Regent takes delivery of Seven Seas Splendor

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises has taken delivery of its fifth luxury cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

At 55,254 gross tonnes, the Seven Seas Splendor will carry up to 750 guests in 375 suites, attended by 551 crew members. Public spaces include five restaurants and three bars and lounges. Decor includes a US$5m curated art collection, more than 500 crystal chandeliers and over an acre of Italian marble.

“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Luxury travellers have anticipated this stunning new ship for more than two years. The day she opened for reservations was the busiest booking day in our company’s history. We thank the talented team at Fincantieri for collaborating with Regent to achieve our ambitious vision of creating the ship that perfects luxury. Seven Seas Splendor demonstrates how Regent continues to deliver an unrivalled experience for guests across our fleet.”

“Quality is a hallmark of both Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri, and it has been our privilege to construct this important and remarkable ship that reflects Fincantieri’s extensive abilities and its reference presence in the luxury cruise segment, a unique and competitive market niche in the shipbuilding industry,” said Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of Fincantieri’s Merchant Ships division.

Seven Seas Splendor will embark on her first official voyage on 6 February 2020 from Barcelona, Spain, to Miami, Florida, with Captain Serena Melani – the first female captain to take charge of a brand-new ocean cruise ship – at the helm. The ship will be christened on 21 February 2020 by her godmother, the supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, at a ceremony in Port Miami.

Following her christening event, Seven Seas Splendor cruises the Caribbean and Mexican riviera, including two crossings of the Panama Canal and one southern Caribbean cruise from Miami to New York City. In the spring, Seven Seas Splendor will traverse the Atlantic ocean once more for an inaugural European season in the Mediterranean.

Image: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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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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