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Sunday, 6 January 2019

'The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built' to Sail Australia and New Zealand


  • 'The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built' Set to Sail Local Waters for the First Time in 2020/21 as Part of Her Inaugural Australian and New Zealand Season
  • Nine brand-new, all-inclusive Asia Pacific sailings aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Explorer now on sale
Leading luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is excited to announce that 'The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™, Seven Seas Explorer, will cruise Australian and New Zealand waters as part of her 2020/21 season for the first time since debuting in 2016.


With over USD $450 million spent on building the exclusive, 375 suite ship – including over an acre of marble, an enviable US$7 million art collection, and one of the biggest suites at sea – it is no surprise that Seven Seas Explorer has been hailed as The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™.

"Seven Seas Explorer was built for the 1-percenters, with no expense spared every detail was meant to create an everlasting impression on her guests" said Lisa Pile, Vice President Sales, Australia & New Zealand at Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

"We are incredibly excited to be able to share her unrivalled elegance with local Australian and New Zealand travellers as part of her inaugural season, and to give them a taste of what a truly all-inclusive, luxury cruise ship offers. What sets Seven Seas Explorer apart from the rest is her spacious, all-balcony and all-suite accommodation, free gourmet dining across all her restaurants, free fine wines and premium spirits, free unlimited shore excursions in every port of call – and not to mention her near 1 to 1 staff to guest ratio and unrivalled personalised service – which are all part of Regent's all-inclusive fare," said Ms Pile.

Sophisticated, Spacious Suites

Seven Seas Explorer boasts all-suite, all-balcony accommodation featuring sublime European beds, marble bathrooms, luxury amenities from L'Occitane, Bvlgari, Guerlain and Hermes, some of the biggest verandas at sea and a mini-bar that is replenished daily free-of-charge.

For those truly wanting to experience the 'suite life', the crown-jewel of Seven Seas Explorer is her one-of-a-kind Regent Suite which features two bedrooms, a living room and a dining room, 2 rare Picasso lithographs, a USD $250,000 custom Steinway piano designed by Dakota Jackson, an in-suite spa retreat – including heated tile loungers, sauna, and a hot tub on the veranda – unlimited in-suite treatments from the ship's Canyon Ranch spa and a private car with driver in every port.

Sumptuous Cuisine

To ensure every meal is not only delicious, but entirely fuss-free, Seven Seas Explorer offers seven speciality restaurants allowing guests to dine whenever, wherever and with whomever they choose, each with no additional cover charges. From laidback al fresco lunch at the Pool Grill, to savouring succulent steaks in the sophisticated Prime 7, to the zen-like surrounds of Pan-Asian newcomer Pacific Rim and more – RSSC's expert culinary team, attentive wait staff and knowledgeable sommeliers will ensure a memorable experience at every meal.

Better still, guests can improve their culinary prowess as they learn from top chefs in Seven Seas Explorer's exclusive Culinary Arts Kitchen – a new onboard offering for RSSC – or savour the authentic local flavours onshore during one of the bespoke Gourmet Explorer Tours.

Personalised Service and Intimate ships

At 56,000 tonnes and carrying only 750 guests, Seven Seas Explorer boasts one of the highest space ratios of any cruise ship, and offers unrivalled personalised service with a crew of 542 serving each guest – an impressive ratio of 1:1.4.

A Superior All-inclusive Experience Unlike Any Other  

Guests sailing aboard Seven Seas Explorer enjoy The Most Inclusive Luxury Experience™ at sea. RSSC is the only cruise line offering unlimited shore excursions in every port, as well as free dining in speciality restaurants, free pre-paid gratuities, free unlimited wi-fi, free open bars in all lounges including fine wines and premium spirits, free 24-hour room service with in-suite dining, a complimentary in-suite liquor and mini bar replenished daily – and a raft of spa, fitness and wellness activities at its legendary Canyon Ranch Spa.

Australasian 2020/2021 season

Seven Seas Explorer will be entering Australian waters for the first time on the 28th December 2020, visiting Darwin before she sails down to Sydney on the 6th January 2021.

Offering nine entirely all-inclusive itineraries exploring regional waters throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and The South Pacific from November 2020 until April 2021, Seven Seas Explorer will deliver a level of luxury never seen before in the region.

Several of Seven Seas Explorer's voyages will depart from, or disembark in Sydney during her inaugural local season, including: the 178-night Singapore to Sydney 'Balinese Celebration' sailing; the 154-night Sydney to Auckland 'Majesty of Milford' cruise; the 14-night Auckland to Sydney 'Grandeur of New Zealand' sailing; the 18-night Sydney to Bali 'Koalas to Komodos' cruise; and a 15-night sailing from blissful Bali to lively Hong Kong 'Radiance Of Thailand'.

Select sailings also offer a free three-night pre- or post-cruise land programme to deliver guests an even more immersive experience.

For more information on Seven Seas Explorer's Australasian itineraries, visit:  www.rssc.com/explorer2020-21

For an exclusive video on Seven Seas Explorer's Australasian season featuring Lisa Pile and Steve Odell, visit: https://ncl.box.com/s/kl94r1zzkzx36lk9ih72wxpje2f3e79i

For more information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises® or to receive a brochure, guests can call 1300 455 200 (AU) or 0800 625 692 (NZ), visit www.rssc.com or contact your preferred Travel Agent.