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Seven Seas Explorer to make North American debut in Port Miami in December

Seven Seas Explorer made its North American debut by sailing into the cruise capital of the world, Port Miami, on 2 December , 2016.

As part of its inaugural Caribbean season, the all-suite, all-balcony 750-guest luxury liner sailed two round-trip voyages from Port Miami to idyllic island oases before heading west on a Panama Canal cruise.

“Seven Seas Explorer has been a labour of love for our CEO, Frank Del Rio, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations, Robin Lindsay and the entire Regent Seven Seas Cruises team, so it’s exciting to have this ship, the most luxurious ship ever built, make its North American debut in our hometown of Miami,” said Jason Montague, RSSC’s president.

“With two roundtrip sailings from Miami and a maiden Panama Canal cruise, we’re providing guests the opportunity to experience the unprecedented luxury Seven Seas Explorer will offer with the convenience of departing from a domestic homeport.”

Seven Seas Explorer floating out
Seven Seas Explorer is floated out in Genoa

After sailing its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo on 20 July, Seven Seas Explorer sailed 10 destination-rich Mediterranean itineraries before traversing to North American on a 16-night Atlantic Retreat voyage from Rome to Miami. From Miami, the ship embarked on a 14-night Serene Islands roundtrip voyage on 4 December followed by a 10-night Caribbean Dawn roundtrip on the 18th. Seven Seas Explorer rang in the New Year with a 16-night Grand Canal Crossing from Miami to Los Angeles with stops throughout the Caribbean and Central America.

A major milestone was celebrated in November with the floating ceremony and focus then turned to completing interior spaces including the suites,  lounges and restaurants that Regent Seven Seas Cruises believes “will make her the most luxurious ship ever built”.

Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations, attended the float out ceremony and watched as the traditional champagne bottle shattered into tiny pieces – a maritime tradition meant to bring good luck and prosperity.

The ambition was for every corner of Seven Seas Explorer to exude elegance, beginning with a new category of luxury suite - the 3,875 sq-ft Regent Suite which offers two plush bedrooms, an expansive living space and a beam-to-beam private outdoor balcony.

The suite also features a cruise industry first in-suite spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, relaxation loungers and a spa treatment area where guests can enjoy complimentary, unlimited treatments from Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

In all categories of luxury suites, guests experience some of the most spacious accommodations and the largest balconies in the cruise industry.

Seven Seas Explorer also introduced two new gourmet restaurants with Chartreuse emulating ambiance and epicurean delights found in Paris’ finest eateries, and Pacific Rim which offers a gourmet dining experience that brings to life the rich culinary traditions of Asia. These complemented the four other dining venues onboard to offer significant culinary variety.

Additionally, Seven Seas Explorer features the brand’s first culinary instruction centre called the Culinary Arts Kitchen.

Posted on 18th February 2016 at 11:07 am in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Regent Seven Seas |

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