Spring 2017 saw the long-awaited arrival of Silversea's new flagship - Silver Muse. This ultra-luxurious ship sets sail with 596 guests and combines Silversea's hallmark experiences of comfort, service and quality with small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation. Explore a world of flavours in the eight dining venues or pamper your mind and body in Sagara Spa. Admire the ever-changing landscapes from Tor's Observation Library or simply relax in the sunshine in a whirlpool on the pool deck. Shape up with a workout in the well-equipped fitness centre, join an exercise session in the aerobics studio, or take a leisurely jog around the outdoor jogging track. Silver Muse drops anchor at the heart of an eclectic mix of ports, where you can enjoy sightseeing, cultural activities, exciting adventures, and mouth-watering culinary experiences.
La Terrazza brings together interactive food stations, including a mozzarella bar, seafood station and salumeria, with authentic Italian recipes. Work your way through an exciting a la carte menu of antipasti, primi and secondi courses or opt for one of the Sapori di Casa daily specials. The dolce vita and Italian flavours continue with freshly-baked pizzas in the open-air Spaccanapoli eatery. Savour innovative lava stone cooking under the stars at The Grill. Sample the finest steaks and fruits of the sea such as royal crab, red snapper, and blue lobster in Atlantide. Go Japanese and enjoy sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki dishes in Kaiseki or delight in the Asian-inspired fusion cuisine of India, Thailand, and Vietnam in Indochine. Tempt your taste buds with the finest French cuisine in the chic and contemporary setting of La Dame by Relais & Chateaux. Visit Silver Note to tuck into tapas-style dishes accompanied by soothing jazz and blues music.
Paintings and sculptures form the perfect backdrop in Arts Cafe for daytime drinks and light bites from the cafe/deli-bar; transforming into an intimate cocktail lounge after dark. The Pool Bar serves refreshing drinks by the water's edge or mingle with your fellow guests in the Main Bar. Panorama Lounge is the social hub of Silver Muse - the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee as you admire the views of your port of call or to meet up with new-found friends for after-dinner cocktails. Indulge in your favourite tipple or tropical cocktail in Dolce Vita as you listen to the pianist tinkling the ivories at the piano. Pay a visit to Connoisseur's Corner to savour vintage cognac and whisky and late-night conversation.
Entertainment on board Silver Muse can be as low-key or up-beat as you wish. Belle-époque-style cabaret seating sets the scene in the multi-level Venetian Lounge for an evening of theatre and music performances and feature film shows. If you're feeling lucky; why not take a chance on the slot machines and blackjack and roulette tables in The Casino?
Day 1: UK – Bali, Indonesia
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Bali, Indonesia and enjoy a transfer to the cruise port ready to embark Silver Muse.
Day 2: Bali, Indonesia
Bali is an island and province on the Indonesian archipelago. This vibrant island paradise combines the natural beauty of volcanic peaks, waterfalls, rice terraces, and traditional villages with a rich arts scene, Hindu temples, great shopping, and idyllic spa retreats. Pay a visit to the Pura Tanah Lot, Batu Bolong and Uluwatu temples near Kuta. Get up close to the long-tailed macaques monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest, discover locally-made handicrafts at Ubud Art Market, or watch traditional Balinese dance shows at Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace. Enjoy family times at the action-packed Waterbom Bali water park or shop for Balinese designer wear on the busy streets of Seminyak. Spend a fun day out at Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak Beaches, savour the tranquillity of the Nusa Islands, or take a trip to the beautiful Sekumpul Waterfall to the north of Bali.
Day 3: Komodo Island, Indonesia
Komodo Island is home to rustic red volcanic hills, forests, and the three-metre-long Komodo Dragon monitor lizard. See the Komodo Dragons at the National Park, where you find more than 4000 of the species. For a more chilled vibe, soak up the sun at pink beach - a scenic and sandy spot which displays beautiful coral reef. Explore the marine life close-up as you scuba dive at Scuba Republic Indonesia. Discover the deep-blue waters of Gili Lawa Island, and surrounding seas which are have sea-grass beds rich in sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and whales. Hike Padar Island and finish off the day by watching the stunning sunset overlooking breathtaking landscapes.
Day 6: Darwin, Australia
Darwin is the only seaport in Australia's Northern Territory. Enjoy a dose of history and culture at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Visit Australian Pearling Exhibition, Deckchair Cinema, Wave and Recreation Lagoon, and the Indo Pacific Marine aquarium at Darwin Wharf Precinct. See the largest collection of Australian reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove and the natural Aquascene phenomenon at high tide at Doctors Gully. Step back in time at Defence of Darwin Experience and Australian Aviation Heritage Centre. On Thursday and Sunday evenings follow the crowds to Mindil Beach Sunset Market. Darwin also serves as a gateway to safaris at Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, and Katherine Gorge.
Day 10 - 11: Cairns, Australia
The tropical city of Cairns sits between the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands. Stroll along Cairns Esplanade and discover the vast variety of parks, cafes, and water-themed attractions. Stop by Cairns Botanic Gardens with its spectacular rainforest boardwalk or view the fascinating marine life at the Green Island National Park from a glass-bottomed boat. Pay a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about the heritage of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through music and dance. Head northwest out of the city to admire the rainforest, gorges, and beaches of Daintree National Park.
Day 12: Townsville, Australia
Step ashore at the Australian port city of Townsville on the north-eastern coast of Queensland. Stroll along The Strand beachfront promenade; cool off in calm lagoon pools, enjoy splashing fun at Strand Water Park, or view the outdoor exhibits at Jezzine Barracks. Hike up Castle Hill for panoramic views of the city and beyond. Get up close to native cassowaries, crocodiles, dingoes, kangaroos, and wombats at Billabong Sanctuary. See 150 species of marine animals at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. Admire the fascinating exhibits at Museum of Tropical Queensland and the flora and fauna at Queens Gardens. Take a ferry to Magnetic Island with its beautiful bays, scenic hiking trails, and wild koalas. No visit to Townsville would be complete without taking a boat trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 13: Airlie Beach, Australia
Step ashore at Airlie Beach, the gateway to Queensland's Whitsundays Island and the Great Barrier Reef. The bustling Esplanade is the heartbeat of the resort with its vibrant shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Spend a few hours swimming and sunbathing at the family-friendly Airlie Beach Lagoon. Take a stroll through the boutiques and shops on the main street or visit the markets to browse local arts and crafts and fresh fruit and vegetables. Taste the local cuisine; from fresh local seafood at a bustling cafe to hand-made tapas in a seafront restaurant.
Day 15: Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and combines a modern and vibrant atmosphere with a sub-tropical climate and unique natural beauty. Take a trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary where you can create unforgettable memories as you cuddle a koala. In the South Bank cultural precinct you'll discover top attractions including Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Explore the colourful flora and fauna at Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens or indulge in retail therapy at the Queen Street Mall. If you're feeling adventurous, why not abseil down the descent of the iconic Story Bridge?
Day 17: Sydney, Australia – UK
As your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and enjoy your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.