Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini
Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini / Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Sette Mari at La Veranda
Sette Mari at La Veranda / Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Seven Seas Navigator's Seven Seas Lounge
Seven Seas Navigator's Seven Seas Lounge / Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Seven Seas Voyager's Horizon Lounge Deck
Seven Seas Voyager's Horizon Lounge Deck / Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Seven Seas Mariner's Master Suite
Seven Seas Mariner's Master Suite / Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Our Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Regent is the only major luxury line that is truly all-inclusive. Your fare covers flights (including business-class on international sailings), shore excursions (with a good selection in each port), wine and spirits (even top-shelf ones!), gratuities, and unexpected perks such as pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and airport transfers. Sure, there are temptations that are worth the splurge, including treatments at the excellent Serene Spa & Wellness, but otherwise, you need to work hard to spend extra money on these generous ships.

In summer 2016, the line launched its first newest ship in more than a decade, the $450-million dollar, all-suite Regent Seven Seas Explorer, best known for being labeled "the most luxurious ship in the world." This beautiful new ship ushered in a new era for the line, with a previously unseen attention to detail and an unforgettable art collection. Seven Seas Explorer was followed by sister ships Seven Seas Splendor in 2020 and Seven Seas Grandeur in 2023, each accommodating 750 guests. There are also three older but recently refurbished vessels in the fleet — Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Voyager — which Regent calls its Small Cruise Ship Class.

What We Love

Spacious Suites:  Everyone stays in an expansive suite on these ships, and most cabins have balconies, walk-in closets, large bathrooms, and even bathtubs. As the price goes up, the space and amenities grow impressively. One special addition: The top Regent Suite on Seas Explorer, Splendor, and Grandeur comes with a solarium plus its own spa and a driver in ports...and, for a fare of more than $5,000 per person, per day, it's being called the most exclusive suite in the world.

The Specialty Dining: With their atmospheric décor and extensive menus, the specialty restaurants aboard all Regent ships offer an exceptional dining experience that, like almost everything else, is included in the cruise. You’ll enjoy classic French cuisine with a modern twist in Chartreuse, a romantic fine-dining space with a retro Parisian flair. Dramatic ambiance and delicious Pan-Asian dishes are a winning combo in Pacific Rim, while Prime 7 serves up classic steakhouse fare in a sophisticated setting.

Best Known For

Understated Elegance: The design here is both tasteful and subdued. The crowd, too, is fancy without being flashy. You can dress up if you want to (and many passengers do at night), but it's optional. Service is also friendly yet unobtrusive.

Special Requests Accepted:While the menus in the dining rooms, including acclaimed steakhouse Prime 7, list plenty of great dishes, Regent has also built a reputation for fulfilling guests' culinary whims.

Who It's Best For

Worldly Older Travelers: While the median age does go up and down depending on the length of the itinerary and the destination, most passengers on these ships are age 60 and up. Younger passengers may be bored by the low-key nightlife and slow pace of some tours. The one exception: Some families come on board during summer and holiday periods, when the line offers a limited array of kids' activities on select routes.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Be Prepared to Pay High Prices: With everything from air to shore excursions included in the cruise fare, you should expect the price to reflect what you get.

Fran Golden
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger