Regent Seven Seas Explorer is described as “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built”. It’s quite a claim, but as soon as you step on board you start to see why it could be true.
To find out more about the itineraries available and all-suite life with Regent Seven Seas call, email us or visit our main website at gocruise.co.uk/sarah-and-bjarne.
Everywhere you look the quality of what is around you is clear – not in an ostentatious, pretentious way – but in many evident ways – though sometimes very subtle.
The Space: there is never a sense of places or facilities or furnishings being squeezed in – always there are generous proportions in locations and to facilities. As you walk around the ship – even when sailing completely full on a sea day – there are untold numbers of places to spend time, to unwind, to pause, or to work if it’s necessary.
The Service: Attentive staff abound on this ship, with very positive ratios of staff to guests. This automatically means your needs can more easily be catered for, but the standards that Regent Seven Seas hold the staff to means that they’re not satisfied until the service appears effortless too.
The Facilities: from the superb restaurants, to the poolside cabanas, the Spa including the Infinity Pool at the ships Aft. , the elegant Library, the Constellation Theatre, a business centre, and the stunning Culinary Arts Kitchen – the facilities are all well designed and a delight to use.
The Privacy: even the smallest suite has a walk-in wardrobe, a lounge area, and a private balcony as well as the bedroom area and luxurious shower-room. The more compact suites are c 219 sq. ft with 88 sq. ft. of balcony, whilst the largest Regent Suite is an extraordinary 2,917 sq. ft with almost 1,000 sq. ft of balcony! There is a range of accommodations between – but Seven Seas Explorer is an all-suite, all-balcony ship.
The Quietness: whilst there are plenty of elements and facilities to occupy you there is little of the collective noise or piped music of the bigger ships.
The Quality: the finish on every part of the ship is to a level which could feature in a Home magazine, or Grand Designs programme. Well designed, well fitted or installed, and with an elegant finish and some unique touches.
The furniture: on every chair you sit on you admire the quality and the design. The deck and balcony furniture is also spacious and solid – not build to be efficient at squeezing a few extra onto the deck. From the restaurant chairs to the Library shelves quality of design and workmanship were priorities.
The Flooring: There’s that extra bit of bounce in the plush carpets, plenty of marble, and when you realise the Library flooring is leather, you understand something about the design on this ship – totally functional, yet creating a better experience with every step.
The Look & Feel: In many spaces and places on board Explorer you would be forgiven for forgetting you’re on board a ship and perceiving that you’re spending time in an exquisite hotel, restaurant, theatre, or spa. There’s no particular nautical theme, and the venues stand alone as superb locations.
The Materials: On board Regent Seven Seas Explorer you perceive that where they could have spent a particular amount on a high quality fixture or fitting they perhaps doubled the budget to ensure the best. Instead of screaming wealth and opulence though, there’s a subtlety which those who appreciate the finer things will value. From the mother of pearl columns in Compass Rose restaurant to the dark marble tables in The Café.
The Flowers: miniature Orchids adorned each table in The Cafe, our Suite benefitted from fresh flowers, and through reception and the public areas there are mini palms, roses and orchids.
The Artwork: Art abounds on the most luxurious ship ever built – original artworks, even in the smaller suites. It’s said that around £7m was spent on the artwork which you encounter on Regent Seven Seas Explorer.
The Most Inclusive Luxury Experience: in all destination ports of call there’s a choice of excursions that are available at no supplementary charge. All of your drinks are included on-board too – including cocktails and champagne, as well as the meals of course (there are speciality restaurants on board Seven Seas Explorer but none of them incur a supplement, you simply have to book to reserve your table.)
What makes Regent Seven Seas Explorer a luxurious ship that justifies the price tag, which is unashamedly higher than that of many lines?
Those who appreciate the finer things will see examples all around them in the quality of the design and furnishings, the space and service levels, the culinary experiences, the ambience and artworks, and the all-inclusive nature of the voyage.
Actually the value offered is very attractive when you take into account the fact that you can also leave the ship with no additional spend on board, even enjoying champagne, cocktails, excursions, speciality restaurants, etc. Even access to a number of Spa services. So essentially the fare price can be the full cost of your holiday.
Regent Seven Seas Explorer sets some new standards which are being spread across the Regent Seven Seas sister ships of Voyager, Mariner, and Navigator as they each are upgraded.
To find out more about the itineraries available and all-suite life with Regent Seven Seas call, email us or visit our main website at gocruise.co.uk/sarah-and-bjarne and we’ll let you know all about the Most Inclusive Luxury Experience.