Regent Seven Seas Cruises celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of the luxury cruise line’s newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, ahead of its 2023 debut.
During a special keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the Regent Seven Seas Cruises leadership team were joined by members of Fincantieri to formally place one of the vessel’s building blocks.
“Since their respective debuts in 2016 and 2020, Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor have delighted discerning luxury travelers from across the world, earning a reputation as the most luxurious ships ever built,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Now their sister, Seven Seas Grandeur, builds upon Regent’s rich three decade-long history. Inspired by our heritage, this will be a ship that harmonizes elegance, comfort, freedom and choice, providing “An Unrivaled Experience,” and will continue to delight our guests for years to come.”
“Seven Seas Grandeur marks our third collaboration with Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” Gilberto Tobaldi, Ancona shipyard Director said, calling it “a beautiful model for the future of luxury cruising.”
Keel Laying Ceremony
During the ceremony, a steel section of the approximately 55,500 gross ton vessel was lifted onto the dry dock.
Montague and Tobaldi honored the occasion by placing three custom-minted coins onto the keel of the ship, each one representing one of the sister ships – Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Grandeur. A longstanding maritime tradition, the coins will forever remain embedded within the ship’s structure, bringing luck for all who sail aboard the new ship.
The coins for Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor are replicas of those that were placed on their own keels, while the new coin for Seven Seas Grandeur includes the cruise line’s 30th anniversary logo.
Seven Seas Grandeur Details
Seven Seas Grandeur will host 732 guests in all-suite, all-balcony accommodations, among what Regent says is among the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in cruising, along with the highest standards of Regent service.
To design the new ship, Regent Seven Seas Cruises engaged the award-winning Studio DADO – specialists in boutique cruising and hospitality interior design – to reimagine the luxury offering.
Last fall, Regent unveiled designs for all 15 suite categories, from the one-of-a-kind Regent Suite – with a reimagined space “The Parlor” – to the spacious Veranda Suite. Also revealed were the designs of restaurants Prime 7 and Chartreuse, and a rejuvenated Observation Lounge, along with the reimagining of the largest specialty restaurant at sea, Compass Rose, which offers a fully customized epicurean experience.
Seven Seas Grandeur will commence her inaugural season in NOV 2023, cruising 17 voyages in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, plus 2 transatlantic crossings, all ranging from 7 to 16 nights in length.
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