Seven Seas Splendor joins the Regent Seven Seas Cruises' fleet in early 2020. This all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship will feature classical Italian styling and modern amenities and set sail with a maximum of 750 guests aboard. The six-star luxury cruising experience, intimate atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, luxury accommodation, and high levels of service that are synonymous with Regent Seven Seas Cruises will again be integral to life on board this eagerly-awaited ship. The ten passenger decks showcase a spa, seven dining venues, six bars and lounges, sports deck, theatre, culinary arts kitchen, infinity pool, and spacious pool deck with Jacuzzis. Days in port reveal an eclectic mix of escorted excursions and tours.
The dining venues on Seven Seas Splendor tempt you with mouth-watering culinary delights. Feast on European-inspired cuisine in the flagship restaurant Compass Rose. Tuck into buffet-style dishes and authentic Italian pizzas in the open-air La Veranda. Grilled-to-order burgers and seafood, light bites, milkshakes, and ice creams are on the menu at the Pool Grill. Prime 7 steakhouse is the go-to place for premium steaks and seafood. Classic French-style cuisine is served at the chic Chartreuse restaurant. Visit Pacific Rim for authentic Pan-Asian specialities. Dine on authentic antipasti and Italian favourites at dinner in Sette Mari at La Veranda.
There is a bar or lounge to suit your every mood on Seven Seas Splendor. Coffee Connection is reminiscent of a chic metropolitan cafe and the perfect place to enjoy your favourite speciality coffee. Take a seat in the Observation Lounge and take in the far-reaching views with a glass of wine in hand. Sip al fresco cocktails and ice-cold beers by the water's edge at the Pool Bar. Splendor Lounge hosts light entertainment on stage and dancing on the polished dance floor. Head to the Meridian Lounge for after-dinner cocktails and music from the resident band. Connoisseur Club is the ideal spot to unwind with a glass of vintage cognac and a fine cigar.
Seven Seas Splendor offers something to entertain you both day and night. Work on your tan on the Pool Deck or kickback in the Jacuzzis. Escape to the Infinity Pool for a swim with a perfect sea view or indulge in pampering treatments in the Spa. Get active on the Sports Deck with shuffleboard, bocce, paddle tennis, and golf. Keep in shape with cardio and strength training in the fitness area or join in a class in the Motion Studio. Enhance your cookery skills at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. After dinner, Constellation Theatre is the entertainment hub of the ship and offers thrilling shows, live music, and artistes on stage. Risk a few dollars at the slot machines, blackjack, and roulette tables in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Miami, Florida
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Miami, Florida and be transferred to the port ready to board the brand new Seven Seas Splendor.
Day 2: Cruising the Florida Straits
Day 3: George Town, Grand Cayman
Spend today exploring the Cayman Islands' capital city, George Town. Once a pirate stronghold, this cosmopolitan destination now features a traditional Caribbean style and a high-rise financial centre. Learn about the region's rich heritage at Cayman Islands National Museum or see the colonial ruins at Fort George. You can also find the famous Seven Mile Beach on the western coast of the island — often labelled the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean — where you can have a go at snorkelling and diving. Enjoy duty-free shopping, stop for a cocktail on the coast, and sample the diverse food scene — which has been greatly influenced by European and Caribbean flavours.
Day 4: Cruising the Caribbean Sea
Day 5: Cartagena, Colombia
Disembark in Colombia's Cartagena. Featuring cobbled streets, pretty plazas, old churches, and 13km of stone colonial walls; Cartagena is possibly the Caribbean coast's most beautiful destination. While here, visit the famous Palace of the Inquisition — which is a grisly museum featuring former instruments of torture from colonial times! Next, see one of Spain's greatest fortresses, Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, which dominates the skyline and includes a network of tunnels that you can enter. Do some more sightseeing and enjoy beautiful buildings such as a convent founded in the 17th century and a stunning cathedral. Enjoy the palaces, mansions and monasteries of the old town district — sampling local snacks and drinks on the way — or take a tour of the nearby mangroves and see colourful, local wildlife.
Day 6: Panama Canal Daylight Transit
Sail through the Panama Canal, an artificial 48-mile waterway in Panama which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. This most complex of engineering projects was constructed between 1904 and 1914 and is often referred to as 'The eighth wonder of the world' due to its impressive construction. As you transit the canal, gaze in awe at the spectacular panoramic views of rugged landscapes and lush emerald forests. From the Atlantic entrance you pass through Limon Bay, Gatun Locks, Gatun Lake, Gamboa, Culebra Cut, Pedro Miguel Locks, and Miraflore Locks en-route to the Bay of Panama.
Day 7: Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Day 8: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas is a town located on Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya. The coastline is filled with islands, beaches and beautiful natural treasures; the primary attraction is the Monteverde Biological Reserve which has a number of trails featuring natural beauty and wildlife. Walk along Paseo De Los Turista to explore the local environment and see panoramic views of the coast. The Historic Marine Museum portrays the local religious traditions and celebrations of Puntarenas and its diverse geographic and cultural origins.
Day 9: Corinto, Nicaragua
Corinto is Nicaragua’s only deep-water port and sits on Punto Icaco Island, connected to the mainland by bridges. Stroll around the narrow streets lined with 19th-century wooden row houses or spend time soaking up the sun on the idyllic Playa Paso Caballo. Explore the exhibits at Alfonso Cortes-Corinto History Museum or escape to the tranquil Parque Central. Pay a visit to the nearby colonial city of Leon to discover its impressive Cathedral de Leon and the remains of the old Spanish settlement of Leon Viejo. Take a boat trip to admire the flora and fauna on El Cardon island or learn about production of Nicaragua's famous rum on a tour of Flor de Cana Rum Distillery. The dormant Volcan Viejo volcano - 18km north of Corinto - and the active Cerro Negro volcano are must-see sights too.
Day 10: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Puerto Quetzal is the largest Pacific Ocean port in Guatemala and serves as a gateway to a variety of inland attractions. The souvenir market in the cruise terminal has a selection of stands with hand-crafted gifts on display. Venture to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Antigua to admire the Spanish-inspired baroque architecture and colonial churches. Alternatively, head to the ancient Mayan pyramid temples of Yaxha, take a tuna and marlin fishing trip in nearby Iztapa, or simply relax and sunbathe on idyllic Balneario Likin beach.
Day 11: Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Day 12: Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco sits on a large bay on Mexico's Pacific coastline. Once the playground of the rich and famous; this vibrant beach resort is jam-packed with high-rise buildings with the Sierra del Sur mountains forming an impressive backdrop. Step back in time at Museo Historico de Acapulco or gaze in awe at the collection of masks at Casa de la Mascara. Enjoy quiet reflection at the hilltop La Capilla de la Paz A-frame chapel or Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Cathedral. Admire the colourful flora and fauna at Jardin Botanico de Acapulco or pay a visit to the beautifully-restored pentagonal fort Fuerte de San Diego. Shop for bargains at Mercado Central and Mercado de Artesanias El Parazal. Indulge in a few hours sunbathing at Playa Caleta and Playa Caletilla beaches. No visit here would be complete without watching the professional divers plunging 40 metres off the iconic Le Quebrada cliff into the small cove below.
Day 13: Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Day 14: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's 800-mile long Baja California peninsula. The city is most famous for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. Visit the popular stone arch of El Arco, a magnificent natural rock formation where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. For adrenaline junkies, visit Medano beach and get involved in a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing. Lots of restaurants and bars also line the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail while you admire the picturesque view.
Day 15-16: Cruising the Pacific Ocean
Day 17: Los Angeles, California
Your cruise comes to an end and you will disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.