrento.

In 2017, the cruise ship is expected to sail in the waters of Europe, Canada, north and South America, as well as the Caribbean, covering 130 destinations in 34 countries.

Propulsion machinery

The vessel will be equipped with engines and propulsion machinery to provide a sailing speed of 19.8kt.