Regent Seven Seas Orders New Ship

Seven Seas Explorer scheduled for delivery in 2016

Regent Seven Seas announced today that it has entered into a contract with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build what the cruise line is calling “the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising.”

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From Regent Seven Seas Facebook page

Meet Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas’ new all-inclusive ship will carry 738 passengers , the new ship will be named Seven Seas Explorer and will be the luxury line’s third all-suite, all-balcony ship. At 54,000 gross-registered tons, Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet.

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Interior Specs:

According to Frank J. Del Rio, Prestige Cruise Holdings Chairman and CEO, “the moment you step aboard, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The ship’s upscale yet timeless design, extreme use of exotic stones and polished woods, designer furniture, rich fabrics and sophisticated lighting combined with what promises to be a museum-quality, eclectic art collection will clearly position Seven Seas Explorer as the new standard in luxury cruising.”

  • Architectural and interior design firms working on project:  Tillberg Design AB, RTKL Associates and ICrave
  • Number of suites:  369
  • Number of restaurants: six open-seating gourmet outlets
  • Other features:  nine-deck atrium, two-story Explorer Theater, three boutiques and a spa and fitness center managed by Canyon Ranch SpaClub®.

Seven Seas Explorer will be a “green ship” employing the most advanced environmental systems and state-of-the-art technology.

Ship Specs:

  • Hull:  732 feet long
  • Beam: 102 feet
  • Draft of 23 feet
  • Engine: diesel-electric
  • Speed: 20 knots

With the Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ overall fleet capacity will grow nearly 40 percent, making the brand the world’s largest luxury cruise line.

We strongly believe that now is the right time to expand our fleet as our loyal guests have asked for a greater array of itineraries and our travel partners have proven that there is pent-up demand for a new Regent ship.”  said Kunal S. Kamlani, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“This new ship order is part of our disciplined growth strategy to expand our footprint in the luxury market,”  “Since we purchased the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand in 2008, the ships have sailed full with industry-leading yields.

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