Cruise

Silversea’s Silver Muse hits Sydney Harbour for first time

Silversea Cruises iconic flagship, Silver Muse sailed into Sydney Harbour for the first time over the weekend, marking the first time in a decade the line has brought one of its new vessels to Australia.

The ship, which was welcomed to the harbour by the Australian Girl’s Choir at White Bay Cruise Passenger terminal, visited many Australian maiden ports of call on her way to Sydney including Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, the Whitsunday Islands and Brisbane.

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“Welcoming Silver Muse to Australia and New Zealand is very special and something we have been eagerly anticipating for some time now,” Adam Armstrong, Silversea’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand said.

“As the newest, most spacious and most luxurious ship to call Australia home this year, her deployment reflects our strong commitment to the local market and we are absolutely delighted that Silver Muse will return again next summer for an expanded season.

“This is, of course, the newest ship in our fleet, and Silver Muse truly is one of the most luxurious, boutique vessels in the world, therefore I can’t think of a better way to explore the authentic natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand.”

The arrival of Silver Muse to Sydney was celebrated on board with Roberto Martinoli, Chief Executive, and Barbara Muckermann, Chief Marketing Officer, attending from Monaco.  They gathered to welcome friends and travel partners of Silversea to the magnificent vessel.

Stephen Mahoney, General Manager, Regional NSW, Destination NSW receiving an RGS map of AU
Stephen Mahoney, General Manager, Regional NSW, Destination NSW receiving an RGS map of AU

On behalf of Silversea Cruises, and its partner, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Stephen Mahoney, General Manager, Destination NSW, received a print of a 1744 RGS map of Australia, surveyed by Abel Tasman by Emanuel Bowen, and considered to be the first map published in England, wholly devoted to Australia.

The gift to Destination NSW was presented by Silversea Cruises and its partner, the Royal Geographical Society.

The 596-guest vessel offers uncompromising levels of comfort, service and quality for the world’s most discerning travellers.

Onboard, guests experience enhanced small-ship intimacy, spacious all-suite accommodations, expansive outdoor spaces and the most comprehensive choice of dining options at sea with eight venues, including specialty choices such as Kaiseki and Indochine, plus 24-hour complimentary dining options throughout the ship.

The all-suite vessel carries up to 596 guests in all-inclusive luxury with butler service in all suites.

Silver Muse will depart Sydney on 7 January for a 14-night cruise to Tasmania and New Zealand, culminating in her maiden visit to Auckland on 19 January 2019.  After offering a number of sailings between Australia and New Zealand, Silver Muse will depart on her Grand Asia Pacific Voyage (Sydney to Tokyo – 74 days) and then commence her maiden season of Alaska cruises.  Silver Muse will return to Sydney in 2019/20 and stay for over four months (late November to end of March) – twice the length of the current season.

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