Regent unveils newbuild details

Seven Seas Explorer to feature the first in-room spa area at sea, plus the line's biggest suite room
Regent unveils newbuild details

By Rebecca Gibson |

Seven Seas Explorer is to feature Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ (RSSC) first 3,875 sq ft suite, as well as lounges, gourmet restaurants and more when she debuts in summer 2016.

The 56,000gt, all-suite, all-balcony ship boasts the highest space ratio in the cruise industry and will accommodate 750 guests.

RSSC will introduce a new suite category on Seven Seas Explorer with the the two-bedroom, 3,875 sq ft Regent Suite. The suite features an outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area named the Vista Garden and the first in-room spa retreat at sea, which includes a personal sauna, steam room and treatment area.

“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 recognised industry-wide as the most luxurious ship ever,” said Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and COO. “We cannot wait to share this ship with the world when she joins our fleet in the summer of 2016.”

Seven Seas Explorer will feature a range of casual and main dining options, as well as three speciality venues. These include the fleet-wide signature steakhouse Prime 7, which is reminiscent of a London private members club; the contemporary main dining room Compass Rose; and the Italian Riviera-inspired La Veranda, which offers a buffet for breakfast and lunch and transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda each evening.

Lounge areas have been inspired by different historical periods, with the ship’s primary showplace, the two-tiered Constellation Theater, paying homage to the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. The 694-seat theatre has cabaret-style seating combined with cocktail tables that feature hand-blown Murano glass lamps.

Meanwhile, the Observation Lounge has been designed to reflect the ‘Roaring Twenties’ era, with a silver, gold, black and white colour palette and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Inspired by country clubs, the Explorer Lounge features a black polished marble bar, mahogany wood columns, leather chairs and deep blue fabrics. On one side of the lounge, a golden proscenium outlines a small stage where live musical performances will take place.

Seven Seas Explorer will sail a 14-night maiden voyage from Monte Carlo to Venice in Italy on 20 July 2016.

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