- 14 nights
- Australia & New Zealand
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Seven Seas Explorer
- Cruise Only
- Auckland, Bay of Islands, Gisborne, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Burnie, Melbourne, Sydney
Seven Seas Explorer® is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. Launched in July 2016, it is not only one of the most luxurious ship to sail the seven seas, but also the ship where you can experience the new standards in elegance and sophistication. Journey to the world’s most beautiful places in spacious designer suites, indulge in a decadent treatment at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, enjoy a musical performance in a plush lounge, and delight in extensive gourmet dining throughout the day and night.
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- 16 Night All Inclusive Accommodation aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer.
- Upgrade Your Horizon with a FREE 2-Category Suite.
- A fine dining restaurant named Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian, discovered during an evening stroll.
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Bay Of Islands
Cruising The Fjords Of Dusky Sound
Cruising The Fjords Of Doubtful Sound
Cruising The Fjords Of Milford Sound
Cruising The Tasman Sea
Cruising The Tasman Sea
Cruising The Tasman Sea
Departures & Rates
Auckland to Sydney
Duration: 14 Nights Departs: 05 January 2022 Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
Per Person for Two Adults from $14,600
*Rates are based on Per Person for Two Adults. For Sole traveler or Single traveler rates please contact our Travel Specialist team for a quote today!*
Seven Seas Explorer
750 Guests • 552 Crew • 375 Suites • 10 Decks • 224m Length • 31m Width • 55,254 Tonnage
Officially welcomed to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet on 13Jul16 in Monaco, and christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, Seven Seas Explorer is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury.
The ship brings elegance and glamour to the world’s greatest destinations, offering exquisite dining options that rival those of the finest restaurants ashore and all-suite, all-balcony accommodations boasting the largest balconies at sea. Regent Seven Sea Cruises® offers an in-suite experience like no other at sea. Every suite has spacious closets, high-end finishes, relaxing Elite Slumber™ beds and private balconies. Sizes range from 307 to 4,443 square feet.
Seven Seas Explorer® is something of a snowbird, often spending the summer in cooler Northern European destinations like Russia and Norway and winters in warmer climates like the Tropics and Asia. The ship also cruises the picturesque Mediterranean coastlines of Spain, France and Italy.
Seven Seas Explorer Activities
Culinary Arts Kitchen
No ordinary shipboard cooking class, Regent’s Culinary Arts Kitchen will make you believe you’ve stumbled into one of the world’s prestigious cooking schools. An impressive 18 individual cooking stations sit atop three long, curved rows with white quartzite countertops and stainless steel accents, a formidable array you’ll put to good use preparing a variety of exquisite dishes taught by trained culinary masters.
Gourmet Explorer Tours
Regent’s optional Gourmet Explorer Tours, offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the culinary culture of the world’s most delicious destinations. They revel in the chance to shop at local markets in the company of a knowledgeable local expert and their Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, as well as tour the kitchens of renown chefs and dine at award-winning restaurants.
An inviting and tranquil oasis dedicated to the pure pleasure of playing games. The beautifully decorated Card Room sits across from Observation Lounge, and it’s not unusual for guests to go from one fun space to the other. Gather your favorite teammates in the Card Room for a lively afternoon or evening of board games, a social game of Bridge or to participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages.
Whether you’re interested in a tour from the FREE Unlimited Shore Excursion menu or a customizable Regent Choice Shore Excursion, the staff at Destination Services is ready to help you make the most of your time in port cities. Head here for assistance with tailor-made pre-and post-cruise programs, from a simple stay in a luxurious hotel to a 3-night extension that includes private tours of coveted destinations.
Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, you’ll immediately feel at ease within the Library’s calm setting. Browse a vast collection of volumes, from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classics of literature, on a variety of comfortable chairs. Conveniently located across from the Card Room, our library is a welcoming, low-key treasure you just may find hard to leave.
When the call of a glistening pool with an unforgettable vista beckons, head to the Pool Deck. Outfitted in teak accents which make it one of the most elegant at sea, the Pool Deck features a lavish pool and two whirlpools. You’ll also find an amiable and dedicated crew standing by to provide refreshing beverages and lounge chairs with plush towels.
Soak in the refreshing Infinity-Edge Plunge Pool located just outside of Serene Spa and Wellness™. Make yourself comfortable on plush, partially covered lounge chairs that surround the pool on an inviting teak-deck terrace. Take in dramatic views from wherever you are — above water, that is.
Seven Seas Explorer Entertainment
Situated along a lively hallway, Meridian Lounge is a natural place to gather with others for an afternoon or early evening cocktail. Elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished, it boasts an expansive bar and relaxed armchairs that beckon conversation. A popular spot to catch your breath after a dazzling Constellation Theater show, this lively spot invites you to extend your evening with virtuoso performances by resident musicians.
Get a taste of Monte Carlo excitement at the Casino directly across from the equally inspiring Explorer Lounge. Walk through glass doors into an elegant setting bustling with games of chance that include Blackjack, roulette, poker, and a full craps table, as well as slot machines. The Casino is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits.
Maybe it’s the deep blue walls that give the Connoisseur Club such a gentile, old-fashioned feel. Or maybe it’s the collection of impossible comfortable leather armchairs. Whatever it is, this is a relaxing spot for you and new friends to enjoy a fine cigar and sip cognac (both are available for purchase) in classic gentleman’s club environs. Smoking is permitted in the club.
A dazzling staircase mosaic creates a Gatsby-esque atmosphere as you enter our Constellation Theater, a space so grand it takes up two decks. Perfectly tiered for pleasing sightlines and furnished with plush seating, the main show lounge is an intimate venue without a bad seat in the house. Performances vary from full-scale musical revues to rousing singalongs, all backed by the incredible, five-piece Regent Signature Orchestra.
With rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs and deep blue fabrics, the atmosphere here is conducive to intimate conversations and bonhomie. Relax to familiar tunes and special requests performed by the resident musicians from an intimate stage arched with a golden proscenium. A perfect spot to meet new friends for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail at the elegant, black marble bar.
Walk through a black and gold-lit tunnel and be instantly captivated. This chic yet comfortable lounge features an impressive bar, dazzling geometric ceiling, ample seating and floor-to-ceiling windows that create a magical atmosphere. Musicians perform throughout the day, creating an alluring vibe that sets just the right mood as you unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail or satisfying nightcap.
Seven Seas Explorer Cuisine
Maximize your sense of the exotic as you pass a large Tibetan Prayer wheel on your way into Pacific Rim, the dining masterpiece that celebrates the culinary traditions of Asia. Taking a seat beneath huge lanterns and a hand-painted mural covering the entire back wall, you’ll receive a signature cocktail and the promise of an extraordinary culinary journey. Be sure to check out the ocean views through Pacific Rim’s lotus-shaped windows.
Attention to detail. You’ll notice it at the front of Chartreuse, where a beautifully crafted bar beckons while you wait. It’s in the art deco tile pattern on the floor and sparkling gold tile on the walls. It’s in the décor of a chic Parisian restaurant discovered during a stroll along the Seine. Savor ‘new’ flavors to Chartreuse like a tender veal rack of loin with caramelized endive, grape chutney and the earthy tones of a walnut veal jus sauce.
A true classic in every sense, Prime 7 of Seven Seas Explorer® is the epitome of luxury dining. Works by Picasso and Chagall adorn the restaurant’s bar lobby and leather wing-back chairs and burnished woods abound. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before savoring a succulent filet mignon or mouthwatering côte de boeuf at your personal banquette. For dessert, perhaps a slice of 14-layer Valhrona chocolate cake with pistachio sauce.
Located on Deck 11 aft, guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include traditional favorites, as well as a made-to-order omelet station, a variety of fresh fruits and pastries, along with daily specials, like fluffy Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry compote. For lunch, guests indulge in an array of choices from a bountiful salad bar, gourmet sandwiches, hot carving stations, and delicious desserts.
Sette Mari at La Veranda
Each evening, La Veranda transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda, a casual, intimate dining experience. Choose from authentic Italian specialties inspired by family recipes that span generations, or opt for something with a modern twist like a spice-crusted tuna steak with braised endive, polenta and salmoriglio. Savor it all with a perfectly paired Tuscan wine. Sette Mari at La Veranda is open for dinner only.
Enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Whether perusing international newspapers or simply taking in an always spectacular view, the café is the perfect place to relax, converse and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.
Regent’s largest specialty restaurant at sea, the Compass Rose on Seven Seas Explorer® delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere that transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a dazzling cobalt blue reflected by a glass installation overhead. Choose from a seemingly endless combination of dishes, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes, as well as nightly specials.
The ultimate come-as-you-are spot for casual dining after you’ve been swimming or sunbathing. The Pool Grill serves up grilled-to-order burgers, grilled seafood, sandwiches, fresh salads and frozen treats like milkshakes and hand-dipped ice cream sprinkled with your favorite toppings. Come by before or after a shore excursion – there’s no need for more formal attire during the evening hours – or enjoy a snack between activities.
Twenty-four hours a day, guests enjoy everything from a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their spacious balcony to a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to their suite. The in-suite menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. During dinner time, the menu expands to include entrée selections from Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Culinary Arts Kitchen Classes
The 18 culinary workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and a comprehensive collection of cooking essentials – not to mention an amazing ocean view. Receive individualised, hands-on instruction and select from a wide curriculum of classes, catering to all levels of aptitude, from beginners to experienced cooks.
Chef Kathryn Kelly has traveled throughout the world, tasting and exploring the many different cuisines and the cultures that create them. Her experience and expertise make her a natural fit to develop the curriculum for the Culinary Arts Kitchen.
Seven Seas Explorer Gourmet Explorer Tours
Regent’s distinctive Gourmet Explorer Tours, offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the culinary culture of the world’s most delicious destinations. From savoring the authentic flavors of a region to learning new techniques in local cooking classes, guests can choose from a variety of optional tours that take them to local markets to find exotic spices, sample delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savor gourmet meals expertly prepared by renowned chefs. Due to their unique itineraries, Gourmet Explorer tours require a discounted, supplementary charge.
Seven Seas Explorer Spa & Fitness
Serene Spa & Wellness™
Serene Spa & Wellness™ is a globally inspired, tranquil haven of health, beauty and wellness, offering restorative treatments and activities to soothe both the body and mind. Strengthen and elevate as you engage with a variety of treatments and services designed to enhance your whole being, from massages, and body wraps to facials, manicures and pedicures and exclusive treatments curated especially for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.
Serene Spa & Wellness™ fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and meditation and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment. Equipment includes spinning bikes, dumbbells, treadmills, Technogym Strength Machines, workout mats and step benches. One-on-one training can be arranged with a fitness instructor. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted in the Fitness Center.
Whether you prefer to start your day with a brisk jog or wait until later and get in an afternoon walk, the Track is a popular destination for those who’ve developed active lifestyles back on dry land. Onboard Seven Seas Explorer® it’s an outstanding place to get your heart pumping while enjoying unforgettable ocean vistas.
Seven Seas Explorer Amenities
Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento for friends and family back home, you’re bound to be tempted by the designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. Relax as you browse a wide range of items – upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry and more – in an intimate and unhurried setting.
If you prefer to travel without a laptop, the staffed Business Center offers desktop computers that allow you to access your emails and browse the Internet. Printer access is available for a nominal fee. Seven Seas Explorer® provides WiFi access throughout the ship, allowing you to connect to the Internet with whatever device you’ve brought on board.
Reception & Concierge
The Reception Desk is the place to turn to have your every wish, whim and want fulfilled any time of day or night. Regent’s knowledgeable, personable staff will welcome your questions and work to ensure your Seven Seas Explorer® experience is everything you want it to be. The ship’s Concierge may also be contacted at the Reception Desk.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury experience with a five-ship fleet that visits more than 450 destinations around the world. The final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment was recently completed, elevating the elegance of its fleet to the standard set by the all-balcony, all-suite Seven Seas Explorer®, which entered service on July 20, 2016. Seven Seas Explorer is joined by all-balcony, all-suite sister-ships Seven Seas Voyager®, Seven Seas Mariner®, and all-suite, 90 percent-balcony Seven Seas Navigator®. In early 2020, Regent will perfect luxury with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor®.
With headquarters in Miami, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a diversified cruise operator of leading global cruise lines Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. These brands operate a combined 25 ships with approximately 50,400 lower berths visiting more than 510 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce seven additional ships through 2025, and has an option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027.
Regent Seven Seas Awards
- 2019 | "Top Small Ship Cruise Line in the Western Caribbean & Riviera Maya" - Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards
- 2019 | "Best All-Inclusive Cruise" - Fodor’s Travel Awards 2019
- 2019 | "Best All-Inclusive Luxury Cruise Line" - TravelAge West Wave Awards 2019
- 2019 | "Best Suites, Cruise" - TravelAge West Wave Awards 2019
- 2018 | "Best for Accommodation" - World of Cruising Wave Awards 2019
- 2018 | "Best Excursion" - World of Cruising Wave Awards 2019
- 2018 | "Best Cabins, Luxury" - Cruise Critic US Editors' Picks Awards
- 2018 | "Best Luxury Cruise Line" – travAlliancemedia Travvy Awards
- 2018 | "Best Cruise Line Spa" - Global Traveler
- 2018 | "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" – TTG Travel Awards
- 2018 | "Best Luxury Cruise Line - Asia Pacific" - Travel Weekly, Asia
- 2018 | "World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line" (#3 ranking) – Travel & Leisure, 2018 World’s Best Awards
- 2018 | "Best Small Ships" - Signature Luxury Travel & Style Cruise Awards
- 2017 | "Best Cruise Line, Luxury" - Cruise Critic U.S. Editors' Picks Awards
- 2017 | "Best Cabins, Luxury" - Cruise Critic U.S. Editors' Picks Awards
- 2017 | "Best Luxury Line" (Silver) - U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines Rankings
- 2017 | "Best Cruise Line for Couples" (Silver) - U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines Rankings
- 2017 | "Best Cruise to Sail the Mediterranean" - AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards
- 2017 | U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines Rankings
- "Best Luxury Line" (Silver)
- "Best Cruise Line for Couples" (Silver)
- "Best Cruise Line in the Mediterranean" (Silver)
- 2016 | "Best Cruise Line, Small Ship" - Recommend Readers' Choice Awards
- 2016 | "Best Cabins" - Cruise Critic US Editors' Picks Awards
- 2016 | Town & Country Cruise Awards
- "Best for Suites, Classic Luxury"
- "Best for Not Nickel-And-Diming"
- 2016 | "Cruise Line with the Highest Client Satisfaction" (less than 1,100 passengers) - TravelAge West WAVE Awards
- 2016 | travAlliancemedia Travvy Awards
- "Best Cruise Line, Luxury"
- "Best Mid-Size Cruise Line, Central America"
- 2016 | U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lines Rankings
- "Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean" (#1 ranking)
- "Best Cruise Lines for Romance" (#2 ranking)
- "Best Luxury Cruise Lines" (#2 ranking)
- 2015, 2014, 2013 | "Best Cruise Line Small Ship" - Baxter Travel Media Agents Choice Award
- 2015 | "Best Shore Excursions (ocean-going) in Cruise Category" - TravelAge West WAVE Awards