Regent Seven Seas Cruises is completing its fleet-wide refurbishment with an extensive renovation of Seven Seas Mariner. The ship that was the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship will emerge with new decor and dramatic new culinary experiences after a 20-day dry-dock in April, 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille.
Highlights are a new pool deck, redesigned suites and complete rebuilding of several public areas. The Chartreuse restaurant, first seen on Seven Seas Explorer, will be added to the roster of optional restaurants.
The relaunch will complete a $125-million rebuilding of Regent Seven Seas’ fleet. Here’s a look at what you’ll find as the ship heads to a season of cruises in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska:
Renewed public spaces
Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck will receive the most comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centerpiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage offered from new infrared barbeque grills at the Pool Grill.
The ship’s atrium, corridors and guest spaces will all receive new carpeting, art, furniture and décor. The reception area, Coffee Connection, card room, boutiques, and the Casino will all be completely revamped from the steel up. A remodelled library will feature dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier. Additionally, the flooring on the Deck 6 Promenade will be replaced with new teak.
The shipboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub will receive a soothing new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics center also will see new state-of-the-art exercise machines and equipment to help guests maintain active regimens while at sea.
Elegantly transformed accommodations
Seven Seas Mariner guests will enjoy new elegantly appointed suites, featuring décor such as the Regent Elite Slumber bed with plush, padded leather headboard. All accommodations feature vistas of the sea and passing landscape from their private balcony or sitting area, furnished with a stylish sofa, accent table and new artwork. All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities.
Dramatic dining experiences
The flagship restaurant Compass Rose will have added dramatic flair created by grand crystal chandeliers, recessed ceiling lights, sleek, leather chairs ringing intimate tables, and plush cobalt blue drapes accenting the restaurant’s oversized windows. Compass Rose guests will savor the recently introduced menu, which provides customizable combinations, making it the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Regent’s Chartreuse specialty restaurant will be installed during the refurbishment and debut a delectable modern French menu. Already a guest favorite and first introduced aboard Seven Seas Explorer, Chartreuse’s décor is evocative of a Parisian restaurant, complemented with new furnishings, china, flooring and design features.
Additionally, long-time favorite Prime 7 classic steakhouse will be recreated with a new ultra-stylish design, featuring a vibrant blue and tan color scheme.
The refurbished Seven Seas Mariner will sail the Last Frontier on seven, 10- and 11-night itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward, with an average of 44 free and unlimited shore excursions included as part of the cruise fare
Regent’s four-ship fleet visits more than 450 destinations around the world and with Seven Seas Mariner’s refurbishment they will all feature the elegance of the latest ship, Seven Seas Explorer. In early 2020, Regent will also launch a sister to Explorer, the Seven Seas Splendor.
The cruise line’s fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip business-class air on intercontinental flights from U.S. and Canada, a menu of free, unlimited shore excursions, unlimited internet access, fine wines and spirits, prepaid gratuities, ground transfers and one-night, pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher.