A week after announcing two new-generation vessels for Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has now revealed plans for a new ship to join the Regent Seven Seas Cruises stable in late 2023.
The new vessel will be a sister ship to the two-year-old Seven Seas Explorer, dubbed “the most luxurious ship ever built”, and Seven Seas Splendor, billed by NCLH as “the ship that perfects luxury” and set to debut in early 2020. The currently unnamed ship will be designed and built by Fincantieri, the shipbuilder constructing Seven Seas Splendor at its Ancona, Italy shipyard.
Accommodating up to 750 guests, the new ship will be the brand’s sixth-all-suite vessel. Details regarding her itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, amenities and onboard experiences will be revealed leading up to her 2023 debut. Voyages for the ship’s inaugural season will go on sale in 2021.
“We are excited to build on the spectacular success of Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor as we embark on bringing to life a new vessel that will set an even higher benchmark for elegance, luxury and style,” said Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
“This new ship further strengthens our Company’s robust, yet measured growth profile, with vessels now on order for all three of our award-winning brands, enabling us to expand our presence globally [and] further diversify our product offerings.”
President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Jason Montague, said: “Since debuting in 2016, Seven Seas Explorer has solidified her reputation as the most luxurious ship ever built based on the continuous awards and guest accolades she earns.”
“When Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season went on sale in April 2018 we set a new single-day booking record for our 26-year-old company, demonstrating the anticipation for her 2020 arrival. Each new ship is progressively more successful.”
The contract price for the new vessel is approximately €475 million.
With today’s announcement, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has eleven ships on order for delivery through 2027 including seven ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line, two for Oceania Cruises and two for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The company will take delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in late 2019.