Regent Seven Seas Cruises are deploying Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska after her 20-day drydock in April 2018, and now they’ve revealed details about the upgrades being made to the ship, which was considered the most luxurious in the world when launched in 2001.
The bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner at Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard in France will complete Regent Seven Seas’ fleetwide US $125-million fleet upgrade project, that has seen Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator extensively upgraded last year.
According to Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed modern guest spaces.
She will immediately reposition to the Pacific Northwest after the refurbishment, sailing Alaska out of Vancouver and Seward through the 2018 summer. She’ll alternate between the two departure ports for 7-, 10- and 11-night cruises through the Last Frontier.
The 15 cruise itineraries feature a total of 44 free and unlimited shore excursions included as part of the cruise fare.
“Seven Seas Mariner will have been elevated to the highest standards of elegance, and guests will enjoy the highly personalised service delivered by every member of Seven Seas Mariner’s exceptional staff and crew,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Once Seven Seas Mariner completes her refurbishment, Regent’s fleet will definitively be the most luxurious at sea,” he added.
What’s new in the public rooms
Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck will receive the most comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout.
The centrepiece will be a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, offered a la minute from new infrared barbecue grills and new buffet bars at the Pool Grill.
The ship’s atrium, corridors and guest spaces will all receive new carpeting, art, furniture and décor, while the reception area, Coffee Connection, Card Room, boutiques, and the Casino, will all be completely revamped “from the steel up” according to the line.
A handsome, remodeled Library will contrast dark-wood bookshelves against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier.
A vibrant cobalt-and-silver colour scheme will complete the country club ambiance in the Connoisseur Club cigar lounge. Additionally, the flooring on the Deck 6 Promenade will be replaced with new teak.
The shipboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub will receive a soothing new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics centre also will see new state-of-the-art machines and equipment.
What’s new in the cabins
Seven Seas Mariner’s staterooms will be upgraded with new décor such as the Regent Elite Slumber bed with plush, padded leather headboard, and private balconies will get new sofas, accent table and new artwork.
All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities.
What’s new in the restaurants
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will completely overhaul the dining experience aboard Seven Seas Mariner, with a new sophisticated ambiance and new menu options at the flagship restaurant Compass Rose.
Added dramatic flair will be created here by grand crystal chandeliers, recessed ceiling lights, sleek, leather chairs ringing intimate tables, and plush cobalt blue drapes accenting the restaurant’s oversized windows.
Compass Rose guests will savour the recently introduced menu, which provides seemingly endless, customisable combinations, making it the largest speciality restaurant at sea.
Regent’s new Chartreuse speciality restaurant will also be installed during the ship’s refurbishment and debut a delectable modern French menu.
Already a guest favourite and first introduced aboard Seven Seas Explorer, Chartreuse’s menu of innovative French fare will be complemented with new furnishings, china, flooring and décor elements that together evoke memories of a fine Parisian restaurant.
Additionally, long-time favourite Prime 7 classic steakhouse will receive a facelift and debut an ultra-stylish design, featuring a vibrant blue and tan colour scheme.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises are represented in the Middle East by Cruise Master ME, it’s ‘prefered sales agent’ in the Arabian Gulf, which means that Cruise Master has the best deals for Alaskan Cruises aboard the revamped Seven Seas Mariner.