Peter Lynch crunches the numbers aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, the world’s most luxurious ship.
158 – the number of crystal chandeliers in the restaurants, lounges and other public spaces; there are also 97 crystal chandeliers inside the larger suites, and another 218 in the corridors.
400 – the number of purpose-built Versace place settings found at the Compass Rose restaurant.
412 – the number of square metres in the ship’s largest suite, The Regent, which rents for about A$13,000 per night. It features two bedrooms; a living room with a custom-made Steinway Arabesque piano, a private spa and exclusive vista garden with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean.
447 – the total amount of balcony space, in square metres. Each suite averages 12sqm, the largest in the cruise industry.
552 – crew members catering to the needs of 750 guests – 1.36 guest-to-crew ratio.
907 – kilograms of lobster served at the gourmet restaurants on Seven Seas Explorer during a typical 14-night cruise.
2148 – bottles of champagne ordered for Seven Seas Explorer’s maiden voyage, along with 5712 bottles of red and white wine. Alcoholic beverages are included in the price.
2500 – pieces in the ship’s art collection, valued at a total of US$6 million. There are two Picassos outside the Regent Suite.
4262 – the number of square metres of marble throughout the ship. More than half is Carrera marble from Italy.
197,000 – the cost, in Australian dollars, of the bespoke Savoir No. 1 bed in the master bedroom of the Regent Suite. The horsehair mattress retails for about A$118,000.
657,885 – the number of Aussie dollars to buy the bronze, Aussie-made prayer wheel at the door of Pacific Rim, the ship’s Asian restaurant. It weights about 2700kg.