It’s been called “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built”.  Ever wonder why? Recently, Joyce Landry and some of the L&K team had a chance to find out when we joined our friends from Regent Seven Seas for a ship tour and lunch about the new beautiful 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer. It exceeded our expectations!

We took plenty of photos and notes to share our “Most Luxurious Ship” experience with you – Seven Seas Explorer is a stellar choice for upscale meetings and incentives at sea.

Landry & Kling on board Seven Seas Explorer - the world's most luxurious ship

On board Seven Seas Explorer. From left: Neeti Ayare, Robert Cao, Joyce Landry, Vicki Fernandez, Pedro Jaimot, Maureen McKeon

An afternoon on board “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built”

When we walked on board Seven Seas Explorer, it took everyone’s breath away. Imagine how your attendees will feel!

Seven Seas Explorer, the most luxurious ship

Seven Seas Explorer Lobby

The one word that immediately came to everyone’s mind was “spaciousness”. We all noted the Explorer’s exquisite attention to details, plush design elements (including marble, granite, leather and nearly 500 chandeliers), and an impressive variety of sophisticated dining and entertainment venues.

Seven Seas Explorer Lounge Area

SS Explorer has many cozy nooks for attendees to meet and relax – notice the beautiful artwork and chandelier!

Murano glass displayed on Seven Seas Explorer

Murano glass displayed on Seven Seas Explorer

Luxury Designer Suites

We began our tour with the suites – and they blew us away! All 375 lavishly-appointed suites are fitted with Italian Carrera marble and the largest balconies at sea (we all agreed we could live on this ship!). Each suite has a European king-size bed, spacious closets, interactive flat-screen TVs with an extensive media library, welcome bottle of champagne, and in-suite mini-bar set up.

The sprawling two-bedroom, two-bath Master Suite has a baby grand piano and bar, personal butler, and includes a complimentary cocktail party for eight. Just perfect for your VIPs and star performers!

Seven Seas Explorer Master Suite - most luxurious ship

The Master Suite on Seven Seas Mariner

Hospitality area in the Master Suite

Meeting & Entertainment Space

Here are a few of the gorgeous theaters and lounges we saw – all can be used for meetings, receptions, or group events.

Constellation Theater (seats 694) – This two-tiered theater evokes the glamorous golden age of Hollywood with cabaret-style cabaret and table-top Murano glass lamps.  This impressive venue will accommodate nearly the full capacity of the ship. The floor-to-ceiling digital screens provide interactive backdrops for evening production shows – not to mention your awards presentations.

Constellation theater on Seven Seas Explorer, the world's most luxurious ship

Constellation Theater on Seven Seas Explorer

The Observation Lounge (seats 166) –  This opulent venue has a rich color palate, and floor to ceiling windows that provide incredible ocean vistas. A perfect spot for unwinding – from afternoon tea time to pre-dinner cocktails to a nightcap. A great space for breakouts, too!

Seven Seas Explorer Observation Lounge - luxurious ship

The Observation Lounge

Meridian Lounge (seats 110) – With its expansive bar and relaxed armchairs, this is an ideal space for your attendees to gather for an evening cocktail and enjoy performances by resident musicians. The flexible seating makes it well-suited for informal meetings & breakouts.

Seven Seas Explorer Meridian Lounge

The Meridian Lounge

Explorer Lounge (seats 54) –  This elegant venue features rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs, and a black marble bar. Musicians entertain from an intimate stage.

Seven Seas Explorer - Explorer Lounge

Explorer Lounge

The Library – The inviting library is well-stocked with books and offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. When we walked into the room, we could smell the rich leather flooring.

Seven Seas Explorer Library

Seven Seas Explorer Library

Seven Seas Explorer Library reading nook

An inviting reading nook in Seven Seas Explorer Library

Dining & Culinary Experiences

Compass Rose (seats 375) – Explorer’s largest restaurant features a stunning glass ceiling fixture that transforms the dining room with romantic ice blue lighting at night. The new customizable dinner menu provides guests with an ample combination of dishes to choose from – prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice, and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments.

Seven Seas Explorer-Compass Rose-luxury ship

Compass Rose Restaurant


Seven Seas Explorer - Luxury Versace dinnerware

Versace luxury plates

Chartreuse (seats 108) – Featuring a modern French menu, Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine dining restaurant. Regent hosted our group here for lunch, and each course was spectacular!

Seven Seas Explorer Luxury ship -Chartreuse Restaurant

Chartreuse French Restaurant

Pacific Rim (seats 94)-  Pacific Rim celebrates the culinary traditions of Asia with delectable flavors and Zen-like ambiance. We entered the restaurant lobby to find a stunning, floor-to-ceiling brass sculpture – a modern interpretation of a Tibetan prayer wheel made of panels embossed with wishes for good fortune.

Seven Seas Explorer - Pacific Rim

Entrance to Pacific Rim Restaurant

La Veranda (seats 156) – Guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Pictured below is the view of downtown Miami from the port.

Seven Seas Explorer - luxurious ship - La Veranda restaurant

Al Fresco dining at La Veranda in PortMiami

Sette Mari at La Veranda (seats 78) – In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda, a warm and inviting dining experience with candlelit tables and a tantalizing menu of Italian specialties.

Culinary Arts Kitchen – Exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, The Culinary Arts Kitchen was modeled after the world’s most prestigious cooking schools, with an added bonus – stunning ocean views! The 18 culinary workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and cooking essentials.

Seven Seas Explorer Culinary Arts Kitchen

Seven Seas Explorer Culinary Arts Kitchen

Wellness at Sea

Canyon Ranch SpaClub -Walking down the hallway,  we noticed the soothing scent of lemongrass and lavender. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub is a serene sanctuary of wellness for your attendees, offering an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments.

Seven Seas Explorer Luxurious ship - Canyon Ranch at sea

Fitness Center –  With a view like this, who wouldn’t want to work out? The state-of-the-art Fitness Center features Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, and a Nautilus machine. Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead exercise classes, including Pilates and yoga.

Seven Seas Explorer Fitness Center

Infinity Pool – The Infinity-Edge Plunge Pool is located just outside of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The teak deck terrace is filled with plush, partially covered lounge chairs.

Seven Seas Explorer Canyon Ranch Infinity Pool

Canyon Ranch Infinity Pool

Hope you enjoyed your mini-tour of “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built” – what a great experience a cruise would be for your customer recognition or top-tier incentive group! Only one thing could make it better…a private ship charter of Seven Seas Explorer, customized just for them.

Seven Seas Explorer will sail from Miami to the Caribbean during the winter months, and offer 7-nt Mediterranean itineraries between May and October. To learn more, please give us a call at 305-661-1880, send an email to, or request a group or charter quote.