Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Seven Seas Grandeur touched water for the first time in traditional shipbuilding ceremony

Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Grandeur’s dry dock was flooded during the float out ceremony

By Alex Smith |

Fincantieri has floated out the newest Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, in a ceremony at its shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

Orsinja Myshku, senior controller of Ancona shipyard’s economic administration and control office served as godmother for the ceremony, cutting a ribbon following a prayer by the shipyard chaplain. The ship’s dry dock was then flooded, completing the ceremony.

“While our new ships are always highly anticipated, Seven Seas Grandeur has proven to be so popular, we had to create an additional sailing for her inaugural season,” said Andrea DeMarco, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The incredible reception for Seven Seas Grandeur is a testament not only to the strong demand for luxury cruising but also for Regent’s position as the leader in this space with every luxury included, unmatched hospitality, and unrivalled space at sea. We are excited and immensely proud to welcome guests on board Seven Seas Grandeur later this year.”

Seven Seas Grandeur will set sail in November 2023, offering 18 voyages in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and two transatlantic crossings. The ship’s maiden cruise will explore the Adriatic and Western Mediterranean from Trieste, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain.

Fincantieri will now complete final construction work onboard Seven Seas Grandeur, outfitting her suites, lounges and restaurants.

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