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 Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona, Spain where you will be transferred to the cruise port ready to begin your Majestic Mediterranean voyage.
Day 2: Palamos, Spain
Situated along Spain’s Costa Brava the stunning town of Palamos is fringed with sun-kissed sands and is known for its water sports, hiking and fishing. Visit the warm shallow water of Cala Estreta or explore the remains of an Iberian castle perched on Fosca beach. Take a stroll along gleaming Mariana and gaze out at the stunning vessels setting sail. Discover the narrow streets of the historic old town or spend an afternoon soaking up the sun in one of the waterfront bars lining the stunning harbour.
Day 3: Toulon, France
Toulon is a port city on southern France’s Mediterranean coast, lined with sandy beaches and shingle coves. Board a Toulon cable car to Mont Faron and bask in the amazing views across the bay, visit Zoo du Mont Faron, and enjoy a host of activities such as rock climbing and mountain biking. Pay a visit to the Musée National de la Marine and lose yourself in Toulon’s rich naval history. Enjoy the morning market along Cours Lafayette, before indulging in traditional French cuisine at a nearby bistro. Spend a few hours on the Plages du Mourillon beaches to the east of the port.
Day 4: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is renowned across the world for glamour, gambling and the Grand Prix. Found in the principality of Monaco — the world's second-smallest country — Monte Carlo is a stylish destination where you can find mega yachts, botanical gardens and luxury hotels. During the day, relax at Larvotto Beach or see the famous Circuit de Monaco — where the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. You also have the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco Cathedral, Napoleon Museum, and Prince's Palace of Monaco to enjoy. In the evening, truly experience the splendour of the nation with a visit to the iconic Monte Carlo Casino or Opera de Monte Carlo. See more of the stunning French Riviera with a tour along the coast to sample local wines and cheeses.
Day 5: Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
Day 6: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 7: Sorrento/Capri, Italy
This stunning coastal town of Sorrento is situated in south-western Italy and faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views, buzzing bars, and delicious pizzas. Explore the narrow alleys of Piazza Tasso and gaze in awe at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco or revel in the rich history at Museo Correale. Walk along the sandy stretch at Marina Grande harbour or visit the stunning natural phenomenon Vallone dei Mulini.
Day 8: Taormina (Sicily), Italy
Stunningly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations. Journey back in time at the horseshoe-shaped Teatro Greco which boasts breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit the romantic beach of Isola Bella or head to the enchanted Corso Umberto for shopping and fine dining. Take a walk to the heart of the town and admire Piazza IX Aprile with its striking black and white marble paving. Escape to the tranquil Trevelyan Gardens or venture further afield to the amazing Alcantara Gorge and Mount Etna.
Day 9: Corfu, Greece
The island of Corfu sits off the north coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Surrounded by rugged mountains and lined with golden beach resorts, it's a cosmopolitan island with a strong, traditional character. Corfu has long been a hugely popular holiday destination due to its laid-back atmosphere, fun beaches, fantastic climate, and welcoming villages. Its old town is filled with Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and French-style houses. Spend time relaxing on the sand or enjoying water sports in the sea, before sampling the island's delicious cuisine — often a tasty blend of Greek and Italian — at a beachfront restaurant. The waterfront is lined with bars and cafes, and there are plenty of craft markets for buying souvenirs.
Day 10: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 11: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik sits on the country's southern coast on the Adriatic Sea. Explore the city centre — an UNESCO World Heritage site — with its 17th-century Cathedral of the Assumption and Rector's Palace, before walking around the ancient city walls. Admire the views as you ride the cable car to Mt Srd or visit one of the city's museums. Relax in the sunshine on Banje Beach; enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Lokrum and Elafati; and view the city from the water on a kayaking trip or take a snorkelling tour.
Day 12: Venice, Italy
Explore beautiful Venice on Italy's north-east coast. This city built on water is a popular tourist destination due to its gondola rides, delicious cuisine and stunning Gothic architecture. A maze of winding canals, you can sail up the Grand Canal to visit the stunning Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. See works of arts from Bellini and Titian at Gallerie dell Accademia, then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the intricate and captivating way Tintoretto depicts Old and New Testament scenes. Many canal-side bars host live music that you can enjoy as you dine on fresh seafood dishes and prosecco. Make sure to try Venetian cicheti — similar to tapas — which include dishes such as soft salami and smoked swordfish.
Day 13: Venice Italy
You will disembark the ship and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.