Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled four entertainment shows created in partnership with Grammy award winners and Broadway directors that will debut onboard its newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, when it begins sailing in November 2023.
According to the luxury cruise line, the productions will celebrate the ‘legacy and influence’ of Broadway on at-sea entertainment. The shows will feature music, choreography and costumes from Dancing with the Stars’ Britt Stewart, Argentine Tango dancer and teacher Francisco Forquera and Broadway director and choreographer, John MacInnis.
“These new entertainment productions onboard Seven Seas Grandeur are a testament to our commitment to providing our guests with unparalleled luxury and unforgettable moments,” said Andrea DeMarco, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Seven Seas Grandeur exemplifies more than 30 years of unrivalled experiences, and so we felt it important that the team to bring the ship’s new production shows to life were steeped in Broadway heritage and talent, whether that be decorated performers, accomplished choreographers, or creative minds, to ensure that our guests will be captivated from start to finish.”
The Pasión show celebrates the Tango, blending modern music with the essence of this dance style, which originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A team with Argentinian origins, including Forquera and Broadway costume designer Alejo Vietti, worked with Stewart to ensure the production’s authenticity.
Ignite the Night is a mix of dance, style, and design, inspired by the visuals of American Idol, the Video Music Awards, and Dancing with the Stars. Stewart worked with Broadway’s Ryan Park (My Fair Lady, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof) on glamourous couture costumes.
The Marauder’s Ball is directed by MacInnis with music orchestrations and arrangements by Grammy award winner, Jason Howland. The show depicts pirate legends and seafaring tales with music infused with folkloric sea shanties and melodies.
Finally, the Icons show is a ‘VIP concert experience’, showcasing music from The Pointer Sisters, Hall & Oates, Adele, and Celine Dion. To create this show, Regent Seven Seas enlisted director Kevin Black and choreographer James Alonzo.
“With an understanding that our valued guests have a love for familiar tunes and a zest for lively adventure, we wanted to ensure a diverse range of offerings,” said Kai Alan Carrier, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ director of artistic theatrical entertainment, a newly created role dedicated to the cruise line's theatrical offerings. “Our ultimate objective was to present exciting forms of entertainment that would captivate and delight our audience, engaging our guests in stunning vignettes, showcasing the extraordinary talents of our performers, and leaving them with unforgettable memories. I am proud to have worked alongside an exceptional team to create these incredible shows.”
Seven Seas Grandeur will be christened by its godmother Sarah Fabergé, great-granddaughter of late Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé, at a gala in Miami, Florida, on 10 December 2023. The ship will then embark on a three-night christening cruise to the Caribbean.