Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Explorer, July 2016

Regent Seven Seas promises its new cruise ship, Explorer, will be the most luxurious ship ever built. The 738-passenger vessel certainly has plenty of opulence in support of the claim. Every cabin onboard is a suite, where even the smallest come it at 212 square feet — large by cruise industry standards. All suites feature high-end touches, such as marble and stone detailing, upscale toiletries and private balconies. At the top end is the 2,917-square-foot Regent Suite, which books for a rate of $10,000 per day and includes unlimited private in-cabin massages, a personal car and guide for use in ports, a 958-square-foot wraparound balcony, a glass-enclosed sunroom and a personal butler, among myriad other perks. The ship includes six restaurants, as well as a Culinary Arts Kitchen, a first for the line. Passengers can hone their cooking skills at the state-of-the-art show kitchen where they’ll receive hands-on instruction in areas like cooking the perfect fish or French techniques. Foodies will love the ship’s Gourmet Explorer Tours, which pair shore excursions with food and wine tastings in a small-group setting (12 to 18 passengers maximum). Prices for all cruises on Explorer include airfare, dining, drinks, gratuities and an excursion in every port. Deployment: Mediterranean, Caribbean  , www.cruiseadvisor.club