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Silver Muse Review

5.0 / 5.0
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230 reviews
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A good experience - great destinations - disappointing suite

Review for Silver Muse to Australia & New Zealand
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Christian Conesa
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Owner's Suite 1

This is our review of our recent trip from Sydney to Auckland on the Silver Muse. We were fortunate to have booked an Owner’s Suite in the ship and we were expecting to be blown away by the whole experience but, unfortunately, it did not really end up that way.

Embarkation and disembarkation

Very good and smooth.

Cabin Review

Owner's Suite 1

Cabin O1

That was our biggest disappointment. Having the Owner’s suite booked we had high expectations as regards services, overall experience and luxury. The reality is that other then the size of the room (basically 3 varanda suites -one with no balcony - put together into one suite) the overall experience is the same as any other suite in the ship. We expected to receive additional perks to the standard suites for the cost of the Owner’s suite but that was not the case, but the cost of the suite is over x2.5 times that of a standard Varanda suite. The sitting/dining room had two large TV sets opposite one another in a room that was no more that 5 meters in distance between opposing walls. We did not understand the reason for two TV sets in such a small space and it felt as though one of them was an afterthought to justify the suite category. Totally unnecessary.

Our experience with the owner’s suite is that it simply is not worth the money and they do not represent value for money. We are not likely to ever book an Owner Suite or any of the other top suites until there is a clear value for money appreciation in the suite. Booking a Varanda suite will get you the same level or service and extras and if you are after more space, then a Silver suite is a more reasonable option.

Just as a point in reference, we had an Owner’s suite quoted for a trip to Antarctica in 2021, the cost was quoted in excess of $110K whereas the Varanda for two costs $35K. Bear in mind you are getting exactly the same service on board. Just not worth the money in our opinion.

Port Reviews

Stewart Island

A ship tour round the island. Average.

Dunedin

Wonderful but messy boarding of the train. In addition, other passengers were taking all the tables by the windows with no consideration to the rest. Selfish behavior.

The actual views and train rides were excellent.

Christchurch

Great experience. Great host (Hammond Peek)

Tauranga

We loved it. We wish we werw hobbits!

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