Regent Seven Seas Cruises took delivery of the new ship at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy (Image: Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Regent Seven Seas Cruises had taken delivery of its fifth ship, Seven Seas Splendor, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
With capacity for 750 guests in 375 suites, the luxury vessel will feature a curated art collection worth US$5 million, over 500 crystal chandeliers and an acre of Italian marble.
“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Luxury travellers have anticipated this stunning new ship for more than two years. The day she opened for reservations was the busiest booking day in our company’s history. We thank the talented team at Fincantieri for collaborating with Regent to achieve our ambitious vision of creating the ship that perfects luxury.”
Seven Seas Splendor will be captained by Serena Melani, the first female captain of a new ocean cruise ship. The vessel will depart on her inaugural voyage on 6 February 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, US. She will then be christened on 21 February by model and actress Christie Brinkley.
“Quality is a hallmark of both Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri, and it has been our privilege to construct this important and remarkable ship that reflects Fincantieri’s extensive abilities and its reference presence in the luxury cruise segment, a unique and competitive market niche in the shipbuilding industry,” said Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of Fincantieri’s merchant ships division.
Following her christening, Seven Seas Splendor will embark on cruises to the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, including two crossings of the Panama Canal. She will then begin her inaugural European season in the spring, offering itineraries in the Mediterranean.
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