Silver Seas Cruising

Martina Forde on 08 May 2018

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I had the luxury of visiting The Silver Muse cruise ship when it docked in Galway. It is without doubt the most beautiful cruise ship I have ever been on. It feels intimate despite the 596-guest capacity and eight passenger decks. The attention to detail in the colour scheme and layout of all areas is second to none.

All ultra-luxury lines offer all-inclusive fares. But you will pay extra for a drinks package or to dine in one of their fine dining restaurants plus WIFI etc This is not the case for Silversea everything is included; accommodation, which are all suites with balcony. all meals, including 24-hour room service.There is choice of complimentary wines, spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks in the suite and around the ship at all times. Entertainment, such as the nightly shows, gratuities and Wi-Fi, as well as transport into town from port if the ship is not docked within easy walking distance.

Every cabin on the Silver Muse is a suite and has balcony access. There are no inside or ocean view only cabins, so there is really no need to upgrade (unless you want super luxury). All suites include: butler service (yes, your very own butler) minibar stocked with your choice of drink, Bvlgari toiletries, or a choice of other European brands, bed linens and down duvet covers, (We were told that bed linen cost apx €1100 per bed) bathrobes, two state-of-the-art flat-screen HD TVs built into the mirrors.This was amazing. Sockets for every form of electric plugs, including UK, USA and USB charging sockets. Silversea’s Silver Muse offers a traditional approach to cruising. The ship is not designed as a resort but is more akin to staying in a quality hotel.

The focus is around good dining, mixing with friends, relaxation and exercise on board. The ship focuses on delivering passengers to destinations in comfort and not in providing a resort packed full of activities and features. Unlike traditional cruise liners, Silversea does not have a traditional main dining room it has a range of dining options in the following 8 restaurants: La Terrazza: Italian food, and a standard across Silversea with food stations for breakfast, lunch and à la carte menu at night. Atlantide: Seafood and steak bar and grill. Indochine:Asian food including Thai and Indian. Spaccanapoli: Pizza restaurant that is inspired by, and named after, the road that divides Naples in two and is renowned for its pizzerias. The Grill / Hot Rocks: Another Silversea classic using hot lava stones allowing guests to cook their own meat, fish or vegetables at their table. During the day this poolside venue serves casual food like burgers. Silver Note:Tapas-style dishes while live jazz is performed. La Dame by Relais & Châteaux: French Cuisine designed by chefs from the Relais & Châteaux team. Kaiseki: Japanese with Teppanyaki in the evening. For lunch it serves sushi, sashimi and other raw Asian-inspired dishes.

Silver Seas have some fantastic itineraries to choose from. Please get in touch with me and I would be delighted to assist you in choosing your next holiday of a life time...

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