Posted July 18th, 2016
10 Things You Should Know About Seven Seas Explorer
The cruise industry recently saw the launch of Seven Seas Explorer, touted as the most luxurious ship on the waves and the fourth vessel to be introduced to the Regent Seven Seas fleet. Whilst the launches of both Ovation and Harmony of the Seas may have made bigger waves (figuratively and literally) in the cruise industry, there is still plenty of interest surrounding this new addition and fans of small-ship cruising will be looking forward to stepping aboard.
Here are ten things you should know about Seven Seas Explorer.
1. Although Seven Seas Explorer has less than a third of her tonnage and less than a fifth of her capacity, she took more than twice as long to build than Norwegian Escape.
2. Measuring a massive 3,875 square feet, the Regent Suite on board the ship is the largest and most expensive suite at sea. It features in-room spa treatments, a private garden, a steam room and has sweeping views over the ship’s bow. Not only is it bigger than the top suites in some of the world’s swankiest hotels, it’s almost three-times larger than the average American home.
3. Once you have paid your cruise fare, you won’t be charged a penny more in any of the restaurants on board. This spectacular all-inclusive offering is a Regent Seven Seas staple and includes the sumptuous 32-ouze porterhouse served in the Prime 7 steakhouse.
4. To mark the 25th anniversary of the cruise line, Seven Seas Explorer will sail a special itinerary from Barcelona to Venice in April of next year. There will be lots of celebrations on board, including gala dinners, sailaway parties and gifts for all the passengers.
5. There are more than 5,000 chandeliers, an acre of marble and 2,500 pieces of art found on the ship. The most expensive examples of the later are the two Picasso paintings which hang outside the Regent Suite.
6. Whilst many of the public areas can be found on other Regent ships, Chartreuse and Pacific Rim are both firsts for the operator. The former is a French restaurant featuring salads, seafood, soups and pasta, which can all be paired with fantastic French wine choices, whilst the latter offers menu options from all over Asia.
7. Beauty and bath products from L’Occitane’s Mer & Mistral line will be provided in all guest suites. This range is said to conjure up the sights and smells of Provence, evoking the sea and brisk winds that blow through the region.
8.Amongst the many included shore excursions, there are plenty of chances for foodies to get hands on and learn something new. From cheese-making sessions in Sorrento to Moroccan masterclasses, you will never go hungry for new recipes or the food itself.
9.In her debut year, Seven Seas Explorer will spend the summer in the Mediterranean and Africa, before heading to the Caribbean for the winter and transiting the Panama Canal.
10.As the new ship has set a new standard, Regent Seven Seas plan to upgrade Nautica, Voyager and Navigator to the same level by the end of 2017.
If you are excited about the arrival of Seven Seas Explorer and would like to book a cruise aboard her, we have plenty of itineraries available. Contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help.