PORT ST. MAARTEN – Last week Thursday, December 22, representatives from the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and Port St. Maarten welcomed Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer to the island on its inaugural visit.
Seven Seas Explorer delivers an unrivaled luxury cruise experience. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line with a fleet that visits more than 375 destinations around the globe.
Port St. Maarten and the Tourist Bureau welcomed Seven Seas Explorer to the destination on behalf of the Government, Board, and Management. The Port continues to be proactive in attracting new vessels to the destination with emphasis and focus on bringing a balance between quality (high-end) cruise tourism and quantity (volume).
The ship features extravagantly designed theaters and lounges, an unparalleled collection of opulent and spacious suites, five lavish gourmet restaurants and an unprecedented level of personalized service.
The line’s fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, acclaimed cuisine, fine wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, sightseeing excursions in every port, all gratuities, and a pre-cruise luxury hotel package for those guests staying in concierge and higher suites.
The vessel is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. She brings elegance and glamour to the world’s greatest destinations, offering exquisite dining options that rival those of the finest restaurants ashore.
The Seven Seas Explorer was built at a cost of US$450 million. The vessel is the first new ship for Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) high-end Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand.
At 55,254 gross-registered tons and carrying only 750 guests, the all-suite, all-balcony ship boasts one of the highest space ratios and lowest crew to guest ratios in the cruise industry, not to mention the largest private verandas in the cruise industry and a new category of luxury suite, the nearly 4,500-square foot Regent Suite.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Representatives from Port St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and other stakeholders were on hand to welcome Seven Seas Explorer on December 22.