DECEMBER 4, 2014 — Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, revealed the first rendering of its new ship, Seven Seas Explorer, ordered last year from Fincantieri at a contract price of some $450 million (see earlier report) .
Accommodating 738 guests in 369 suites, the 732 ftm 54,000 grt, all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship, is scheduled for summer 2016 delivery from the shipbuilder's Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard
At 54,000 grt, Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet. The specifications for the ship call for a hull 732 feet long, with a beam of 102 feet and a draft of 23 feet. It will be powered by diesel-electric engines with a service speed of 20 knots and will be a "green ship" employing the most advanced environmental systems and state-of-the-art technology.
Today Regent Seven Seas launched a dedicated microsite for the ship, which it says is "designed to be the most luxurious ship ever built." The microsite, found at http://www.rssc.com/explorer, is the official site for details, imagery and updates on the ship, which will debut in the summer of 2016.
The site will feature the latest information on Seven Seas Explorer, including updates on construction, public space and suite designs, onboard amenities, itineraries and other elements as they are revealed.
"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," said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "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."
Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises are both units of Prestige Cruise Holdings which was acquired earlier this year by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH).