Regent Seven Seas Cruises brings its luxury ship Seven Seas Voyager to Sydney once each year.

Some may refer to it as “how the other half live” and there’s no doubt that sailing on one of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships sees you associating in no small way with those playing with significantly higher holiday budgets.

In turn, a Regent ship will deliver you a standard of luxury befitting such a lifestyle. There are no “cabins”, only suites, and when they say everything is included – they mean it. That even includes shore excursions, with options in every port which all travellers can join at no extra cost. That’s all drinks – beer, wine, spirits, non-alcoholic drinks and even premium aperitifs & luxury labels. Only personalised expenses such as spa treatments will incur a little charge.

While the ship is smaller, the space per person is significantly higher. For the price you’re paying, you get plenty of private living space in your suite, a generous bathroom and even a walk-in wardrobe no matter what type of room you’ve booked.

Regent Seven Seas vessels make their way around the world each year, with one usually on a world cruise for part of the year and others basing themselves in various other areas. The fleet has grown recently, with Seven Seas Explorer – which labelled itself as “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built” – last year launched in typically grand style in Monaco – christened by none other than the principality’s own Princess Charlene.

During a recent visit to Sydney, Cruise Advice was offered the chance to venture aboard Seven Seas Voyager. This ship recently emerged from a major renovation and refurbishment and was proudly showing off its brand new look. Check out “how the other half live”.