Silver Muse is anchored off the coast of Villefranche, France, this morning. When we pull open our drapes, we see a beautiful sight: Silver Whisper is also anchored nearby. We immediately reflect back on our very first Silversea cruise in 2004 aboard Silver Whisper.
Unfortunately, this is our last day aboard Silver Muse. The week has gone far too quickly. We really could have used a few more days to cover all of the great features of this beautiful new ship. I meet our butler, Hayley, in the hallway to go over some disembarkation information. She has been amazing and has gone above and beyond to assist in every way possible. Every suite on Silversea has butler service, and we have found that to be a huge value.
We did not book an excursion in Villefranche, so we are able to stay on board for lunch. Today, we want to try Kaiseki for lunch. Our dinner there the other night was so amazing, we were excited to see what they offered at lunch. Kaiseki is basically a sushi bar from noon until 2:00pm each day.
There is a selection of sashimi and sushi rolls at lunchtime, and that's it. So, if you love sushi, this is the place to get it. We each ordered a selection of sushi roll pieces. The chef was very accommodating, even making a shrimp tempura roll for Rickee without the barbequed eel. All of the items we tried were delicious.
So, Kaiseki is two-for-two in our book, a great place for dinner and a great place for lunch! After lunch, we decide to take the tender over to Villefranche to check out the town. Honestly, there's not that much to see in Villefranche in the area near where we anchored, other than some nice seaside cafes and restaurants. We did find a souvenir shop where we picked up a couple of items, but that's about it.
We only stayed in town about 30 minutes before boarding the tender back to the ship. There was a little excitement on the tender ride back to Silver Muse, but we will save that story for our final review.
Tonight, we have reservations at Atlantide on Deck 4. We arrive a little early and decide to enjoy a cocktail in the Atlantide bar. Atlantide is one of the larger restaurants on board, seating up to 164 guests. The menu focuses heavily on seafood, but there are plenty of other choices.
Our dinner in Atlantide has some interesting twists, but we left very satisfied and anxious to try the restaurant again on our next (hopefully) Silver Muse sailing. Watch for a full review in our Cruise Ship Dining Reviews blog.
We finished our packing and had our luggage outside of our suite by 11pm. Tomorrow, we will disembark Silver Muse and fly home to Dallas. It has been a wonderful, but all too short, cruise on this beautiful new ship. Watch for our full review coming soon!