Regent Seven Seas Explorer
Pre-Inaugural Voyage

(My Cruise Journal)

It was a privilege to sail on the pre-inaugural voyage of the 750-passenger Regent Seven Seas Explorer.  This ultra-luxurious all-suite all-inclusive ship delivered on the promise of having the finest in cuisine, truly elegant décor, a country club ambiance and attentive professional service.  The materials and workmanship deployed to build this vessel are of the highest caliber in the industry - land or sea!   I was enamored with the chandeliers - some 500 strong all over the ship. Fresh flower displays and unique artwork were everywhere and remarkable! I want to make special mention of the linens and towels, which were incredibly soft and plush, and I don't think I have ever slept on a more comfortable mattress anywhere!  Onboard the Explorer, you can easily get a padded and "dressed" lounge chair in or out of the sun throughout two large decks surrounding the main pool.  What a pleasure.  I loved it all - but my favorite memory by far was the cooking class!  In 90 minutes, I prepared four items in an 18-station hands on state-of-the art studio.  It was fun, educational and delicious!  What a perfect way to host a small VIP group for a special activity.  I highly recommend all of the Regent Seven Seas vessels for an incentive group or charter.  

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Mug or Cup?  Such a Dilemma!
When your butler asks if you prefer your coffee in a mug or a cup, you know you have embarked on a special ship!

Welcome to the Regent Seven Seas Explorer.  750 privileged guests in luxuriously appointed, spacious balcony suites!

This amazing new vessel delights all SIX senses:  sight, sound, taste, smell, touch and ADVENTURE!

The food throughout is fresh, fragrant and delicious!  The service is impeccable - friendly without being too formal.  The decor is warm, inviting and simply elegant!

Stay tuned for photos and news from the maiden voyage.  Ahoy!

Oh The Food!


The Regent Seven Seas Explorer is a feast!  Be prepared to pack extra clothes (in various sizes) for your cruise on this gem!  (Or head to the fitness center daily to work off the calories!)
 
Enjoy these pix of today's seafood brunch buffet at sea.  Absolutely delicious!  Want to try all of the cuisine onboard?  Head to Compass Rose (aka the main dining room) and check out the dinner menus where every cut of meat and fresh fish can be prepared in a half dozen methods  with even more types of sauces and seasonings!  You can truly "have it your way!"


 
Sample exceptional French cuisine in Chartreuse, Italian favorites in Sette Mari, Asian fusion delights in Pacific Rim, succulent seafood and gourmet steaks and chops in Prime 7 or just learn to cook your own food in the hands-on 18 station cooking school!
 
Don't want to don more than shorts and a cover up?  Head to La Veranda or the pool grill for a multitude of choices and hot action stations.
 
Congratulations to the culinary team onboard the Explorer!  I can't wait to see what's for dinner!

The Suite Life

What a pleasure to be able to visit the Seven Seas Explorer and explain that every cabin onboard is a suite and every suite has an oceanfront veranda!  A few of the items that most impressed me:  the ultra soft and luxurious linens and towels, the upscale bath and cabin amenities, the elegant fabric and embroidered wallpaper and the plush carpeting.  

Suites onboard this ship range from 350 square feet to the 4,000 square foot Regent Suite.  The latter is a full two bedroom masterpiece, complete with three bathrooms, a full bar, dining area, a spa-like master bath that includes a sauna and two heated stone "lounge" chairs!  The expansive wrap-around pool deck is perfect for a group cocktail event.  The master bedroom boasts a $150,000 mattress (made with rare horse hair!). In the living room you will find a Steinway baby grand piano made of striped exotic wood! 

Fresh flowers adorn all "named" suites and are prevalent all over the vessel.  All suite hallways feature beautiful chandeliers!  Art work is everywhere on this vessel - and take special note of two Picasso's that adorn the entrance of the Regent Suite.  No expense has been spared.  Every inch of this vessel has been built with the finest of materials and workmanship.  
 
The Regent Seven Seas Explorer is the most all-inclusive and luxurious ship ever built.  Top shelf liquor, ultra fine dining AND unlimited shore excursions make Regent an easy choice for your next incentive at sea!
 
All aboard?

Seriously, Who Writes About Lighting?


Fun fact!  The Seven Seas Explorer has over 500 chandeliers!  Many of them are in hallways!  The lighting on this ship is spectacular.  No expense has been spared.  

The art work, textured wallpapers, furniture, finishes, moldings, hardware, china, silverware and amenities are all first class on this most luxurious of vessels.

To set foot onto this ship is to feel regal and privileged.  This morning a champagne and caviar breakfast was served in two of the dining venues. It was truly indulgent.

If the objective of a high level incentive is to offer an experience that one would not do on their own..then the Regent Seven Seas Explorer checks all the boxes!

What's Really Cooking Onboard the Seven Seas Explorer? 


We were privileged to participate in a 90 minute cooking class onboard the ship. The culinary center is run by chef Kathryn Kelly a creative food mastermind who runs a seriously tight, but fun kitchen.

This state-of-the-art hands-on facility is complete with 18 fully equipped cooking stations.  We each prepared four items:  deconstructed scallop rumaki, drunken fish, lemoncello cake and salad with hand-whisked vinaigrette.  Everything was delicious!  I have to say that it was nice having all of the ingredients prepared for us in advance as well as a crew member to clean up at the end!

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