Silversea Cruises’ new flagship, the Silver Muse ultra-luxury cruise ship, was built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa.
The new vessel increased 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 was delivered in April 2017.
Silver Muse cruise ship design
The 40,700t Silver Muse cruise ship is 212m long and has a width/beam of 27m. The vessel accommodates 596 passengers on eight passenger decks, in addition to 408 crew members.
Suites onboard Silver Muse
The vessel features up to 286 suites, including three wheelchair-accessible suites.
Classic veranda suites are located below the bow on the fifth and sixth decks. Superior veranda suites are located on decks ten and 11, while deluxe veranda suites are on decks six, seven and eight. Each of these one-bedroom suites has a floor space of 36m², including a 6m² veranda.
Located on the upper decks, the silver suites include both one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations. The one-bedroom suites provide a floor space of 73m², including a 12m² veranda, while the two-bedroom suites provide a floor space of 104m², including a 12m² veranda.
The royal suites on deck seven have a floor space of 105m², including a 12m² veranda, in a one-bedroom configuration. The two-bedroom version offers 142m² of floor space, including an 18m² veranda.
Grand suites on decks eight and nine occupy an area of 137m², which includes a 44m² veranda in the one-bedroom configuration and offer a floor space of 174m², including a 50m² veranda in the two-bedroom configuration.
The owner’s suite on the ninth deck provides a floor space of 119m² in a one-bedroom configuration, along with 129m² of floor space in an adjoining bedroom and a 12m² veranda.
Restaurants onboard Silversea Cruises’ new flagship
The vessel features eight restaurants. The major restaurants are the La Grande Dame restaurant by Relais & Châteaux and the Atlantide, which features a bar and grill. The ship also has La Terrazza, 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 Indochine restaurant are located on deck four. Deck five houses the reception area, Shore Concierge, the main bar and a theatre.
Deck six features the Spa at Silversea, a beauty salon and a fitness centre, while deck seven houses the La Terrazza restaurant and another undisclosed restaurant.
The Connoisseur’s Corner, boutiques, a library and a conference/card room are located on deck eight. The tenth deck features the Panorama Lounge, a children’s room and an outdoor play area.
Deck nine includes 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 are located on deck 11.
Common amenities for all suites include a large teak veranda with patio furniture and innovative floor-to-ceiling glass doors, marble bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes with a personal safe, flat-screen HDTVs, a media library, telephone, vanity tables with hairdryer, mobile device chargers and writing desks.
Other special amenities are based on the suites.
Silver Muse itineraries
Prior to the vessel’s maiden voyage, a unique eight-day Easter voyage was introduced in April 2017. The voyage started and ended at Monte Carlo visiting Porto Mahon, Livorno and Portofino in the process.
Two days after sailing, the vessel embarked 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.
The cruise ship then commenced a series of voyages in Europe, Canada, North and South America, as well as the Caribbean, covering 130 destinations in 34 countries.
The vessel is equipped with engines and propulsion machinery to provide a sailing speed of 19.8k.