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Current itinerary of Seven Seas Explorer
Seven Seas Explorer current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Valletta. Prices start from USD 32798 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Sep, 2022 and ends on 25 Sep, 2022.
|Date / Time||Port|
|11 Sep 22:00||Departing from Piraeus-Athens, Greece hotels|
|12 Sep 07:00 - 17:00||Mykonos Island, Greece|
|13 Sep 07:00 - 16:00||Kavala, Greece|
|14 Sep 09:00 - 15 Sep 14:00||Istanbul, Turkey, Galataport|
|16 Sep 12:00 - 22:00||Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey|
|17 Sep 08:00 - 18:00||Santorini Island, Thira, Greece|
|18 Sep 06:00 - 21:00||Piraeus-Athens, Greece|
|19 Sep 08:00 - 19:00||Mykonos Island, Greece|
|20 Sep 07:00 - 17:00||Souda-Chania, Crete Greece|
|21 Sep 10:00 - 19:00||Kefalonia Island, Argostoli-Fiskardo, Greece|
|22 Sep 07:00 - 16:00||Crotone, Italy|
|23 Sep 10:00 - 20:00||Salerno, Italy|
|24 Sep 08:00 - 18:00||Messina, Sicily Italy|
|25 Sep 06:00||Arriving in Valletta, Malta hotels|
Specifications of Seven Seas Explorer
|Year built||2016 / Age: 6|
|Flag state||Marshall Islands|
|Builder||Fincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Genoa Italy)|
|Building cost||EUR 400 million (USD 450 million)|
|Speed||22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph|
|Length (LOA)||224 m / 735 ft|
|Beam (width)||31 m / 102 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||55254 gt|
|Passengers||754 - 829|
|Decks with cabins||7|
|Sister-ships||Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Grandeur|
|Christened by||HRH Princess Charlene of Monaco|
|Owner||(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd|
|Operator||(RSSC) Regent Seven Seas Cruises|
Seven Seas Explorer Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2022 Aug 20||22 days, round-trip Ancient Aegean Dreams Athens Piraeus To Athens Piraeus||Piraeus-Athens||$20899|
|2022 Aug 30||12 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens||Istanbul||$13099|
|2022 Sep 11||14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Valletta||Piraeus-Athens||$32798|
|2022 Sep 11||7 days, round-trip Antiquities Archaeology Athens Piraeus To Athens Piraeus||Piraeus-Athens||$18598|
|2022 Sep 18||19 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Trieste||Piraeus-Athens||$40798|
|2022 Sep 18||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Valletta||Piraeus-Athens||$19798|
|2022 Sep 25||12 days, one-way from Valletta to Trieste||Valletta||$26998|
|2022 Oct 07||12 days, one-way from Trieste to Istanbul||Trieste||$27798|
|2022 Oct 19||12 days, round-trip Holy Land Passage Istanbul To Istanbul||Istanbul||$27198|
|2022 Oct 31||73 days, one-way from Istanbul to Auckland||Istanbul||$118998|
|2022 Oct 31||42 days, one-way from Istanbul to Singapore||Istanbul||$67998|
|2022 Oct 31||21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Dubai||Istanbul||$36598|
|2022 Nov 21||21 days, one-way from Dubai to Singapore||Dubai||$44398|
|2022 Dec 12||17 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney||Singapore||$39998|
|2022 Dec 29||14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$42598|
|2023 Jan 12||32 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa||Auckland||$68398|
|2023 Jan 12||14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$41198|
|2023 Jan 26||61 days, one-way from Sydney to Yokohama||Sydney||$108598|
|2023 Jan 26||18 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa||Sydney||$44198|
|2023 Feb 13||29 days, one-way from Benoa to Tokyo||Benoa||$57398|
|2023 Feb 13||13 days, one-way from Benoa to Laem Chabang||Benoa||$36998|
|2023 Feb 26||16 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Tokyo||Laem Chabang||$43398|
|2023 Mar 14||14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Yokohama||Tokyo||$36598|
|2023 Mar 28||14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Tokyo||Yokohama||$36498|
|2023 Apr 11||14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Yokohama||Tokyo||$36198|
|2023 Apr 25||27 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver||Yokohama||$53598|
|2023 Apr 25||10 days, round-trip Captivating Japan Tokyo Yokohama To Tokyo Yokohama||Yokohama||$30998|
|2023 May 05||17 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver||Yokohama||$34998|
|2023 Jun 07||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$15598|
|2023 Jun 14||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$15798|
|2023 Jun 21||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$15798|
|2023 Jun 28||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$15998|
|2023 Jul 05||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$15998|
|2023 Jul 12||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$16598|
|2023 Jul 19||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$16598|
|2023 Jul 26||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$16598|
|2023 Aug 02||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$16598|
|2023 Aug 09||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$16198|
|2023 Aug 16||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$15798|
|2023 Aug 23||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$15798|
|2023 Aug 30||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$14998|
|2023 Sep 06||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$14598|
|2023 Sep 13||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$14598|
|2023 Sep 20||30 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama||Vancouver||$51198|
|2023 Sep 20||19 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama||Vancouver||$33998|
|2023 Oct 09||11 days, round-trip Autumn In Japan Tokyo Yokohama To Tokyo Yokohama||Yokohama||$31398|
|2023 Oct 20||11 days, one-way from Yokohama to Tokyo||Yokohama||$31398|
|2023 Oct 31||10 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong||Tokyo||$29998|
|2023 Nov 10||10 days, round-trip Pristine Islands Filipino Culture Hong Kong To Hong Kong||Hong Kong||$28798|
|2023 Nov 20||32 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Sydney||Hong Kong||$63598|
|2023 Nov 20||15 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Benoa||Hong Kong||$36398|
|2023 Dec 05||17 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney||Benoa||$42598|
|2023 Dec 22||14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$42398|
|2024 Jan 05||33 days, one-way from Auckland to Singapore||Auckland||$70598|
|2024 Jan 05||14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$41398|
|2024 Jan 19||59 days, one-way from Sydney to Tokyo||Sydney||$108998|
|2024 Jan 19||19 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore||Sydney||$46798|
|2024 Feb 07||14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong||Singapore||$36398|
|2024 Feb 07||28 days, one-way from Singapore to Tokyo||Singapore||$57398|
|2024 Feb 21||14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo||Hong Kong||$35998|
|2024 Mar 06||12 days, round-trip Onsens Overnights In Japan Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$32998|
|2024 Mar 18||14 days, round-trip Cherry Blossoms, Ancient Traditions Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$35998|
|2024 Apr 01||12 days, round-trip Heart Of Japan Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$32998|
|2024 Apr 01||30 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver||Tokyo||$57598|
|2024 Apr 13||18 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver||Tokyo||$35998|
|2024 May 01||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$15598|
|2024 May 08||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6199|
|2024 May 15||14 days, round-trip Gold Rush Heritage Vancouver To Vancouver||Vancouver||$11299|
|2024 May 29||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$6399|
|2024 Jun 05||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6499|
|2024 Jun 12||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$6599|
|2024 Jun 19||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6699|
|2024 Jun 26||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$6599|
|2024 Jul 03||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6699|
|2024 Jul 10||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$6899|
|2024 Jul 17||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6899|
|2024 Jul 24||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$6899|
|2024 Jul 31||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$6899|
|2024 Aug 07||14 days, round-trip Alaskan Wonderment Vancouver To Vancouver||Vancouver||$29598|
|2024 Aug 21||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$16998|
|2024 Aug 28||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$15598|
|2024 Sep 04||7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward||Vancouver||$15398|
|2024 Sep 11||7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver||Seward||$14998|
|2024 Sep 18||19 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo||Vancouver||$34598|
|2024 Oct 07||11 days, round-trip Towering Skylines Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$33398|
|2024 Oct 18||11 days, round-trip Dreams Of Japan Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$33598|
|2024 Oct 18||63 days, one-way from Tokyo to Sydney||Tokyo||$113998|
|2024 Oct 29||10 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong||Tokyo||$31998|
|2024 Nov 08||12 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang||Hong Kong||$34598|
|2024 Nov 20||14 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa||Laem Chabang||$37998|
|2024 Dec 04||16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney||Benoa||$19299|
|2024 Dec 20||14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland||Sydney||$20199|
|2025 Jan 03||14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney||Auckland||$20799|
|2025 Jan 03||33 days, one-way from Auckland to Singapore||Auckland||$32499|
|2025 Jan 17||19 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore||Sydney||$22499|
|2025 Feb 05||14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong||Singapore||$17299|
|2025 Feb 19||14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo||Hong Kong||$16999|
|2025 Mar 05||14 days, round-trip Blossoms Temples Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$17499|
|2025 Mar 19||12 days, round-trip Japan In Bloom Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$16399|
|2025 Mar 31||14 days, round-trip Sunrise On The Yellow Sea Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$17499|
|2025 Apr 14||12 days, round-trip Spring In Tokyo Tokyo To Tokyo||Tokyo||$16399|
|2025 Apr 26||18 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver||Tokyo||$16999|
Seven Seas Explorer Review
Review of Seven Seas Explorer
The 2016-built Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship is one of the newest RSSC-Regent boats, with sisterships Seven Seas Splendor (2021) and Seven Seas Grandeur (2023). The vessel's building cost (USD 450 million) ranks it the most expensive luxury cruise ship ever built.
History - construction and ownership
Regent Cruises (officially Regent Seven Seas Cruises / RSSC) is an all-inclusive, top-luxury cruise brand fka "Radisson Seven Seas". Until 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, RSSC and the sister company Oceania Cruises are owned by NCL Norwegian (shipowner), acquired at the total cost of USD 3 billion. RSSC ships are medium-sized, with capacity up to 800 passengers. The fleet consists of 6-star rated all-suite and all-balcony vessels with a space-to-guest ratio around 70 and staff-to-guest ratio 1-to-1,6 (some of industry's best). As building cost per berth, RSSC liners are among the world's most expensive ships.
The 750-passenger ship Seven Seas Explorer debuted in the summer of 2016. The vessel was launched on October 30, 2015, at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard (Trieste Italy). The launching ceremony was attended by Robin Lindsay (RSSC's executive vice president) and Raffaele Davassi (shipyard's director). The launch godmother was Antonia Ronchi (Fincantieri employee).
Seven Seas Explorer was delivered on June 30 by Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard. It is the first newbuild for RSSC-Regent in 14 years and what the company touts as the most luxurious vessel ever built. Seven Seas Explorer's features include the opulent 3,875-sq. foot Regent Suite, several gourmet restaurants and extravagant lounges.
Decks and Cabins
Like all Regent cruise ships, Seven Seas Explorer staterooms are all in Suite categories. The number of suite categories is 16. Seven Seas Explorer has a total of 375 suites, of which 100% have private balconies. The largest ones are the Regent Suites (2915 ft2 / 270 m2 plus 960 ft2 / 89 m2 terrace).
The cost of the Regent Suite on the new Explorer ship signifies the ultimate Regent cruise luxury package experience. For an amazing 3875 ft2 Suite accommodation (1181 m2, with the balcony), guests can enjoy the superior pampering vacation travel that the Regent Cruises are worldwide famous with. This accommodation is not only the largest but also the most expensive one at sea - yours for "just" GBP 4800 per person/per day.
The boat has 13 decks, of which 10 are passenger-accessible and 7 with cabins.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
Seven Seas Splendor offers cooking classes in its specially dedicated teaching kitchen. The dishes are crafted from local ingredients. Food-focused shore excursions are also available, added to the line's Gourmet Explorer Tours. They offer a chance to eat meals prepared by locally renowned chefs, taste wines at estates, and visit local markets.
Follows the complete list of Seven Seas Explorer restaurants and food bars.
- Compass Rose (main dining room restaurant, open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner; features European Continental dishes and alternative choices - vegetarian, specialities from the Spa menu, select dishes from Regent's Chartreuse menu with gourmet French cuisine)
- Chartreuse (Regent’s new speciality restaurant with French cuisine, also serving speciality cocktails with Chartreuse liqueur; offers one of the most exquisite gourmet experiences at sea)
- Prime 7 (reservations-only dinner restaurant with American Steakhouse menu)
- La Veranda / Sette Mari (casual dining venue; operates as ship’s self-service buffet restaurant; in the evenings, the buffet transforms into “Sette Mari” Italian dinner restaurant, complimentary)
- Culinary Arts Kitchen (cooking school with 18 cooking stations in 3 rows; each is equipped with quartz countertop and stainless steel sink; the cooking school has floor-ceiling windows, and boasts 12 different classes themed as fish and shellfish, food and wine, mini-desserts, healthy cooking, etc. As part of the program, Regent Seven Seas also offers “Gourmet Explorer Tours” ashore)
- Pacific Rim (Pan-Asian restaurant, dinner-only)
- Pool Grill (fast food).
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
While the design of Seven Seas Explorer is decidedly more contemporary luxe than that of ship's fleet mates, the line strikes a balance between its much-loved traditional features and a more modern ambiance.
Follows the complete list of Seven Seas Explorer lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Constellation Theater (2-deck high main show lounge for grand music and show productions; also features “Cirque Rock ‘n Roll” aerial acrobatics spectacle)
- Atrium (2-deck high open-floor area)
- Club.com (Internet computers room); Library
- Connoisseur Club (smoking lounge with comfortable leather armchairs; offers hand-rolled Cuban cigars)
- Card Rooms (hosts bridge tournaments and lectures)
- Explorer Lounge and Bar (disco nightclub; operates as a piano bar during the day with resident pianist performances)
- Meridian Lounge (serves as an entertainment lounge with leather furniture, blue carpeting, dark-wood paneling, antique flooring; has its own bar; serves speciality cocktails)
- Coffee Connection (patisserie, speciality coffees)
- Horizon Lounge (with a large dance floor; hosts daily trivia shows and offers Afternoon Tea)
- Observation Lounge (grand piano bar with live music performances in the evenings)
- The Boutique (duty-free shopping arcade: luxury jewelry, precious stones, brand perfumes, watches, designer clothes, accessories, gifts, souvenirs, Regent-logo wear)
- Casino (with 2 sections: for the slot machines, and for the gaming tables)
- Lido Pool area (with a large swimming pool, 2 Whirlpools, sunbathing area with loungers, tennis tables, seating area; served by the Pool Bar)
- Canyon Ranch SpaClub and Wellness Center consists of 8 Treatment Rooms, Saunas (incl infrared sauna), Steam Rooms (incl aromatic steam room), Cold Room (temperature 54 F / 12 C), Thermal Suite, Shower Room (varying degrees of water pressure, therapeutic audio effects / waterfalls, thunderstorms), Relaxation Room, infinity pool (resistance swimming pool/aft), also Beauty Salon, Gym and Aerobics Studio. Some of the Spa's features include the cocoon-inspired design, central-location Swarovski crystal sculpture, chrysalis (made of silk wrappings), marble flooring, light-grained wood, exquisite treatments.
- Fitness Center (deck 6) has floor-ceiling windows and modern equipment (cardio and weight machines, free weights), separate studio for classes (cycling, yoga, Pilates).
- The Top Deck (Power Walking/Jogging Track; sports court: mini-golf putting green; Golf Net; Shuffleboard; Paddle Tennis court).
Regent's Seven Seas Explorer is the world's ever first cruise ship with a Pickleball Court. “The installation was done by Adventure Golf Services (a company specializing in custom-designed mini-golf courses).
- This is a combo court serving 2 sports - Pickleball and Paddle Tennis.
- Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, court tennis and table tennis. The game is played by 2, 3 or 4 players using solid paddles (made of wood or composites) to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.
- The company also installed other products - paddle tennis court, shuffleboard, 18-hole putting green course, GolfCourt Hitting Bay (golf driving range), Bocce court. All these products use patented interlocking panels fabricated in Traverse City (Michigan USA).
- Adventure Golf Services is the leading manufacturer and installer for the cruise ship industry, with signature products like miniature golf courses, putting greens, shuffleboard, bocce ball, croquet courts, golf driving cages.
Seven Seas Explorer itinerary program is based on Mediterranean cruises around Italy (Adriatic Sea), voyages to French Riviera and Holy Land (visiting Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt). The itineraries are one-way, with departures from ports in Italy, Spain, Monaco, Portugal, Greece, Turkey.
In 2019 (January through March) was the ship's maiden season in South America. Following 2-year service in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Africa and Northern Europe, the liner will call at 10 South American cruise ports during 5 voyages with the following departures.
- (January 20) 12-day from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina. 28-day from Rio to Santiago de Chile, visiting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands.
- (February 1) 16-day from Buenos Aires to Santiago, visiting Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands.
- (February 1) 36-day from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles, visiting Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala.
- (February 17) 20-day from Santiago to Los Angeles, visiting Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico.
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The Regent Explorer ship is RSSC's 4th vessel (all-suite, all-balcony, top luxury) that joined in 2016 the fleetmates Mariner, Navigator and Voyager as the company's largest and most innovative. By building cost (USD 450 million) the vessel is currently world's most expensive luxury passenger ship ever built. The ship's interior features Carrara marble, huge quantities of gold (used by the shipbuilder for onboard decorations), Czech crystal chandeliers, hundreds of unique and very expensive artworks.
Fun fact is, that ship's largest suite (accommodating two guests only) is the biggest sized cruise accommodation at sea (at the whopping 3875 ft2 / 1180 m2) /equaling a townhouse's size). This suite is also the most expensive cruise room ever offered. Regent Suite's bed alone cost around USD 90,000. Per-person prices are over GBP 3000, and these rates are per night. Among the suite's amenities are a custom-built Steinway grand piano and an in-suite spa room with unlimited complimentary spa treatments.
In mid-April 2016, RSSC announced upgraded fares adding free international flights to all 2017-2018 cruise Itineraries. These are round-trip air travel deals (business class) added to the company's signature (standard) all-inclusive package - wines, spirits, soda, water, unlimited internet, free shore excursions, prepaid gratuities, pre-post cruise hotel stays and transfers. The air-inclusive cruise deals involve international flights leaving from 26 cities (the USA and Canada), regardless of the suite category booked.
On May 26, 2016, was announced the name of ship's godmother - HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. On June 30, 2016, the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was officially delivered by Fincantieri to RSSC at Sestri Ponente Shipyard. On July 13, 2016, was vessel's christening ceremony held in Monte Carlo (Monaco). The naming ceremony featured a 45-min live performance by Andrea Bocelli. The royal godmother was accompanied by her husband - Monaco's reigning monarch Prince Albert II. The christening ceremony was also attended by around 700 special guests, including all the RSSC company's top executives.
The company Apollo Group provides all RSSC ships with the entire onboard hotel product and services. This includes administration, food staff (preparation and serving), housekeeping staff, also the vessel's provisioning and crewing. Other cruise lines served by Apollo are Thomson UK (Marella) and Oceania.
Inaugural itineraries 2016
On July 20, 2016, was the inaugural cruise - 13-days Mediterranean itinerary from Monaco to Venice. Explorer is Regent Cruises' first new ship since 2003 when Seven Seas Voyager was launched. Explorer is followed by a fifth ship (Seven Seas Splendor) that enters service in 2020.
Seven Seas Explorer's inaugural cruise season was in Europe (Mediterranean Sea). Followed a Transatlantic crossing to PortMiami for the winter season in the Caribbean Sea. The inaugural Caribbean cruise was a 14-night roundtrip Miami to Serene Islands (December 4) followed by a 10-night Caribbean cruise (December 14) roundtrip from Miami. The New Year's Eve itinerary was a 16-night Panama Canal transition from Miami to Los Angeles CA. The ship returned to Florida on February 4 (2017) and was home-ported in Miami Florida for a total of 5 back-to-back cruises (10-night roundtrips) to Caribbean islands, Mexico, and Belize. Among the visited ports of call was the NCL private island in Belize Harvest Caye - an island destination developed by the parent company NCLH.
The Mediterranean Inaugural season was complemented by 22 "Gourmet Explorer Tours" (offered on all Mediterranean itineraries) designed to enhance the onboard dining experiences in the ship's Culinary Arts Kitchen.
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