Seven Seas Explorer pool to have shallow and deep sections

By Tom Stieghorst

The Seven Seas Explorer, a ship scheduled to enter service in summer 2016, will have a T-shaped pool with a large shallow area and a narrower deep section, Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed on Tuesday.

Surrounding the pool will be a teak deck with loungers. One deck up, circular double loungers with white fabric shades overlook the pool. Also, there will be fixed sunscreens on supports running the length of the pool on either side of the upper deck, providing shade to loungers.

The pool area is mostly white, with teak and blue tile, giving it an elegant contemporary flair.

At the end nearest the pool grill are two hot tubs shaded by large circular sunscreens.

Sheer fabric curtains divide the areas at the far edges of the pool deck into more intimate lounge spaces.

Regent said the Deck 12 sports area features shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, a bocce court, paddle tennis and a jogging track.

The Explorer will be Regent’s first new ship since 2003.

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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.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers first view of new ship

Regent Seven Seas Explorer renderingRegent Seven Seas Cruises has released a rendering of the Seven Seas Explorer, a first look at the ship since it was ordered in July 2013.

The blue and white vessel, which will accommodate 750 guests, doesn’t appear radically different in size or appearance than the line’s three other ships. It will be 12.5% larger than Regent’s biggest ship, but carry only 7% more passengers.

However, the ship looks more streamlined and the lines of the deck more horizontal because the balconies appear to have glass or translucent railings without partitions between the cabins.

Regent spokesman Jason Lasecki said there are partitions between the suites in the ship’s actual design. “It is still a rendering, so the finer details are not necessarily reflected,” he said.

The ship also has a blue accent stripe that starts at the bow and dips stylishly one deck as it approaches midship.

Regent has launched a microsite to provide updates and information about the ship, which is due for delivery in the summer of 2016.

Jason Montague, the newly named president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas, said the line’s partisans have been clamoring for details about the ship.

“This dedicated microsite provides us with a platform to provide our passionate brand advocates with the latest updates,” he said.

Included in the site is a two-minute video setting expectations for the ship, Regent said.

Regent Seven  Seas Explorer Video

Regent Seven Seas Explorer Video

Seven Seas Explorer will be the first new ship for Regent in 13 years. Reservations will open Jan. 19, 2015, the company said.