Regent Seven Seas Cruises has previewed what guests can expect to experience on-board the top-end Seven Seas Splendor when the ship debuts in 2020. During the vessel’s keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy at the end of June 2018, Regent Seven Seas showcased two full-size suite models, offering a first look at the luxury accommodation options and attention to detail guests will enjoy.
“Seven Seas Explorer has earned remarkable acclaim since debuting in 2016 as the most luxurious ship ever built. Now, her sister Seven Seas Splendor builds upon the success of that lauded ship as it strives to perfect uncompromised luxury on the seas,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“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.” Regent Seven Seas Cruises President, Jason Montague
Keel Laying Ceremony
Montague and Shipyard Director Giovanni Stecconi commemorated the occasion by placing three coins onto the keel of the ship. In shipbuilding tradition, the coins will remain embedded within the ship’s structure for its entire life and will invite good fortune for all who sail aboard. The three coins placed on Seven Seas Splendor are:
- Ancient Roman Empire Coin, featuring Neptune, God of the Sea. The coin was minted during the reign of Hadrian (117 to 138 AD) and commemorates the ship being built in Italy and the origin of the coin tradition.
- Spanish Gold “Escudo” Coin from the 1700’s, commemorating Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural voyage on February 7 2020, taking guests on an unforgettable 14-night transatlantic journey from Barcelona, Spain to Miami. This Spanish Escudo will signify good luck on her first official voyage.
- A Commemorative Coin, etched with the date of the keel laying ceremony, illustrating the partnership of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri.
During the ceremony, the first two of 210 blocks that will comprise the approximately 55,000 gross tonne vessel were lifted into the dry dock, officially marking the start of the ship’s assembly.
Seven Seas Splendor is an all-suite, all-balcony ship, offering up to 750 guests the most elegant accommodation. Guests will enjoy distinctive public spaces as well as 375 beautifully appointed suites ranging from the 28-square-metre Veranda Suite, to the lavish 413-square-metre Regent Suite. With a private in-suite spa with steam room, a custom heated spa on a private balcony, and ceramic-heated lounge beds, the Regent Suite also comes with a butler as well as a car and driver awaiting excursions in every port.
Keel laying ceremony attendees toured the full-size Concierge and Penthouse suite models at the Fincantieri shipyard, representing a majority of the suites on-board Seven Seas Splendor.
“We designed these suites, and the entire ship, with meticulous attention to detail. The thickness of a door knob, the sleekness of a headboard, the style of a chair, every detail has been thoughtfully considered to create a ship that perfects luxury,” said Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
After successfully releasing the first 10 voyages aboard the ship recently, Regent Seven Seas revealed it will move forward the opening of Seven Seas Splendor‘s 2020 inaugural European summer schedule to 13 July 2018.
Lead image – Seven Seas Splendor Concierge Suite