Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ previous world cruise booking record was shattered with opening day  bookings for 2023 twice what they were for the line’s 2022 circumnavigation.

The luxury line’s longest Seven Seas Mariner world cruise since 2011 covers 143 nights.

The voyage spans six continents from Miami to Barcelona in nearly five months from January 7 to May 30, 2023.

The line experienced the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history, with all penthouse suites and above selling out within a matter of hours when sales opened on September 23.

Only a few suite categories remain available due to the record-breaking launch day, with fares ranging from £60,029 to £159,269 per person, according to RSSC.

President and chief executive Jason Montague said: “Our world cruises are always highly anticipated, and I am delighted with the response to our latest global voyage, especially considering the unprecedented public health challenges we are currently navigating.

“This record-breaking 2023 world cruise launch day demonstrates people’s willingness to take long cruises to exotic lands and the substantial appetite for luxury travel our guests have and it is a testament to the unrivalled Regent experience that our outstanding crew have perfected.”