Regent Seven Seas orders sixth all-suite cruise ship from Fincantieri

Regent Seven Seas orders sixth all-suite cruise ship from Fincantieri
The newbuild will be delivered in late 2023 (Image: RSSC)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) has ordered a new all-suite ocean cruise ship from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which will be delivered in late 2023.

Designed to accommodate 750 guests, the €475 million newbuild will be the sixth in RSSC’s fleet and will offer various restaurants and other luxury amenities. The vessel will be a sister to Seven Seas Explorer, which debuted in 2016, and Seven Seas Splendor, which is currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and is due to launch in 2020.

“Since debuting in 2016, Seven Seas Explorer has solidified her reputation as the most luxurious ship ever built based on the continuous awards and guest accolades she earns,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of RSSC. “When Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season went on sale in April 2018, we set a new single-day booking record for our 26-year-old company, demonstrating the anticipation for her 2020 arrival. Each new ship is progressively more successful. These are exciting times for everyone associated with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and we can’t wait to show you what’s next.”

RSSC is the second Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s brands to order new ships this January. Sister brand Oceania Cruises has also contracted Fincantieri to construct two 1,200-guest Allura-Class vessels for delivery in 2022 and 2025.

“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,” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “This new ship further strengthens our company’s robust yet measured growth profile with vessels now on order for all three of our award-winning brands, enabling us to expand our presence globally, further diversify our product offerings and continue to drive shareholder returns.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, January 15, 2019