The Million Pound Cruise: see inside the luxurious trip-of-a-lifetime ship

This epic 123-day trip redefines the concept of travelling in style

Luxury cruise holiday company Six Star has launched its Million Pound Cruise package on-board the Regent Seven Seas Explorer – and it’s every bit as extravagant as the name suggests.

Believed to be the world’s most expensive cruise, the 123-day trip of a lifetime takes in 41 ports of call across 11 countries on-board one of the most luxurious ships in the world.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

The luxurious Regent Suite on-board the Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Setting sail in November 2021, guests on the Million Pound Cruise will check-in to the elegant and spacious Regent Suite, complete with Versace tableware and crystal chandeliers.

Sprawling across 4,443 square feet, the suite features Picasso artwork on the walls, a baby grand piano and an in-suite spa boasting a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, where guests they can enjoy unlimited spa treatments.

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Guests will also enjoy the services of a private butler, who will be ready to serve up a glass of champagne as they sit out on the suite’s wrap-around balcony – offering the best views on the ship.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Stunning views are guaranteed from the ship’s wrap-around balcony

At sea, there are a wealth of fabulous facilities to pass the time on the four-month voyage. A private mini-pool is the perfect place to take a cooling dip, whilst the culinary arts centre offers cookery classes for guests to develop their gastronomy skills.

There’s plenty to experience once the sun sets too. Passengers can spend their evenings dining at one of the seven board restaurants – from a juicy New York strip at Prime 7 steakhouse to Beluga Caviar at Pacific Rim – having a flutter at the ship’s casino, or catching a West End style musical at the Constellation Theatre, decorated with mosaic staircases that creates a Gatsby-esque atmosphere.

The Compass Rose restaurant on board the Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Another dining option is the Compass Rose, the largest speciality restaurant at sea

Speaking of food, the general rule of cruising is that for every week onboard you’ll put on a stone – so imagine the impact of over 100 days at sea. Luckily there’s plenty of onboard facilities to help guests stay in shape, including a fitness centre complete with workout equipment and an extensive timetable of Pilates and yoga classes.

Meanwhile for sports lovers, there are putting greens and golf nets, a jogging track, and courts for paddle tennis and bocce (a form of bowls).

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Explorer is home-from-home for passengers on the Million Pound Cruise

The trip also includes five luxury hotel stays – although, with a ship as impressive as this, it would be tempting to stay on-board.

Chauffeured in a Rolls Royce Phantom along the way, guests will visit some of the world’s most famous hotels from the Burj Al Arab in Dubai to the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. New Year’s Eve will be spent at a rooftop suite at Sydney’s Park Hyatt Hotel, offering spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge fireworks as the clock strikes midnight.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Burj al Arab, Dubai

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is just one of five luxury hotels included in the Million Pound Cruise package

Other ports of call along the way include Auckland in New Zealand which includes a private tour of the other-worldly Waitomo Caves, and Tokyo in Japan, where guests will experience a private helicopter tour of Mount Fuji.

First-class flights to and from the cruise are included in the price, and it’s just as well – after a trip this indulgent, heading home will no doubt be hard to do.

The Million Pound Cruise departs 11 November 2021. Prices start from £500,000 per person (£1m for two). For more information and to book, visit sixstarcruises.co.uk.

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