RSSC marks construction milestone for Seven Seas Splendor

RSSC marks construction milestone for Seven Seas Splendor
Executives from RSSC and Fincantieri at the keel-laying ceremony (Image: Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ (RSSC) new Seven Seas Splendor is starting to take shape in Italy after Fincantieri laud the first block of her keel during a ceremony on 28 June.

Held at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard, the ceremony saw RSSC president and CEO Jason Montague and the shipyard’s manager Giovanni Stecconi placing onto the ship’s keel to invite good fortune for all who sail on her.

Seven Seas Splendor will be completed in 2020 and join her sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer, which was delivered by Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente yard in Geona, Italy in 2016.

“We are satisfied to have the opportunity to partner for the second time with a ship owner like RSSC,” said Luigi Matarazzo, executive vice president of Fincantieri’s New Building – Merchant Ships Business Unit. “It means that we have met all the expectations of a company that has made quality and sophistication the distinguishing features of its business. I am sure that this vessel will represent another success for our shipyard in Ancona, which confirms its mission in the medium-sized luxury ships segment, but also for the Fincantieri Group, a leader in the cruise market.”

During the ceremony, guests were also invited to take the first look at the accommodation that will be available on the 750-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Splendor. The vessel will have 375 suites ranging from the 307-square-foot Veranda Suite, to the 4,443-square-foot Regent Suite, which will have a private in-suite spa with steam room, a custom-heated spa on a private balcony, and ceramic-heated lounge beds. Regent Suite guests will also benefit from a butler and a driver who will provide excursions at every port.

Guests toured full-size Concierge and Penthouse suite models at the Fincantieri shipyard.

“Seven Seas Explorer has earned remarkable acclaim since debuting in 2016 as the most luxurious ship ever built,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of RSSC. “Now, her sister Seven Seas Splendor builds upon the success of that lauded ship as it strives to perfect uncompromised luxury on the seas. In our pursuit to exceed guest expectations, we are creating a work of art, from bow to stern. Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
29 June 2018

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