At 56,000 gross-registered tons and carrying only 750 guests, Seven Seas Explorer will boast one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry and an exceptionally high staff-to-guest ratio, further strengthening Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ widely recognized position as the most inclusive luxury cruise line. World-renowned architectural interior design firms Tillberg Design AB, RTKL Associates and ICRAVE are designing the vessel. Seven Seas Explorer will join the rest of the award-winning Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet in the summer of 2016.
Meanwhile, a glistening pool ringed by teak decking with plush oversized lounge chairs and chic circular sunbeds forms the centerpiece of a new outdoor oasis on the most luxurious ship ever built. The pool and sports decks of the all-suite, Seven Seas Explorer will exhibit the same extraordinary level of detail found in the ship’s opulent suites, gourmet restaurants and elegant lounges, and feature a variety of relaxation and outdoor recreation options for guests.
“The pool and sports decks will become a must-experience indulgence for guests sailing onSeven Seas Explorer ,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Tillberg Design created a beautiful outdoor haven where guests can enjoy an assortment of recreational activities, relax while taking in breathtaking panoramic vistas, or delight in gourmet al fresco dining, all while completely ensconced in luxury befitting the world’s most luxurious ship.”
Drawing inspiration from high-end pool retreats at exclusive boutique hotels, with a fusion of Southeast Asian design elements and Caribbean accents, the Deck 11 oasis on Seven Seas Explorer provides an intimate setting for relaxing, swimming and enjoying the ever changing vistas. With rich teak, natural stone and luxurious marble, the geometrical design of the ship’s centerpiece pool evokes a welcoming, modern feel.
The pool provides the perfect respite for guests seeking a refreshing swim and offers an expansive 3-inch deep shallow section for guests looking to cool off by dipping their toes in the water poolside. Paying homage to the ocean, sea-inspired ceramic tiles line the pool. At the end nearest the Pool Grill, shaded under contemporary circular overhangs, are two hot tubs perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring.
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In the evening, an array of lighting effects help set the mood for any occasion, whether it’s bringing the deck alive by infusing light on the glowing azure pool for a colorful celebration or using backlit canvases to produce a more serene, romantic evening retreat.