Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer current position

Seven Seas Explorer current location is at Indonesia (coordinates -10.29376 S / 147.24045 E) cruising at speed of 15.5 kn (29 kph/ 18 mph) en route to DARWIN, AUTRALIA. The AIS position was reported 48 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer current cruise is 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa. The itinerary starts on 12 Jan, 2023 and ends on 13 Feb, 2023.

Date / TimePort
12 Jan 19:00    Departing from Auckland, New Zealand hotels
13 Jan 08:00 - 18:00    Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
14 Jan 08:00 - 16:00    Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
15 Jan 11:00 - 19:00    Napier, New Zealand
16 Jan 10:00 - 20:00    Wellington, New Zealand
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Lyttelton-Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Dunedin, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
22 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Burnie, Tasmania Australia
23 Jan 08:00 - 24 Jan 03:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
24 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Geelong, Victoria Australia
26 Jan 07:00 - 23:00    Sydney, NSW Australia
27 Jan 08:00 - 19:00    Newcastle NSW, NSW Australia
29 Jan 07:00 - 19:00    Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia
31 Jan 07:00 - 17:00    Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia
01 Feb 10:00 - 02 Feb 18:00    Cairns, Queensland Australia
04 Feb 07:00 - 16:00    Alotau, Papua New Guinea
05 Feb 10:00 - 20:00    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
07 Feb 07:00 - 15:00    Thursday Island, Queensland Australia
09 Feb 09:00 - 18:00    Darwin, NT Australia
11 Feb 10:00 - 18:00    Pulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
12 Feb 11:00 - 23:00    Lembar, Lombok Indonesia
13 Feb 07:00    Arriving in Benoa, Bali Indonesia hotels

Specifications of Seven Seas Explorer

Year built2016  /  Age: 7
Flag state Marshall Islands
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Genoa Italy)
ClassRegent EXPLORER
Building costEUR 400 million (USD 450 million)
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)224 m / 735 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage55254 gt
Passengers754 - 829
Crew552
Passengers-to-space ratio68
Decks13
Cabins375
Decks with cabins7
Sister-shipsSeven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Grandeur
Christened byHRH Princess Charlene of Monaco
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(RSSC) Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Explorer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 Jan 12 32 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland
2023 Jan 26 18 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $44798
2023 Jan 26 61 days, one-way from Sydney to Yokohama Sydney $109398
2023 Feb 13 13 days, one-way from Benoa to Laem Chabang Benoa $36998
2023 Feb 13 29 days, one-way from Benoa to Tokyo Benoa $58198
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 $37998
2023 Mar 28 14 days, one-way from Yokohama to Tokyo Yokohama $38198
2023 Apr 11 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Yokohama Tokyo $38398
2023 Apr 25 10 days, round-trip Captivating Japan Tokyo Yokohama To Tokyo Yokohama Yokohama $31998
2023 Apr 25 27 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $53598
2023 May 05 17 days, one-way from Yokohama to Vancouver Yokohama $35598
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 $15598
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 19 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $33398
2023 Sep 20 30 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $51198
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 $30598
2023 Oct 31 11 days, round-trip Adventure In Asia Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $32998
2023 Nov 11 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Laem Chabang Tokyo $36598
2023 Nov 25 10 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa Laem Chabang $31998
2023 Nov 25 27 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Sydney Laem Chabang $57198
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 $41798
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 $41998
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 $32598
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 $15398
2024 May 15 14 days, round-trip Gold Rush Heritage Vancouver To Vancouver Vancouver $27598
2024 May 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $15798
2024 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $15998
2024 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $16198
2024 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $16398
2024 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $16198
2024 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $16398
2024 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $16798
2024 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $16798
2024 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $16798
2024 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $16798
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 $43598
2024 Dec 20 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $45398
2025 Jan 03 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $46598
2025 Jan 03 33 days, one-way from Auckland to Singapore Auckland $75998
2025 Jan 17 19 days, one-way from Sydney to Singapore Sydney $50998
2025 Feb 05 14 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $39598
2025 Feb 19 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $38998
2025 Mar 05 14 days, round-trip Blossoms Temples Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $39998
2025 Mar 19 12 days, round-trip Japan In Bloom Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $36798
2025 Mar 31 14 days, round-trip Sunrise On The Yellow Sea Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $39998
2025 Apr 14 12 days, round-trip Spring In Tokyo Tokyo To Tokyo Tokyo $36798
2025 Apr 26 18 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver Tokyo $39998

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.

The vessel (IMO number 9703150) is currently France-flagged (MMSI 538006712) and registered in Majuro/Marshall Islands.

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.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship

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.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship

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.

Itineraries

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.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship construction

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.

On September 2, 2014, NCL-Norwegian purchased "Prestige Cruise Holdings" (owner of Oceania Cruises and RSSC) for USD 3,025 billion, thus becoming the official shipowner in both fleets.

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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