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The large wet bar and floor-to-ceiling views in the Regent Suite. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises


Regent Seven Seas Splendor

The most opulent suite at sea.

By Kathryn Romeyn



With its forthcoming Seven Seas Splendor, Regent’s eyes were fixed on one thing: fastidious attention to detail. Setting sail in 2020, the vessel will accommodate 750 with an expansive passenger-to-space ratio and exceptionally low guest-to-crew ratio. It is at once spacious and intimate, with a no-expense-spared approach to fine craftsmanship and lavish amenities.

Studio DADO’s Greg Walton and Yohandel Ruiz evoke an enchanting English garden in the Observation Lounge, with a tranquil, airy palette; traditional English architectural molding; and plush, curved furniture. Unique pieces in the space include a sprawling chandelier of porcelain flowers and an artwork commissioned by Gorman Studios featuring hand-painted English roses on glass screens. Accommodations inspired by Park Avenue homes are opulent and supremely tailored, swathed in high-contrast materials (rich woods, marble mosaics, mother-of-pearl, jewel-toned accents).

With regard to the stitching on the Grand Suite’s upholstered leather wall and a nightstand drawer lined in suede, says Walton, “we wanted the suite to reveal itself through a series of small surprises.”

The opulent dining room. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The grand living room. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Even more opulent is the Regent Suite, which debuted on the Seven Seas Explorer in 2016 but was improved upon for this vessel. It’s one of the largest at sea, with a 3,000-square-foot interior and 1,292-square-foot balcony. Paulina Blasiak of Tillberg Design devised the two-bedroom clad in Italian marble and exotic wood, with a custom Treesse mini-pool spa overlooking the bow. “We increased the size of the gilded, in-suite spa (which includes unlimited Canyon Ranch treatments) by 30 percent,” says Blasiak, “to incorporate a stunning floor-to-ceiling, ocean-front shower with views that rival the captain’s.”

The centerpiece is a custom $200,000 Vividus bed from Hästens, which is being built by four master artisans in Köping, Sweden. The pinewood frame and layers of flax, horsetail hair, and cotton and wool batting require “more than 300 hours of labor and an 18-month timeline to complete,” says Blasiak. “The mattress will be the most luxurious bed at sea.”rssc.com


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