If you were holding out on booking a cruise vacation because you couldn’t find a room with a private sauna and spa treatments, you’re in luck. Beginning today, you can make a reservation for the Regent Suite on the Seven Seas Explorer for an average of $10,000 per day for a minimum of two people.
Billed by the company as “the most luxurious ship ever built,” the Explorer will make its maiden voyage on July 20, 2016, carrying a maximum of 750 guests. Every room on the boat is a suite with a balcony, and round-trip airfare is included in every reservation, but the Regent serves as the crown jewel, by far.
Over its two bedrooms and balcony, the suite takes up 3,875 square feet – 2,917 of that indoors, at the front of the ship, boasting a 270-degree view from the 14th story at the front of the boat (aka the bow, if you’re into nautical terms). Inside, there’s a black marble bar and a custom Steinway Arabesque piano custom designed by Dakota Jackson, but the real selling point is in the master bathroom. This extravagant commode features a spa with “a treatment area, full sauna, ceramic heated relaxation loungers, and multi-jet shower,” and an oversized, glass-enclosed hot tub sits nearby. According to Regent, this is the first-ever in-room spa on a cruise ship, and guests in the room have access to unlimited treatments by wellness professionals. Other perks include a personal butler, a free laundry, and private car service and guide for any on-shore excursions, which include stops in Monte Carlo, Ibiza, Barcelona, Sicily, Malta, and more on the maiden voyage.
For anyone unwilling to fork over that kind of money, the Explorer has what the company calls “entry-level staterooms.” For an average of $900 per day per person, the Veranda Suite gives customers under a tenth the size of the Regent at 307 square feet, including the balcony. Still, they’ll have access to many of the same amenities as the big spenders, like unlimited shore excursions, complimentary alcoholic beverages, a free mini-bar, and pre-paid gratuities, among others. There’s also a spa on board, though that’ll cost extra.
Following the July 2016 maiden voyage, the Explorer is staying in Europe for the rest of the year, with trips originating in cities from Venice to Jerusalem. The cheapest fare starts at $6,799 for the eight-day Monte Carlo to Athens trip. Unfortunately, none of the Regent Suite packages for any of these journeys includes lessons on how to play that custom Steinway piano.