Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor, will define luxury at sea when the ship debuts in February 2020. The Regent Suite will feature a $200,000 Hästens Vividus custom handmade mattress filled with horsetail hair, cushioning flax, slow-growing pine, superior wool and long-fiber cotton.
The Regent Suite, also known as the Most Exclusive Address At Sea, is 4,443 square-feet of palatial elegance, complete with an in-suite spa retreat featuring a personal sauna, steam room and treatment area with unlimited spa treatments, unobstructed 270-degree views over Seven Seas Splendor’s bow from the 1,300 square-foot wraparound veranda, and a glass-enclosed solarium sitting area on top of the bridge for a Captain’s view to see the world’s most beautiful destinations.
Guests in the Regent Suite also enjoy first-class air accommodations, a dedicated personal butler to manage all the details of the guests’ experience, and a personal car with driver and guide in every port. The price is $11,000 per night, based on double occupancy.
But perhaps most impressive is the extravagant sleep experience that enables Regent Suite guests to rejuvenate and reenergize.
Hästens Vividus Mattress
Guests in the Regent Suite onboard Seven Seas Splendor sleep on the exquisite, all-natural floating comfort of a custom, $200,000 Vividus bed from the renowned Hästens brand, handcrafted over nine weeks by certified bed artisans in Köping, Sweden.
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 Vividus is constructed in Swedish style, with dovetail joints instead of screws or nails, and the springs are connected to the mattress interior using a step-stitching process, accomplished by hand with an 18-inch long needle.
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.
Bellino and Med1994 Bedding Selections
Guests select their bed linens and pillows from a prestigious Italian bedding menu. Regent Suite’s distinguished bed linen menus come in two categories: Bellino Fine Italian Linens and the Med1994 Aria line.
The Bellino Samurai Collection is made from 100 percent pure, crisp, breathable linen. Bellino’s Eleganza Collection is comprised of 600 thread-count sateen and 100 percent long staple cotton, making it exceptionally soft and smooth, as is Bellino’s Adriana Collection, made with 500 thread count percale and 100 percent long staple cotton for an indulgent, sumptuous feel.
Med1994’s hypoallergenic Aria line is made with a patented technology called SISTEMA ARIA®, which builds a free layer inside every duvet as an active suspension that helps humid air to be released and replaced with clean, dry air, thereby keeping bodies at the correct temperature. It uses 100 percent virgin white down from Alaskan geese from the harsh Arctic regions in order to get the best results.
The type of pillow guests choose to rest their head upon is also critical to a peaceful sleep. Regent Suite guests select from a gel pillow, water pillow, memory foam pillow, buckwheat hull pillow or tri-side anatomic pillow.