Sydney’s sail away party for Silver Muse

Adam Armstrong, md Asia Pacific and Annie Weinert, trade reservations manager Asia Pacific, farewell Silver Muse Adam Armstrong, md Asia Pacific and Annie Weinert, trade reservations manager Asia Pacific, farewell Silver Muse PHOTO: Helen Hutcheon

Guests in the appropriately named Quayside Room at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday night had a grandstand view of Silver Muse as she pulled away from the Overseas Passenger Terminal to embark on a 74-day ‘Grand Asia Pacific Voyage’ to Tokyo, following a successful inaugural season in Australia and New Zealand.

Trans-Tasman programme

Silversea Cruises’ newest flagship arrived in Sydney on January 6, then crossed the Tasman and made maiden calls at  Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton, Napier and Gisborne before arriving in Auckland  on January 19.

She operated a series of trans-Tasman voyages and on February 2 the 596-passenger ship  rendezvoused with the 388-passenger Silver Whisper, which was on a world cruise, in Sydney Harbour.

Annual Australasia seasons

Silver Muse, which made a total of 25 maiden port calls and carried more than 100 travel agents and media representatives on familiarizations, will now make annual extended seasons in Australasia. She arrives in Sydney again in early December and leaves late March 2020.

 

Posted 22 February 2019

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent