Regent Suite conveys ultimate comfort for the very wealthy
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Imagine sailing in an opulent suite that spans 4,443 square-feet filled with extravagant everything. The pricey Regent spread debuts in February on Regent Seven Seas Splendor–the newest vessel of the uber luxury line.
The ‘halo’ effect
If you are unfamiliar with the term, halo is a popular auto industry marketing tool. It refers to an outrageously expensive, eye-catching model companies creates to give sheen to the brand. Which perhaps the new Regent Suite is trying to accomplish.
At $11,000 a day per passenger, the Regent Suite is affordable only to the very rich. And many Regent Seven Seas clientele fit the bill. A good example is a friend’s well-heeled, Hollywood mogul brother who recently booked the spread on the Explorer during a family cruise. “We all gathered in the suite for Champagne and caviar every night,” reports his sister.
The suite speaks opulence with $200,000 Hästens Vividus custom handmade mattresses stuffed with horsetail hair, cushioning flax, slow-growing pine, superior wool and long-fiber cotton.
Extravagant bed linens contain batiste makò cotton and 100 percent virgin white down from Alaskan geese. The combination of materials helps keeps bodies at the correct temperature.
Most exclusive address at sea
The Regent Suite boasts the Most Exclusive Address At Sea. It is bathed in posh appointments. There’s even an in-suite spa retreat with a personal sauna, steam room and area for unlimited spa treatments.
There’s unobstructed 270-degree views over Seven Seas Splendor’s bow from the 1,300 square-foot wraparound veranda, and a glass-enclosed solarium sitting area on top of the bridge that offers a captain’s view of the sea and destinations.
Naturally the suite comes with its own butler plus a personal car and driver in ports. Like ‘halo’ cars, the price of luxury is steep at $11,000 per night, based on double occupancy.
More on the mattress
The Hästens Vividus Mattress wooden frame comes from slow-growing northern Swedish pine. On top sits a box spring that has pure steel springs and multiple layers of flax for soundproofing. The mattress holds more springs, layers of superior cotton and wool batting, and horsetail hair lining.
The mattress and pad are absolutely heavenly with layers of cotton, wool, and horsetail hair that make you feel like you are floating on air.
Even a bedding menu
Adding more suite panache is a selection of prestigious Italian bedding. One is Bellino Fine Italian Linens and the other Med1994 Aria line. The Bellino Samurai Collection, made from 100 percent pure, crisp, breathable linen, offers 600 thread-count sateen and 100 percent long staple cotton. Bellino’s Adriana Collection has a 500 thread count percale and 100 percent long staple cotton for an indulgent, sumptuous feel.
Med1994’s hypoallergenic Aria line is made with a patented technology called SISTEMA ARIA®, which builds a free layer inside every duvet as an active suspension that helps humid air to be released and replaced with clean, dry air, thereby keeping bodies at the correct temperature.
Regent Suite guests get to pick their pillow. Choices include gel, water, memory foam, buckwheat hull tri-side anatomic pillows.
Ultimate pampering Restorative Sleep Ritual
The new globally inspired spa Regent unveiled earlier this month, Serene Spa & WellnessTM, offers an exclusive sleep ritual available only to Regent Suite guests.
It begins with a transcendent, nourishing milk bath — rich in vitamins, amino acids and natural plant collagen from Japanese Camellia oil that reveals satin-soft skin. Guests can opt for pre-bath massage given en suite.
Regent Suite Onboard Seven Seas Explorer
Guest staying in the Regent Suite onboard Seven Seas Explorer® also enjoy a renowned sleep experience, complete with the Serene Spa & Wellness sleep ritual and the enveloping comfort of a $150,000 Savoir No 1 bed, handmade over 120 hours in London.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ offers the most all-inclusive fares in the industry on its four-ship fleet — Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator® and Seven Seas Voyager®.
For additional deets visit www.RSSC.com. To book a RSSC cruise contact a Pavlus Travel specialist who can get you the right voyage at the best price. And if your budget can handle it put you in the impossibly posh Regent Suite.