A New Luxury Cruise Ship Is on Its Way to PortMiami


An all-inclusive luxury cruise ship, the Seven Seas Explorer will make its grand debut onto American soil, as part of its inaugural Caribbean season. It will sail into the PortMiami on Dec. 2, 2016.

The uber-lux cruise ship will begin its maiden voyage from Monte Carlo on July 20, 2016 and will navigate to 10 Mediterranean cities before crossing into North America on a 16-night Atlantic Retreat voyage from Rome to Miami. From Miami, the luxury liner will journey on a 14-night round-trip voyage on Dec. 4. In addition, there will be a 10-night Caribbean dawn round-trip on Dec. 18. The Seven Seas Explorer will also ring in the New Year with a 16-night Grand Canal Crossing from Miami to Los Angeles with stops throughout the Caribbean and Central America.

The cruise ship is a 750-guest, all-suite, all-balcony ship. The Seven Seas Explorer offers 10 tiers of suites, with top-quality accommodations such as the 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite. Guests who book the Regent Suite will have access to an in-suite spa, a living room, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a walk-in closet and two separate balconies.

There is also a number of Master Suites and Veranda Suites. The Master Suites will range from 1,900 to 2,100 square feet, including two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Veranda Suites will range from 310 to 340 square feet.

Chartreuse will feature gourmet French fare
Chartreuse will feature gourmet French fare
Meridian Lounge will feature musical performances.
Meridian Lounge will feature musical performances.

All passengers will be able to schedule a spa treatment at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoy a musical performance at the Meridian Lounge, and satisfy hunger with gourmet dining at the Chartreuse. The Chartreuse will feature fare with a Parisian flair. A sample of the French delights include:

  • Hand-cut Charolais steak tartare in a hazelnut-Dijon emulsion topped with Perlita caviar d’Aquitaine
  • Roasted Cévennes rack of lamb with rosemary-mint persillade and sugar snap pea sauce
  • Poached Brittany blue lobster tail glazed with caramelized lobster roe butter on a bed of Sologne white asparagus and Romanesco

“Seven Seas Explorer has been a labor of love for our CEO, Frank Del Rio, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations, Robin Lindsay and the entire Regent Seven Seas Cruises team, so it’s exciting to have this ship, the most luxurious ship ever built, make its North American debut in our hometown of Miami,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  “With two round-trip sailings from Miami and a maiden Panama Canal cruise, we’re providing guests the opportunity to experience the unprecedented luxury Seven Seas Explorer will offer with the convenience of departing from a domestic homeport.”

You can make reservations for your luxe voyage here.

Preview the Seven Seas Explorer below.

(Photos via Regent Seven Seas Cruises)