If you love cruising as much as we do, then you’ll always be excited to learn more about the brand new ships on the horizon from all our favourite cruise lines. We like to know every little detail about what these new ships are all about including the restaurants onboard, how the cabins will look and even what new features we can expect to experience. So after the recent launch of Silversea’s brand new ship, Silver Moon, we wanted to gather up all the information we could find and share it with you to give the full picture of what this ship is really all about.
Sister ship of the beautiful Silver Muse, Silver Moon is Silversea’s newest ship to join the fleet and mirrors a lot of the key features you will find on Silver Muse. At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, Silver Moon maintains the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation which are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
S.A.L.T is a brand new immersive culinary concept from Silversea offering guests a rich gastronomic experience curated by the former editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine. S.A.L.T is all about your food onboard reflecting the destinations you are visiting by sourcing authentic ingredients prepared with respect and tradition. From market trips and special dinners in the S.A.L.T. restaurant to cooking demos with local guest chefs in the cooking lab, S.A.L.T. takes travellers further than ever before in-destination experiences.
Silver Moon boasts three S.A.L.T. dining venues that will bring authentic dining experiences to your tastebuds. Enjoy special dinners in their S.A.L.T. Kitchen, a restaurant that changes recipes and flavours with every single port you visit. Get a taste for the authentic and settle down to enjoy locally-inspired cocktails and drinks in their S.A.L.T. Bar or connect deeply with the rich heritage of each destination sailed to, as you join Silversea’s talented chefs to learn how food is prepared in the region in our S.A.L.T. Lab.
Silversea has always had a very high standard when it comes to their Suite accommodation aboard their ships. With all-suite accommodation, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on the perfect one for you. From the Owner’s Suite for those seeking a super luxury, stylish apartment with its own dedicated butler and walk-in wardrobe to the Vista Suite offering comfort and attention to detail also featuring its own dedicated butler and marble bathroom.
Not only will guests get to dine in the immersive S.A.L.T Kitchen they’ll also get to enjoy some of the finest dining at sea in a number of elegant and international restaurants onboard Silver Moon. Silversea’s signature French restaurant, La Dame is the epitome of fine dining. Featuring the rich, smooth flavours of France, La Dame’s reputation for gastronomic excellence is fully upheld aboard Silver Moon.
The fine art of Kaiseki lies in its meticulous preparation and beautiful presentation. Dishes reflect a passion for tradition and performance with menus that have been inspired by the five elements of Japanese nutritional cuisine and respect the equilibrium of yin and yang.
Things to do
There are a number of public spaces on Silver Moon for guests to unwind, relax, meet up with friends and have some fun. The Panorama Lounge is a peaceful social place to grab yourself a cocktail and watch the world go by. Sink into comfortable seats and enjoy listening to the gentle sounds of a pianist, or the invigorating beats of the in-house DJ.
Feeling lucky? Head to the onboard casino where you can play a selection of games from American Roulette, Blackjack and Ocean Poker.
When on your holiday, it’s key you take some time for yourself and there’s no better place to do that than in the Zagara Beauty Spa. With floor to ceiling windows where you can admire sweeping sea views, an acupuncture suite, nine treatment rooms as well as relaxation areas and a dedicated outdoor whirlpool.
Not only can you enjoy shopping in the ports Silvermoon visits but onboard you can shop to your heart’s content in shipboard boutiques full of designer goods carefully selected fashion, jewellery, accessories, fine perfumes and cosmetics.
What did our consultants think?
At the start of September, we sent Trevor and Shaun on board Silversea’s Silver Moon to get the real experience of what it’s really like to sail with this ultra-luxury cruise line. So here is Trevor’s feedback on his trip onboard this brand new ship.
“In such a chaotic time the whole process was smooth and simple. On arrival into Crete we were met by a Silversea arranged taxi that first took us to a chemist in the port that was waiting for us to do a lateral flow test. 20 minutes later the test came back negative and we continued to the port for check-in. This was done at the the side of the ship and was assisted by Silversea staff, waiting for us with refreshments and iced flannels.”
” My top tip for check-in is to read thoroughly before departure the check-in policy for your cruise line, the countries entrance protocols and to have all your paperwork completed at home before jetting off. On board the ship was a strict but relaxed ‘Mask at all times’ policy in public areas whilst walking around, in bars, restaurants but pool areas etc masks were not required.”
“The ship staff were very quick to keep the ship tidy and there was never a glass or plate left sitting on a table. Toilets were spotless all the time, every time I went to the toilet it was like I was the first person in there since it had been checked, cleaned and restocked. As expected the bar staff and waiters remembered you and your favourite drink. The DJ in the lounge was a young energetic guy that loved to take requests.”
“Dining was definitely my highlight of the trip. I made the most of the caviar on tap. I had it twice with room service, as a starter one evening and as a side snack whilst sunbathing by the pool. Lobster found its way onto my plate most nights, including nights when I was eating from a different menu.”
“My food requests were never a problem for the waiters and chefs of Silversea. The best part was the choice of dining options every day, day or night and without having to pre-reserve a reservation. My dining top tip…not sure what to choose from on the menu? Then choose everything you want!”
“Onboard the lateral flow tests were simple and well organised, with senior staff members checking you in off the register and a medical team on hand to do the swab. It was a very efficient process.”// END - About the Author ?>