Construction on Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ newest ship, Seven Seas Splendor has begun. The luxury line cut steel for Seven Seas Splendor at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The new 750-guest ship will join the Regent fleet in early 2020 and will be a twin Seven Seas Explorer, the cruise line’s largest and most luxurious ship.
Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ president and CEO; Robin Lindsay, parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ VP of vessel operations; Franco Semeraro, Regent’s SVP of hotel operations; and Giovanni Stecconi, Fincantieri’s shipyard director were all in attendance of the steel-cutting ceremony.
“This is truly an exciting moment for us and we are delighted to work with the skillful engineers of Fincantieri Shipyard to build our new ship that will again raise the standards of luxury for the industry,” said Mr. Montague. “Regent has been committed to delivering the most beautiful destinations with impeccable personalized service aboard elegant and intimately spacious ships for more than 25 years. With the first steel cut for Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona, we are now underway to realizing our plans for the new ship that will perfect luxury.”
The inaugural season for the all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Splendor will go on sale this spring.