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FIRST LOOK: Inside the new Seven Seas Grandeur where the price tag on the top suite is $112,440 per person

Regent Seven Seas, a powerhouse in luxury cruising has revealed new details of its latest ship, the Seven Seas Grandeur, with the first look inside her stunning interiors.

The designs were revealed onboard the Seven Seas Splendor, the Grandeur’s sister ship. The Splendor this week, became the first Regent Seven Seas ship to sail in 18 months.

The new ship will have 15 suite categories, from the one-of-a-kind Regent Suite as well as new spaces like The Parlour, fresh designs of restaurants Prime 7 and Chartreuse and a revamped Observation Lounge.

She will commence her inaugural season in November 2023, cruising 17 voyages in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, plus two Trans-Atlantic crossings, all ranging from seven to 16 nights.

Reservations for Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural season go on sale September 23, 2021, and the line is hopeful for a fifth record-breaking launch within a year, after the huge successes of its 2024 World Cruise and 2023–2024 Voyage Collection opening days. Fares start at AUD$4,620 (NZD$5,000), up to AUD$112,440 (NZD$121,810) per guest.

“Following the recent unveiling of Seven Seas Grandeur’s breathtaking Compass Rose restaurant, which was extremely well received, we are delighted to reveal further features of the latest member of the world’s most luxurious fleet,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“In just over two short years, luxury travellers will have even more choice of ship to explore the world on, while enjoying the unrivalled Regent experience, starting with a wonderful selection of Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises. I am sure the itineraries will be tremendously popular when they go on sale soon.”

Seven Seas Grandeur will host 750 guests and she will be the sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer, and the Seven Seas Splendor. Included in the fare is unlimited complimentary shore excursions, gourmet cuisine in a range of specialty restaurants, premium beverages throughout the ship, entertainment, unlimited internet access, free valet laundry, pre-paid gratuities, ground transfers from hotel to ship and one-night, pre-cruise hotel packages for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher.

Here’s what you can expect to find onboard.

The Regent Suite

The grand Regent Suite will be a sprawling 413 square metres and will overlook the bow of the ship. There will be two spacious bedrooms, two and a half marble and stone detailed bathrooms a living room with personalised bar set-up and a separate dining room.

Part of the package when you purchase a cruise in the Regent Suite is that you’ll have access to a private in-suite spa – with unlimited complimentary treatments, sauna, steam room, and jetted bathtub – caps off a truly indulgent hideaway.

The suites

From the contemporary, yet timeless Master Suite, to the expansive Seven Seas Suite, Seven Seas Grandeur’s, there will be 15 different suite categories onboard.

Master Suite

At up to 196 square metres, the Master Suite offers two spacious bedrooms, two marble and stone detailed bathrooms, and up to 93 square metres of balcony space. There are four Master Suites on board.

Grand Suite

The chic Grand Suite has layers of warm tones and walnut accents, naturally pulling together this 170 square metre of personal paradise, of which there are eight on board. The large bedroom and two bathrooms.

Grandeur Suite

There are 16 Grandeur Suites on board. Natural hues and rich textures complement the up to 85 square metre suite which includes a living room, bedroom and one and a half bathrooms.

Seven Seas Suite

The well-appointed Seven Seas Suite is perfect for reclining and relaxing with a spacious bedroom, marble bathroom and living room. There are four of the 76 square metre suites on board, all with 22 square metres of balcony space.

Penthouse Suite

There are 55 Penthouse Suites on board, which are up to 60 square metres with a private balcony. They feature a separate seating area from the bedroom. Amenities that distinguish the Penthouse Suite from the other Spacious Suites include dedicated butler service, daily canapés, and in-suite Windows tablet and Bose Bluetooth Speaker.

Concierge Suite

Guests in one of Seven Seas Grandeur’s up to 43 square metres. Concierge Suites will have a custom-crafted Elite Slumber bed facing the large private balcony. They will also benefit from a complimentary pre-cruise hotel package on all voyages.

Superior Suite

Offering up to 43 square metres of elevated luxury, Seven Seas Grandeur’s Superior Suites are complete with spacious walk-in wardrobe and a marble appointed bath.

Deluxe Veranda and Veranda Suites

Boasting up to 34 square metres of luxury, including 10 square metres of balcony, these entry-level suites are among the most spacious in their class.

New dining

The line has released new renderings unveiled for two more of its dining venues – the sublime Prime 7 steakhouse and decadent French Chartreuse. The dining areas will tell the story of the restaurants’ nostalgic design inspirations from 1925 Paris and the Art Deco movement, to the romance of turn of the century New York. 

Inaugural itineraries

Seven Seas Grandeur’s first sailing will be 25 November 2023, when she makes her way across the Atlantic on a 14-night cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida visiting, Seville (Cadiz), Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; and the pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

From Miami, the ship explores the Western Caribbean on a seven-night sailing which includes a stop at the cruise line’s private island, Harvest Caye, Belize. The festive season is then primarily spent exploring Central America which, following a transit of the Panama Canal, visits ports in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico. The 16-night cruise ends in Los Angeles, California with Christmas Day spent in Cartagena, Colombia and New Year’s Day in Acapulco, Mexico.

On 8 January 2024, Seven Seas Grandeur enjoys 16 nights cruising her way back to Miami via Central America and the Panama Canal on a reverse of the prior voyage. A 10-night sailing on 26 January, allows further exploration of the Western Caribbean including Mexico’s Costa Maya and Cozumel, and Roatan, Honduras plus Key West, Florida among other sun-kissed destinations.

The Eastern Caribbean is next where the ship will visit paradise islands of Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire on a 12-night voyage, sailing 5 February. Between 17 February and 25 March there are a further two Western Caribbean and two Eastern Caribbean sailings, all seven to 10-nights and round-trip from Miami, after which Seven Seas Grandeur sails to New York. On its 16-night journey to the Big Apple, the ship makes several stops at some beautiful Caribbean locales such as Castries, St. Lucia and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as the charming and historical Charleston, South Carolina.

On her second transatlantic sailing, this time for 14 nights and leaving New York on 24 April, she discovers the Azores and enjoys extended highlights of the Iberian Peninsula such as Spain’s Valencia, Cartagena, and finally Barcelona.

From Barcelona, Seven Seas Grandeur’s maiden Mediterranean season begins with two seven-night sailings to and from Rome, Italy on 24 April, and 1 May, respectively. The cruises offer distinctly different experiences of the region. The former itinerary explores the French Riviera with an overnight stay in Monte Carlo, Monaco, while the latter offers guests a chance to immerse themselves in the island destinations of Sicily, Italy and Valetta, Malta.

A longer 12-night cruise on 8 May continues to explore the classic cruise ports of France and Italy’s West Coast before sailing around “the boot” and stopping at Montenegro and Croatia en route. This heralds the ship turning its attention to the Eastern Mediterranean where, from 20 May until 1 July, she sails two cruises of 10 nights and two cruises of 12 nights – the first departing from Venice and the remainder sailing from Athens, Greece or Istanbul, Turkey. Of the four voyages, three feature an overnight stay in Istanbul, Turkey and one provides a two-night stay in Jerusalem, Israel. All four sailings tour the stunning Greek islands.