Those looking forward to experiencing the height of luxury on the high seas can get a look at what they’ll be sailing in the future.
Regent seven Seas Cruises revealed the first image of the Seven Seas Explorer, which is currently being constructed at the Fincantieri shipyards in Genoa, Italy. The 750-passenger, all-suite, all-balcony vessel also now has a website (http://www.rssc.com/explorer) to stoke interest in its arrival come summer 2016
Jason Montague this month took over the role of president from Kunal S. Kamlani for Prestige Holdings, which includes Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“We’re building the most luxurious ship ever created, and our loyal guests and travel agent partners are eagerly awaiting detailed information about Seven Seas Explorer,” Montague said. “This dedicated microsite provides us with a platform to provide our passionate brand advocates with the latest updates and exciting developments surrounding this extraordinary new ship from now through launch.”
The ship will be the fourth in the luxury fleet, which also includes the Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator. The fleet offers a near all-inclusive experience when you book a sailing, including airfare, port of call excursions and on-board amenities.
The line and its sister line Oceania Cruises recently were acquired by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. By mid 2016, with the arrival of the Seven Seas Explorer, the acquisition and refurbishing of Princess Cruises’ Ocean Princess by Oceania and construction of the Norwegian Escape, the company fleet will reach 24 ships with the Norwegian Bliss in 2017 and two unnamed Breakaway Plus Class ships in 2018 and 2019.
At 54,000 tons, the Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest vessel for the line with 369 suites ranging in size from 300 to 1,500 square feet, increasing the line’s capacity by 40 percent.
No itineraries for the ship’s maiden voyage or inaugural season have been announced yet, but will be available Jan. 19, 2015 for Seven Seas Society members and for the general public starting Feb. 11, 2015.