PHOTO: Screen grab from Silversea Cruises website
Silversea Cruises’ current flagship vessel, the Silver Spirit, already features some of the finest dining at sea, and now its upcoming new Silver Muse is set to raise the bar even higher with additional restaurant options when it launches in April 2017.
In total, the Muse will have eight dining venues, two more than on the Spirit. To accommodate, the space occupied by The Restaurant main dining room on the former ship is being split down the center to create Indochine and Atlantide. Indochine will pair with the smaller adjacent Kabuki (Seishin on the Spirit) to offer pan-Asian cuisine, with Kabuki being inspired by the Japanese theatre style. Meanwhile, Indochine will feature regional cuisine from Mumbai to Thailand.
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Similarly on the other side of the ship, Atlantide will serve fresh seafood such as royal crab, blue lobster and Verbena-infused red snapper, as well as fine cuts of steak. Nestled to the side will be La Dame, again featuring Silversea’s exclusive partnership with Relais & Chateaux as Le Champagne does on the Spirit. The space will once more be traditionally French with menus from the hotel and restaurant fellowship supported by local ingredients.
Elsewhere, Silver Spirit’s supper club concept will be repeated on the Muse as Silver Note, and the line’s signature Hot Rocks experience will also be reprised. Silver Note will be reminiscent of Manhattan jazz clubs as live music enhances tapas courses, and now set up by the pool grill, the al fresco experience will invite guests to cook their own meat, fish and vegetables to their preference on lava rock.
The terrace overlooking the pool below will now be home to the new Regina Margherita for Italian favorites like the line’s excellent artisan pizzas, and La Terrazza (rendered above) will continue on as the ship’s Italian lido space complete with food stations, an olive oil cellar, mozzarella bar, seafood station and salumeria. Of course, room service is also another delightful option served by personal butlers.
“Fine dining has always been at the heart of the ultra-luxury Silversea service. We are proud to develop this further with our new flagship, Silver Muse, where our eight restaurants offer an unprecedented dining experience at sea,” said Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises.
All in all, the Silver Muse will be familiar to fans of the Silver Spirit with other modifications extending to The Bar lounge which will be expanded into the larger Dolce Vita gathering space. Also, the pool deck has been raised up by a level to accommodate a varied configuration of suites, and a new children’s area will now be featured. Lastly, the casino has been displaced to the former library area to allow for the new Art’s Cafe for showcasing rotational painting and sculpture exhibitions.
Finally, just as Viking Ocean Cruises gave a nod to Silversea Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio with Manfredi’s Italian restaurant on the Viking Star and Viking Sea, the Silver Muse appears to be returning the favor with a reference to Viking Chairman and CEO Torstein Hagen with Tor’s Observation Library.