Regent Seven Seas are a unique Ultra Luxury Cruise Line The company fits into what I would call the ultra luxury bracket along with other lines like Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, SeaDream and others. However, there are subtle differences between them all: Regent prides themselves on offering first class accommodation, inconspicuous...
Regent Seven Seas are a unique Ultra Luxury Cruise Line
The company fits into what I would call the ultra luxury bracket along with other lines like Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, SeaDream and others. However, there are subtle differences between them all: Regent prides themselves on offering first class accommodation, inconspicuous service throughout their ships, with probably the best food you have ever tasted, with simple and sophisticated options. They have one of the best orchestras at sea, playing in a spacious theatre, or one of the many lounges, and offering a good variety and standard of entertainment. Evening dress code on all three ships is Elegant Casual and only on much longer cruises are there any very formal evenings; although guests do make an effort to ‘dress’ for dinner. An important attraction for clients is Regent guest lecturers who are always of the highest standard and have in depth knowledge of the areas the itinerary includes.
Accommodation and Dining
Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager (42,000 tons) and Mariner (48,000 tons) are similar, carrying 700 guests and offering every guest an outside suite with balcony; many grades of suites are some of the largest at sea.
As well as their main large restaurant, the Compass Rose, and a more casual Veranda Cafe, which becomes a Mediterranean-style Bistro named Sette Mari La Veranda in the evening, they also offer two exclusive evening dining options at no extra cost. Le Cordon Bleu French cuisine offering fine dining is offered at Signatures Restaurant,
Chartreuse (replacing Signatures) is a modern specialty restaurant replicating the sort of cuisine young chefs are cooking in Paris. Steaks and other fine meats, as well as the famous surf and turf is offered at the Prime 7 Restaurant. During the day, casual eating is available on the pool deck. You also have the option of dinner in your suite or balcony, served course by course.
Seven Seas Navigator (28,000 tons), carrying only 500 guests offers all the same facilities and dining options as the two larger vessels, apart from Signatures which is exclusive to the two larger vessels. There are also a small number of suites without balcony on Navigator.
Refurbishment of older ships
All three ships have received major refurbishment programmes – with many of the public rooms transformed to look similar to the new ships’ interior décor.
Ultra Luxury All Inclusive
Regent guests enjoy a true ultra luxury all inclusive experience offering free flights (business class on selected cruises), large selection of free shore excursions (some more expensive ones are surcharged), all drinks and beverages included, all gratuities included, and new for 2013 a free 1-night pre-cruise hotel package. Also, the inclusion of iPads in all Penthouse suites and above.
Seven Seas Explorer – the world’s most luxurious ship ever built.
Regent’s newest ship which launched this year in 2016 features five gourmet restaurants. At 55,000 tons carrying only 750 guests, this all suite, all balcony ship has one of the highest space ratios while providing an excellent 6-star service second to none. Explorer features the largest private verandas in the cruise business and a new category of suite, the Regent Suite, measures a massive 4,500 square feet. The ship features new French and Asian Restaurants plus a ‘hands on’ kitchen where guests can improve their cookery skills. A sister ship, Seven Seas Splendor, will follow in the next couple of years. Pacific Rim will be the third speciality restaurant on board Seven Seas Explorer. Dishes in the Pacific Rim will include tempura- encrusted soft- shell crab and grilled Korean lamb chops. To complete the ultra-luxury feel of the ship it will also have a Canyon Ranch Spa Club with a deck terrace and its own infinity plunge pool.
All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Compass Rose Restaurant on-board Seven Explorer (RSSC) 02
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