By Staff Writer
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced an order with Italy’s Fincantieri S.p.A. to build another luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled in late 2023. The new vessel will accommodate up to 750 guests and will be a sister ship to the award-winning Seven Seas Explorer , “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built” and Seven Seas Splendor. The cruise liner will be Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ sixth all-suite vessel.
Frank J. Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said the new ship would further strengthen the company’s “robust yet measured growth profile”, expanding its presence globally in a time when cruising is booming. The intimate new ship will accommodate up to 750 guests and will be Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ sixth all-suite vessel.
“We are excited to build on the spectacular success of Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor as we embark on bringing to life a new vessel that will set an even higher benchmark for elegance, luxury, and style,” he said.
The announcement comes after a $125 million upgrade to Regent Seven Seas’ fleet, and a number of enhancements to itineraries and shore excursions. “Over the past 12 months Regent Seven Seas Cruises has completed a remodelling of our fleet, started construction on Seven Seas Splendor, unveiled our 2020-2021 Voyage Collection with 167 itineraries and new ports, introduced new relaxed outdoor evening dining venues on our ships, debuted the most immersive luxury Cuban voyage itineraries, revealed Go Local Tours and Regent Choice small group shore excursions, and now we announce one more category-defining luxury cruise ship. These are exciting times for everyone associated with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and we can’t wait to show you what’s next,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Fincantieri is currently building Seven Seas Splendor at its Ancona, Italy shipyard, with relentless focus on perfecting every detail during construction so the ship’s inspired design truly dazzles guests as a work of art.
Details about Seven Seas Splendor’s new sister ship’s itineraries, suites, restaurants, amenities and onboard experiences will be revealed leading up to her 2023 debut, with voyages for the ship’s inaugural season going on sale in 2021.