The most expensive cruise in the world sets sail next month.
The human desire for luxury is one that shall never be satiated. Be it land, air or water, we’ve launched coveted luxe experiences across any space we can possibly reach. Today, we talk of the ocean and one of the most luxurious experiences you can have while sailing among continents.
To be launched next month, on February 21, the Seven Seas Splendor by Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) aims to redefine waterborne luxury. And the flagship luxe experience will be its Regent Suite, with a monumental price tag of US$ 11,000 per night for double occupancy.
Spread across a palatial 4,443 sq. ft., as the largest-ever suite with interior accommodation at over 3,000 sq. ft. is only the starting point of why it is expensive. Perched atop the 14th floor and overlooking the ship’s bow, there’s a 1,300 sq. ft. verandah and a sun-room. There’s also a personal in-house butler along with a personal driver and car at every port. As you sail through the world, the floor-to-ceiling windows open to splendid views every day. Downtime comes in the form of a US$ 200,000 handcrafted bed, Vividus by Hästens that took over 18 months and 300 hours of labour to complete. You’ll also have access to an in-suite spa, replete with a personal sauna, steam room, and treatment area.
The trimmings continue with Italian marble, a mini pool, a balcony, walk-in closets, separate bedrooms, living and dining areas. Housing up to six guests, the Regent Suite has two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms, and the interiors are interspersed with artworks from around the world.
Needless to say, what is soon to be the world’s most expensive suite on a ship is encased in a cruise as magnificent as itself. For a glimpse, imagine over 500 chandeliers, hand-laid mosaic, art worth US$ 5,000,000 throughout, five theatre shows, eight dining spaces, culinary classes, luxury spa, signature cocktail programme, and much more.
The inaugural sail for February 2020 will be for 14 nights and traverse through Europe; covering 15 countries, with stops like Bordeaux, French riviera, British Isles, Barcelona, Croatia, Slovenia, and Greece. While the maiden trip is already sold out, there are several planned for 2020, and are all yours if willing to shell out upwards of Rs 7 Lakh per night.
All images: Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises