World’s most expensive holiday costs £1.7 million 

Tuesday 25th Jun 2024 |

The world’s most expensive holiday has been unveiled costing one super-rich couple £1.7 million.

Revealed by travel experts at Panache Cruises, two lucky guests will cruise the world, staying in the unrivalled luxury of a unique 4,443 square foot ultra-luxury suite. 

Then to settle back into life on land after the cruise, the couple will spend one week in the most expensive hotel room in New York, the £60,000 a night penthouse at The Mark Hotel.

The 140-day world cruise from Miami to New York will take in 6 continents, 40 countries and 71 ports at a cost to the couple of £9,500 per night.

But only those staying in the Regent Suite will get to explore each of the 486 shore excursions including 73 UNESCO World Heritage sites with a personal chauffeur and guide.

The Regent Suite on board the Seven Seas Explorer

Situated at the very top deck of the Seven Seas Splendor with the same view as the bridge, the Regent Suite spans the ship and is equal in size to a luxury penthouse.

Inside the most exclusive address at sea, guests can relax in a private spa including a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi with unlimited in-suite treatments to help unwind between ports.

The suite is adorned with rare, original Picasso lithographs, hand-blown Lalique art vases, a Marzotto Cristallo designer throw and a custom Steinway Grand Maroque Piano.

Back on the ship, the suite’s living room, dining room, two spacious bedrooms, two marble bathrooms and two private balconies are overseen by a personal butler.

Foodies won’t be disappointed with priority reservations arranged at speciality restaurants, access to a private dining room and a complimentary bottle of Louis VIII worth £4,000. 

Should the couple wish to invite some friends back to the suite, a complimentary cocktail party for 8 is included as is dinner with a senior ship officer.

On day sailings, the couple can enjoy unlimited drinks and the panoramic ocean view from their private bar or mini pool spa on one of their two private balconies.

And sleep soundly at night in a king-size bed built by master artisans and layered with braided horsetail hair, long-fibre cotton, and cushioning flax worth £160,000.

Guests can choose bed linen and pillow styles, fig and tea leaves bath salts, and Guerlain, Acqua de Parma and L’Occitane soaps, shampoos and lotions.

On arrival in New York, the couple will be chauffeured to The Mark Hotel to stay in the 12,000 square-foot penthouse where Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, had her baby shower.

Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan the couple can rub shoulders with the most high-profile stars and CEOs or relax in their spacious living room, conservatory or massive rooftop terrace.

The trip includes business class flights and a pre-cruise luxury hotel package so guests arrive on the ship feeling refreshed and ready for the world’s most expensive holiday.

Sailing in January 2027, the ship will travel across the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific before returning to America.

It’s estimated that, during the cruise, 14,000 bottles of Champagne will be served along with 13,000 pounds of lobster and 150 pounds of caviar.

Options are available for guests on more of a budget, with an entry-level Veranda Suite available for ‘only’ £72,500 per person, or £518 per night.

James Cole, Founder and CEO of Panache Cruises said: “This will be the first time a Regent Seven Seas Explorer-Class ship will sail around the world giving a select few lucky guests the opportunity of a lifetime.

“For 140 days, passengers will visit 6 continents in the highest standards of unrivalled luxury in the one-of-a-kind, 4,443 square foot Regent Suite.

“The ship will travel across the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Australasia, Asia, Africa and Europe, with 73 UNESCO World Heritage Sites included in the 486 shore excursions, all complete with private car and guide.

“Guests will get to travel the world inside the most exclusive address at sea in opulent surroundings complete with spa, bar, grand piano and even their own butler.

“We wanted to ease the couple gently back to Earth after 140 days of ultra-luxury so we added a one-week stay in the best hotel room in New York to complete the ultimate luxury holiday on land and sea.”

“Everything is taken care of including all gourmet dining, all drinks, unlimited valet laundry, phone time per suite, unlimited WiFi, gratuities, a variety of onboard entertainment, enrichment activities and more.

“The Seven Seas Splendor ship is just one of a fleet often boasted as the World’s Most Luxurious.

“But never before have passengers had the opportunity of sailing the world in such opulent luxury making this incredible holiday the most expensive in the world.”

For more information on the world’s most expensive holiday and how to book visit https://www.panachecruises.com/ 

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