Regent Seven Seas Cruises has given a tantalizing first glimpse inside the Regent Suite on board its newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur. The impressive vessel is due to set sail on its maiden voyage from Barcelona to Miami in November 2023, visiting Cadiz, Madeira and Bermuda along the way.
In prime position overlooking the ship’s bow, the 4,443-sq-ft Regent Suite is by far the most opulent residence on board. Stepping foot inside the imposing gray Italian marble entrance, it is obvious the suite is anything but ordinary.
“We have once again evolved the very art of luxury – the craftsmanship and artistry of this design is incredible,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The team behind the stunning interiors is award-winning Miami-based design firm, Studio Dado. Right from the start, they had a clear vision in mind for transforming the suite.
“We imagined the Regent Suite to be unique and different from previous vessels, capturing the curiosity and discerning eye of an art collector,” said Yohandel Ruiz, founding partner of Studio Dado.
Lead designer, June Cuadra added: “We really envisaged the space as a gallery where every piece of furniture, every finish material, every artwork has been painstakingly curated to make the space feel inviting and welcoming.”
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Nowhere is this felt more keenly than the expansive open plan living and dining area. Surrounded by unobstructed views, the light-filled space is dotted with thoughtfully chosen contemporary art and furnishings. The pièce de résistance is the marble faux fireplace, complete with a bronze sculpture of golden flames.
Between the living and dining room is a striking bar made from a monolithic slab of white marble. Every detail, right down to the glassware, tableware and linens has been carefully curated by the Studio Dado team.
Of course, ocean views are at the heart of the design and there is no better place to enjoy them than the glass-enclosed Parlor, complete with two chaise longues beneath a skylight: the perfect setting for sipping a glass of bubbly while gazing up at the stars.
In keeping with the rest of the suite, silver and gray hues abound in the master bedroom. Behind the enormous four poster bed (topped with a $200,000 Hästens Vividus mattress) the wall is adorned with magnificent custom-made églomisé panels.
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Comfortably able to host up to six people, the Regent Suite also has an additional guest bedroom, three walk-in closets and exclusive use of The Study – a private dining room for 12 nestled between the vessel’s specialty restaurants, Prime 7 and Chartreuse.
But it is the master bathroom that is the star of the suite. Capitalizing on the views, the shower in the center of the room is encased entirely by glass. An astonishing nine different types of marble have been used to carve the heated thermal loungers, huge freestanding soaking tub, his and hers vanity units, and much of the flooring and walls.
To top this off, guests have access to unlimited in-suite spa treatments, a dedicated butler, personal car with a driver and guide in every port, daily canapés and even an in-suite caviar service.
With all this, it would be easy not to step foot outside the Regent Suite but for those that do the resplendent vessel boasts an array of high-end boutiques, fine dining specialty restaurants, an intimate casino, sumptuous lounge and theatre with nightly Broadway shows.
As for its green credentials, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Sail & Sustain Environmental Program is overseen on board every ship by a dedicated Environmental Officer. Initiatives include water conservation management with efforts focused on increasing water production through reverse osmosis of seawater and improving energy efficiency by recovering otherwise wasted heat energy from the engine.
Regent Suite available from $11,000 per night.
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