Seven Seas Explorer
You are now looking at (what her owners claim to be) the most luxurious ship in the world.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises have long been an established luxury line, but in 2016 they made this extremely bold claim with the launch of their newest ship Seven Seas Explorer.
The design and conception of Seven Seas Explorer can be traced way back to 2008, when RSSC held a dedicated 'build your ship' cruise aboard one of their existing vessels, where regular passengers were invited to discuss ideas for the new project with senior management from the line.
After many years on the drawing board, and several more in the shipyard, Seven Seas Explorer emerged; the culmination of 8 years of design and planning.
Outwardly this is a handsome, if somewhat conservative ship. She has a length of 224 metres, a gross tonnage of 54,000 and accommodates just 750 passengers, served by a crew of 552.
The following photos show Seven Seas Explorer as she passed my aparment on her way into Bergen on Wednesday morning, then later in the afternoon as she was docked alongside at Bontelabo.