Regent Cruises under-construction SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER with renderings of key public spaces and a new eatery called Pacific Rim, previewed in part at a special reveal at Hakkusan Restaurant in Beverly Hills.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Regent reveal at Hakkusan in Beverly Hills. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2015.
The popular Pan Asian restaurant Hakkusan in Beverly Hills was the setting for an exclusive media reveal of Regent Seven Seas Cruises under-construction SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER and its Pacific Rim eatery.
Hakkusan selections. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2015.
At the outset of a multi-course dinner, Regent’s new President Jason Montague introduced two key players in the ship’s development, a representative of RTKL (who are designing the Pacific Rim) and Bernhard Klotz, the culinary director in charge of all of the ship’s eateries.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Pacific Rim Dining Room.
Pacific Rim will feature a neutral palette with rich finishes that will include hand painted murals, upholstered wall panels, smoked mirrors, lotus flower-inspired window frames and a Tibetan prayer wheel sculpture at the entrance.
Regent Seven Seas culinary director Bernhard Klotz. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2015.
During the multi-course meal, Bernhard Klotz emphasized that Pacific Rim will feature key dishes from all parts of Asia, including Thailand, Korea, China and Japan and will vary with the ship’s itineraries, the season and availability of ingredients.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER.
Currently under construction by Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard, the SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER will measure 56,000 gross tons and carry 750 guests. She will make her debut in the summer of 2016.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Main Pool Area.
The main pool area will be lined in teak and feature Southeast Asian design elements.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Spa Pool and Terrace.
The terrace adjoining the spa will have its own infinity pool over the stern.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Chartreuse.
Chartreuse will be the ship’s Art Nouveau-inspired French specialty restaurant.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Compass Rose.
The Compass Rose is the open seating main dining venue.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER La Veranda.
La Veranda is the casual, Italian-inspired buffet dining venue.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Prime 7.
Prime 7 is the London-inspired steakhouse.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Explorer Lounge.
The Explorer Lounge will be adjacent to the Reception Lobby and have a country club vibe.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Constellation Theater.
The 697-seat Constellation Theater is inspired by Classic Hollywood venues.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Culinary Center.
The Culinary Center will be a first for the Regent fleet.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Reception Lobby.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Library.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Meridian Lounge.
The Meridian Lounge is a new (for Regent) cabaret style entertainment venue.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Observation Lounge.
The Observation Lounge has a Great Gatsby-esque decorative theme.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Spa.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Cafe.
The Cafe is meant to evoke a European coffee house.
Suites and Staterooms:
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Regent Suite.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Regent Suite Spa Area.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Regent Suite Living Room.
The 3,875-square foot Regent Suite suite has an in-room spa retreat, a first at sea, with personal sauna, steam room and treatment area. The suite also features an outdoor, glass-enclosed sitting area called the Vista Garden, where guests can enjoy magnificent, unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow.
MV SEVENS SEAS EXPLORER Deluxe Suite.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Penthouse Suite.
Inspired by sapphires, Penthouse Suites range up to 625-square-feet with an entertainment center that separates the living room and bedroom.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Seven Seas Suite.
Dakota Jackson designed the Seven Seas Suites, which measure between 825 and 925-square-feet.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Grand Suite.
The Grand Suite ranges up to 1,800 square-feet and offers an expansive private balcony.
MV SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER Master Suite.
Located at the bow of the ship on decks seven and eight, the four Master Suites measure between 1,900 and 2,100 square-feet and boast a spacious living area with a bar for entertaining and balconies up to 1,000 square-feet.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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