Regent Seven Seas Cruises® has named Sarah Fabergé, Founding Member of The Fabergé Heritage Council and great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, as Godmother of Seven Seas Grandeur, scheduled to be christened in December 2023.
Sarah will christen the ship at gala in Miami, Florida on 10 December, which will also feature entertainment from Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. Seven Seas Grandeur — the ship that will embody A Heritage of Perfection — will then embark on a return three-night Caribbean christening cruise, ahead of its maiden season in the region.
“As a founding member of the Fabergé Heritage Council, Sarah symbolises the shared ethos and distinctive qualities that define our two eminent luxury brands and is, therefore, the ideal Godmother of our newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“We are deeply honoured to name Sarah Fabergé as Godmother, and I am delighted to welcome her to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises family.”
“Seven Seas Grandeur has been inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future, exemplifying our heritage of perfection with unrivalled space, unparalleled service, epicurean perfection, and transformative experiences that begin the moment guests step aboard,” DeMarco said. “Fabergé’s storied legacy of unwavering perfection, unparalleled craftsmanship, and relentless pursuit of excellence aligns harmoniously with the core values of our own distinguished luxury brand.”
Sarah Fabergé, Director of Special Projects and Founding Member of the Fabergé Heritage Council remarked: “Today’s Fabergé looks to the ingenuity of my great-grandfather, Peter Carl Fabergé and his constant pursuit of excellence.
“I am honoured to be Godmother to this extraordinary new ship which, like Fabergé, has been inspired by the past and reimagined for the future, and I also look forward to hosting Regent guests onboard Seven Seas Grandeur for my exclusive Spotlight Voyage in 2024.”
Great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé – the legendary artist-jeweller and creative and
entrepreneurial genius behind the world-renowned company that bore his name – Sarah is a member of the Fabergé Heritage Council which helps to support the Fabergé Management Team in its pursuit of excellence and exclusivity and provides guidance on Peter Carl Fabergé and his legacy.
As part of Regent’s partnership with Fabergé, Sarah will wear bespoke earrings and a ring (renders at right) specifically designed for the upcoming Christening event. These exquisite pieces, made of 18k white gold and featuring blue guilloché enamel, white diamonds and pearls, will not only grace Sarah as an ensemble during this elegant event but will also be auctioned to raise money for charity in 2024. The proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Gemfields Foundation, the charitable arm of Gemfields which is the parent company of Fabergé. The foundation is dedicated to undertaking various activations designed to address poverty alleviation in communities and wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Notably, the charity’s impactful projects span countries which Regent visits, such as Madagascar and Mozambique.
Sarah’s appointment as Godmother to Seven Seas Grandeur comes in celebration of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ partnership with Fabergé. As part of the collaboration, Regent has commissioned a one-of-a-kind, meticulously hand-crafted objet d’art known as Journey in Jewels. This exquisite Fabergé egg will hold the distinction of being the first-ever permanent resident of its kind on the open seas, proudly serving as the crowning jewel within the ship’s awe-inspiring multi-million-dollar art collection.
Additionally, Sarah will host a Fabergé Spotlight Voyage on board Seven Seas Grandeur, departing 1 July 2024, enveloping luxury travellers into the world of Fabergé with small group master-class programs, exclusive access to unique and intimate shore-side tours, jewelled egg demonstrations and fascinating lectures and screenings. The 10-night sailing will depart from Rome (Civitavecchia) and cruise the Mediterranean, calling in Salerno, Italy; Taormina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; Palma de Mallorca; Barcelona, Spain; Provence (Marseille), and Antibes, France before ending at Monte Carlo.
Chenoweth to dazzle at Christening Ceremony
At Seven Seas Grandeur’s elegant gala in Miami on 10 December 2023, attendees (including loyal Regent past guests, travel partners, and VIPs) will enjoy a performance by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth.
Chenoweth, whose career achievements were recognised with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015, has starred in countless successful productions across film, television and stage including Pushing Daisies, Glee and Wicked. Her performance will feature songs from her latest album, For The Girls, in addition to songs from genres including pop, country, and Broadway.