Silversea’s new flagship, the Silver Muse, has officially launched with a presentation ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy.
Guests attended a presentation ceremony following the ship’s delivery on Monday. Guests included His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, who blessed the ship, Giovanni Toti, Governor of Liguria, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, the chairman of Silversea Cruises, and Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.
The new ship will kick off its 2017 season with a debut Easter voyage departing Monte Carlo on April 10, spending eight days taking in destinations including Porto Mahon, Livorno and Portofino, before arriving back in Monte Carlo April 18. On April 20, the ship will depart on its official inaugural voyage from Monte Carlo to Nice, lasting 13 days.
The ship will continue offering Mediterranean cruises before heading to its winter homeport in Port Everglades, Florida, October 12 – 13.
In terms of design, the new luxury cruise ship will have 298 suites on board which can accommodate up to 596 guests. The ship will have the highest number of large suites (Silver, Royal, Grand and Owner's) in Silversea's fleet, as well as the highest number of connecting suites for families and friends. The line is increasing the number of Silver Suites to 34, making them available across the top deck. There will also be new two-bedroom Silver Suite configurations, each measuring 1,119 square feet. In all, suite options range from the Classic Veranda Suite, with 387 square feet of living space, to the two-bedroom Owner's Suite, an apartment suite offering 1,389 square feet of space.
In terms of dining, Silver Muse will have eight food and beverage venues, including an exclusive Relais & Châteaux restaurant. The other four restaurants Silversea has announced so far are Atlantide, a European-style dining and bar venue; La Terrazza, a Slow Food-inspired Italian à-la-carte restaurant; Hot Rocks, an outdoor interactive dining venue where fresh seafood and prime cuts are grilled at the table by each guest on a heated volcanic "hot rock" plate; and Regina Margherita, an open-air pizzeria.