Regent Seven Seas Cruises is set to take luxury at sea to a new level with the launch of Seven Seas Explorer, featuring an opulent 3,875-square-foot suite, extravagantly designed lounges and showplaces, as well as lavish gourmet restaurants.
Debuting in summer 2016, the 56,000 gross-registered ton, all-suite, all-balcony ship will carry just 750 guests, boasting the highest space ratio in the cruise industry.
“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 Regent Seven Seas president Jason Montague. “We cannot wait to share this ship with the world when she joins our fleet in the summer of 2016.”
Regent will introduce a new category of luxury suite exclusively for Seven Seas Explorer that sets the tone for the well-appointed and spacious all-suite accommodations found throughout the ship. Named the Regent Suite, the plush two-bedroom, 3,875-square-foot suite comes complete with an in-room spa retreat, a first at sea, with a personal sauna, steam room and treatment area. The suite also features an outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area aptly named the Vista Garden, where guests can enjoy magnificent, unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow and toward the horizon.
Seven Seas Explorer will feature an unrivaled collection of specialty, casual and main dining options. The ship will offer three distinct specialty restaurants, including the fleet-wide signature steakhouse, Prime 7. The hallmark main dining room Compass Rose will have a sophisticated contemporary look with an airy design motif and a whimsical grotto feel. The Italian Riviera-inspired La Veranda offers a delectable buffet for breakfast and lunch and transforms into an elegant 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 the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. The ornate 694-seat theatre beckons guests with posh cabaret-style seating intermixed with cocktail tables that feature hand-blown Murano glass lamps.
The Observation Lounge brings to life the opulence and indulgences of the Roaring Twenties. As if ripped from the pages of The Great Gatsby, the lounge’s design features a colour palate of rich silver, gold, black and white hues, and floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible ocean vistas.
The Explorer Lounge provides a country club vibe with rich mahogany wood columns, comfortable leather chairs and deep blue fabrics.
The maiden voyage for Seven Seas Explorer will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016.