Regent Seven Seas Cruises is heralding the debut of the world’s “newest and most luxurious residence at sea”, to be perched on the 14th deck of Seven Seas Splendor (when she enters service in February 2020), above the bridge and overlooking the ship’s bow.
As the largest suite ever constructed on a luxury cruise ship with more than 278 square metres of interior accommodation, the Regent Suite is 412 total square metres of palatial elegance at sea, complete with an in-suite spa retreat featuring:
- A personal sauna, steam room and treatment area with unlimited spa treatments
- Unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow from the 120-square-metre wraparound verandah
- A glass-enclosed solarium on top of the bridge with a Captain’s view of the world’s destinations.
Guests in the Regent Suite also enjoy a dedicated personal butler to manage all the details of the guests’ experience, a personal car with driver and guide in every port, and the exquisite comfort of a custom, handcrafted US$200,000 Vividus bed from the renowned Hästens brand.
And unlike the most exclusive residences and retreats on land, the stunning views from Regent Suite’s floor-to-ceiling wall of windows along three sides of the ship change daily as guests sail to iconic destinations and hidden gems across the world on Seven Seas Splendor voyages.
“The Regent Suite is the ultimate example of how Seven Seas Splendor will astonish luxury travellers with an unrivalled experience, and it reflects the superior level of detail you’ll uncover throughout this stunning ship,” said Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“In the Regent Suite, whether you’re entertaining friends in your elegant living room, enjoying caviar or lobster in your dining room, relaxing on your handcrafted Hästens Vividus bed, delighting in unlimited spa services in your personal in-suite treatment area, or exploring a seaside village with your personal car and guide coordinated by your dedicated head butler, the holistic experience represents luxury perfected.”
There is only one Regent Suite aboard Seven Seas Splendor, and it builds on the reputation of the Regent Suite on Seven Seas Explorer. The Regent Suite master bath and in-suite spa are 30% larger on Seven Seas Splendor to incorporate a stunning floor-to-ceiling, ocean-view shower. Also different is a custom-made Treesse minipool spa placed on the front balcony, providing incredible views from the glow of dawn to the setting sun while guests soak and relax while sipping a glass of Veuve Clicquot. The fully stocked bar bordering the living room and solarium allows for unobstructed ocean views while you recline in comfort, as a personal butler mixes your favourite beverage.
The Regent Suite is nearly twice as large as the average Australian home and 20 times larger than the average cruise ship stateroom. With an all-inclusive price of US$11,000 per night based on double occupancy, the Regent Suite is already sold-out for nearly all of Seven Seas Splendor’s 2020 inaugural season sailings.
Perfected bedrooms and spa suite
The centrepiece for the luxurious master bedroom is a custom-made US$200,000 Vividus bed from the renowned Hästens brand. The king-size continental bed is being built by four master artisans at the Hästens workshop in Köping, Sweden and features a pinewood frame, steel springs and layers of flax, horsetail hair and cotton and wool batting. With over 300 hours of labour and an 18-month timeline to complete, the mattress will be the most luxurious bed at sea, allowing guests to sleep in unparalleled comfort each night after exploring the world during the day.
The Regent Suite’s Italian marble- and stone-adorned spa treatment area, with gilded golden accents, offers a full sauna, heated relaxation loungers and multi-jet shower, plus unlimited complimentary in-suite spa treatments.
A separate sitting area in the master bedroom features a sumptuous sofa and large 4K ultra-high-definition television. The guest bedroom in the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath suite reflects the master suite design with a separate sitting area, walk-in closet and private balcony. The Regent Suite accommodates up to six guests in total.
Luxurious living and dining areas
The interior decor features exotic woods, handcrafted furnishings, Italian marble and golden chandeliers. Curated sculptures and priceless works of art adorn the suite. Tillberg Design of Sweden conceived the Regent Suite decor.
Regent Suite guests also have exclusive access to an additional private dining room every evening in The Study located on Deck 11, where they can host a cocktail reception or enjoy fine dining selections from the exquisite steakhouse, Prime 7, or the modern French restaurant, Chartreuse.
A Pre-Voyage Concierge will take care of all the delicate details to ensure a Regent Suite guest’s experience is completely personalised, including dressing the Vividus bed in preferred linens and pillows, placing the guest’s preferred scent in the suite selected from the aromatic menu, and ensuring the guest’s choice of designer bath and skincare products are ready in their bath. The Head Butler serves as a dedicated personal assistant to Regent Suite guests, coordinating spa services, daily activities and ensuring the car and driver meets the guests at their preferred location on shore.
Seven Seas Splendor launches in February 2020 and will cruise destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, Caribbean and North America.
Lead image: Seven Seas Splendor’s Regent Suite – Lounge Room