Regent Seven Seas Splendor has joined the fleet of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, combining high-end service, gourmet cuisine and elegant décor featuring a top-notch art collection. The all-inclusive experience puts the cruise line at the forefront of the industry when it comes to delivering a truly posh cruise vacation.
Seven Seas Splendor is essentially “The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship 2.0,” joining sister Regent Seven Seas Explorer, which debuted in 2016 and set the footprint for these spectacularly spacious and glitzy 750-passenger luxury vessels.
While sailing on Seven Seas Splendor, we discovered seven features on this showy ship that give passengers an over-the-top luxury experience.
The cruise offers hassle-free inclusiveness. Passengers get drinks, meals, a lineup of included excursions, gratuities, airfare, transfers and WiFi for the price of their cruise fare. You only pay for premium shore excursions, spa treatments and casino play.
Speaking of spa treatments. The Serene Spa and Wellness facility on Seven Seas Splendor is a highlight of the ship and is an amenity that easily lets you escape into a relaxing world of luxury during your cruise.
The spa features separate locker rooms for men and women, and each area has an experience shower, cold room, sauna, and steam room. You’ll also enjoy the co-ed thermal suite and infinity pool at the aft of the ship right off the spa.
The spa offers a full range of massages and treatments, such as facials and wraps. There is also a beauty salon offering hair and nail treatments, as well as shaving and grooming services for men. The fitness center is part of the spa complex and is located above the spa one deck up.
On Sunday when it’s a sea day, the crew puts out an incredible spread in the ship’s Compass Rose restaurant. The Sunday Brunch lasts for two hours and includes huge lobsters, fresh sushi, King crab and other seafood, as well as mounds of caviar. Another station features meats and cheeses — with Iberico and Iberian hams. I found a delicious lasagna next to the omelet station, and you also can dive into salads, fruits and a wide array of desserts.
All of this is washed down by Veuve Clicquot Champagne — or a Bellini or two. You might partake in this feast and consider yourself set for the day. However, you’re more likely to need a nap to regroup before heading off to the Pacific Rim (Asian) or Prime 7 (steakhouse) for another large gourmet meal.
Design and Décor
The ship is filled with elegant touches in the décor and wonderful craftsmanship throughout. Luxury oozes as you wander the main atrium and corridors of the ship, noting the woodwork, shiny metal and stylish carpets and window treatments. A large chandelier lights the marble staircase that descends from Deck 5 to Deck 4 in the atrium.
There is marble everywhere, along with glimmering gold-colored railings. Paintings and sculptures fill the public spaces and restaurant walls. Seven Seas Splendor boasts $5 million in artwork, with pieces from Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Roberto Matta, and Juan Roberto Diago on display.
Crew that Cares
With only 750 passengers on board, the crew gets to know you fairly quickly. The attentive staff delivers service with a smile. You won’t experience waits to place a drink order, and the staff goes out of their way to fulfill special requests, such as for those who have special dietary needs or unique drink orders or craving for a meal not listed on the menu.
24-Hour Room Service
That custom-curated service experience extends to your suite. Passengers in every stateroom can take advantage of 24-hour room service. The deep menu includes steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, paninis, sandwiches, and desserts. You can simply dial up an order whenever hunger strikes or if you decide to have a romantic meal in your room or out on the spacious balcony.
All 375 staterooms on Seven Seas Splendor offer at least 307 square feet and large balconies.
We stayed in a Concierge Suite, which has a large walk-in closet, tons of storage space in dresser drawers and a big bathroom with dual sinks, soaker tubs and spacious showers with rainfall settings. (See a video tour of eight different cabin categories below.)
The top suite categories come with butler service, which is a cut above, but the stateroom to top them all is the Regent Suite, a 4,443-square-foot pad that owns space at the front of Deck 14 covering the full width of the ship. The Regent Suite goes for $11,000 a night for two and has a massive living room, grand piano, large spa, guest bedroom, and a huge wraparound balcony space.
Regent Seven Seas Splendor costs more than $600 million to build. With cruise fares starting at $1,000 per person per day, you would expect a lot from this ship. With all these features, you can see that it aims to deliver.
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