Seven Seas Splendor, an all-suite, all-balcony ship, has joined the fleet of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, this is Regent’s fifth ship.
At 55,254 gross tons and 735 feet in length, the ship has 375 suites, ranging from 307- to 4,443-sq.-ft., five restaurants, and three bars and lounges, a $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, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a statement. “Luxury travelers 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 demonstrates how Regent continues to deliver ‘An Unrivaled Experience’ for guests across our fleet.”
Helmed by Captain Serena Melani, the first female captain to take charge of a brand-new ocean cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor sails her first official voyage on Feb. 6, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. The ship will be christened on Feb. 21, 2020 by her Godmother, supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, in Port Miami.
Following her christening event, she will sail 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, she will traverse the Atlantic Ocean once more for its inaugural European season, offering Mediterranean ports of call.
There is a Culinary Arts Kitchen with 18 stations for hands-on gourmet cooking classes presented by master chef instructors onboard, and Serene Spa & Wellness, a new spa brand created for the ship. Restaurants include Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea; Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian restaurant with a mythical dragon greeting guests; Prime 7, an intimate steakhouse; Chartreuse, featuring classic French fare with a modern twist; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, serving guests authentic Italian specialties and featuring over-water alcove seating that juts out over the ocean for an even closer connection to the sea.