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Silver Muse Review

5.0 / 5.0
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A good cruise on a new ship

Review for Silver Muse to the Mediterranean
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Knyght1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Verandah Suite

We went with a wine group which selected the Silver Muse as its ship for the cruise. It is a new ship, having launched in 2017. Overall, the ship is very nice. It is a smaller ship about 600 passengers.

Much has been made of the 8 restaurants on board. What we found out is that if you want to go to a restaurant that requires reservations (Atlantide and Indochine are the only "walk in" restaurants on board), make your reservations as soon as you book your cruise. We were able to get only 2 reservations; the others were already booked solid. Fortunately, the wine group had reservations in most restaurants. Therefore, we ate in all restaurants but Kaiseki. That having been said, our favorite restaurant was Atlantide, followed closedly by Hot Rocks, also known as The Grill. Atlantide had great Chilean sea bass and a nice atmosphere. At Hot Rocks/The Grill, they heat stones to 450 degrees F for 20 hours. You select what meat or seafood you want to cook. Then they put the hot stone slabs in front of you, and you cook your own food. Frankly, the filets we cooked there were the best beef we had on the cruise. Despite the claimed excellence of La Dame, we were less than impressed. The steaks were overcooked. Silver Note was enjoyable, especially with the pianist and the singer, but the menu is limited. LaTerraza had mediocre food and spotty service at night. La Terraza is the buffet at breakfast and lunch. Sometimes we were invisible at a breakfast table and practically had to tackle someone to order coffee, tea or an omelette.

Being on Deck 8 was good because of Cafe d'Arts, aka the coffee bar. We could walk down the hall and get coffee, tea, cappuccino, etc as well as snacks beginning early in the morning; the only thing is that it doesn't stay open late.

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Deluxe Verandah Suite

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As noted above, the 8th deck is great because of its proximity to Cafe d'Arts, aka the coffee bar.

It was good that there are European, British and American electrical outlets in the rooms so that you don't have to bring adapters or a transformer if you don't want.

Our shower -- and many other showers -- had a major problem with water temperature. At times the overhead shower water temperature would fluctuate from hot to cool. The hand held shower attachment was virtually impossible to use if you wanted warm water. Ours was either cool or scalding hot.

The placement of the toilet is awkward: it is wedged into a corner between the counter and the shower. Also, the bathroom had only a single vanity.

There is a lot of closet space and storage. The bed was comfortable. You have a choice of different toiletries in the bathroom, which is a nice touch. Also, for the women they have makeup remover.

The makeup mirror was metal (!) and was not very efficient for my wife.

As others have remarked, if your neighbor has a TV on, you can hear it through the walls. We never used the in-mirror TV's in our cabin.

The veranda has 2 chairs and 2 ottomans as well as a small table.

Port Reviews

Nafplion

The ancient amphitheater of Epidauraus and the ruins and acropolis of the city of Mycenae were amazing. Seeing the artifacts from Mycenae in the National Archeological Museum in Athens brought the city to life even more.

Rovinj

We enjoyed the trip to a winery and tasting the wines.

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