NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With an opulent 3,875-square-foot suite, extravagantly designed lounges and showplaces, and lavish gourmet restaurants, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is setting a new standard for luxury vacations with the launch of Seven Seas Explorer.
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. Designed to be the most luxurious ship ever built, every inch of the vessel will evoke elegance and grace.
"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 Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and chief operating officer. "We cannot wait to share this ship with the world when she joins our fleet in the summer of 2016."
Regent Seven Seas Cruises 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 for guests to enjoy aboard the ship. Each restaurant exhibits its own intricate and elegant design, providing a dining atmosphere that deftly complements the high service level and diverse menu offerings.
The ship will offer three distinct specialty restaurants, including the fleet-wide signature steakhouse, Prime 7, highlighted by dark purple hues and silver accents reminiscent of a London private members club. 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 theater 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 color 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. 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, a polished black marble bar stands ready to serve guests their favorite beverages.
The maiden voyage for Seven Seas Explorer will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016. Reservations for Seven Seas Explorer's inaugural season open Feb. 4, 2015. For more information or to receive a brochure, guests can call 1-844-4REGENT (1-844-473-4368) or contact a professional travel agent.
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury cruise line. The line's fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, acclaimed cuisine, fine wines and spirits, sightseeing excursions in every port, all gratuities, and a pre-cruise luxury hotel package and complimentary Wi-Fi for those guests staying in concierge and higher suites. Three award-winning, all-suite vessels, Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Voyager, are among the most spacious at sea and visit nearly 350 destinations around the globe.
SOURCE Regent Seven Seas Cruises