The pursuit of extravagance: Regent continues to pioneer ultra-luxury cruising offerings

First | February 11, 2019

Ever in pursuit of perfecting offerings for ultra-luxury cruising, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has the future marked with the industry’s most lavish contributions to date.

Riding the success of Seven Seas Splendor, when sales for ‘the ship that perfects luxury’ made company history by setting a new single-day booking record in the 26 years of the company’s operation, the liner continues to charge on, creating ostentatious accommodations and itineraries for its discerning clientele.

Most recently, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced its order for a third explorer-class ship, whilst its newest ship, Seven Seas Splendor, is to house the largest suite ever to be constructed on a luxury cruise ship.

Newest addition to Regent Seven Seas ultra-luxury cruising family

In 2023, a sister to Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor will be introduced to the ultra-luxury cruising world. The new vessel promises to be a ‘category-defining’ ship that will continue to set the standards of elegance at sea.

The new ship will offer 750 all-suite accommodations with intimate yet generous spaces. Details regarding the itineraries, suites, restaurants, and amenities on board the new vessel will be released over time leading to her launch in 2023, but sales for the inaugural season will be available in 2021.

Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (the parent company of Regent Seven Seas Cruises) stated, “We are excited to build on the spectacular success of Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor as we embark on bringing to life a new vessel that will set an even higher benchmark for elegance, luxury and style.

“This new ship further strengthens our Company’s robust yet measured growth profile with vessels now on order for all three of our award-winning brands, enabling us to expand our presence globally, further diversify our product offerings and continue to drive shareholder returns.”

‘The largest suite ever built on a cruise ship’

In February 2020, Seven Seas Splendor will make its debut together with what will be the largest suite to be found on a cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor’s Regent Suite. Covering a total of 4,443 square metres of space, it will be located on the ship’s 14th deck above the bridge, overlooking the bow.

Modelled from the Regent Suite on the Seven Seas Explorer, the latest edition will boast a host of opulent features distinct from its counterpart.

Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises said, “The Regent Suite is the ultimate example of how Seven Seas Splendor will astonish luxury travelers with an unrivaled experience, and it reflects the superior level of detail you’ll uncover throughout this stunning ship.

“In the Regent Suite, whether you’re entertaining friends in your elegant living room, enjoying caviar or lobster in your dining room, relaxing on your hand-crafted Hästens Vividus bed, delighting in unlimited spa services in your personal in-suite treatment area, or exploring a seaside village with your personal car and guide coordinated by your dedicated head butler, the holistic experience represents luxury perfected.”

 

Bedrooms and Spa

The Regent Suite’s main attraction in the master bedroom is a US$200,000 Vividus king-sized bed custom-made by exclusive Swedish brand Hästens. The bed is being built with a pinewood frame and horsetail hair by four master artisans.

The master bedroom will have a separate sitting area with a sofa and a 4K ultra high-definition flat screen television. There is also separate sitting area, a walk-in closet, private balcony, and a guest bedroom in the Regent Suite, thereby accommodating up to six guests.

The bathroom is more a spa retreat decked out in Italian marble and stone with a full personal sauna, steam room and treatment area with unlimited treatments on offer. Heated relaxation loungers and multi-jet showers in the floor-to-ceiling ocean view shower will complete the bathing experience.

 

Living and Dining Spaces

The interior is some of the most grandiose in ultra-luxury cruising, featuring exotic woods, Italian marble, handcrafted furnishings, and golden chandeliers. The Suite has unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow and has a 1,300 square-foot wrap-around veranda. There is also a glass-enclosed solarium and a fully-stocked bar whilst a custom-made Treesse pool minipool spa on the balcony gives sunset cocktails a truly superlative spin.

For Regent Suite guests travelling on this ultra-luxury cruising vessel, exclusive access to a private dining room in The Study on Deck 11 every night is available. Guests can also enjoy other fine dining options such as steakhouse Prime 7, or Chartreuse which offers modern French cuisine.

 

Tailored Service

As a Regent Suite guest, service begins with a pre-voyage concierge who takes care of things like your preference in linen and pillows and ensuring your choice of bath and skincare products are ready for your arrival. You will receive your own personal butler to cater for your every cruising and land requirements and you a car complete driver at every port.

 

Regent Seven Seas Splendor

The Regent Seven Seas Splendor will launch in February 2020 and will have 375 all-balcony suites. Sales opened in April 2018 which recorded the best single booking day in the liner’s history. The Regent Suite is set at an all-inclusive price of US$11,000 (AU$15,516) per night based on double occupancy.

 

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