Regent Seven Seas has smashed sales records for its Voyage Collection 2023-24, including the biggest single day of sales for its Australian office.
The ultra-luxury line said one passenger booked a stay costing US$600,000, and the Sydney office sold a number of clients into the famous Regent Suite, which costs over US$11,00o a night and at over 4,000 square feet is one of the biggest and most palatial on the high seas.
Senior vice President and MD for Asia Pacific Steve Odell told Cruise Passenger: “It was a record for us locally. Our biggest single day of sales since we opened our office in 2015. We are thrilled.”
The line said they had noticed a desire for longer, more exclusive experiences in bucket-list destinations, as illustrated by a significant rise in bookings of the Regent Suite and more unfamiliar and exotic regions being reserved.
The latest record-breaking launch day is the line’s fourth in just under a year. Earlier, it sold out its 2024 world cruise in under three hours.
“The outstanding result of our 2023-2024 Voyage Collection launch is the perfect spring-board as we welcome our first ship back to the ocean next month with the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“I’m proud to say that this is our fourth record-breaking launch day within a year, reinforcing the fact that luxury travellers continue to have a burning passion to explore the world.”
The largest price tag on a single suite booking was close to $600,000 for the palatial, 4,443 square foot Regent Suite , which comes with an in-suite spa with unlimited spa treatments, original Picassos, a private car and chauffeur in every port, and dedicated butler service among a host of other amenities.
Demand for the Regent Suite is up 64 per cent.
Africa and Asia were the most popular, with 3 of the top 6 itineraries booked focusing on the regions. Northern Europe, particularly the Baltics attracted high levels of interest.
Starting at $13,699 per guest and set to depart on November 10, 2023 the cruise’s popularity illustrates not only that luxury travellers are keen to explore exotic lands once again, but that they also want to make up for lost time with longer adventures at sea.
As part of the 2023-2024 Voyage Collection, Regent’s five ships will sail an incredible 139 new voyages of 7 up to 132 nights, with itineraries across Africa and Arabia, Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific, Canada and New England, the Caribbean and Panama Canal, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and South America, as well as transoceanic crossings, and four mesmerizing Grand Voyages. Enjoying exquisite comfort and care onboard, with every imaginable luxury included, guests sailing with Regent on one of its exclusive Voyage Collection journeys will enjoy a truly unrivaled experience.
Mr Odell said: “After not travelling for such a long time, Aussies want more time at sea and bookings are much further out through to 2024. Higher suites are selling first – Penthouses and our bigger suites.”
Mr Odell said trends were already emerging for group and multi-generational travel and one-of-a-kind experiences. Individual travellers were also booking.
He added there was a marked move away from bigger ships to Regent Seven Seas’ smaller luxury vessels, meaning cruisers were switching brands.
His personal favourites?
Seven Seas Splendor Stockholm to Copenhagen – 10 July 2023. 16 Nights.
This cruise takes in the beauty of Northern Europe, embarking in Stockholm, one of the prettiest cities in Europe.
Overnight stay in St. Petersburg, a mecca of cultural, historical, and architectural landmarks
Seven Seas Explorer Roundtrip Tokyo – 20 October 2023. 11 Nights.
Indescribable Japan is not so much an itinerary of destinations, as a journey of emotions.
From the awe of seeing Mt Fuji, to the exhilaration of Tokyo at night, including a call at Busan, South Korea
Additional 3-night stay in Tokyo, and an overnight port stay in Kyoto
Seven Seas Explorer, one of the fleet’s newest ships, will be in Australia in 2022.
Regent Seven Seas voyage fares earn you all-suite, all-balcony accommodation, free unlimited shore excursions, specialty dining, premium beverages, unlimited internet access and plenty more.