ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Regent Seven Seas
Regent guests enjoy a true ultra luxury all inclusive experience
Regent 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, plying 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. In recent years all their ships have received extensive refurbishments and some say they are even better than when they were originally built in 2001 and 2003. Seven Seas Voyager is having a full makeover in October 2013 including major redecoration and new carpets in many areas. Suite balconies will get new teak furniture and the relaxation area deck 11 and the observation lounge deck 12 will have new resort-style furniture.
Accommodation and Dining
Regent’s Voyager and Mariner are similar carrying 700 guests and offering every guest an outside suite with balcony; some grades of suites are 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 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, while 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 option of having dinner in your suite or balcony, served course by course.
Navigator, 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. They are also a small number of suites without balcony on Navigator.
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. This is in addition to the regular lectures made by Regent shore Excursion personnel. All lectures can be viewed later in suites. There are also other facilities you would expect on a cruise ship of this standard including an extensive Spa Facility.
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.
Regent took delivery of a new ship this summer (2016), called Seven Seas Explorer. It will be the fourth and the largest in the fleet boosting capacity by 40%, accommodating 738 guests. The ship will feature several restaurants, and a nine deck atrium. Other facilities will include a two storey theatre, three boutiques and a spa. See newer blog for more details: Seven Seas Explorer – the world’s most luxurious ship ever built
All three ships have or are receiving major refurbishment programmes – Voyager in 2013 Mariner in 2014 and Navigator in 2015 with many of the public rooms transformed to look similar to the new ships interior décor.
Find out more about Regent Seven Seas Cruises from someone who has travelled with them several times – many new exciting destinations are being introduced in the future.
Contact Simon at Designer Travel Tailor-made Holidays & Cruises
All details quoted are thought to be correct at time of posting but are always subject to confirmation at time of booking
Photo: Seven Seas Navigator at Sorrento (RG) 53