Cruise Ship Preview: Top Suite on Seven Seas Splendor

Seven Seas Splendor

A $200,000 Hästens Vividus custom, handmade mattress filled with horsetail hair, bed linens made from batiste makò cotton and 100 percent virgin white down from Alaskan geese, and a Serene Spa & Wellness restorative sleep ritual treatment are some of the amenities that guests of the Regent Suite aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newest ship debuting in February 2020, Seven Seas Splendor, will have access to.

The Regent Suite, at 4,443 square feet, has its own in-suite spa with a sauna, steam room and treatment area (unlimited spa treatments included), as well as 270-degree views over Seven Seas Splendor’s bow from the 1,300-square-foot wraparound veranda, and a glass-enclosed solarium sitting area on top of the bridge. Guests in the Regent Suite also enjoy first-class air accommodations, a dedicated personal butler and a personal car with driver and guide in every port.

Hästens Vividus Mattress and Bedding

Fun facts about the Hästens Vividus Mattress: Both the mattress and the mattress pad, or “topper,” use horsetail hair. The horsetail hair is braided by hand, then unwound, to give it even more bounce. Bonus: Unlike human hair, horsetail hair is hollow, enabling it to function as an airway to wick moisture away.

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In addition, guests can choose their bed linens and pillows from an Italian bedding menu; options include Bellino Fine Italian Linens and the Med1994 Aria line. Bellino’s Eleganza Collection comprises 600 thread-count sateen and 100 percent long staple cotton, while Bellino’s Adriana Collection is made with 500 thread count percale and 100 percent long staple cotton. Med1994’s hypoallergenic Aria line is made with a patented technology called SISTEMA ARIA, which builds a free layer inside every duvet as an active suspension that helps humid air to be released and replaced with clean, dry air. It uses 100 percent virgin white down from Alaskan geese from the harsh Arctic regions in order to get the best results.

Regent Suite guests select from a gel pillow, water pillow, memory foam pillow, buckwheat hull pillow or tri-side anatomic pillow.  

Serene Spa & Wellness Restorative Sleep Ritual

The new spa Regent unveiled earlier this month, Serene Spa & Wellness, will offer a sleep ritual available only to Regent Suite guests. It begins with a nourishing milk bath (a light and gentle milky formula, rich in vitamins, amino acids and natural plant collagen from Japanese Camellia oil). Serene Spa & Wellness’ Powered by Flowers face mask with Star Arvensis and Indian Night Jasmine then works to leave your skin looking rehydrated and refreshed.   

Prior to the sleep ritual, Regent Suite guests may wish to indulge in Serene Spa & Wellness’ calming Around The World massage. Performed in the Regent Suite treatment area, this therapy uses earthly scents of Indian cardamom, Egyptian coriander and eucalyptus soothe the mind; Swedish massage movements to relax the body; volcanic rocks to release muscle tension and stagnant energy in the legs; bamboo stalks to alleviate muscle discomfort; warmed coconut poultices, which are delicately worked over the face, neck and shoulders; and argan oil from Morocco to condition the scalp.

About the Ship

Seven Seas Splendor is being built in Ancona, Italy, and will accommodate 750 guests. It will be the first newly built cruise ship to be helmed by a female captain, Captain Serena Melani.

This story originally appeared on www.luxurytraveladvisor.com

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