Christmas Cruise – Behind the Scenes of the World’s Most Luxurious Festive Travel


Exclusive behind-the-scenes secrets on the world’s most expensive Christmas cruise will be revealed tonight (Christmas Eve).

Cameras have been cleared aboard the Seven Seas Splendor for the world’s most expensive Christmas cruise program to air on Channel 5. Viewers will be amazed at the sheer luxury of facilities available to guests.

The new hour-long documentary follows the inaugural festive season of Seven Seas Splendor at sea. Viewers can watch 542 crew members work around the clock to ensure that ship’s guests have a magical time on board.

Led by Cruise Director John Barron, the crew transforms the ship with 70 boxes of decorations worth almost £ 70,000. The festive look of the ship includes three Christmas trees in the atrium, 15 trees in the rest of the ship, and a 260-foot garland wrapping around the central staircase.



Cameras to provide a behind-the-scenes look aboard the Regent Seven Seas Splendor

During the holidays, Seven Seas Splendor will have around 200 pounds of geese, 600 pounds of turkeys, 200 pounds of ham, 20 different types of cheese and over 38,000 bottles of wine on board for guest enjoyment. In addition, eight varieties of Christmas cookies, 1,000 servings of pumpkin pie and 200 Yule logs are on board.

Viewers will also witness a variety of guest experiences on and off the ship, including a tour of the beautiful private island of Grand Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.



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Graham Sadler, General Manager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. said: “We are delighted to be returning to television screens during Christmas Eve in prime time on national television. Our crew went out of their way and decorated the rooms with the most beautiful decorations, to make this Christmas trip truly magical for our guests.

“It’s a particularly special holiday season for us with Seven Seas Splendor celebrating its first Christmas at sea with guests.”

The Seven Seas Splendor, the newest ship in Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ impressive fleet, features five restaurants and three stylish bars and lounges. It also contains the world’s most exclusive residence – The Regent Suite, Seven Seas Splendor – which sets the highest benchmark in luxury and is the perfect setting for the documentary.

The program, produced by ITN Productions, will be broadcast on Channel 5 at 8 p.m.

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