F or years, Tim Marlow has been Sotheby’s trusted source for recommending art exhibitions around the globe. Now Regent Seven Seas Cruises is helping you visit them yourself. Beginning this August, the ultra-luxurious, all-inclusive cruise line will partner with Sotheby’s for five episodes of Tim Marlow’s Must-See Museum Shows. As an art historian and Artistic Director of The Royal Academy of Arts in London, Marlow is immersed in all facets of the art world, and as a cruise line with a fleet of five plush, mid-sized ships, Regent is an authority in travel and bespoke cultural experiences.
January's Must-See Museum Shows
Regent Seven Seas Cruises have always exceeded even the loftiest expectations of luxury, both at land and at sea, and maintained this status by regularly upgrading their fleet of five luxurious ships. Regent began by offering an all-inclusive onboard experience, comprised of fine dining – specialty restaurants; drinks – fine wines and premium spirits; and tips and gratuities. Due to overwhelming success, Regent have expanded their offering and now also includes flights and transfers (in selected markets), unlimited shore excursions in every port of call, WiFi access throughout the ship, overnight pre-cruise hotel stays, and 3-night guided land-programmes before or after the cruise on selected sailings, in the fares.
But for art lovers, Regent’s crown jewel may just be its fleet’s art collections, largely assembled by Frank J. Del Rio, the President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P 500 company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH), which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. A passionate collector, Del Rio curated the art for several ships, including the Seven Seas Explorer, The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built, which debuted in July 2016. Costing $450m, the 750-guest all-suite, all-balcony ship is one of the most spacious at sea. The ship’s art collection includes Picassos, Mirós and Chagalls, as well as paintings by Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, who is among Spain’s finest living artists. The Seven Seas Explorer also features a monumental, one-of-a-kind bronze Tibetan prayer wheel at the entrance of its Asian fusion restaurant, one of many fine dining experiences aboard.
In 2020 Regent will introduce its fifth ship, Seven Seas Splendor, which will have a multitude of itineraries, sailing European hotspots including the Greek Isles, French Riviera, Iberian Peninsula and more destinations perfect for art, architecture and history buffs. More than 46,000 square-feet of Italian marble will adorn Seven Seas Splendor, and her 375 suites include nearly 52,000 square-feet of balcony space. She features the 4,443 square-foot Regent Suite, complete with an in-suite spa retreat featuring a personal sauna, steam room and treatment area, a $200,000 Hästens Vividus bed, unobstructed 270-degree views over the ship’s bow from the wraparound veranda, a personal butler and car and driver in every port. Seven Seas Splendor will be the first newly-built cruise ship to be helmed by a female captain, Captain Serena Melani.
Return to this page to watch the latest Tim Marlow Must-See Museum Shows videos, and when you determine the exhibitions you cannot miss, let Regent Seven Seas Cruises be the one to transport you there.