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Seven Seas Splendor
Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

The sister ship to 2016’s Seven Seas Explorer, 750-passenger Seven Seas Splendor launched in February 2020 and made a transatlantic and Panama Canal crossing just before the global pandemic canceled virtually all cruises worldwide. Now scheduled for a re-launch in April 2021 in the Mediterranean followed by itineraries in Northern Europe and the Caribbean, this ship—the fifth in Regent’s luxury fleet—puts an even glossier spin on the high-end amenities introduced by its identical twin Seven Seas Explorer: Its largest suite is more over-the-top (the bespoke bed is beyond cosseting) and its timeless décor features glittering high-design details that captivate the eye at every turn.

What We Love

All-Inclusive Pricing: Yes, Regent’s pricing isn’t for cruise bargain hunters, but given the truly all-inclusive pricing, what you get offers exceptional value. That’s because all Regent cruise fares include not just transfers, accommodations, dining, beverages, gratuities, laundry, and valet services but also roundtrip airfare (business class on international flights), pre- or post-cruise land programs, and a choice of unlimited shore excursions.

All-Balcony Suites: Enjoying fresh sea air and views from the privacy of your stateroom is a given aboard Seven Seas Splendor, which features solely balcony suite accommodations. Ranging in size from 307 square feet to 4,443 square feet, these suites rank among the most luxurious in the industry, offering sophisticated contemporary décor, a marble bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and a walk-in closet—and balconies that are at least 88 square feet.

Culinary Focus: Not only are there eight restaurants aboard Seven Seas Splendor—including the decadent Parisian-themed Chartreuse and the contemporary main dining room Compass Rose with its exclusive Versace dinnerware—but along with Seven Seas Explorer, it’s home to the top-notch Culinary Arts Kitchen where expert chefs offer an array of cooking classes.

Best Known For

Personalized Service: The attention to detail begins before you even step aboard as a Personal Vacation Consultant assists you in planning your journey and customizing it with one-of-a-kind experiences should that be a priority. Onboard, the crew of butlers, waiters, sommeliers and concierge staff is highly trained to engage with guests, to the point that many repeat cruisers describe the feeling as coming home to be with family.

The Largest Suite (and Most Expensive Bed) at Sea: Seven Seas Splendor’s Regent Suite offers anyone with a big enough bank account the chance to enjoy more than 4,400 square feet of space—3,151 square feet indoors and 1,292 outdoors—and a long list of included amenities. The suite has its own private spa retreat, a solarium-like bar area and a wrap-around balcony with a hot tub. But the most indulgent feature is its hand-made Hastens Vividus king-sized bed, which took 320 hours to make at a cost of $200,000.

Who It's Best For

Couples Who Enjoy the Finer Things in Life: Whether it’s a yearly cruise to someplace new or a once-in-a-lifetime splurge to celebrate an anniversary or milestone birthday, sailing aboard a Regent ship is an ideal way for couples to indulge their wanderlust and learn about the world while being, well, indulged. The ship's award-winning cuisine, perfectly orchestrated service, engaging destination lecturers and all-inclusive ease continue to set a high industry standard.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

You May Experience Sticker Shock: Regent’s cruise fares, while all-inclusive, can still be a shock for the uninitiated. Expect a seven-night sailing aboard Seven Seas Splendor to start at $4,000-$6,000 per person (for select Caribbean itineraries), but typically $8,000 or more.

Donna Heiderstadt
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger