Regent's New Seven Seas Splendor Aims To "Perfect Luxury"
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Luxury ocean cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has welcomed the new Seven Seas Splendor to its fleet.
At 55,254 gross tons and 735 feet in length, the all-suite, all-balcony ship was delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy and is Regent’s fifth vessel.
On board, 551 crew members will attend to 750 guests in 375 suites ranging from 307- to 4,443-square feet.
Public spaces include five restaurants and three bars and lounges, including:
Compass Rose, which Regent says is the largest specialty restaurant at sea;
Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian restaurant with a mythical dragon greeting guests;
Prime 7, an intimate and elegant steakhouse;
Chartreuse, featuring classic French fare with a modern twist;
and Sette Mari at La Veranda, serving Italian specialties and featuring over-water alcove seating that juts out over the ocean.
The ship also features a Culinary Arts Kitchen with 18 stations for hands-on gourmet cooking demonstrations presented by master chef instructors, a US$5 million curated art collection, more than 500 crystal chandeliers, and over an acre of Italian marble.
“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Luxury travellers have anticipated this stunning new ship for more than two years. The day she opened for reservations was the busiest booking day in our company’s history. We thank the talented team at Fincantieri for collaborating with Regent to achieve our ambitious vision of creating the ship that perfects luxury.”
Seven Seas Splendor will sail its first official voyage on 6FEB, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida, helmed by 30-year veteran Captain Serena Melani.
The ship will be christened on 21FEB, 2020 by her godmother, the legendary supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, at a ceremony at PortMiami.
Seven Seas Splendor will then cruise the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, which includes two crossings of the Panama Canal and one Southern Caribbean cruise from Miami to New York City.
In spring, Seven Seas Splendor will cross the Atlantic for its inaugural European season.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.