The most expensive bed at sea
Forget lavender pillow sprays, meditation apps, and counting sheep – the best night’s sleep now happens at sea. The Regent Suite onboard the new Seven Seas Splendor™ promises guests the most natural, deeply relaxing sleep in the world.
It’s no wonder that the $12,000 per night (£9,000) Regent Suite has so quickly become the most talked-about address on the waves. Picture 4,443 square-feet of palatial elegance in a private haven that also houses an in-suite spa retreat with a personal sauna, steam room, and treatment area. Unlimited luxury spa treatments are on tap – and guests are also treated to the dedicated services of a private butler and a personal car with driver and an expert guide in every port.
The pièce de résistance? It’s the bed. And not any old luxury bed. The custom $200,000 Vividus bed made by renowned Hästens brand, promises unsurpassed comfort for the most rejuvenating sleep experience.
The mattress’ wooden frame is made from slow-growing northern Swedish pine. On top sits a box spring that has pure steel springs and multiple layers of flax for soundproofing. Above that is the mattress, which holds more springs, layers of superior cotton and wool batting, and horsetail hair lining. The mattress pad, or “topper,” has its own layers of cotton, wool, and horsetail hair.
The horsetail hair is braided by hand, then unwound, to give it even more bounce. Every curled strand acts like a tiny spring, providing support and pliability. Unlike human hair, each horsetail hair is a hollow tube, enabling it to function as an airway to wick moisture away. The cumulative effect of all these layers is that Regent Suite guests feel as if they are floating while sleeping with zero gravity, with legs slightly raised, helping circulation and overall heart health.
We’re delighted that TV presenter, Alice Beer, was able to come aboard to review the magnificent Seven Seas Splendor – and put that mattress to the test…
Discover what Alice made of the luxury bed in her special report for ITV’s This Morning:
Onboard Seven Seas Splendor…
Seven Seas Splendor is an all-suite, all-balcony ship that features more than 46,000 square feet of Italian marble, and her 375 suites include nearly 52,000 square-feet of balcony space – among the largest balconies at sea.
It features a Culinary Arts Kitchen with 18 stations for hands-on gourmet cooking classes presented by master chef instructors, and Serene Spa & Wellness™, a new globally inspired spa brand created for Seven Seas Splendor offering exclusive treatments that integrate techniques and ingredients from destinations around the world to soothe both the body and mind.
The ship’s exquisite restaurants include Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea; Pacific Rim, a dramatic Pan-Asian restaurant with a mythical dragon greeting guests; Prime 7, an intimate and elegant steakhouse; Chartreuse, featuring classic French fare with a modern twist; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, serving guests authentic Italian specialties and featuring stunning, over-water alcove seating that juts out over the ocean for an even closer connection to the sea, surrounded on three sides by inspiring, magnificent views.
During her inaugural 2020 season, Seven Seas Splendor sails the Caribbean and Mediterranean, helmed by 30-year veteran Captain Serena Melani.