Silver Muse Cruise Review by faucet
- Sail Date: September 2017
- Destination: Canada & New England
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite
Suites are well furnished and comfortable with an excellent bathroom. Nicely furnished verandah.
Bars range from the intimate Atlantide and Arts Cafe to the larger Panorama and extremely large Dolce Vita, plus the Pool Bar. Good selection of premium liquor not supported by the mixes available. Good entertainment in the Panorama and Dolce Vita.
Wide range of dinning options, Atlantide fish and steak menu in a comfortable restaurant with good ambience. Fish and Texas steaks the best items. Indochine an Asian fusion menu in a rather sterile restaurant and less comfortable. All the dishes sampled were good.
Hot Rocks and Spaccanapoli both on deck serving steaks and fish or Pizza respectively are both good in warm weather only.There are no heaters in Hot Rocks! Nor wind breaks for either location.
Arts Cafe is a delight for coffee or tea with its ever changing menu breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, cocktail hour to chocolates and truffles after dinner. Space at a premium during tea. La Terrazza the restaurant serving buffet breakfast and lunch and an Italian menu at night. Lacks ambience due to its size and table locations.
The ships menus take literary license and are fixed unlike the other ships. Food is variable in preparation most noticeable in La Terrazza and Atlantide to a lesser degree. Also food is never served hot always barely warm. House wine selection is very good.
Service from long serving staff is excellent, many of the recent hires need better training.
Outdoor and indoor seating areas were a mixed bag but mostly populated by uncomfortable chairs. Spoils the many nice nooks for enjoying the cruise scenery.
Ships laundry was very good.
Monitors around the ship are annoying they only show location and itinerary of all Silversea ships no navigation data like the other ships.
Entertainment and the theatre leaves much to be desired. The theatre does not have reserved space for handicap people and the slope of the floor makes for poor sightlynes from the rear. Seats are also uncomfortable. Cruise Director and his assistant are excellent.
Lecturers were good but have been on Silverseas many times and its time for new blood. Destination lecturer was superficial and not always factualy or politically correct.