Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jacqueline Gifford

For their new $450 million ship, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is pulling out all the stops. The 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, which will begin sailing the Mediterranean in the summer of 2016, will have ten suite categories, the brand's highest space ratio, and a slew of enhancements.

There will be a two-bedroom 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite, which is not only the largest suite at sea, but also has its own black marble bar, custom Steinway piano, and in an industry first, a personal spa. Guests can enjoy unlimited Canyon Ranch massages in their treatment room and relax in the sauna.

The three specialty restaurants have been given updated, contemporary decor: steakhouse Prime 7 features dark purple hues and silver accents, while Compass Rose, the main dining room, has a sleek airy look with an aqua chandelier as a showpiece.

La Veranda has floor-to-ceiling windows and 270 degree ocean views. Another highlight: the two-tiered 694 seat theater. The overall vibe? Contemporary and polished, with all the luxurious touches you'd expect from the fully-inclusive brand, which adds value with shore excursions, airfare, and airport transfers. The ship makes its maiden voyage, sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice, on July 20, 2016.

Jacqueline Gifford is the Senior Editor, Travel & Beauty at T+L. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @jacquigiff

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