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Opulent outdoor oasis tops Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer's main pool - inspired by pool retreats at exclusive boutique hotels, with a fusion of Southeast Asian design elements and Caribbean accents
A glistening pool ringed by teak decking with plush oversized lounge chairs and round sun beds forms the centerpiece of a new outdoor oasis on Seven Seas Explorer.

Tillberg Design created a 'beautiful outdoor haven' for recreational activities, relaxation or gourmet alfresco dining, according to Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  

Drawing inspiration from high-end pool retreats at exclusive boutique hotels, with a fusion of Southeast Asian design elements and Caribbean accents, the Deck 11 oasis has rich teak, natural stone and luxurious marble, while the geometrical shape of the centerpiece pool evokes a modern feel.

The pool has an expansive three-inch deep shallow section for cruisers to cool off by dipping their toes in the water poolside. Sea-inspired ceramic tiles line the pool. At the end nearest the Pool Grill, shaded under contemporary circular overhangs, are two hot tubs.

Sheer curtains impart a feeling of intimacy around the pool and create secluded escapes for relaxation. Double loungers, some perched on raised platforms, enhance the design. A center stage creates a venue for special poolside musical performances.

Adjacent to the pool area are alfresco covered dining and a Pool Grill serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets and drinks.

In the evening, lighting effects set the mood for a celebration or, using backlit canvases, a more serene, romantic retreat.

Deck 12 combines a sports area with a sun deck. The sports area features shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, bocce court, paddle tennis and a jogging track.

Seven Seas Explorer's inaugural cruise will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016. The ship will remain in the Mediterranean for most of its inaugural season before making its North American debut in Miami in December.