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Silver Muse Review

5.0 / 5.0
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233 reviews
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Silversea's largest ship to date, some real pluses, a few minuses

Review for Silver Muse to the Caribbean
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highseasman
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2017
Cabin: Silver Suite 1

Wanted to give the Muse a second shot before final impressions, since the Sept cruise (our fist one on the Muse) was its maiden crossing. Also, had booked this in place of an 8-day Whisper cruise which we had booked but which had gotten chartered out from under us. Since there was room enough in the suite, we brought one of our sons with us, age 35. This was our twenty-sixth Silversea cruise.

We were in a Silver Suite on deck 10, previous cruise was on deck 11. As expected, the suite was really identical to the first one. Two exceptions: 1: the rainshower head was more mobile than the first time (first time it was either frozen in place or installed as a fixed shower head) and 2: the hot water came and went during the shower. Once the hot water was "fixed" on the first cruise, the temp was pretty steady.

We started from Barbados (we had flown from the US two days before for some beach time, which got somewhat rained out during the one full day we had no obligations, and the winds were high leading to rough water). Embarkation on the 6th was easy as pie. Took a hired car from the hotel to the ship. No line. Luggage got settled very quickly. The usual white-gloved greeting at the gangway entrance to the ship, outside the reception area on deck 5. Included prosecco, water and juice. We were given our room keys when we checked in at the pier, and then were photographed for the ship ID card and turned in our passports at the reception area, prosecco in hand. That ID card gets you on and off the ship, so keep it safe and handy. We boarded about noon or so, with lunch available either in Terrazza (buffet) or Atlantide (table service). We chose the latter. Very cordial and attentive staff. Had to fill out the standard medical questionnaire re: gastrointestinal and cough disturbances.

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Silver Suite 1

Cabin S1

Port Reviews

Grenada

We went ashore, ship docked didn't do much. Badgered by taxi and tour guides.

Bonaire

Came in on a Sunday, everything was closed. Not enough time in port to go to a good beach. The one 5 minutes' walk from the pier was awful.

Curacao

Always have a good time wandering around.

Grand Turk

Great public beach at the end of the pier, although more beach chairs than we remembered, and lots of umbrellas (in the past we had to drag our beach chairs under the palms for some shade). Great shops and a Margaritaville.

Key West

We'd been a few other times, did the same walk-about and got some Key West cigars.

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