Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been awarded a double win at the 2016 Cruise Critic US Editors' Picks Awards!
Voted BEST NEW Luxury Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
Voted BEST Cabins: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Accommodating just 738 guests, the new ship Seven Seas Explorer is the luxury line's third all-suite, all-balcony ship. At 54,000 gross-registered tons, Seven Seas Explorer is the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet.
Seven Seas Explorer features spacious and sophisticated designer suites, ultra-elegant public areas, a wide-range of gourmet dining options, a world-class spa and many other amenities all created with the personality, warmth and soul of classic and timeless design.
World-renowned architectural and interior design firms Tillberg Design AB, RTKL Associates and ICrave have designed the vessel to feature 369 suites ranging from 300 square feet to 1,500 square feet, six open-seating gourmet restaurants, Regent's signature nine-deck atrium, the two-story Explorer Theater, three boutiques and an expansive Canyon Ranch SpaClub®.
Seven Seas Suite & Bathroom (pictured above)
The specifications for the ship call for a hull 732 feet long, with a beam of 102 feet and a draft of 23 feet. The ship is powered by diesel-electric engines with a service speed of 20 knots. Seven Seas Explorer is a “green ship” employing the most advanced environmental systems and state-of-the-art technology.
With the Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ overall fleet capacity has grown nearly 40 percent, making the brand the world’s largest luxury cruise line.
Seven Seas Explorer Activities
Card Room - The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Gather your favorite teammates for a quiet afternoon or evening of board games. Or stay at the top of your Bridge game, whether enjoying a social game or participating in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card Room is steps away from the Pool Deck on Deck 11 forward.
Destination Services - Located on Deck 5 in the Atrium, Destination Services helps you arrange your shore excursions, whether you select a tour from our FREE Unlimited Shore Excursion menu or a customizable Regent Choice Shore Excursion. The helpful office staff can also assist with tailor-made pre-and post-cruise programs, from a simple stay in a luxurious hotel to a 3-night extension that includes private tours of coveted destinations.
Library - Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. Enrich your mind with a vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature. The Library is conveniently located across the Card Room on Deck 11 forward.
Pool Deck - Lounge the day away under the warm sun and an unforgettable vista on our Deck 11 Pool Deck. Outfitted in teak accents, the Pool Deck is one of the most elegant at sea, featuring a lavish pool and two whirlpools. Amiable and dedicated crew is readily standing by to bring you a refreshing beverage, a plush towel or clean your sunglasses, while you bask in the sun and relax on your comfortable lounge chair.
Pool Deck (pictured above)
Canyon Ranch SpaClub - Indulge in a treatment tailored to your taste within the serene Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, located on Deck 5 aft. Enjoy an array of treatments including signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments as well as facials. While you're here, explore our extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon.
Fitness Center - On Deck 6 aft, above the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, is the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which features Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, a Nautilus machine, workout mats and step benches. Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and aerobics and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment.
Seven Seas Explorer Entertainment
Casino - When you are in the gaming mood, delight in the exciting offerings inside our elegant, Monte Carlo-style casino. The Casino is located on Deck 4, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Glass doorways lead the way to table games that include Blackjack, roulette, stud poker, mini-craps and slot machines.
Connoisseur Club - Located on Deck 11 forward, the Connoisseur Club is the perfect venue to enjoy a fine cigar or imbibe on your favorite libation while enjoying spirited conversation with new found friends. This elegant hideaway provides comfortable leather armchairs and a club-like atmosphere.
Constellation Theater - Located on Decks 5 and 6 forward, the Constellation Theater is perfectly tiered for unobstructed viewing. This phenomenal venue pays homage to ornate show palaces of Hollywood's golden age with a subtle swan motif woven into the seating banquettes, ceiling architecture and an intricate entry-way mosaic. Table-top Murano glass lamps provide a soft, warm glow for guests sitting in the comfortable cabaret-style seats.
Horizon Lounge - Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, the Horizon Lounge is elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished. Boasting an expansive bar and relaxed arm chairs, this space is an ideal location to gather for a cocktail, especially after one of the many exciting performances at the Constellation Theater. Your entertainment-rich evening continues with virtuoso performances by resident musicians.
Explorer Lounge - Located on Deck 4 mid-ship, the Explorer Lounge's rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs and deep blue fabrics set the tone for the start of your evening. Our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes and special requests from an intimate stage arched with a golden proscenium. Choose to meet friends for a pre-dinner cocktail at the elegant, black marble bar.
Observation Lounge - Located on Deck 11 forward, the Observation Lounge brings to life opulence and indulgence with a rich color palate that features shimmering silver, gold, black and white color hues, while the floor to ceiling windows provide guests with incredible ocean vistas. The Observation Lounge musicians will entertain daily and it is the perfect spot for unwinding from afternoon tea time to pre-dinner cocktails to a nightcap.
Seven Seas Explorer Cuisine
Compass Rose - Much thought was given to the design of Compass Rose, the flagship restaurant of our fleet. The dining room is outfitted with rich woods contrasted by light marble stones and mother of pearl shimmering brightly with an elegant color theme of light shades of blue, white, gold and silver. Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic ice blue lighting theme at night. This is the perfect setting for you to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner, where the menu features an exceptional variety of Continental cuisine.
Compass Rose Restaurant (pictured above)
The Cafe - Visit The Café on Deck 5 mid-ship to enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue to your destination to relax, meet other guests and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.
Chartreuse - One of the newest speciality restaurants. Featuring a classic French menu with a modern twist, Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll. Wherever you are seated in this regal restaurant, you will be treated to a succulent dinner while enjoying incredible ocean views. The restaurant ambiance is complemented by a menu that features dishes expertly prepared using both classic and modern techniques for a multiple course celebration of French gastronomy.
A new Pan-Asian specialty restaurant, Pacific Rim, will join an array of dining options aboard the Seven Seas Explorer.
As the third specialty restaurant revealed for Seven Seas Explorer, Pacific Rim will feature Pan-Asian dishes.
“We are setting new luxury standards across the board with Seven Seas Explorer, and with our sights set on building the most luxurious ship ever, we had to create an unrivalled collection of specialty restaurants for our guests,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“The elegant Asian architectural elements found in Pacific Rim perfectly complement an exquisite menu, for a gourmet dining experience that brings to life the rich culinary traditions of Asia unlike any other at sea.”
The Pacific Rim Restaurant (pictured above)
Pool Grill - Being open-air and just steps from the swimming pool on Deck 11, the Pool Grill welcomes casual diners. Its laid-back ambiance invites guests to come directly from lounging in the sun, or for a quick meal between shore excursions. While the atmosphere is deliciously informal, the menu and preparation reflects the same attention to detail as the finest of restaurants.
La Veranda - Serving breakfast and lunch, La Veranda is exceedingly popular any time of the day. Spacious and comfortably casual, La Veranda offers regional specialties that often reflect the cuisines of the countries called on, such as Grilled Lamb Chops with Spanish Sherry Sauce or pan-sautéed Mediterranean Sea Bass. Dishes are presented in a buffet style that displays the diversity of the menu. La Veranda also features an authentic pizzeria and a shaded, open-air veranda for dining al fresco.
Prime 7 - A true classic in every sense, the Prime 7 restaurant aboard Seven Seas Explorer® personifies luxury at every turn. Handsomely decorated with ingenious uses of glass, metal and granite, you will feel as if you have arrived at an iconic members-only club. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before being taken to your personal banquette. And after savoring a succulent filet mignon or a mouthwatering côte de boeuf, delight in a digestif and a lively conversation with fellow guests in the comfort of supple leather wing-back chairs.
Sette Mari At La Veranda - Inspired by the views of the Italian Riviera, the ambiance is one of everyday glamour. Rich blues and whites, contrasted with terrazzo floors and teak wood accents, adorn the interior spaces and culminate in a stylish and spacious al fresco area, replete with comfortable cushioned seating and striped awnings that allow the breeze to flow through. In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.
Another highly anticipated feature aboard Seven Seas Explorer is The Culinary Arts Kitchen. The first designs of this prestigious onboard cooking school with a view have been revealed recently and now we are excited to share with you the news that classes are open for booking, at a price of $89 per person. During the maiden season voyages, guests can choose from a dozen unique classes to gain hands-on training and personal instructions to expand their culinary skills. All classes will appeal to a wide range of tastes and cater to all levels of aptitude, from beginner to experienced chef instructors.
At the Culinary Arts Kitchen, experience the following:
Everything French - This class focuses on classic techniques designed to elevate your kitchen skills at home. Sample two French wines and learn the art of pairing French food and wine.
Light My Fire - Learn the secrets of perfect grilling and sautéing, and how to improve the flavour and consistency of your favourite meats.
At Home Italian - Master the fundamentals of great pasta cookery, whether using fresh or dried pasta. Then, discover the art of pairing the ideal sauce with the proper pasta...all while enjoying a glass of fine Italian wine.
Healthy Kitchen - Explore the Mediterranean diet - reputed to be the healthiest on the planet - and learn how to bring more vegetables, grains, legumes and seasonings into your cooking.
The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from regional cuisines such as French, Italian or Mediterranean cooking to specific skill focused classes such as mastering fish cookery, high-heat cooking or wine pairing. And if you have a sweet tooth “Who wants desert” or “Teatime at the Abbey” might be just the right class for you.
The Culinary Arts Kitchen (pictured above)
They say that luxury cannot be measured, but here are some extravagant facts and figures about Seven Seas Explorer to show she is THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT!
The number of crew catering to the needs of just 750 guests. With an exceptionally low 1.36 guest-to-crew ratio, guests will receive a remarkably high level of personalised service.
51,909 sq. ft.
The total amount of balcony space found on the all-balcony Seven Seas Explorer. This equates to an average of 138 sq ft per suite, the largest in the cruise industry.
45,876 sq. ft.
That‘s the amount of marble found throughout the ship, including the marble-and-stone detailed bathrooms in each of Seven Seas Explorer’s 375 guest suites. That's nearly an acre of marble!
The amount spent on the luxurious Savoir No.1 bed in the Master Bedroom of the Regent Suite, the ship's largest and most opulent accommodation (4,443 sq ft!). The mattress alone retails a staggering £,68,000!
Bottles of champagne ordered for Seven Seas Explorer's maiden voyage. With Regent Seven Seas Cruises all beverages, including Champagne and premium spirits, are complimentary.
Pieces of art on board, including a Chagall and a Picasso or two hung at the double-door entrance to the Regent Suite.
The number of specially designed Versace place settings found in Seven Seas Explorer's main dining restaurant, Compass Rose.
The number of large, exquisitely designed crystal chandeliers found throughout the ship, it's clear the lighting on-board is also the most luxurious at sea.
The amount of lobster guests enjoy at any of the gourmet restaurants on Seven Seas Explorer during a typical 14-night cruise.
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