Regent Seven Seas will name its new cruise ship Seven Seas Grandeur, with the sixth ship in the fleet due to be delivered in late 2023.
Seven Seas Grandeur will be a sister ship to Seven Seas Splendour and Explorer and will debut a number of new features, such as a reimagined design for Compass Rose, the cruise line’s signature restaurant.
“The culmination of a 30-year heritage of perfection, Seven Seas Grandeur is the latest evolution in luxury cruising,” said Jason Montague, President & CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Her refined style, matchless elegance and breath-taking beauty will exceed all expectations of our discerning guests.”
“We are immensely proud that by the end of 2023 we will have welcomed a sixth member to the world’s most luxurious fleet,” he added. “It’s a testament to the expanding demand for luxury cruising that the Regent brand is driving thanks to our perfectly sized ships offering unrivaled space at sea.”
The 55,254-gross ton ship will carry just 750 guests, and while she is only due to enter service in 2023, reservations for her inaugural season will open on September 22nd, 2021.
The ship has been designed by the multi-award-winning Studio DADO, who have reimagined the ship’s signature specialty restaurant, Compass Rose. The restaurant, found across the fleet, allows guests to curate their own dining experience on every visit.
The new design of Compass Rose starts outside the restaurant, with a delicate, cascading waterfall sculpture fashioned with laser-cut metal and hand-blown glass.
Inside, a canopy of interwoven crystal and wood-edge illuminated trees arch overhead, giving the impression of dining in an enchanted forest.
As the sun goes down, the individually placed crystal-faceted leaves encrusted on the kaleidoscope of pillars and branches enveloping the restaurant begin to illuminate.
A star-dusted view of the ocean is also provided by hundreds of twinkling lights surrounding the windows.
Adding to the atmospheric dining experience will be a custom-designed mural by Confluent Studios. Crafted with gold-leaf and Verre Eglomisé, the mural will depict the flora and fauna at the forest’s edge.
“Our goal was to create a space that is magical and transformative which, much like Compass Rose’s menu, has the potential to delight guests with something new each time they dine,” said Yohandel Ruiz, founding partner, Studio DADO.
Compass Rose offers a mix of new and familiar items on every visit, guests are able to design their own entrée from preferred sides, sauces, pastas and main features such as Black Angus filet mignon, New Zealand lamb chops, Maine lobster tail and king sea scallops.
The restaurant also has daily changing specials, as well as a wide vegan and vegetarian menu.