Regent Seven Seas Cruises reveals pics of new luxury ship

The ship's atrium lobby.

The ship’s atrium lobby.

Promising “the most luxurious cruise ship ever built,” Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and COO Jason Montague unveiled renderings of the interior of Seven Seas Explorer at a news conference in New York this morning.

The 750-passenger ship will be Regent’s first in over a decade when it is delivered in 2016.
The Compass Rose restaurant.
The Compass Rose restaurant.

Renderings show public rooms with rich fabrics, vibrant colors and exotic materials. The ship’s Explorer Lounge, for example, has columns sheathed in mahogany wood and a black marble bar ringed with plush, deep opal blue bar stools.

A standout feature will be the two bedroom, 3,875-foot Regent Suite, which boasts an in-room spa with unlimited Canyon Ranch treatments included and a glass-enclosed outdoor sitting garden where guests enjoy an unobstructed 270 degree forward view. The suite also comes with unlimited laundry service, a private car and driver at each port, and a limousine service on departure and arrival.

The master bedroom in the 3,875-square foot Regent Suite.
The master bedroom in the 3,875-square foot Regent Suite.

“There is nothing like the Regent Suite in the cruise industry, and I believe it rivals anything on land, too,” Montague said.

Guests boarding the ship will step into a lobby with a circular inlaid marble floor, matched by twin etched glass staircases and punctuated by a cascading crystal chandelier.

Regent said each suite category will have its own unique layout and design elements, ranging from a warm and welcoming island manor style for the Deluxe Suite to a more sumptuous jewel inspired look in the Penthouse Suite.

Public rooms include those featured on current Regent vessels, including the Compass Rose main dining room, Prime7 steakhouse and Verandah buffet restaurant, which transforms into the table service Sette Mari restaurant for dinner.

The in-room spa retreat in the Regent Suite includes a steam room, sauna and treatment area.
The in-room spa retreat in the Regent Suite includes a steam room, sauna and treatment area.

Explorer also features a two-story, 675-seat Constellation Theater and a silver, gold, black and white Observation Lounge. Tables in front of the theater seats will each feature a hand-blown, Murano glass lamp.

“This ship will offer our guests a new level of grandeur throughout, from its lavish suites to its elegant public spaces and gourmet restaurants,” Montague said.

Explorer will sail in the Mediterranean starting in July 2016. Reservations open Jan. 19.

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