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Silversea’s Silver Muse has eight specialty restaurants

Luxury Silversea Cruises new flagship ship, Silver Muse has abolished the main dining room concept and replaced it with eight bespoke restaurants.

“Eight culinary experiences is unheard of, unprecedented, at this level of ultra-luxury and for this size of ship,’’ says newly minted general manager Amber Wilson.

Already 88 bookings from Asia Pacific have been confirmed including guests from Australia, New Zealand and Asia when the 290-suite Silver Muse sets sail on her inaugural journey in Monte Carlo in April next year.

“There will be no main dining room on the Silver Muse – we have moved away from this. Instead, we will offer the widest culinary bespoke experiences at sea.’’

Of the eight restaurants, three will be outdoors. There’s the fine dining Atlantide specialising in seafood, the signature Italian La Terrazza inspired by the Slow Food movement, Indochine which will use up to 1500 spices for Asian fusion fare, Kabuki where you can watch chefs conjure up sashimi, sushi and teppanyaki dishes, the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant MaDame, an outdoor Hot Rocks where guests can grill their steaks and Madagascar prawns over hot volcanic rocks, the casual Regina Margherita for the humble pizza and the intimate Silver Note with a supper club atmosphere similar to a Manhattan jazz bar.

The 596-passenger, all-suite ship will be served by 411 crew including white-gloved butlers. Suites will have crisp Pratesi bed linen, Bvlgari toiletries and Etro bathrobes. Guests have a choice of mattress and pillows. The Silver Muse will be the ninth ship in Silversea’s luxury fleet.

More well-heeled guests from Australia, New Zealand and Asia are expected to be on board by the time she starts on her inaugural journey on 20 April. Up to 50 per cent will be repeat guests, Ms Wilson says.

Prices for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise for a Veranda suite start from A$9855 per person up to A$24,975 pp for a one-bedroom Owner’s suite.

The Silver Muse together with sister ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper will head to Asia visiting the Philippines’s Palawan Island in 2018.