My journey started with a Business Class flight on British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome. The flight was very busy but I was very impressed with the service and staff. We arrived into Rome and were transferred directly onto Regent Seven Seas brand new 6* ship Explorer. Wow, wow, wow what an absolutely amazing experience. We spend a good few hours touring the ship and straight away could see that the ship offered an inclusive and completely luxurious experience.
Carrying a maximum of 750 passengers, all the cabins are suites and feature some of the largest balconies in the industry. At the very top is the luxurious Regent Suite, a two-bedroom, two and a half bathroom cabin that is absolutely out of this world. Then there is the dining – the food on board is outstanding no matter where you dine, but there are speciality restaurants which are included in the price. These include the signature steakhouse, Prime 7; Chartreuse, a Parisian experience at sea; Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian speciality restaurant and the main dining options, Compass Rose and La Veranda.
The ship features more than an acre of granite and an acre of marble, almost 2,500 pieces of art including work from Picasso and almost 500 chandeliers.
Canyon Ranch Spa Club is situated on deck five and offers a selection of ultra-luxurious treatments. There are eight fully equipped treatment rooms and a private outdoor deck which surrounds the infinity edge plunge pool. My total experience on Explorer was one of total amazement and I could definitely see myself completing a world cruise on here!
On day two we were transported back to the Cruise Port to spend our second day on the sister ship Navigator, a small ship carrying up to 490 guests. A very elegant and contemporary feel awaits you as you board the ship with a much more intimate feel. Navigator has had a major refurbishment this year with highlights including a brand new library, Coffee Connection self-service drink and snack bar; completely refurbished Compass Rose restaurant and La Verandah.
All cabins on Navigator are suites with 90% having balconies. What stood out about Nagivator was its size. The ship was very intimate which makes it an ideal ship for destination-intensive exploration. Everything on board is close at hand and there is just enough dining and entertainment areas to keep you busy and interested.
Regent Seven Seas is one of only a few truly all-inclusive cruise lines so absolutely hassle free when trying to work out how much extra money you will need to take with you. All premium alcohol, wine, spirits, soda, all gratuities, entertainment, dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, unlimited shore excursions and airfare are all included in the total price. I would totally recommend this cruise line to all.