Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently revealed the all-new Seven Seas Explorer. Featuring one-of-a-kind designs and amenities, Seven Seas Explorer is well on its way to becoming the new standard in luxury cruising.
With a tagline as “the most luxurious ship ever built”, the 56,000 ton vessel will carry only 750 guests and have the highest space ratios and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises also introduced Seven Seas Explorer‘s maiden voyage, a 14-night cruise from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016, and its inaugural season, which includes voyages to some of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive destinations.
“We set a high benchmark for Seven Seas Explorer, not only to build a ship that far surpasses the current standard in luxury cruising, but to design a ship that will be recognized industry-wide as the most luxurious ship ever,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating office for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “This ship will offer our guests a new level of grandeur throughout, from its lavish suites to its elegant public spaces and gourmet restaurants.”
A new category of luxury suite will debut exclusively on Seven Seas Explorer. Located on Deck 14, the two-bedroom, 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite comes with a first at sea – an in-room spa retreat, complete with a full sauna and ceramic heated relaxation loungers. An outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area called the Vista Garden provides guests with magnificent, unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow.
Each suite category features its own unique layout and design elements, ranging from the island manor appeal of the Deluxe Suite to the sapphire jewel inspired Penthouse Suite. The spacious interiors are complemented by the largest verandas in the cruise industry.
The ship will offer three distinct specialty restaurants, including Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ signature steakhouse, Prime 7, featuring new décor highlighted by dark purple hues, silver accents and plush leather seating, reminiscent of a London private member club. The restaurant will feature intimate seating alcoves specifically for couples looking to enjoy a secluded, romantic meal.
The hallmark main dining room, Compass Rose, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, will get a new, contemporary look. Guests can enjoy casual indoor and al fresco dining in the Italian Riviera-inspired La Veranda on deck 11. With 270-degree ocean views, La Veranda offers a buffet for breakfast and lunch, and transforms into a fine dining restaurant, Sette Mari at La Veranda, each evening for dinner.
The ship’s primary showplace, the two-tiered Constellation Theater, pays homage to Hollywood’s golden age. The 694-seat theater features cabaret-style seating intermixed with cocktail tables that feature hand-blown Murano glass lamps. The Observation Lounge brings to life the opulence of the Roaring Twenties. A crystal chandelier hovers over the dance floor and floor-to-ceiling windows surround the room. The Explorer Lounge provides a country club vibe with rich mahogany wood columns and comfortable leather chairs, and features live musical performances.
Reservations for Seven Seas Explorer’s maiden voyage, set for July 20 on a 14-night Monte Carlo to Venice cruise, and the full inaugural season open Jan. 19, 2015 exclusively for Seven Seas Society members and will become widely available starting Feb. 4, 2015.
The ship will remain in Europe for its inaugural season, sailing 11 voyages that crisscross the Mediterranean visiting such destinations as Barcelona, Ibiza, St. Tropez, Venice, Istanbul, Alexandria and Jerusalem.
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