The luxury cruise industry is awash with excitement and news from the latest Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship. My most recent update details the fabulous, glistening teak edged pool with which forms the centerpiece of a new outdoor oasis on the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer.
Tillberg Design has created a beautiful outdoor haven where guests can enjoy an assortment of recreational activities, relax while taking in breathtaking panoramic vistas, or delight in gourmet al fresco dining. Drawing inspiration from high-end pool retreats at exclusive boutique hotels, with a fusion of Southeast Asian design elements and Caribbean accents, the Deck 11 oasis on Seven Seas Explorer provides an intimate setting for relaxing, swimming and enjoying the ever changing vistas. With rich teak, natural stone and luxurious marble, the geometrical design of the ship’s centerpiece pool evokes a welcoming, modern feel.
The pool provides the perfect respite for guests seeking a refreshing swim and offers an expansive 3-inch deep shallow section for guests looking to cool off by dipping their toes in the water poolside. Paying homage to the ocean, sea-inspired ceramic tiles line the pool. At the end nearest the Pool Grill, shaded under contemporary circular overhangs, are two hot tubs perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring.
Sheer curtains impart a level of intimacy around the pool, creating secluded, private escapes where guests can relax. Stylish double loungers, some perched on raised platforms, enhance the elegant design, with a center stage that creates the perfect venue for special poolside musical performances. Adjacent to the pool area, guests can enjoy al fresco covered dining or grab a bite to go at the Pool Grill which serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets and refreshing drinks. In the evening, an array of lighting effects help set the mood for any occasion, whether it’s bringing the deck alive by infusing light on the glowing azure pool for a colorful celebration or using backlit canvases to produce a more serene, romantic evening retreat.
For more active guests, the Sports and Sun-Deck offers a deck shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, bocce court, paddle tennis and jogging track. The sun-deck has inviting circular loungers where guests can feel the ocean breezes and unwind.
I am not yet booked onto the maiden voyage for the Seven Seas Explorer which will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016, but this is the first cruise that I have been truly tempted by. You can also see my review of the Suites on the Seven Seas Explorer here.
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