When launched in 2017, the 596-guest Silver Muse ushered in a new era for luxury cruise mainstay Silversea Cruises. While not the glitziest ship in its ultra-luxury genre, Silversea’s first new vessel in more than a decade proved impressive because it offers a decadent amount of space. You notice it as soon as you board this understated vessel and walk into the giant, open Dolce Vita space, which serves as a reception area and cocktail lounge. The hallways, too, are unusually wide, and the cabins feel comfortably open, as do many of the public spaces, especially the massive swimming pool and the spacious Arts Café.
There's a quietness to the decor — don't expect giant chandeliers or dramatic, bright color schemes here — that feels appropriate given the ship’s formality. The butlers wear tails, and if they see a woman leaving their cabin alone, they offer their arm to walk her to dinner; the waiters will also offer to carry your cocktail on a silver tray if you're headed to dinner from one of the lounges. For those looking for a quiet, genteel vacation — with no risk of being elbow-to-elbow with other passengers, or giving up white-glove style service — they may have found their ship. Silver Muse’s siblings, 2021’s Silver Moon and 2022’s Silver Dawn, echo this refined ambiance.