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Mediterranean cruise with Silversea

With the introduction of its newest ship , Silver Muse, Silversea has lifted the bar for luxury cruising even higher. You can experience it on a bespoke Wine Selectors’ adventure in 2018.

When the first Silversea ship was launched over 20 years ago, owner Antonio Lefebvre d’Ovidio advised his son, Manfredi, to always keep their family values and traditions close to his heart and not be swayed by ephemeral trends.

Now Chairman of Silversea Cruises, Manfredi heeded his father’s words and is incredibly proud of Silversea’s current status as a leader in luxury travel.

So it is with immense pleasure that Manfredi introduces the newest ship, Silver Muse.

A work of art

A divine inspirational work of art of the highest order, Silver Muse sees the Silversea fleet expanded to nine ships and the bar in the intimate-luxury cruising market raised to its highest level yet.

Boutique in size, accommodating 596 guests, Silver Muse can visit ports that larger ships simply cannot access, and retains an intimate, cosy, home away from home feeling. Yet she is also large enough to offer the superlative quality of luxury service and options for which Silversea are famous.

While the destinations Silver Muse visits offer plenty of opportunities for active exploration, back on board, exclusive new additions will ensure you’re sailing in ultimate luxury and relaxation.

Bespoke savoir beds

They were the choice of Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini and Marilyn Monroe, and now Savoir Beds will ensure guests sailing in the Owner, Royal and Grand suites of Silver Muse enjoy a superb night’s sleep, too. Savoir’s handmade bespoke mattresses and toppers, created using the finest natural materials and skilled craftsmanship, offer a variation in support from soft to firm, customisable to guest preference. With their cloud-like comfort, you’ll never want your trip to end!

Spa sanctuary

Silversea has redefined beauty and wellness on board Silver Muse with the introduction of Zàgara Beauty Spa – a uniquely artistic and holistic sensory experience.

Zàgara melds its beautiful Italian heritage with a 360º mind and body philosophy to evoke awareness and nurture well-being. A sanctuary of leisure and comfort, this elegant respite is the gateway to serenity. Complementing a choreographed menu of services that feature award-winning products and innovation, the unique Zàgara concept also encourages guests to create their own spa experience. Blending artistry through a myriad of visual and experiential elements with holistic therapies, Zàgara promises peace and beauty at every touch point.

Be immersed in art

Another exclusive to Silver Muse is the all-new Arts Café. Evoking the ambience of an art gallery, in this unique space, guests are able to relax and unwind, surrounded by some of the most exquisite pieces of art.

The featured exhibitions are varied, exciting and frequently changing, including paintings and sculptures from a broad range of talented artists.

The venue’s distinctive design offers a relaxing getaway with daytime cuisine in the form of a café and deli-bar. Come early evening, the venue transforms into a lively, evening cocktail lounge, where guests can retreat to one of the comfortable chairs, grab a drink and relax, while taking in the incredible view.

Exquisite attention to detail

While iconic destinations and grand vistas are obviously impressive, often its the smallest details that have the biggest impact. Silver Muse’s exceptional guest-to-staff ratio, including butlers in every suite, means that someone is always on hand to look after the details, so you don’t have to.

As Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio says, “We believe that Silver Muse is quite simply, our best ship ever.”

Register now! +  Exclusive gourmet tour

Join Selector and Silversea Cruises for an exclusive gourmet tour aboard the Silver Muse in September 2018. This private tour with an intimate group will be hosted by Selector publisher Paul Diamond and offers an unique food + wine activities beyond the tourist trail. Setting off from Barcelona, you’ll visit iconic ports such as Ibiza, Antibes, Monte Carlo, and Civitavecchia, enjoying highlights such as guided Balearic food and wine experiences and a hosted lunch at the two Michelin starred Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo. To register your interest, call 02 4941 3044 or email editor@selectormagazine.com.au

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