Seven Seas SplendorTM will offer innovative culinary experiences appealing to all the senses when she sets sail in February 2020. The newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises® ship will elevate the cruise line’s legendary cuisine, focus on destination dishes that bring aboard local ingredients and culinary traditions from where Seven Seas Splendor is sailing, and feature new curated Culinary Arts Kitchen classes.
“All of the luxuries aboard Seven Seas Splendor build on the incredible success and guest favorites of her sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “This approach includes her restaurants and culinary experiences, where Seven Seas Splendor will enhance and perfect new dishes, restaurant designs, culinary arts classes and Gourmet Explorer Tours that excite all the senses to provide luxury travelers with world class meals and an unrivaled experience.”
Seven Amazing Dining Venues on Board
At the heart of Seven Seas Splendor is Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant on board. This sophisticated venue, with its exquisite chandeliers and bold Versace dinnerware, offers a multitude of choices and the ability to customize practically every aspect of guests’ meals. Savor enhanced flavors like the Chateaubriand with a delicious Red Wine Grain Mustard Sauce or entirely new dishes like the Malaysian-Style Braised Beef Short Rib with a flavorful Curry Sauce and Jasmine Rice; Paddlefish Caviar, served with Smoked Haddock Jelly and Lemon Cream; and Grilled Branzino, with Cauliflower Rice, Barley, Spinach, and Pomegranate.
This dramatic specialty restaurant features intricate architectural details, wood carvings and an immense art installation of a mythical dragon, setting the tone for the culinary journey that awaits. The Pacific Rim menu brings life to rich culinary traditions with a diverse array of delightfully prepared, Pan-Asian dishes, from the new smoking presentation of Dry Ice Sashimi and the sweet and spicy medley of sauces with the re-imagined Duck Spring Roll to the new Thai Red Chicken Curry with delicious Coconut Cream and Crispy Shallots.
La Veranda (Breakfast and Lunch) and Sette Mari at La Veranda (Dinner)
Italy is always part of Seven Seas Splendor’s itinerary with Sette Mari at La Veranda’s delicious dinner menu of authentic Italian specialties, inspired by family recipes which were handed down from generation to generation. Savor the perfectly-paired, fine Tuscan wines with new dishes like a mouthwatering, Spice-Crusted Tuna Steak with Braised Endive, Polenta and Salmoriglio.
Guests can start their day at La Veranda, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast while taking in the gorgeous ocean views, or savor the lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded,
open-air deck. Breakfasts include made-to-order omelets and other specialties while La Veranda’s lunches feature a variety of delectable selections to choose from, including hot carving stations. During lunch at La Veranda, there will be a new Destination Corner featuring local cuisine based on the culinary traditions of the destination being sailed.
Enjoy these brilliant flavors morning, noon and night while dining at the most popular tables in the restaurant: the new and stunning, over-water alcove seating jetting out over the ocean for an even closer connection to the sea, surrounded on three sides by inspiring, magnificent views.
Experience this distinct specialty restaurant featuring classic French fare with a modern twist. Savor new flavors to Chartreuse like Frog Legs in Garlic Cream Sauce with Rutabaga or relish the tender Veal Rack Loin with Caramelized Endive, Grape Chutney and the earthy tones of a Walnut Veal Jus Sauce. Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine-dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll along the Seine or just off the Champs-Élysées.
Handsomely decorated with inspired uses of glass, metal and marble, Prime 7 personifies luxury at every turn. This intimate and elegant steakhouse exudes glamour and elevates the classic American fare to new heights. The mouthwatering prime New York strip, porterhouse and succulent filet mignon are always aged perfectly while some new dishes re-imagine the ocean’s offerings with sophistication and panache. New at Prime 7 on Seven Seas Splendor are Applewood Smoked Salmon Steak, with Asparagus, Tamarind-Whiskey Sauce; Seared Diver Scallop and Cured Pork Belly Confit with Orange Pomegranate Sauce; and Hamachi Ceviche.
Exclusively aboard Seven Seas Splendor, enjoy a newly expanded Coffee Connection that feels like a classy metropolitan café with baristas delivering the perfect pick-me-ups alongside a number of delectable bites. Designed with muted pastels and crisp whites, this space’s elegant interior seamlessly transitions to trendy, open-air seating with astonishing ocean views on deck.
Dining al fresco at the Pool Grill offers all the best views in any weather, whether enjoying a relaxed lunch or a casual dinner. An on-deck dining experience pairs perfectly with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes, including mesmerizing sunsets. Indulge in delicious regional barbecues or the freshly grilled fish of the day and refresh with the perfect milkshake and old-fashioned hand-dipped ice cream desserts.
“Whether it’s a signature favorite or new offering, our skilled and imaginative chefs on Seven Seas Splendor will ensure guests feast on extravagant cuisine bursting with unforgettable flavors served in breathtaking presentations every day and night,” said Bernhard Klotz, vice president of Food & Beverage for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We use fresh, local produce, seafood, shellfish and artisan cheeses from international markets, and baked goods crafted from the finest imported French flour. These new dishes will launch on Seven Seas Splendor, and then soon be offered across our fleet to be enjoyed by all guests who sail with us.”
Culinary Experience on Board & Shore
Culinary Arts Kitchen
Designed as a specialized facility with 18 individual cooking stations, the Culinary Arts Kitchen on board Seven Seas Splendor offers a range of 20 new culinary classes teaching professional techniques and recipes by master chef instructors. New classes vary from teaching seven methods to prepare seafood to exploring emerging fusion cuisines from around the world.
Gourmet Explorer Tours
Exclusive to the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor are new Gourmet Explorer Tours delivering one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures, personally crafted by Regent’s Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Enrichment, Kathryn Kelly. Guests can choose from a variety of optional tours that take them to local markets to find exotic spices, sample delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savor gourmet meals expertly prepared by locally renowned chefs. Specific Gourmet Explorer Tours will be announced with all Seven Seas Splendor inaugural season destination experiences later this year.