Fincantieri cuts steel for RSSC's new Seven Seas Splendor

Fincantieri cuts steel for RSSC's new Seven Seas Splendor
Executives from RSSC, parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, and Fincantieri at the steel-cutting ceremony (Image: Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

Fincantieri cut the first piece of steel for Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ (RSSC) new Seven Seas Splendor at its shipyard in Ancona, Italy on 15 March.

RSSC’s president and CEO Jason Montague officially started the construction process, pressing the steel-cutting button alongside Franco Semeraro, RSSC’s senior vice president of Hotel Operations; Robin Lindsay, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ executive vice president of Vessel Operations; and Giovanni Stecconi, Fincantieri’s shipyard director.

“This is truly an exciting moment for us and we are delighted to work with the skilful engineers of Fincantieri Shipyard to build our new ship that will again raise the standards of luxury for the industry,” said Montague. “Regent has been committed to delivering the most beautiful destinations with impeccable personalised service aboard elegant and intimately spacious ships for more than 25 years. With the first steel cut for Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona, we are now underway to realising our plans for the new ship that will perfect luxury.”

Built as a sister to Seven Seas Explorer, which launched in 2016, Seven Seas Splendor is the second in the line’s Explorer class and will join the RSSC fleet in early 2020. The all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Splendor will accommodate 750 guests and offer various luxury amenities and onboard venues.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Friday, March 16, 2018