When the elegant formal invitation arrived several months ago inviting Susan Kelly and me to be guests at the Black Tie Christening Celebration of Regent’s newest ship, the Seven Seas Explorer in Monte Carlo followed by a 7-night cruise on the Mediterranean, we were thrilled to accept.
On July 11th we flew to Nice to being our journey. The entire experience was storybook perfect. Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco was the Godmother of the Explorer. Her beauty and elegance were dazzling.
Andrea Bocelli, the renowned Italian tenor, performed just for the guests on our ship under the stars and was magnificent. The celebration of this special event continued into the wee small hours of the morning and the whole event was MAGICAL.
When you step aboard the world’s most luxurious ship, the Seven Seas Explorer, there is opulence at every turn. The service received from the dedicated and happy staff was outstanding. The public rooms on board are simply gorgeous. All the suites are extremely spacious and have private balconies. The smallest Veranda Suite is a total of 307 square feet, including balcony and the top Regent Suite is 2,917 square feet plus a wraparound balcony of 958 square feet!
There are 10 different categories of suites on board and I had the pleasure of inspecting every category. The elegant design, the choice of fabric, marble, linens, lighting and art is far beyond anything I have ever seen on a cruise ship. This ship is breathtakingly beautiful and yet the on board ambiance and elegant theme on all Regent Seven Seas ships make guests relax and feel comfortable. It is definitely not stuffy.
Dining on board allows guests wonderful choices from the Compass Rose Restaurant where you may dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner with open seating (no reservations required) to the specialty restaurants. Chartreuse, Pacific Rim, Prime 7 La Veranda, Sette Mari, or outdoors at the Pool Grill & Bar are all fantastic. Reservations are required for the specialty restaurants, but there are no extra costs. Several evenings we chose to dine outdoors with friends and both the cuisine and the brilliant sunsets in front of our eyes were a joy.
The Culinary Arts Kitchen has 18 stations and is an amazing place to take a cooking lesson. Susan and I did just that and enjoyed preparing the food with the chef and learning special skills.
The Canyon Ranch Spa Club is spacious, gorgeous and offers a wonderful variety of treatments. And imagine, there is an infinity edge plunge pool for guests to relax in before or after treatments. Yes, of course there is a large Fitness Center with 43 pieces of the latest workout equipment from which to choose.
A visit to the on board Library is a must. There are so many books to choose from and it is a beautiful place to read and relax.
Oh friends, I could go on and on about how much Susan I enjoyed this special cruise on the luxurious Seven Seas Explorer. We really want you to call us and consider making reservations for a cruise in 2017 or 2018. We think you will love every moment aboard the Explorer and we have some great specials to tell you about.
With Very Best Regard,