Uber luxury cruise line Silversea just released a first look at its eight signature restaurants for its upcoming new ship Silver Nova. And the offerings are looking very tasty, with settings and menus for every culinary persuasion.
Passengers have a choice of spacious settings or intimate little venues and assorted cuisines. Silversea says diners will benefit from a greater sense of space and stronger connections with the destination, as each restaurant will incorporate all-new design features, facilitated by Silver Nova’s innovative asymmetrical design.
The new ship is expected to debut in 2023 and will be the first cruise ship free of local emissions while at port, paving the way for the future of luxurious, sustainable cruise travel.
“Characteristic of Silver Nova, which will push boundaries in cruising, the dining experience aboard our newest ship will represent the latest iteration of Silversea’s unique take on luxury,” Barbara Muckermann, Silversea's chief commercial officer, said in a statement. “From S.A.L.T. Kitchen — the first large-scale regional restaurant at sea — to The Marquee on deck 10, each of Silver Nova’s restaurants will benefit from innovative design solutions that will bring the destination into view like never before. Food and drink has long been core to the cruise experience for our guests. With Silver Nova, we are enriching Silversea’s trademark dining experiences — which are among the finest at sea.”
The new choices allow passengers to go formal or not, which is appealing to those who prefer more informal attire. Indoor restaurants will be found on decks three, four and five. The indoor/outdoor Marquee and Spaccanapoli and Grill will sit on deck.
La Terraza, which seats 340, is the largest of Silver Nova’s restaurants and offers indoor and outdoor spaces on deck four, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with open seating. The room has been reimagined with a brand new aesthetic that incorporates a vibrant color palette.
It will provide one of the most immersive destination experiences aboard the ship with floor-to-ceiling windows providing views to the horizon and an expansive terrace for up to 90 diners.
It will host a large buffet area during the day. Then, at night, decorative, fluted glass screens will enclose the space for dinner. Silver Nova’s asymmetrical design has enabled the creation of a new shape for La Terrazza: the venue will have a curved layout on the port side, while running to the ship’s aft on the starboard side.
Atlantide can serve 270 people. It will be the most spacious of Silver Nova’s restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on deck three. It boasts a new layout with an enriched design of contemporary architectural details and materials.
S.A.L.T. Kitchen – this one can accommodate 160 and is one of Silversea’s newest innovation that debuted on Silver Moon. It was a quick success that on the Nova will take on a new look and feel on deck three. Artworks that reflect the world’s richest culinary traditions will adorn the venue’s interiors. S.A.L.T. Kitchen will offer a menu inspired by destinations from the Terrain menu, which adapts according to the port of call, to the Voyage menu, which comprises the best recipes of each voyage.
La Dame is the diva of culinary choices on all Silversea ships. The French restaurant elegantly seats 70 on deck 4. It boasts a new structural design with high ceilings and sizable windows offering sweeping views from every seat. Creative ceiling lighting emphasizes La Dame’s contrasting color palette of bright and dark tones, while hand-made Lalique crystal panels — including the bespoke Masque de Femme design — and a Hirondelles crystal chandelier will greet guests upon arrival.
Silver Note – this retro 1920s jazz/supper club debuted on the Muse and we were there and enjoyed it. It accommodates 54 people who can sit at the bar or a table and have a light meal or drink while listening to live performers. Snuggled off on deck five, the brooding room features a dark color palette with gold metal and velvet accents. Feature lighting installations on the ceiling and a wrap-around wall will place focus on a central stage, which will host a piano for live musical performances. Silver Note’s elegant bar will also be enhanced aboard Silver Nova, with a fresh design and plenty of seating for guests.
Kaiseki is an intimate room with a capacity of just 40 guests. It will dish out Asian cuisine in a minimalist, Japanese-inspired setting on deck four. It, too boasts a new today design materials and cuisines such as fine Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean and Chinese cuisine from an a la carte menu.
The Marquee (The Grill & Spaccanapoli)
The Marquee on deck 10 can host 220 in an al fresco setting. It also will combine The Grill and Spaccanapoli — two of Silversea’s signature venues, which offer guests the cruise line’s trademark hot rocks culinary concept and arguably the best pizza at sea, respectively. Its proximity to the swimming pool makes it a more relaxed atmosphere, serving casual fare by day and offering dinner under the stars by night. Reflecting Silversea's Italian heritage, Spaccanapoli is the emblematic street in Naples that divides the city in two and is renowned for its pizzerias.
In addition to these new eateries, Silver Nova will continue offering light sustenance at its intimate Arts Café. The stunning setting, which we’ve sampled on the Muse, is a charmer, offering snacks, luscious desserts and refreshments. On the new Nova it sits to the center of the ship.
Room service round the clock
For my husband, Richard and I, room service rocks. We always have a few dinners in our suite (usually on the balcony) and of course this is available on the Nova. It’s also free and now includes the Otium dining menu of snacks made from the most luxurious ingredients, from lobster and caviar in brioche rolls to a range of gourmet popcorn.
The 728-passenger Silver Nova will be one of the most spacious cruise ships ever built, with a space-to-guest ratio of 75 GRT-per-passenger—the highest in Silversea’s fleet. It will offer one of the most personalized services at sea with a 1:1.3 crew-to-guest ratio, as well as butler services for all suites. With its hybrid power sources, Silver Nova is expected to achieve a cruise industry-first: local emission-free operation in port by using fuel cells and batteries.
Like all Silversea ships, everything’s included in the fare from tips to wine, booze and champagne to Wi-Fi, some shore excursions and more.
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