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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released the design for the pool and sports decks on its Seven Seas Explorer, which is billed as the cruise line’s most luxurious ship. The new outdoor space, created by Swedish-based Tillberg Design, will debut with the all-suite, 750-guest ship this summer. So far, travel agents seem to agree that the vessel will truly be the pinnacle of luxury.
Regent has unveiled samples of the materials being used in various parts of the ship, and it’s clear that texture and natural beauty will play a large part in its design aesthetic. This is certainly evident on the 11th-deck pool area, where teak, marble and natural stone are the backdrop for oversize lounge chairs and circular sunbeds that combine Southeast Asian design and Caribbean accents.
The pool, lined by sea-inspired ceramic tiles, offers a large, 3-inch-deep shallow section for guests who only want to dip their toes in the water. Near the Pool Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets and drinks below circular overhangs, are two hot tubs. Additionally, guests can enjoy covered outdoor dining adjacent to the pool.
Sheer curtains create secluded, private relaxation retreats. The double loungers, some on raised platforms, surround a center stage designed for special poolside musical performances. In the evening, lighting effects in the pool or on backlit canvases create a romantic mood.
One level up, Seven Seas Explorer has a dedicated sports deck offering a bocce court, paddle tennis, a jogging track, shuffleboard, putting greens and golf nets, along with a sundeck with circular loungers.
Seven Seas Explorer will sail its maiden voyage on July 20, 2016, a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo, Monaco, to Venice, Italy. The ship will remain in Europe to sail 11 cruises in the Mediterranean before making its North American debut in Miami in December.