NEW YORK — Regent Seven Seas Cruises has expanded the dinner
menu at its signature restaurant, Compass Rose, available now aboard the Seven
Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Navigator.
The luxury line will roll out the changes to the Seven Seas
Voyager later this year and the Seven Seas Mariner next spring.
“Cuisine plays an incredibly important role when you’re
delivering a luxury experience,” Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent
Seven Seas Cruises, said at an event introducing the changes aboard the Seven
Seas Mariner here on Tuesday.
Franco Semararo, senior vice president of hotel operations
at Regent, called Compass Rose the “bread and butter” of Regent’s restaurants, as
guests will likely eat there multiple times per cruise. One of the most common
requests was about availability — what guests wanted to order was not available
on the menu that particular night.
Some of the dishes from Compass Rose’s new menu. Photo Credit: Jamie Biesiada
Semararo said the previous menu at Compass Rose offered good
quality and choice, but Regent decided to expand it to include even more.
“We said, ‘OK, let’s revolutionize the entire concept,’” he
The menu includes a portion where guests can customize their
dinner, choosing from a variety of fish, seafood and meat, and pair it with the
sauces of their choice (for instance, garlic-herb butter, green peppercorn
sauce, creamy herb sauce). Then, they have a list of more than 12 sides to
choose from, ranging from potatoes cooked a variety of ways to steamed or
buttered vegetables. The fixed portion of the menu also includes a variety of
Additionally, the menu includes another page featuring the
chef’s specials of the day, which will change nightly. Those specials might
include braised turbot fillet, cornish hen, seared mahi mahi and veal medallions
Guests will also have a dessert menu featuring cheese
selections, handmade ice cream and sorbet, and nightly specials from the ship’s
Grilled jumbo shrimp at Compass Rose. Photo Credit: Jamie Biesiada
Everything is cooked to order, Semararo said.
Montague said Regent has always accommodated guests with
requests, but these changes are a way of making that service more well known,
or “institutionalizing” it. He said it would elevate the customers’ individual
choices to the next level.
Compass Rose will also have a revamped lunch menu on Seven
Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner. The three ships will
feature lunch selections from the three specialty restaurants on the newly
launched Seven Seas Explorer, Prime 7, Chartreuse and Pacific Rim. It will be
Selections will include items like Chartreuse’s croque-monsieur
or croque-madam, Pacific Rim’s aromatic duck and Prime 7’s yellowfin tuna salad.
The new Compass Rose menu was recently tested for several
weeks on the Explorer and Navigator, and it will remain those ships’ standard
menu going forward. It will debut on the Voyager and Mariner on Nov. 9 and May
13, respectively, after each ship undergoes a renovation.