Billed as “the most luxurious cruise ship ever”, the 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer (which will be christened this Wednesday by Princess Charlene of Monaco) has finally been exposed to the public in the form of 100 photos.
The travel trade has now gained the chance to see whether the new ship lives up to the hype.
Over the weekend, luxury line Regent granted a small group of US news outlets early access to 100 photos of the interior of new ship.
If you want a glance, USA Today is carrying the full 100 shots in click-though format and you can view them here.
Seven Seas Explorer carries just 750 passengers and is reportedly the most expensive luxury ship ever built, at USD 450 million (AUD 595 million). The ship, which offers one of the all-time highest ratios of space per passenger, is 224 metres long and will have a crew/guest ratio of 1/1.36.
The ship also offers some of the biggest and most opulent suites afloat (it’s an all-suite ship). Dining outlets include contemporary French and Asian restaurants. There’s a two-tiered, 694-seat theatre and an observation lounge with a 1920s theme.
After its christening this Wednesday in Monte Carlo by Princess Charlene of Monaco, the ship’s godmother, Seven Seas Explorer will launch straight into a Mediterranean cruise program, with a range of eight- to 14-night sailings priced from USD 6799 (AUD 8984) per person.
Regent says: “Seven Seas Explorer is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent’s special brand of all-inclusive luxury. Journey to the world’s most beautiful places in spacious designer suites, indulge in a decadent treatment at the world renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoy a musical performance in a plush lounge, and delight in extensive gourmet dining throughout the day and night.”
Written by Peter Needham