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 to Sydney, Australia
Fly from selected UK airports to Sydney, Australia and be transferred to your hotel for a pre-night stay.
Day 2: Sydney, Australia (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be transferred to the port for your fourteen night cruise.
Day 5: Pine Island, New Caledonia
The Isle of Pines is a small island situated south of the mainland New Caledonia. You won’t find mass tourism here. Instead, its breathtaking beauty is purely the nature — untouched for centuries. Relax on the white sand beaches of Kanumera bay, or sail atop canoes alongside dolphins and turtles from Upi Bay. You can also swim with thousands of multi-coloured fish in the crystal clear waters of Oro Bay. Although now a paradise of natural wonders, the Isle of Pine was once a penal colony; remnants of which can still be found on the south-western part of the island.
Day 6: Noumea, New Caledonia
Off the east coast of Australia lies the island of New Caledonia. The Port of Noumea provides easy access to the beautiful beaches on Baie des Citrons and Anse Vata to the south. You can also take a few minutes boat ride to the offshore beaches Îlot Maître and Îlot Canard. All of these locations provide opportunity to engage in outdoor water sports all year round. The cultural diversity will be felt throughout the city as well — whether it’s through sightseeing the traditional architecture such as Saint Joseph’s Cathedral or dining in the fusion of flavours and cuisines.
Day 7: Lenakel (Tanna Island), Vanuatu
The largest town on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, Lenakel is located on the west coast of the island. Walk along to Lenakel Fresh Produce to pick up locally-grown fruit and vegetables or alternatively Volcano Island Divers is home to a plethora of world-class snorkelling sites of pristine reefs, swim-throughs, and caverns. Take a beach buggy and make your way across the sands in style or perhaps see if you're any good at river kayaking as you pass by sensational greenery and pretty waters. Check out Mount Yasur, the 1,184 foot-high active stratovolcano or Blue Cave is also a mesmerising visit. Rest on the sands of Lounielle Beach to swim, snorkel, and build sandcastles.
Day 8: Luganville, Vanuatu
Luganville is the second largest city in Vanuatu; the people from Vanuatu's northern islands often refer to this as their big city. Million Dollar Point is a fabulous stop for snorkelling and scuba diving or SS President Coolidge is great for experienced divers. Millennium Cave is a fascinating visit for ladder and rock climbing; perfect for those with high fitness levels. Take pictures next to the flowing waters of Mount Hope Waterfall. Nanda Blue Hole is a dream spot to swim in crystal-clear waters and for underwater sightings of tropical fish. Stop for a bite of lunch at Velit Bay and relax on the stunning golden sands.
Day 9: Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, lying north of capital Port Vila. Land diving is a celebratory ritual as part of a festival of the yam harvest; every Saturday between April and June visitors can test out their bravery. Explore the stunning rainforests, waterfalls, and underground caves of this natural setting or refresh in a natural swimming hole. Join in with a cultural village tour or take an organised jungle walk to spot beautiful wildlife and pretty plants. Visit the Marine Reserve in the bay near Nambwaranguit village to marvel at spectacular views, enjoy a stroll, and take pictures of your surroundings.
Day 11: Lautoka, Fiji
The Port of Lautoka is situated on the western side of the island and is just a 20 minute walk from Lautoka. Explore the wide range of local markets that sell a variety of handmade goods and crafts. You can also take a short trip to the Vuda Marina and try the local cuisines. Around 10km south-east of Lautoka is the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park for those that enjoy mountain trails and scenic views. Alternatively, take a cruise ship around the island and see the pristine waters of Fiji in all its beauty or relax and forget about the world on the various beaches available throughout the area.
Day 12: Dravuni, Fiji
A volcanic island in the Kadavu Group of islands in Fiji, Dravuni is inhabited by approximately 125 people and is the most northern of the islands within the Great Astrolabe Reef. The islanders will be ready to greet you with their singing. You'll be able stroll around the entire island in no time taking in beautiful plants and wildlife along the way. Head uphill to make it to the top of the peak; a great spot to admire vistas across the whole island. Pick up clothing, crafts, and jewellery from the quaint little shops or spend a day at the beach to splash in the crystal-blue waters. Snorkel next to Astrolabe Reef, a divers' paradise, to get a glimpse of unique sea life.
Day 15: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
A sub-tropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty and history, the Bays of Islands is made up of 144 islands, including the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri. A voyage around the islands reveals a playground for marine life including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales and gannets. There are many walking tracks on the islands which are ideal for discovering the spectacular beauty on foot. Encounter the great Kauri Tree in the tropical rainforest, spend the day on one of the many beaches working on your tan, or take a day trip to Cape Reinga, the tip of the North Island. Bay of Islands is also an idyllic place for dolphin watching.
Day 16: Auckland, New Zealand to UK
Your holiday comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.