On Silversea’s Silver Muse, passengers dine on gold leaf risotto and blue lobster – and they don’t even have to unpack
Silversea’s Silver Muse, which was christened by Prince Albert of Monaco earlier this year and sets sail from Southampton tomorrow, is a cut above the rest.
Unlike other ships, every cabin is a suite, complete with marbled bathrooms (most with full-sized baths) and walk-in wardrobes.
There are no poky rooms on this ship – even though it can hold 596 passengers, the standard suite size is almost 400 square feet and the larger ones are 768 square foot.
They also each come with their own dedicated butler, who greets guests with a drink on arrival and unpacks their bags, then tends to any requests during the trip.
The best suites on the ship are the Owner’s Suites, four 1,100-square –foot, two-bedroom suites that have been furnished with Silversea Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio’s own art collection, books and port wines.
One of the biggest differences on the ship is the decision to scrap the typical main dining room and instead offer several smaller restaurants.
There are eight high-end restaurants serving everything from Peruvian street food to Italian dishes, with beef imported from countries like Holland, Argentina and France depending on the dish.
Customers at La Dame by Relais & Chateaux can dine on gold leaf risotto and lobster bisque, while Atlantide serves up dishes like royal crab, blue lobster and Verbena infused red snapper in a sea salt crust.
At the Hot Rocks Japanese-style restaurant, passengers can get a slice of the action themselves by cooking their own food on hot lava stones.
There are also plenty of places to relax after the meal, with several fancy cocktail bars and also a jazz club where live music is played nightly.
Those looking to occupy themselves on-board during the day can relax on deck next to the large pool or head down to the spa, which offer an enormous range of treatments including facials, body wraps, massages and even botox.
Unsurprisingly, a journey on-board on the Silver Muse doesn’t come cheap – with a three-day trip from the UK to Ireland alone costing from £1,600 per person.
Roberto Martinoli, CEO of Silversea Cruises, said: “Silver Muse offers guests a taste of what is to come.
“With eight dining options, offering 28 varieties of culinary delights, Silver Muse has redefined the art of gastronomy at sea.
“With more open-air spaces and state-of-the-art facilities on board, we are positive that both new and returning guests will enjoy unforgettable memories.”