Godmother Christie Brinkley triggered a 15-litre bottle of champagne to smash against the ship’s hull (Image: Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Regent Seven Seas has officially christened its newest ship, Seven Seas Splendor, at a ceremony in Miami, US.
Nearly 1,000 guests attended a black-tie event onboard the new luxury cruise ship, including Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
“Seven Seas Splendor is the epitome of luxury perfected,” said Del Rio. “The collaboration between the designers, engineers, craftsmen, hotel and restaurant teams, and the crew onboard, all brings the renowned Regent experience to life on this beautiful ship. Seven Seas Splendor is a celebration of excellence, friendship, success and luxury.”
The ship’s godmother, model and actress Christie Brinkley, delivered the traditional maritime blessing before triggering the smashing of a 15-litre bottle of champagne against the hull. Celebrations were then concluded with a performance by Grammy-award-winning British singer-songwriter Seal.
“Gorgeous is the word I use to describe Seven Seas Splendor,” said Brinkley. “Every inch of this light and bright ship is filled with luxurious details. My parents had cruised on Regent ships. If they were here today, they would be so excited and proud for me to be godmother to Seven Seas Splendor.”
Seven Seas Splendor has capacity for 750 guests and features more than 46,000 square-feet of Italian marble, as well as a US$5 million curated art collection. The ship is currently offering cruises around the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, before moving in the spring to sail itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
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