Fincantieri hands over Seven Seas Grandeur in Italy

The sixth ship to join the Regent fleet was delivered by the shipbuilder on 14 November

Fincantieri hands over Seven Seas Grandeur in Italy

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Grandeur was delivered by shipbuilder Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy

By Laura Hyde |

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (Regent) has taken delivery of Seven Seas Grandeur from shipbuilder Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy, on 14 November 2023.

The new Explorer-class vessel has been “inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future”, according to Regent. Studio DADO designed the vessel, which was built by Fincantieri in just over two years. The ship has capacity for 746 passengers and 548 crew, meaning it provides among the “highest space and staff to guest ratios in the industry”, according to the luxury cruise operator.

“We would like to thank Studio DADO and Fincantieri for their outstanding collaboration in realising this incredible new vessel which truly builds on the ground-breaking traditions of Regent’s exceptional Explorer-class ships which came before,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, owner of the Regent brand. “Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural season is all but sold out, which is testament to the burgeoning popularity of the unrivalled Regent experience and also reflective of the ship being the most anticipated launch of 2023.”

Seven Seas Grandeur will embark on a maiden voyage on 18 November 2023, sailing a seven-night itinerary from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain, under the command of Captain Luciano Montesanto. The ship will then reposition to Miami, Florida, for an exclusive gala event on 10 December 2023, where the ship’s godmother Sarah Fabergé, great-granddaughter of Russian jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé, will christen the ship.

“The expectations of both our loyal past guests and those who are new to Regent will be exceeded by Seven Seas Grandeur’s refined style, matchless elegance, and breathtaking beauty,” said Andrea DeMarco, president of Regent. “As the appetite for luxury travel continues to grow, the delivery of Seven Seas Grandeur provides even more opportunities to cruise the world while enjoying the highest standards of hospitality in lavish and spacious surroundings.”

Seven Seas Grandeur is the third Explorer-class vessel Fincantieri has built for Regent, following Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor. The shipbuilder is also set to build four Prima-class ships for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Norwegian Cruise Line brand over the next few years.

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