**In 1994, Radisson Diamond Cruises merged with Seven Seas Cruise Line to form Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. Part of Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, today the cruise line operates under the name Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Much like Regent Hotels, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is all about luxury accommodations. Twice chosen as the World’s Best Small Cruise Line by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine and in 2003 by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, itâ€™s six-star fleet features some of the most luxurious vessels in the industry including: Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator, Paul Gauguin and Explorer II.
Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ships
The 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager is the world’s second all-suite, all-balcony ship featuring four main dining venues. Seven Seas Voyager is the second ship to feature a restaurant operated by Le Cordon Bleu of Paris. Considered one of the most spacious Regent vessels, Seven Seas Voyager features some of the highest space and service ratios at sea, and the suites are considered the largest “lead-in” suites in the industry.
So, now you know all about the worldâ€™s second all-suite, all-balcony ship, but what about the first? Seven Seas Mariner is the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship and the first to offer dining by Le Cordon BleuÂ® of Paris. Seven Seas Mariner features four single, open-seating restaurants and like her sister, Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner accommodates 700 guests. Yet another spacious vessel, Seven Seas Mariner is one of the most spacious cruise ships afloat with a staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.6. This means, personalized service fit for a queen.
Seven Seas Navigator, one of Regent Seven Seas most luxurious and exclusive vessels, accommodates 490 guests and has some of the highest space and service ratios at sea. Other features include all-suite, all-oceanview accommodations with marble baths and signature cuisine.
The Paul Gauguin, specifically designed for sailing French Polynesia year-round, features spacious suites and staterooms (more than 50% with private balconies), a watersports marina, three open-seating dining venues and a spa. One of the major attractions aboard the Paul Gauguin is the shipâ€™s troupe of Gauguines – part cruise staff, part entertainers and part storytellers.
One of the least formal ships in Regentâ€™s fleet is the Explorer II. Specifically designed for cruising through Antarcticaâ€™s icy waters, Explorer II is an exploration ship that will accept a maximum of 198 guests on Antarctica voyages, although the ship can accommodate 300. The ship is still considered upscale, but it falls on the â€œcomfortable upscaleâ€? side of the spectrum. Think shiny wood, attractive artwork and the feel of a country house.
Regent Seven Seas Destinations
Regent Seven Seas travels to a wide variety of exotic and historic destinations including: Alaska, Grand Asia/Pacific, Scandinavia & Russia, Bermuda, Caribbean/Mexico, Europe & Mediterranean, Africa & India, Tahiti & South Pacific, Antarctica, South America and Panama Canal. Regent Seven Seas also features an extensive 115-night world cruise (2008) including 51 ports of call in 26 countries.
Regent Seven Seas Extras
Besides luxury accommodations, world class cuisine and stellar service, Regent Seven Seas also features themed enrichment programs such as food & wine, active exploration and wellness, romance, art, design & cultures and photography.
Booking a Regent Seven Seas Cruise
If youâ€™re interested in booking a Booking a Regent Seven Seas Cruise contact your local cruise travel specialist or call Regent Seven Seas to speak with a cruise expert.