Back in May, Sarah and I had the incredible privilege of cruising through the Mediterranean on Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager. To say it was one of the most opulent trips we’ve ever experienced would be an understatement, so the idea that a sailing could get any better is kind of an unbelievable one. However, that’s just what Regent created a year ago with the introduction of the Seven Seas Explorer—the most luxurious ship ever built. Now, in celebration of its first anniversary, they’ve made it possible to see the amazingness it has to offer with the launch of their new, 360-degree Virtual Tours.
“The meticulous craftsmanship and artistry behind Seven Seas Explorer are undeniable. Launched in Monte Carlo a year ago and with nearly 40 sailings, Seven Seas Explorer has exceeded every expectation, thanks to each and every member of the exceptional staff and crew that deliver the highly personalized service for which Regent is renowned. If you haven’t had a chance to sail aboard Seven Seas Explorer, this is a great opportunity to see what you’ve been missing.”
‑ Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises
I have to tell you, this post is taking way longer than it should to write. Every time I look at one of the tours I get distracted walking through it for about 10 minutes. The ship is absolutely stunning. It’s very evident that no detail was overlooked, and the tours follow suit. I recommend you start with the main atrium, as this will make the experience that much more authentic. From there, you can navigate yourself through the rest of the common areas like the flagship restaurant, Compass Rose, or the Canyon Ranch Spa Club. Just make sure you take note of the art as you pass it, it happens to be the finest collection at sea.
After you make your way through the main areas, it’s your choice as to whether you check out the fine dining options or the suites next. The Explorer features three specialty restaurants: the French Chartreuse, pan-Asian Pacific Rim, and classic steak Prime 7. Just like the food they serve, all of them are aesthetically phenomenal. And the suites are nothing to scoff at either. Whether you’re looking at the 307-square-foot Deluxe Veranda Suite, or the 4,443-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Regent Suite you’re going to be blown away. Every lodging comes with king-sized Suite Slumber Beds, oversized bathrooms, marble accents, and amazing linens. And don’t forget to check out the balconies, some of which have a 270-degree view.
If you do find yourself interested in taking a Regent cruise (which, you absolutely will after these virtual tours), but discover that the Explorer just isn’t right for you, not to worry. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is currently doing a $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment to get each ship up to the standard of elegance set by the Explorer. To check out more about Regent and their truly all-inclusive luxury cruises, you can visit their website here.