Silversea has officially christened its new flagship, the Silver Muse, in a ceremony in Monaco. The ceremony included His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Excellency Minister of State of the Principality, Serge Telle , His Excellency Archbishop of Monaco Barsi, CBS-TV Travel Editor and Master of Ceremony Peter Greenberg, Abercrombie & Kent Founder Geoffrey Kent, and Gerald Lawless, the chairman of WTCC.
The new luxury cruise ship launched earlier this month with a presentation ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy. After that Travel Agent sailed on a special preview cruise where Silversea executives filled us in on the line’s plans for the new ship. You can check out our in-depth tour of the Silver Muse here.
Following the christening ceremony the ship will sail its official inaugural voyage from Monte Carlo to Nice, lasting 13 days. After that, it 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.
Other notable amenities include eight food and beverage venues, including an exclusive Relais & Châteaux restaurant, plus a Zàgara Beauty Spa.