Regent Seven Seas Cruises will name its next highly anticipated new ship Seven Seas Grandeur.
A sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor, the new vessel is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Seven Seas Grandeur will embody “a 30-year legacy of perfecting luxury travel,” the ultra-luxury cruise line said of its sixth fleet-mate.
Like her sisters, Seven Seas Grandeur will carry its own individual trademarked tagline, A Heritage of Perfection.
Jason Montague, President & CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, revealed the name in a video which also unveiled the ship’s reimagined design of 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. Her refined style, matchless elegance and breath-taking beauty will exceed all expectations of our discerning guests,” Montague said.
“We are immensely proud that by the end of 2023 we will have welcomed a sixth member to the world’s most luxurious fleet. It’s a testament to the expanding demand for luxury cruising that the Regent brand is driving thanks to our perfectly sized ships offering unrivalled space at sea.”
The 55,254-gross tonne Seven Seas Grandeur will have a capacity of 750 guests, providing among the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in the industry.
Further details about Seven Seas Grandeur’s suites, restaurants, amenities and onboard experiences will be revealed leading up to her 2023 debut, with her inaugural season unveiled and open for reservations on 22 September 2021.
As a teaser, RSSC has revealed its first glimpses of the reimagined Compass Rose dining experience.
Designed by Studio DADO, Seven Seas Grandeur’s elevation of luxury travel begins with the cruise line’s signature speciality restaurant Compass Rose, the menu of which allows guests to uniquely curate their own dining experience on every visit.
“Restaurants on board all Regent ships are exquisite, but for Seven Seas Grandeur’s Compass Rose we wanted to create a space that was truly a feast for the eyes,” said Yohandel Ruiz, Founding Partner, Studio DADO. “This new design of Compass Rose will pique guests’ curiosity and sense of wonder before they have even set foot in the restaurant, and go on to delight with a sumptuous, personalised meal in dramatic and beautiful surroundings. It’s a dining experience that they will regale friends and family with time and again.”
The new design of Compass Rose starts outside the restaurant, with a cascading waterfall sculpture imbuing tranquillity and fashioned with laser-cut metal and hand-blown glass. Once inside, guests will be greeted by a canopy of interwoven crystal and wood-edge illuminated trees arching overhead, giving the impression of dining in a beautiful and enchanted forest.
Compass Rose’s floor to ceiling will be illuminated by thousands of individually placed crystal-faceted leaves which are encrusted on pillars and branches enveloping the restaurant. A star-dusted view of the ocean is also provided by hundreds of twinkling lights surrounding the windows.
A custom-designed mural by Confluent Studios, crafted with gold-leaf and Verre Eglomisé, will depict the flora and fauna at the forest’s edge.
At Compass Rose, guests will be able to design their own entree from preferred sides, sauces, pastas and mains, such as Black Angus filet mignon, New Zealand lamb chops, Maine lobster tail and king sea scallops. There are also a diverse mix of vegan and vegetarian dishes to choose from.