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: Fly UK to Sydney, Australia
Fly from selected UK airports to Sydney, Australia and be transferred to the port to embark on board Silver Mule.
Day 3: 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 iconic Story Bridge?
Day 5: 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 6: 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 10: 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 13: 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 14: Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a stunning island and province on the Indonesian archipelago. This spectacular 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 Balong, and Uluwatu temples near Kuta. Enjoy family time at the action-packed Waterbom Bali water park or shop for Balinese designer clothes along the busy streets of Seminyak.
Come face to face with long-tailed macaque monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest, discover locally-made handicrafts at Ubud Art Market, and watch traditional Balinese dance shows at Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace. Experience the sheer tranquillity of the Nusa Islands or enjoy a trip to the stunning Sekumpul Waterfall to the north of Bali. Hike the active volcano Mount Batur to uncover pretty village views and scenic lake vistas.
Day 16: Semarang, Indonesia
Nestled on Java’s north coast, Semarang is Central Java’s largest city and commercial capital. Made up of two parts, the lowlands and the highlands, you get to enjoy striking architecture and scenic landscapes. Pay a visit to the old quarter and view the Lawang Sewu landmark or head to the majestic Sam Poo Kong temple in Chinatown. Escape to the idyllic surroundings of the tree-lined Simpang Lima in the modern city centre. Semarang is also your gateway to Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world's largest Buddhist monument. This awe-inspiring temple is home to amazing stone carvings and affords panoramic views across lush green fields and distant hills thanks to its hilltop location.
Day 18: Singapore
Singapore is one of the most popular destinations in Asia for tourism and it is very easy to see why. A modern day metropolis with a wide range of cultural diversity and a huge emphasis on technology all coming together to attract people the world over. Take a shopping trip down Orchard Road, a shopper’s paradise of designer shops and department stores you will be spoilt for choice for what to buy, journey to the Singapore Botanical Gardens with 120 acres showcasing some weird and wonderful plants or head to the world famous Raffles Hotel and relax with a Singapore Sling Cocktail. Singapore is a city that you will want to visit again and again.
Day 19: Fly Singapore to UK
Disembark in Singapore and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.