New horizons for Silversea
Last month Silversea’s new general manager for Asia-pacific, Amber Wilson, was introduced to the travel industry at an event which highlighted the much anticipated debut of Silver Muse. Sydney-based Wilson joined Silversea in August this year, with responsibility for the revenue, sales and marketing management across the region, overseeing teams in both Australia and Singapore. She was most recently general manager of sales and marketing at Cruiseco, and has also worked at Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Silver Muse is scheduled to launch in 2017, and will further raise the bar of luxury cruising – both in terms of her on-board facilities and the exotic itineraries the new ship will undertake. She will be the ninth vessel in the Silversea fleet, with all-suite accommodation for 596 guests. Muse offers a number of unique features – not least an array of eight on-board restaurants meaning cruisers will be very much spoilt for choice. As if that’s not enough there’s also 24/7 butler service and the option of in-suite dining. Such is the excitement around the debut of Muse that Silversea has launched a dedicated brochure for the ship, which launches in Monte Carlo and in her first year will cruise the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to voyage in North and South America. Silversea has also announced details of its 2018 itineraries for both its “classic” and “expedition” fleets. The expedition offering will be boosted by the previously announced makeover of Silver Cloud, which will go into dry dock in 12 months’ time to emerge in November 2017 as the “most prestigious expedition ship at sea” with new soft furnishings, redesigned suites and public spaces, a Deck 9 observation lounge and a fleet of 18 on-board Zodiacs for up-close explorations. “The reimagined Silver Cloud will be a place you can call home, even at the ends of the earth,” Wilson said.