Seven Seas Explorer joined the Regent Seven Seas Cruises' fleet in July 2016. This all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship features classical Italian styling and modern amenities, and sets sail with a maximum of 750 guests aboard. The intimate atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, luxury accommodation, and high levels of service create a six-star luxury cruising experience. Days at sea let you make the most of the ship's facilities - sip cocktails on the pool deck; lose yourself in a classic novel in the library; indulge in pampering treatments in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub; or improve your cookery skills at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Days in port reveal an eclectic mix of excursions and Gourmet Explorer Tours.
The dining venues on Seven Seas Explorer tempt you with tasty culinary experiences. Savour European-inspired cuisine in the flagship restaurant Compass Rose. Feast on 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 served at the Pool Grill. Prime 7 steakhouse is the place for premium steaks and seafood. Dine classic French-style at the chic Chartreuse restaurant. Relish authentic antipasti and Italian specialities at dinner in Sette Mari at La Veranda. Tuck into authentic Pan-Asian creations in Pacific Rim.
There is a bar or lounge to suit your every mood on Seven Seas Explorer. Let the baristas in The Cafe create your favourite speciality coffee as you relax with the morning newspapers. Sip al fresco cocktails and ice-cold beers by the water's edge at the Pool Bar. Unwind with pre-dinner cocktails at the elegant, black marble bar of the Explorer Lounge. Connoisseur Club is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of vintage cognac and a fine cigar. Observation Lounge combines panoramic vistas by day with dancing on the polished dance floor after dark. Head to the Meridian Lounge for after-dinner drinks and music from the resident band.
Seven Seas Explorer comes to life in the evening. Take your seat in the Constellation Theatre for thrilling shows such as the bohemian cabaret Paradis, the musical theatre tribute A Day in Hollywood, and the 1960s musical My Revolution. Discover late-night dancing in both the Observation and Meridian Lounges. Risk a few dollars at the slot machines, blackjack and roulette tables in the Casino.
Day 1: UK to Cape Town, South Africa
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Cape Town, South Africa and be transferred to the port.
Day 2: Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Day 3: Lüderitz, Namibia
The town of Luderitz sits on the coastline of south-western Namibia. Explore the town's streets lined with German colonial buildings and visit the Art Nouveau Goerke Haus built into the rock face on Diamond Hill. Enjoy the panoramic bay views from the Felsenkirche hilltop church and step inside to admire the amazing stained-glass altar panel. Discover the town's fascinating diamond-mining past at the Luderitz Museum or pay a visit to the Kolmanskop Ghost Town - once a thriving mining town that is now eerily abandoned.
Day 4-5: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay nestles on the coast of Namibia and is sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit. Its majestic lagoon is home to fascinating birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. Take a stroll around the stunning harbour and gaze out at the colourful fishing boats and ships that line the water's edge. On dry land, visit the Walvis Bay Museum and discover the town’s rich history and maritime background. Head to Pelican Point lighthouse and savour sweeping views of the surrounding bay and crashing waves. Alternatively, explore the water by boat and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals. Venture slightly further afield and explore the coastal sand dunes of Dune 7 - which mark the start of the Namib Desert - and get your heart racing with a plethora of sports and activities.
Day 6-7: Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Day 8: St Helena (Jamestown), United Kingdom
Jamestown is the capital of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. St Helena is 16km long and 8km wide and the historic main town of Jamestown sits on the island's north-west coast. No trip to Jamestown would be complete without climbing the 699 steps up Jacob's Ladder to the top of Ladder Hill to take in island-wide views. Visit the Museum of Saint Helena to see the island's fascinating history come to life or stop by the 17th-century St James' Church and the Plantation House. Take a leisurely stroll south of Jamestown to see High Knoll Fort - the redoubt-style fort of the English East India Company - and to admire the 90 metre-high Heart Shaped Waterfall.
Day 9-13: Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
Day 14: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Step ashore in the vibrant and exciting seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. Mention Rio and the first things that come to mind are the 38-metre high Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the famous carnival. Spend time on the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or visit Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron's fascinating Escadaria Selaron stairway. Pay a call to the sculptures and art-adorned pavilions at Passeio Publico then continue on to Parque do Flamengo and the nearby Museum of Modern Art. The ancient Nossa Senhora de Campo church and Sao Bento church and monastery contrast with the modern-day Catedral de Sao Sebastiao. Explore the atmospheric Santa Teresa district or discover the exhibits at the National Museum at Quinta da Boa Vista. Take a boat trip over to Ilha de Paqueta to view the sights from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage.
Day 15: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.