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I have just returned from an amazing 4 nights on board Seven Seas Explorer, billed as the ‘Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’. I can wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I was lost for words walking around this stunning ship!

If you are not familiar with Regent Seven Seas, they are a luxury inclusive cruise line. Included on board are all drinks, gratuities, speciality dining and shore excursions. You really do want for nothing on board, as I learned from my time on board. The staff on board are so personable, getting to know your favourite tipple and genuinely wanting to give you the best experience possible from your cruise. I really can’t recommend this cruise line highly enough and my blog could not possibly cover every aspect of what I loved about Regent!

This was my first time with Regent Seven Seas and my expectations were exceeded in all aspects.  Checking in at Malaga port was a breeze, no queues at all we just showed our passports to security and boarded the ship. Check in is done on the ship itself, usually in the Theatre, with a welcome glass of Champagne, then you are free to go off and explore. Generally speaking suites are normally available later in the afternoon, however if you are in one of the named suites i.e Seven Seas Suite, these are available from 12pm.

We stayed in a Concierge Suite on deck 12 which again following my theme of the cruise, I was blown away by. The marble and stone bathroom featured a double sink, complete with l’Occitane toiletries. We had a large rainfall shower cubicle plus separate bath with shower over the top. The dressing area was fantastic, plenty of both wardrobe and drawer space, which could also be closed off to the rest of the suite by a door. The bed was a European king size, which could be converted to twins if needed, and was extremely comfortable! Our bed faced the balcony which gave a lovely view and was a lovely surprise as this is not always the case, certainly on ships I have been on in the past. There was a sitting area with sofa, chair and table, perfect for room service delivery! In Concierge suites you also receive an Illy coffee machine, I love my morning coffee so this suited me perfectly! Our mini bar was fully stocked with various soft drinks, bottled water and beers and this is re filled daily. Our cabin stewardess came to introduce herself and explained a little on how the room service worked and the various other features of the suite, she also brought us our welcome bottle of Champagne on Ice which was lovely. If you prefer to drink wine or spirits there is also the option to have these delivered to your suite at your leisure, all included, at is standard with Regent Seven Seas.

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My first impression on boarding the ship was how modern and chic the reception area was, the centre piece being a stunning crystal chandelier over the grand staircase. The sense of space is clear straight away, I felt like I was in a boutique hotel rather than on a cruise ship. The ship carries 750 guests so for a ship of this size ( 56,000 GRT ) it is perfect and never felt busy with people despite our sailing being virtually full. It was difficult to take everything in at first as everywhere I looked there was a beautiful vase or piece of artwork, from Picasso’s to modern sculptures, a real feast for the eyes! I was just in awe at the attention to detail visible in every area on the ship.

Reception area
Reception area
Main Staircase area
Main Staircase area
Stunning Chandelier - Main Staircase
Stunning Chandelier – Main Staircase

One of my favourite lounges on board was the Observation Lounge right at the front of the ship on deck 11. This has a real art deco feel to it and was the go to place for pre dinner drinks and canapes, featuring live music. In the afternoon this lounge hosted afternoon tea between 4pm and 5pm, again with live music in the form of the on board pianist. I loved the atmosphere in here and of course the tasty cakes, scones and sandwiches were superb!

Art deco design in the Observation Lounge
Art deco design in the Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge
Observation Lounge - Afternoon Tea
Observation Lounge – Afternoon Tea

Dining on board is open seating in the main restaurant in the evening and of course in the speciality restaurants you select your preferred dining time when making your reservation. I should also mention that full in suite dining is also available where you will be served course by course, perfect to celebrate a special occasion.

The food in all restaurants was outstanding, I love Asian style cuisine so Pacific Rim was perfect for me. I had the most amazing Lobster and Seafood Laksa in here! My Husband loves his meat so Prime 7, which is the steakhouse on board, was more suited to his taste. He enjoyed a fillet mignon with Alaskan king crab legs on our evening here, complete with many side dishes to accompany! We both really enjoyed Chartreuse, the French restaurant on board, my starter of Emmental cheese Souffle was beautiful, I didn’t dare try the Escargots, but my main dish of scallops with chorizo was fantastic!

Compass Rose - Main Restaurant
Compass Rose – Main Restaurant
Compass Rose - Main Restaurant
Compass Rose – Main Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Pacific Rim Restaurant

Explorer - Pacific Rim

Chartreuse Restaurant
Chartreuse Restaurant

I could go on further about the food but I will leave you to try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed!

In regards to the free shore excursions, I would recommend booking these as soon as they are released. Excursions have limited spaces, as with all cruise lines, so to avoid disappointment it is essential. One thing I was struck by was actually getting off the ship in port. This sounds like a strange thing to mention but I was struck by the ease of this! In Cadiz the gangway was on deck 5, just opposite reception, so we literally just stepped out on to deck and then straight down the gang plank to shore side, Fantastic! I am used to the large ships and having to wait for lifts to take you down to the depths of the ship then having to queue to get off, this is just not the case on Explorer.

The final point to mention, which is very important to us ladies especially, is the dress code on board. The evening is Elegant Casual for most of the time, there are optional formal evenings as well but they are just that, optional. Elegant Casual means different things to each of us, but the main point is that no jeans are allowed after 6pm, with the exception of the last evening where the dress code is more relaxed due to disembarkation the next morning. Ladies wore both dresses and trousers with blouses/tops while the Gents ranged from full suits to trousers and a shirt, some with and some without jackets.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and I have really just touched the surface with regards to my time on board. I genuinely fell in love with Regent and Explorer and would go again in a heartbeat. Value for money is outstanding when you consider everything that is included with the level of service you receive, compared to one of the mainstream cruise lines.

If you are considering sailing with Regent Seven Seas and would like any advice on choosing a suite or have any questions please do not hesitate to drop me an email natalie@cruiseclubuk.com or give me a call on 0161 7982506.

 

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   CWR Logo 1    2017 see’s Regent Seven Seas celebrate their 25th Anniversary, it’s going to be a yearlong celebration with 25 anniversary voyages. Book one of the following voyages and receive upto 25% off:

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  • Amazon Voyage – 17 November 2017
  • Alaskan Cruises – 13 May, 12 July and 23 August 2017
  • Fall Foliage Cruise – 27 October 2017

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  •  Caribbean Voyage – 13 May 2017
  • Panama Canal Sailing – 17 June 2017
  • East Coast Cruise – 7 August 2017
  • Atlantic Crossing – 17 October 2017
  • Hawaii Cruise – 11 December 2017

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  •  Asian Voyages – 8 April and 5 Dec 2017
  • Mediterranean Voyages – 11 June, 28 June, 8 July, 20 Aug, 19 September, 28 September and 27 October 2017

Seven Seas Explorer

  •  Mediterranean Voyages – 9 April, 26 April and 4 Oct 2017
  • Northern Europe Sailings – 3 July and 21 August 2017
  • Atlantic Crossing – 24 November 2017

Enjoy special on board moments for the silver jubilee year with exclusive activities and events that have been planned. Go behind the scenes and enjoy a brand new dining concept, where guests are invited to dine at the Compass Rose galley for a special lunch buffet, interact with the chefs onboard. Participate in special wine, whiskey & cocktail tasting seminars, plus receive a commemorative pin, designed especially for their anniversary year

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Our Prestige Product Executive , Stacey, was recently lucky enough to spend 3 Nights onboard Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer, as deemed by them ‘The Most Luxurious Ship at Sea’. Having cruised with many of the mainstream cruise lines I have to say that this ship blew me away! Seven Seas Explorer boasts an All Suite, All Balcony experience with only 750 guests onboard and a staff to guest ratio of 1 staff member to ever 1.5 guests.

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Grand foyer

Upon arrival the check in was the most swift and efficient I have ever experienced, we were asked to board the ship straight away, after showing our passport and being handed a ‘Welcome Onboard’ glass of champagne we were showed to the theatre where we checked in. This meant no hanging around port terminal’s for hours on end wondering when you would actually be allowed on board. If your suite isn’t ready once you have checked in you can go and get some lunch from La Veranda, the buffet style restaurant or the poolside grill.

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Infinity Pool

The service onboard is out of this world, there is always a member of staff on hand to refill your glass, take your dinner or lunch order or just say hello and ask if you’re having a good time. And the space in the public areas is something that probably amazed me the most, there was never a time when you couldn’t get a sunbed around the pool, a table in the main restaurant or a seat in a bar, lounge or theatre and the cruise that we were on was completely full!

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Pool Area

One of the best thing about the Regent Seven Seas experience is the complimentary shore excursions. These are available on every cruise and for every destination and they aren’t cut down versions either. They have a selection of Full and Half Day excursions, you could even choose to do one excursion in the morning and then another one in the afternoon! They are completely unlimited!

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Compass Rose Restaurant

 A Regent Seven Seas Cruise truly is a cruise experience like no other! We have more information to come so please watch this space for more about this fantastic cruise line!

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Email or call me today for your Prestige Cruise Quote: Natalie@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2506

 

 

 

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The following are included as standard which makes Regent Seven Seas stand out from other Luxury lines;

FREE Flights ( Subject to availability )
FREE Business Class flights in Penthouse suites and above on European journeys ( Subject to availability )
FREE Gratuities
FREE Unlimited shore excursions
FREE Wifi ( In concierge suites and above )
FREE Transfers ( Airport to port, return )
FREE Unlimited beverages ( In suite mini bar is also replenished daily )
FREE 24 hour room service
ALL Fine dining in a choice of restaurants on board the ship

There are 4 ships in the Seven Seas fleet, the largest being the Seven Seas Explorer, which is at present only a year old and came in to service in July 2016, at 750 passengers capacity and is 54,000 tonnes. The Mariner and Voyager are slightly smaller with a capacity of 700 passengers and 48,075 and 42,363 tonnes respectively. The smallest in the fleet is the Navigator which can accommodate 490 passengers and is 28,803 tonnes.

As you can see from the stats above, these ships are a great size to receive personal service from the crew on board and also large enough to be able find a quiet space, if wanted, or to enjoy the daily/nightly entertainment in the Theatre or one of the lounges on board.

I was lucky enough to be able to spend half a day on board Voyager for an agent visit and I have to say that I was most impressed with the feel and size of the ship. What I mean by this is that the ship had a ‘ big ship’ feel but with only accommodating a relatively small amount of passengers the amount of space felt vast! If you have been on one of the ‘ big ships’ you will know how they can sometimes feel very crowded but this is not the case with Regent.
The ship felt opulent in both the suites and public areas with one of the restaurants featuring a Versace dinner service. The standard suites feature L’Occitane amenities with the higher level suites featuring Hermes.

Some photos I took of a few areas of the ship are below;

Versace dinner service
Versace dinner service
Constellation Theatre
Constellation Theatre
Compass Rose ( Main Restaurant )
Compass Rose ( Main Restaurant )
La Veranda ( Casual Restaurant )
La Veranda ( Casual Restaurant )

My blog really is a brief overview to Regent Seven Seas, as an introduction for you to judge if this would be the cruise line for you! I hope you found this informative or perhaps learned something new!

We have some fantastic offers with Regent Seven Seas at the moment so if you would like any information or prices please do not hesitate to email natalie@cruiseclubuk.com or call me directly on 0161 7982506.

Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!
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• Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
(UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
• Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
• An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
• A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
• Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
• Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
• All part of the prestige experience,
• With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family.
From your first voyage with us we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points.
It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us.

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Regent Seven Seas have introduced a ship leading the way as the ‘Most Luxurious Cruise Ship in the world’

With a price tag of $450Million, the new addition to the Regent Seven Seas fleet, will feature a variety of luxurious touches that are set to indulge any diserning guest, including Versace crockery, and stunning Murano glass fittings and features
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Luxury in design – Seven Seas Explorer

 

Seven Seas Explorer is the newest addition to the fleet in over 10 years, and is set to begin her inaugural season in Europe after being christened by Princess Charlene of Monaco

With a guest capacity of 750, the $450million cost to build her means the costing per berth will stand to be more than any other cruise ship in the world

With a tonnage of 55,254, featuring all suites including balconies she is set to boast the lowest guest to crew ratio currently offered within the cruising world

Seven Seas Explorer will set sail on her maiden voyage on the 20th July 2016, and will WOW guests throughout Europe on her inaugural season , before making her way to Miami for a selection of Caribbean sailings

The highly anticipated Regent Suite spans at 4,443 square foot, and is a purely luxurious two bedroom suite that features an in suite spa – currently the first at sea. Offering an unlimited and complimentary range of spa treatments from the highly rated Canyon Ranch. An undisturbed 270 degree view over the ships bow, with the outdoor glass enclosed seating area leads off the dining room and the living room is home to a slick black marble bar a great addition to the beautifully custom made Steinway Maroque Piano

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The elegant Regent Suite
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The Regent – in – Suite Spa

Featuring luxury at every level, Seven Seas Explorer will home a pool deck, lined with luxurious white lounging chairs that frame the swimming pool and no fewer than two heated whirlpools.

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The Large Swimming Pool featuring two whirlpools

A variety of made to order seafood, and fresh salads can be found at the Pool Bar and Grill, which features seating for around 158 guests

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Delicious bites at the Pool Grill

A host of live musical performances can be found at The Meridian Lounge alongside the dance floor for those late nights or guests can unwind and enjoy the surroundings at the Explorer Lounge again offering live music every night

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The Meridian Lounge

 

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Sleek Explorer Lounge

The Observation Lounge provides guests with the ultimate view over the ship and stunning views out to sea

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Observation Lounge

The atrium spans an impressive nine decks high and features an elegant twin featured staircase which spans both the fourth and fifth decks of the ship

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The Stunning Atrium

The elegant hall way is lined by beautiful marble and takes guests from the elegance of the staircase to the main restaurant – Compass Rose. Inspired by a range of European inspired dishes and is themed upon the sea, has an overall guest capacity of 386 and is coloured in a blue, gold and silver scheme

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Compass Rose

Elegant and truly impressive chandeliers hang above diners and the Versace bread plates and crockery, whilst Chartreuse, is the classic take on French cuisine with a modern and unique twist, serving dishes such as chorizo and seared scallops

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The Elegant Chartreuse

Seven Seas Explorer is a foodies heaven, featuring yet another impressive restaurant, offering a unique twist on Asian food – Pacific Rim serves cuisine such as Chinese barbeque pork ribs and delicious Thai Green curry

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An Asian delight – Pacific Rim

The sports deck features a jogging track and an 18 hole putting green that surrounds the tennis court, which plays home other additional games such as badminton and ping pong

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Jogging Track

Seven Seas Explorer homes a small, yet well formed casino, featuring slot machines, and for those in search of some rest and relaxation, the on board library is well stocked. Guests have the chance to lavish in the on board state of the art spa area, including a salon, or take in some time at the on board gym

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The on board Casino
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The Elegant and well stocked Library

Will this ship set the way for cruising in the future? Who knows! I do however know that this ship clearly takes luxury to a whole new level!

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What New Customers Get…
  • Dedicated direct phone number to your personal Cruise Consultant
    (UK Based call centre & Cruise Expert)
  • Exclusive offers you can’t find anywhere else
  • An industry leading loyalty scheme called Bonus Points
  • We Include the following on the Majority Of Our Offers
  • Full Return Flights
    • Transfers
    • Baggage
    • All Taxes
    • Full ABTA, ATOL and a further Cruise Protection
  • Regular personal emails full of special deals
  • Interactive website & Blog full of latest offers, cruise news / blog and reviews.
  • All this and no extra charge! The reason we are a ‘Club’ is thanks to our loyal and regular customers.

 

Mention the word Club and it’s ‘how much is that going to cost me?’
Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have booked with us you’re a member, the best part being its FREE we don’t charge a penny & 1st time bookers will automatically be entered into our industry leading Loyalty Scheme Bonus Points. It’s our way of saying thank you (1 point = £1) and a nice saving for you*

With the quality inclusive guarantee you get the following:

  • Dedicated Cruise Consultant
  • Full return flights where stated
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Baggage allowance for flight
  • All port & air taxes
  • Full ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Extra travel disruption insurance so you are 100% covered
  • All this and no extra charge! The reason we are a ‘Club’ is thanks to our loyal and regular customers.

 

 

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What I’ve learned over the course of building my knowledge of these cruise lines is that on a value for money basis – you get so much more for not a huge amount more money – making it well worth it.

 

So if your holiday time is important, you can’t take as many holidays as you like you’ll want to make sure that you enjoy every last minute – and with all the finishing touches you expect.

 

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  • Some of the highlights of the companies featured in our new collection
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The Luxury cruise market is growing with new ships being launched thru 2016-2019 meaning more cabins – more availability and therefore a more competitive market, now is a great time to enjoy your once in a lifetime luxury cruise.

Blog again soon.

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Visit our new and exclusive web page, featuring news and information for your forthcoming six star cruise holiday!

www.cruiseclubuk.com/prestige

The prestige difference is clear.

  • Dedicated direct phone number and email address to your personal Cruise Concierge.
    (UK Based, luxury trained expert who have personally visited many of the ships we feature)
  • Exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else
  • An industry beating customer loyalty scheme.
  • A true full package, Return flights including luggage, private transfers, all taxes, ABTA, ATOL bonded and further cruise disruption protection.
  • Regular personal emails containing, unique itineraries and offers, news from the prestige community and more.
  • Interactive website featuring the very best itineraries and prices, cruise news, blog and reviews.
  • All part of the prestige experience,
  • With over 30 years’ experience leading the cruise agent market and hundreds of years of experience at your fingertips – that’s the cruise club difference!

Here at Prestige Cruise Club once you have sailed with us you’re part of the prestige family. From your first voyage we will issue you with our loyalty bonus points. It’s our way of saying thank you for trusting us with your dream cruise and welcoming you back again and again with extra benefits every time you sail with us.