In today’s luxury world, we have a tendency to see a global trend of customers moving towards experiential travel and less and less in durable goods. How does a luxury cruise ship differentiate from these we may find ourselves asking?
Silversea Cruises recently launched its latest offering impeccably satisfying and exceeding the expectations of the most discerning clientele.
Be it for the bespoke culinary experience at sea, the exciting ‘off the beaten track’ itineraries or simply the spaciousness, luxury and comfort on board, the birth of the 40,700 gross tonne Silver Muse is simply put, perfection on water.
Silver Muse, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship built by Italian Fincantieri for Silversea Cruises, accommodates 596 passengers in the utmost indulgence and redefines the crème de la crème of ocean travel experience, while painting the small-ship intimacy and spacious accommodations. Hallmarks of the Silversea Cruise experience.
With a very close one-to one crew to passenger ratio, aside that everything is inclusive from the word go, Silver Muse boasts an unrivalled selection of 26 different dining options, including three restaurants new to the Silversea fleet: Atlantide, a seafood and grill concept representing the ultimate in culinary excellence and creativity by using the finest ingredients sourced from around the world; the Asian-accented Indochine; and Italian-themed poolside restaurant, Spaccanapoli, which serves homemade Italian pizzas throughout the day. With the addition to these culinary venues, Silver Muse guests are spoiled for choice with eight onboard restaurant and the freedom to dine on “anything, anywhere, at any time” while on board.
Accommodations are extremely spacious – the smallest cabin is 30m2 and the vast majority have balconies and each suite with its own butler. Tastefully decorated in warm and welcoming hues reminiscing a spa-esque feeling of homliness, each guest is truly pampered with Silver Muse’s sleeping quarters.
Homage to the name, Silver Muse embraces the arts, culture and luxuriousness. Over 1,000 pieces of art have been elegantly allocated throughout the sea-faring vessel, available also to purchase. The collection has been curated by the passion of Silversea Cruises’ Italian owner’s expertise of unique pieces, all by young, Italian contemporary artists.
Furthering this, a bespoke library housed in the Arts Café on board is a partnership with London-based bookshop Heywood Hill. With an illustrious history spanning 80 years, many accolades accompany its name. It will offer passengers a place for relaxation and inspiration with a bite to eat or a tipple to drink by day, should the Zàgara Beauty spa with its uniquely artistic and holistic sensory experience not be to everyone’s taste.
Should guests wish to spend the standard 10 days, or customised 7 or 116 days on board for the world cruise, Silver Sea ensures that every true adventurers aspirations and taste for exploration is met. Covering territory in a never-before seen way as part of a cruise ship, the Silversea Cruises’ philosophy ensures that repeat clients are repeatedly impressed with new stop-overs each time.
Silversea Cruises specialise in finding the most remote places in the world, while delivering the most amazing level of luxury, top dining and comfort. Offering the ultimate in exploration, Silversea Cruises currently possess three, and very soon four ships on the expedition-side, negating the need of a port. Passengers are brought ashore with Zodiacs allowing them to discover places that usually they would not be able to go to. Silvsersea Cruises is in fact leader in Antarctica, the Arctic and the Galapagos as well as further remotely, as in the Russian Far East.
Pioneers in offering off the beaten track routes, Silversea Cruises was also the very first cruise line to go to Bangladesh. Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea Cruises goes on to explain his definition of luxury: “The concept of luxury is unique, rare and difficult to achieve. To be able to travel in the utmost comfort is truly unique and yet Silversea Cruises offers its clientele exactly that. The world is becoming larger because it has become easier to travel but also smaller because it is much harder to find unique places.”
Starting her maiden cruise in the Mediterranean, Silver Muse is solidly booked for the next 8 months but will end her first itinerary on May 20th in the port of Piraeus, Athens. She will call into 34 countries and 130 ports in 2017 alone, allowing her passengers to discover remarkable 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way in an unprecedented manner.
About Silversea Cruises: Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra uxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the Expedition fleet in November 2017, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and 1000 fascinating destinations in between.