Claimed to be the most inclusive luxury cruise line, Regent wraps up everything from flights to excursions, drinks and gratuities in its headline fare – and boasts that total costs are favourable when compared with lower lead-in prices with added on-board spend. Navigator heralded a new style of 6-star cruising in 1999, introducing all-suite accommodation, nearly all with balconies. Fine dining with well-selected gastronomic menus, open seating in the main dining room and bookings required for the three alternative restaurants. Mariner and Voyager added even more choice to the range of ultra-chic facilities and styling, with impeccable service. Catering for more than 700 passengers, Explorer will be Regent’s biggest ship to date but does not debut until 2016. The ship’s arrival and design will be unaffected by the company’s recent takeover by Norwegian. A wide range of itineraries, from northern Europe and the Med to the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama, Alaska, Asia and Australia, Indian Ocean and South America. Prices include in-suite bars, wines with meals, tax and gratuities, flights and shore excursions.