Regent Seven Seas Cruises has just launched its newest ship, Seven Seas Splendor. SixStarCruises concierge Lisa Mallon has been lucky enough to have been invited on-board for the inaugural cruise.
Ultra-luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas caused quite a stir with the launch of Seven Seas Explorer back in 2016 which was billed as ‘the world’s most luxurious ship’. Now, in 2020, her sister ship, Seven Seas Splendor is setting sail for the very first time, and we’re on board to bring you the first glimpses of this stunning new vessel as we cruise from Ancona in Italy to Rome, via Dubrovnik.
Read on to see more of this brand-new luxury ship…
Regent Seven Seas Splendor goes way above and beyond anything we expected and certainly lives up to the hype. This ship is truly stunning, in every way, with the most luxurious details around every turn.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises have brought togther a selection of their most experienced crew to work on-board Seven Seas Splendor. Most have already worked on-board sister ship Seven Seas Explorer and many have worked for the cruise line for over twenty years.
Seven Seas Splendor has 375 suites, ranging from 30 square-metre Veranda suites to the highly-acclaimed Regent Suite.
The Splendor Suite
“I’m spending the next three nights in the Splendor Suite,” says Lisa. “This incredible suite feels like a penthouse apartment with a separate living room with sofa, armchairs and table and chairs, a king-size bed and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is beautiful with lots of marble and stone detail and there’s a large walk-in wardrobe.”
The Splendor Suite has one of the largest balconies at sea and a personal butler to attend to guests every whim. Amenities in this suite include plush bathrobes and slippers, daily canapes, a welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, free WiFi and daily newspapers.
The Regent Suite
With more than 4,000 square feet of space, the Regent Suite on-board Seven Seas Splendor is the largest and most luxurious suite at sea. Over four times the size of the average UK home, this incredible suite features an in-suite spa with unlimited treatments, a private dining room for up to 12 guests and a hand-made bed with a mattress worth $200,000 to guarantee a great nights’ sleep.
Read more about this incredible suite here: Explore the world’s largest luxury cruise ship suite
Food and drink
Seven Seas Splendor has a tantalising selection of restaurants offering a huge range of top-quality food. Compass Rose, a popular favourite with cruisers on Regent’s luxury ships, offers guests the chance to design their own entrée from dishes of beef, chicken and fish accompanied by a choice of sides, sauces, pastas and salads.
Pacific Rim promises delicious pan-Asian cuisine and a Zen-like ambiance, whilst Chartreuse offers French fine dining with a modern twist. Meat-lovers will rejoice at Prime &, which elevates classic American food to new heights. Wine-lovers, meanwhile, are sure to enjoy Sette Mari at La Veranda, where fine Italian wines are paired with authentic Italian specialities.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer ‘Gourmet Explorer’ tours. This involves guests choosing the food ashore and cooking it aboard the ship in the Culinary Arts kitchen with the help of a top chef.
Seven Seas Splendor will make her maiden voyage from Barcelona to Miami. From here she’ll cruise around the Caribbean and on to New York where she’ll make another transatlantic voyage back to Barcelona. In the spring and summer of 2020, Seven Seas Splendor will cruise around the Mediterranean, calling at the very best destinations in Italy, Greece and Spain, amongst others. In August, the ship will do a round-tour of the British Isles before heading south to explore more Mediterranean delights and then heading transatlantic in November. In the winter season, Seven Seas Splendor will enjoy Caribbean sailings out of Miami until April when she will continue the popular pattern of summer in Europe and winter in the Caribbean.
Each cruises includes a choice of excursions. Many of these are ‘Go Local’ tours where guests get to experience what life is like in local towns and villages.