Silversea’s ‘Silver Muse’

Nudged against the wharf in Sydney’s White Bay, ‘Silver Muse’ looks quite at home as she readies herself for her next cruise, departing 17 Jan at 6pm.
Launched in 2017, ‘Silver Muse’ carries 596 passengers and has 400 crew – with service an absolute priority – butler service is included in every category.
Perfect for the 40+ wanting sophistication and luxury and interested in exploring the world – Silversea visits over 1000 ports – more than double of other cruise lines. An added bonus is that with these passenger numbers, disembarking for excursions in smooth and quick – as is re-embarking. 
As from January 2019 all meals in all venues are included (reservations will be necessary for the smaller venues) and the wine list includes Australian wines. 

Check the Cruise Finder for upcoming cruise on this ship – and then contact us if you would like to know about availability on a specific cruise – or other info. 

A load of cruise specials

Clogging my email intray are a heap of great cruise specials!! But my goodness you’d have to be quick to get some of them…

  • Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises Earlybird savings! Bookings have to be in by Thursday for savings of up $900*pp.
    Plus if you book on local South Pacific, Australian and New Zealand Celebrity Century sailings by 31 March 2011 you will receive up to US$150 Onboard Credit*
    Also Azamara’s 2011 Europe Offer of US$500 OBC* or A$500 air credit* also ends 31 March 2011
  • Receive a $1,000* Onboard Spending Credit with any of these SilverSeas 2011 sailings!
    Reserve your ocean-view suite and receive a $1,000 “Passport to Luxury” Onboard Spending Credit. Customise your Silversea cruise exactly as you wish.
    Options include: spa treatments, speciality restaurants, Silver Shore excursions, Boutique purchases, Internet packages, laundry service, personal training and more.

    More than 50 voyages to choose from starting at AU$4,258.
    Featured Voyages Include:
    15 Apr 2011 Hong Kong to Tokyo
    27 Apr 2011 Tokyo to Shanghai
    7 May 2011 Shanghai to Tokyo
    19 May – Southampton to Barcelona
    18 June – Lisbon to Barcelona

    REQUEST a QUOTE – – don’t forget to put the voyage you are interested in the subject line.

  • Holland America have a book by April 8, 2011 and save up to 50% on 2011 Europe Cruises such as the following …
    –Mediterranean 7 to 24 day cruises starting at $699*
    –Northern Europe, 12 to 35 day cruises starting at $1,399*
    MS Prinsendam 14 to 28 day cruises starting at $2,249*

* Conditions apply of course – just ask me…. and there’s more… but you can see that if you are free to cruise and it takes your fancy there’s plenty to choose from if you are quick. You can call me at work 9968 1600 or email me…

Silver Whisper, snow and more to come

Today the Silver Whisper arrived at Circular Quay, and tomorrow, Monday, she will depart carrying with her many of my fellow countrymen who have escaped Britain to cruise in luxury through the tropics to Singapore. Her next port of call is Brisbane and from there she will head up to Thursday Island, Indonesia and Singapore where many of the passengers will disembark and fly back to the icy weather that Britain is currently experiencing, along with the rest of Europe. Just for interest I’ve dropped in the pic at left which was taken by my brother on Beachy Head in Eastbourne, in the south of England, just days ago!
Silver Whisper is part of the Silversea fleet. A luxury 5 star ship she has a crew to passenger ratio of 1 to 3, just 194 cabins and an Italian heritage which means her cuisine is outstanding. All-inclusive fares and the little extras make this ship – and her sister ships popular with the discerning over-50 traveller.
The company is about to launch a sister ship to Silver Whisper. The 540 guest Silver Spirit will be launched on Thursday, January 21 in Fort Lauderdale. It is likely that Silver Spirit will visit Australia in 2011…
Ask me for a brochure if you are interested in finding out more about these beautiful ships!

11 new cruise ships in 2009 and 2010

Aimed at the growing cruise market, these vessels are mostly sailing from ports in the northern hemisphere and each has a special focus.

  • Carnival’s Splendor
    With 1,503 this ship, which caters for families and those who a love an endless program of Vegas-style entertainment, also has a water slide in the second pool and a retractable glass dome over the midship pool
  • Celebrity, Solstice and Equinox
    Perfect for the “ style-conscious thirtysomethings drawn by edgy design” this ship is a mini art gallery of modern art valued at over $6million US. Features include a real grass croquet lawn. The Solstice is already plying routes from Florida to Italy, and sailing the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The Equinox will launch in August.
  • Costa Luminosa
    This ship has an 800 seat 4-D cinema, a gold simulator and a Formula One Grand Oriz driving similator. It also has more cabins with balconies than any other Costa ship.
  • Costa Pacifica.
    This ship has a musical theme and includes a sound studio where guests can cut their own CDs with a sound engineer.
  • Holland America Eurodam
    Cruise loving food fanatics are the market for this ship which includes a Culinary Arts Centre where guests can watch cooking demos and take classes.
  • MSC Fantasia and Splendida
    For those who like to be waited on, these ships are old-school according to T+L. 99 suites have their own butler. The Fantasia is sailing already, Splendida is due to be launched in July.
  • Princess Cruises, Ruby Princess
    Aimed at those who are looking for value, the outstanding features of this ship include the Sanctuary at bow where adults can lounge and listen to iPod playlists while they are spritzed with Evian water!
  • Seabourn Odyssey and Pride
    With only 225 cabins Odyssey will undertake her first world cruise in January 2010. The marina on the aft side enables passengers to snorkel or kayak off the side of the ship. The Odyssey will visit Sydney February 2010. Pride is due to be launched in 2010.
  • Silversea Prince Albert
    For those who love adventure, this 66 cabin ship has a fleet of Zodiacs, all cabins have ocean views and it sails to Antarctica, the Arctic and South America.

For tips on the best cabins – and more info check out the Travel+Leisure website.