Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its new vessel Seven Seas Grandeur from the Italian shipyardFincantieri in Ancona.
With a gross tonnage of 55,500, a staff of 548, and capacity for 746 guests, Seven Seas Grandeur has one of the highest space and staff to guest ratios in the industry, along with 8 dining experiences, including 5 complimentary specialty restaurants, with 130 new dishes.
The ship also boasts a 1,600-piece art collection, four new, productions, and 15 categories of stateroom, including the 4,443 square foot palatial $11,000-a-night Regent Suite, which first debuted aboard sister ship Seven Seas Splendour.
“We would like to thank Studio DADO and Fincantieri for their outstanding collaboration in realizing this incredible new vessel which truly builds on the ground-breaking traditions of Regent’s exceptional Explorer-class ships which came before,” said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Regent Seven Seas.
“Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural season is all but sold out, which is testament to the burgeoning popularity of the unrivaled Regent experience and also reflective of the ship being the most anticipated launch of 2023,” he added.
Seven Seas Grandeur’s 15 accommodation categories range from 307 square feet (the Spacious Suites), to over 4,443 square feet (the Regent Suite). The accommodation designs are intended to evoke an elevated, residential feel, harnessing the qualities of natural light, meticulously thought-through layouts, art and materials.
Dining aboard Seven Seas Grandeur is as elevated as that aboard her sister ship, Seven Seas Splendour, with 8 dining experiences, including 5 complimentary specialty restaurants, and 130 new dishes created exclusively for Seven Seas Grandeur.
Signature restaurants Compass Rose, Prime 7, Chartreuse and La Veranda have also been reminaged, and for guests looking to broaden their culinary skills, the ship’s Culinary Arts Kitchen offer hands-on classes, special demonstrations and more, in a professional-grade culinary teaching facility led by highly experienced chefs.
Seven Seas Grandeur’s 1,600-piece art collection includes a custom designed masterpiece – Journey in Jewels – the first Fabergé Egg to permanently reside at sea, as well as Regent’s very first digital art tour – Art Experience – which is available through the new Regent Mobile App from December 2023.
Other highlights in the ship’s art offering include multiple works by Picasso; a custom-made bronze and hand-cast glass Bonsai Cherry Tree sculpture which will welcome guests into the Asian-fusion restaurant Pacific Rim; and “The Enchanted Tree”, a 40-foot-tall, hand-woven tapestry by world-renowned Brazilian artist Walter Goldfarb.
Four new productions will debut on Seven Seas Grandeur: Pasión, Ignite the Night, Marauder’s Ball and ICONS all created under the leadership of Kai Alan Carrier, Director of Artistic Theatrical Entertainment.
The new shows feature the genuine flair of Grammy Award winners in music and world-renowned choreographers, such as Dancing with the Star’s Britt Stewart, Argentine Tango royalty Francisco Forquera and acclaimed Broadway director John MacInnis.
For those guests looking for a relaxing cruise vacation the ship’s Serene Spa & Wellness experience will feature new and exclusive spa treatments with an indulgent treatment menu that integrates best-in-class techniques and luxury ingredients from around the world.
New treatments include utilizing the restorative power of an amber and quartz crystal bed, and an advanced treatment table for a Zero Gravity Wellness Massage, as well as a Tahitian Hydration Ritual only for Regent Suite guests.
“The expectations of both our loyal past guests and those who are new to Regent will be exceeded by Seven Seas Grandeur’srefined style, matchless elegance, and breath-taking beauty,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“As the appetite for luxury travel continues to grow, the delivery of Seven Seas Grandeur provides even more opportunities to cruise the world while enjoying the highest standards of hospitality in lavish and spacious surroundings,” DeMarco added.
Seven Seas Grandeur’s maiden voyage will depart from Venice (Trieste), Italy to Barcelona, Spain on November 18th, 2023. The ship will then traverse the Atlantic to Miami, Florida for a gala event on December 10th, 2023, where she will be officially christened.
Guests can then enjoy discovering the Caribbean, two transits of the Panama Canal as well as an itinerary sailing the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in a close-to-sold-out inaugural season before sailing back across the Atlantic from New York to Barcelona in March to explore the Mediterranean for summer 2024.
Seven Seas Grandeur witnesses the colors of Fall in Canada & New England in September and October, then finally culminating a luxurious year of travel explores more of the Caribbean to close out 2024.