A star is born for the all-inclusive luxury line

By Patti Pietschmann Travel Diva

Like they say in Hollywood,   Regent Seven Seas Splendor is ready for her close-up after a gala presentation on January 30 at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

She’s sleek, extravagantly put together and boasts tons  of marble and lavish public rooms. To complete the leit motif there’s  a $5 million art collection, crystal chandeliers and five ritzy restaurants.

“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” says Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “

 Bookings now open at Pavlus Travel

The Splendor  is now open for bookings by Pavlus travel agents.  Her christening takes place in Miami on Feb. 21 with  supermodel Christie Brinkley doing the honors as godmother. After the ceremony Splendor starts her inaugural Caribbean season.

First female Captain in man a new ocean ship

Seven Seas Splendor will do cruises to the Caribbean. Mexican Riviera and two  Panama Canal crossings. After those she’ll do a unique Southern Caribbean cruise from Miami to New York City.  At helm will be Captain Serena Melana,  the first woman to take charge of a new ocean ship.

A  Splendor Europe season

Later in the year Seven Seas Splendor sails across the Atlantic Ocean for her inaugural European season. She will visit cultural and historically rich ports of call  of the Mediterranean.

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All accommodations are suites with balconies. For high rollers there’s a jaw-dropping 4,443 square-foot Regent Suite. The pricey digs even come with  a $200,000 0 Hästens Vividus custom handmade mattress . Have you ever! That’s not all folks. There a built-in spa retreat with private  sauna, steam room and treatment area and unlimited spa services.  Suite residents get their own butler, first class air, and  a private car with driver and guide in every port.

 Seven Seas Splendor operates a Culinary Arts Kitchen with 18 stations for hands-on gourmet cooking demonstrations  by master chef instructors. There’s also a jaws-dropping Serene Spa & WellnessTM, spa created just for Seven Seas Splendor.  A salubrious sanctuary at sea for exclusive treatments that employ techniques and ingredients from world wide destinations that soothe body and soul.

Splendor offers signature Regent Seven Seas food-lover’s restaurants. There’s  Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.   Pacific Rim, a dramatic Pan-Asian restaurant with a mythical dragon greeting guests.   Prime 7, an intimate and elegant steakhouse.  Chartreuse, dishing out classic French fare with a modern twist. And for Italian food lover,  Sette Mari at La Veranda, which features stunning, over-water alcove seating that juts out over the ocean.

Fares for all Regent Seven Seas cruises come with paid gratuities, free wine, booze, beverages, selection of shore excursions and WiFi.

Read more about the Splendor  here.


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