Regent Seven Seas takes luxury cruise ships to a whole new level with their new ship “far surpass[ing] current standard in luxury cruising”.


When you think of luxury cruising you think of Silversea’s white-glove service, Ponant’s French glamour and Uniworld’s sophisticated five-star interiors but according to Regent Seven Seas, luxury cruisers haven’t seen anything yet.

The cruise line, which was recently purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, says it is pushing the bar a little higher in the spoil-yourself sector and has declared its forthcoming vessel as the world’s most luxurious cruise ship.

Seven Seas Explorer lobby

Debuting next year, 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer will be an all-suite ship, with ‘unmatched’ accommodation standards.

“There is nothing like the Regent Suite anywhere in the cruise industry”.

Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas president and chief operating officer

Seven Seas Explorer's Regent Suite living room

Seven Seas Explorer’s Regent Suite living room

The largest suite on the ship, The Regent Suite, measures at 3,875 square feet – that’s 50 percent larger than the average American home.

The room includes a spacious living room, private Vista Garden (a glass-enclosed sitting area), an in-suite spa, marble and stone detailing, a wraparound balcony with two separate balconies and a walk-in closet.

Not to mention, the master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the ocean.

The room costs around $5,000 per person per day.

While category classes may drop after The Regent Suite, the quality doesn’t.

All rooms have a private balcony and sitting area. Most are equipped with a walk-in closets and offer L’Occitane amenities.

Now let’s look at the rest of the ship.

“[The ship] far surpasses the current standard in luxury cruising.”

Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas president and chief operating officer

According to Montague, the ship will break the record for the highest ratio of space to passengers.

Onboad, it will have the Constellation Theatre – a two-tiered 694-seat performance venue that pays homage to the golden age of Hollywood.

The public space will be decorated with luxurious table-top Murano glass lamps; and comfortable cabaret-style seating with unobstructed view to the state-of-the-art stage.

On stage, floor to ceiling digital screens provide interactive backdrops to help immerse guests into the show.

The space serves will be used for a variety of entertainment options, ranging from lectures to cooking demonstrations and Broadway-style theatrical performances.

Located on deck 11 is the Observation Lounge, which is reminiscent of the twenties or more specifically, the Great Gatsby.

The lounge is designed with a colour palate of rich silver, gold, black and white hues and there’s floor-to-ceiling windows that provide 270-degree views.

A folded metal canopy surrounds the lounge’s signature bar, while steps away a dance floor is illuminated by a delicate crystal chandelier.

The Explorer Lounge

The Explorer Lounge has more of a country club vibe with rich mahogany wood columns, comfortable leather chairs, deep blue fabrics and luxurious flooring.

On one side of the lounge, a golden proscenium outlines a small stage where live musical performances will take place, and anchoring the opposite end, is a polished black marble bar ringed by plush, deep opal blue bar stools.

The Explorer Lounge is ideal for pre- or post-dinner cocktail or for guests looking to unwind while enjoying some soothing jazz.

Seven Seas Explorer's La Veranda - one of three specialty restaurants

Seven Seas Explorer’s La Veranda – one of three specialty restaurants

There’s also three specialty restaurants onboard, including the line’s signature steakhouse, Prime 7.

The restaurant is decorated with dark purple hues, leather seating and is reminiscent of a private member club in London.

There’s also La Veranda, an Italian restaurant has been decorated to offer everyday glamour ambience.

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

So what do you think so far? Have you been on a more luxurious vessel?