The Seven Seas Explorer, the newest addition to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, is the most luxurious ship ever built: a sleek white vessel of such pervasive and unrelenting perfection that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve died and gone to heaven. Aboard this ship – this veritable floating kingdom of paradise – there are 552 crew members catering to the needs of only 750 guests; 51 909 square feet of balcony space, the largest in the cruise industry; 473 exquisitely designed crystal chandeliers lighting up the restaurants, lounges, public spaces, corridors, and larger guest suites; and in excess of 7 800 complimentary bottles of champagne and red and white wine just waiting to be popped open.
Hotel stay and shore excursions
The Seven Seas Explorer experience begins before passengers even make their way up her gangplank. Tickets include a complimentary luxury hotel stay in the heart of the embarkation city the night before the cruise departs so that guests are rested and refreshed. Then, once the cruise has commenced, passengers can enjoy free, unlimited shore excursions for a vivid sampling of every city and town the ship pulls into. Think: a colourful market tour in Cozumel, Mexico, followed by an onboard cooking class or a sensual wine paired lunch in Provence, France.
Dining and Entertainment
The Seven Seas Explorer houses a grand assortment of dining options, from her beautiful signature restaurants, Compass Rose and La Veranda, to her three speciality eateries: Pacific Rim (Pan-Asian cuisine), Prime 7 (steakhouse), and Chartreuse (classic French with a modern twist). For a more interactive dining experience that culminates in a meal and a sure-fire way to impress future guests around your own dining room table, guests can sign up for a cooking class at the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
This stunning gastronomic variety is met in equal measure by the ship’s entertainment options. How about dinner and a show at the 694-seat Constellation Theatre or cocktails in a lively lounge that invokes the splendour and indulgence of the Roaring Twenties? Perhaps practice your swing on the deck’s putting greens, envelop yourself in the tranquillity of the library, or try your luck at the Monte Carlo-style casino. Whatever may be your definition of a good time, indoors or out, the Seven Seas Explorer caters to it.
The best seat in the house
Each and every guest suite within the Seven Seas Explorer is sumptuous and grand, but by far the most opulent and luxuriously appointed is the 4 443–square foot, two-bedroom Regent Suite, boasting a sprawling living room with a custom-made Steinway Arabesque piano, an exclusive vista garden with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean, and a private spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, and treatment area, where guests can enjoy complimentary, unlimited spa treatments.
The most luxurious ship in the world
The Seven Seas Explorer is a spectacularly elegant vessel with every comfort, luxury, and amenity known to humankind adorning the interior of her graceful hull. Lavishly designed lounges, enchanting entertainment spaces, sumptuous gourmet restaurants, an oasis-like pool deck, impeccable service and attention to detail, and a constellation of guest suites that are unparalleled in spaciousness and comfort… it’s little wonder this ocean-going vessel is being hailed as the most luxurious ship, not only of its time but in all history.
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