Christie Brinkley announced as godmother to Seven Seas Splendor

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that Christie Brinkley will serve as godmother to Seven Seas Splendor. The ship’s christening is to be held in Miami, Florida, on 21 February 2020.

“Christie Brinkley is a universally beloved icon who is synonymous worldwide for her beauty, style and commitment to health and happiness,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “It’s fitting that the godmother of Seven Seas Splendor reflects timeless elegance, vitality and sophistication, as Regent has perfected all the details of luxury on board Seven Seas Splendor. We are deeply honoured that Christie will christen our newest ship and delighted to welcome her to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises family.”

Brinkley expressed her excitement at the honour. “We learn best about the beautiful world around us by exploring new cities, immersing ourselves in different cultures and interacting with the gracious people who live there,” she said. “We cherish and remember these moments more when we experience them with the people we love. The absolute most invigorating and luxurious way to travel the world is by cruising the seas. As a woman who strives to inspire other females to achieve their career and personal aspirations, I’m especially proud to be godmother of the first new cruise ship in maritime history to be captained by a female, the trailblazing Captain Serena Melani.”

The Seven Seas Splendor is currently being built in Ancona, Italy. It has the capacity for up to 750 guests in all-suite accommodations, served by 542 crew.

There are 14 categories of suites on board, including the Regent Suite, which will have 3,000ft² (279m²) of interior accommodations and a 1,300ft² (278m²) wraparound veranda, complete with an in-suite spa retreat showcasing a personal sauna, steam room and treatment area with unlimited spa treatments, unobstructed 270º views over the ship’s bow and a glass-enclosed solarium sitting area on top of the bridge for a captain’s view.

Regent Suite guests will also have a dedicated personal butler, a personal car with driver and guide in every port, and a custom, hand-crafted US$200,000 Vividus bed from Hästens in their room.

The 14 other luxury suite categories range from 300-2,100ft² (27-195m²) and are decorated with crystal chandeliers, vibrant paintings and sculptures, imported Italian marble and custom-designed, hand-crafted furnishings.

The ship’s restaurants include speciality restaurant Compass Rose; Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian restaurant; Prime 7 steakhouse; Chartreuse, offering classic French fare with a modern twist; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, serving guests authentic Italian specialities and featuring over-water alcove seating.

“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” Montague said. “Every detail has been thoughtfully considered to create a ship that perfects luxury.”

During her inaugural 2020 season, Seven Seas Splendor will sail the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

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Marisa has been writing about transport design and the passenger experience since 2013 and is also a contributor to sister titles Aircraft Interiors International and Business Jet Interiors International. She has travelled the world extensively by car, plane, train and cruise liner.

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