After spending over 18 months away from the ocean, good news came with not only the return to sailing but the unveiling of new ships from some of our best-loved luxury cruise lines. Join us as we lust over mesmerizing renderings of the ultra-modern suites, futuristic public spaces, and unmissable itineraries…
Oceania Cruises | Vista
In March this year, Oceania Cruises revealed the upcoming arrival of their newest ship Vista. Esteemed as a marvel in the making and your new view on the world, Vista will be extravagant, yet never audacious, refined yet anything but ordinary.
Retaining the distinctive features of the Oceania Cruises experience that guests have come to love and expect, Vista will deliver ‘The Finest Cuisine at Sea’, exceptionally personalised service with two staff members for every three guests, and a newfound residential-style luxury across the all-veranda accommodation through opulent Ralph Lauren interiors.
Purposely designed to deliver the brand’s hallmark small-ship feel, Vista features a wide variety of social, relaxation, and wellness spaces oriented across six of the ship’s 11 guest decks. Unwind in the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre – a sanctuary for tranquil treatments, fitness classes, and sweeping sea views from the Pool Deck.
It’s time to start looking to the future as Vista’s inaugural voyages are now on sale. Be among the first to experience the world from a new perspective. See her hugging the picturesque coastlines of the Mediterranean, before sailing to the historical regions of North America, the vibrant cultures of South America, and the powdery beaches of the Caribbean.
We rarely get the opportunity to watch a travel brand come to fruition, so we feel incredibly privileged to witness the MSC Group branch out with Explora Journeys – their newest luxury lifestyle travel brand. Taking inspiration from nature and a deep-rooted love of the ocean, Explora Journeys will redefine the luxury cruise market through a non-traditional luxury cruise concept.
Set to sail in 2023, the first of 4 luxury cruise ships – Explora I will house 461 oceanfront suites and residences, where guests can admire the changing vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive private terraces. As for the public spaces, guests can unwind in private cabanas next to 4 pools, one with a retractable roof for all-weather poolside relaxation.
Flexibility is of the highest importance onboard Explora I. Dine at whatever time you please across 9 diverse restaurants boasting unrivalled culinary variety at sea. Each venue will celebrate global culinary talents, with a focus on wholesome ingredients sustainably sourced from local partners. To make sure guests are spoilt for choice, several indoor and outdoor bars and lounges will also be available.
Explora Journeys was designed for guests who want to stay longer, leave later, and travel deeper
– Michael Ungerer, CEO of Explora Journeys.
Journeys will start at 7 nights, where a best-in-class guest experience will ensure relaxed mornings and exciting evenings. Non-conventional arrival and departure times combined with overnight stays will allow guests exclusive access to once in a lifetime experiences.
Striving to be the pioneers in planet-friendly travel and ‘building ships for tomorrow’ Explora Journeys are using state of the art environmentally-conscious technologies and practices, so you won’t find any single-use plastics onboard or during your land-based experiences – ensuring that only a positive impression is left behind with the people and places Explora Journeys visit.
Explora Journeys inaugural season voyages are on sale in Autumn 2021, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises | Grandeur
In recent weeks, Regent Seven Seas Cruises have announced the arrival of their sixth ship to join the fleet, Seven Seas Grandeur. Destined to take to the waters in 2023, Grandeur will take luxury cruising to new heights.
Unrivalled in both space, elegance and dubbed as the most luxurious postcode at sea – Grandeur oozes style and sophistication around every turn, from quiet alcoves to the awe-inspiring Observation Lounge where thousands of individual crystals are stitched into a wave, illuminating grace above the centre floor.
Inspired by the past and reimagined for the future…
When travelling on Seven Seas Grandeur, your home upon the water is at the centre of your journey. Relax into your retreat of suite luxury and discover how the calming hues and refreshing textiles are modern yet indulgent in the way only Regent Seven Seas Cruises know how.
Come together at the table and experience transformative dining onboard Seven Seas Grandeur – be it in one of the grand and elegant specialist restaurants, from the comfort of your suite or whilst lounging beneath blue skies – there’s always an opportunity to taste, feel and realise new and marvellous epicurean experiences.
Grandeur‘s anticipated inaugural season are on sale 22nd September 2021, with itineraries taking you to the marvels of South America, the charming shores of the Caribbean, and the glittering coasts of the Meditteranean.
Seven Seas Grandeur inaugural season voyages are now open for registration, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Azamara | Azamara Onward
The most anticipated address at sea and your doorstep to the globe, Azamara Onward was built to take guests across oceans in search of storied cities and hidden gems. Similar in stature to that of the other mid-sized ships in the Azamara fleet, Onward will have the capabilities to travel well beyond the crowds to destinations out of reach from the larger ships.
Exploring further through destination immersion has always been Azamara’s ethos and Onward will do just that. Spending longer days in port, more overnight stays across each itinerary and action-packed land tours are all part of the Azamara experience.
Be among the first to venture with Azamara Onward as her inaugural starts in Europe during the summertime of 2022, visiting ports like the photographer’s paradise of Croatia with its scenic blue bays, the sun-kissed island of Santorini, and the alluring wonders of Istanbul – it’s all waiting there to be discovered with this spectacular ship.
Azamara Onward’s inaugural voyages are now on sale, call 01246 819819 for more details.
Seabourn | Seabourn Venture
Boasting cutting-edge hardware and ultra-modern technology, Seabourn Venture will be a first of its kind when she joins the Seabourn fleet and graces the seas in December 2021. Built by T. Mariotti with a PC6 Polar Class standard, guests who sail on Seabourn Venture will be able to experience this ship as she conquers even the most diverse environments, such as Antarctica.
Two custom-built submarines will offer an unforgettably interactive experience, taking guests beyond the ocean’s surface for a front-row view of the vast world below. But the adventure doesn’t stop there, Venture will be designed to carry sea kayaks, e-bikes, and 24 Zodiacs for total immersion into the destinations she will visit.
After a long day of adventure, why not relax and reminisce with fellow travellers over a cup of cocoa in the Expedition Lounge, with its warm and natural tones creating a tactile environment.
Venture’s 132 all-veranda, ocean-front suites ensure that guests are never far from the jaw-dropping views.
All of our spacious suites provide the expedition traveller with equal parts of adventure together with the best in luxury accommodation and service. Seabourn’s suites are created to invite guests to linger longer as we take them to diverse and remote locales around the world.
– Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn
Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in Iceland, spend springtime in Norway, pass through the Panama Canal or uncover the treasures of the Amazon – there’s no limit to how far you will venture with Seabourn.
Seabourn Venture‘s inaugural voyages are now on sale, call 01246 819819 for more details.