Stepping onboard Silver Muse is like catching a glimpse of the future: The 596-passenger ship, the largest in Silversea’s fleet of 9, is meant to be a preview of vessels to come. Turns out, it’s a stunning future indeed. Swathed in earth tones with occasional hits of soft colors and plenty of rich wood detailing, Silver Muse is a master class in understated luxury. The result is a refined design that feels almost as restful as the sea.
But perhaps the biggest change from the previous vessels is the number of restaurants. There are eight of them in all — a huge number considering the size of the ship — so passengers on shorter cruises can try a different spot for dinner each night. Spaccanopoli, a casual outdoor pizza restaurant above the pool, is a hit thanks to fresh ingredients and perfect dough; Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant inspired by Marco Polo’s travels, thankfully doesn’t skimp on the spice; and Atlantide, a grand formal seafood restaurant, also has plenty for meat lovers and vegetarians to love.
And then there are the little things Silversea does so well: welcome champagne, speedy internet, and 24-7 butler service that manages to be both attentive and unobtrusive. It all adds up to a next-level experience at sea.
Travel + Leisure was recently invited as a guest by Silversea to sail from Marseilles to Palma de Mallorca on Silver Muse. Here are a few of our favorite things we experienced on the ship.