Regent Seven Seas Cruises have made an exciting new announcement: it is building a brand new all-suite, all-balcony ship to launch in 2016 named the Seven Seas Explorer. The cruise line’s intention is to build the most luxurious cruise ship in the modern world.
The Seven Seas Explorer will be the largest ship in the whole Regent Seven Seas fleet, at 54,000 tons, but with a capacity of just 738 guests. This results in a wonderfully spacious ship, with one of the best staff-to-guest ratios ensuring the exceptionally high standards of cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruises will not only be maintained but surpassed.
Frank Del Rio, the Chairman and CEO of parent company Prestige Cruise Holdings, said “This new ship order represents an exciting time of growth for our company as we build the next generation of cruise ships for the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line.
“Seven Seas Explorer will be the most luxurious cruise ship ever built, boasting one of the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios ever seen in the modern era of cruising enabling us to deliver the highly personalised service and extraordinary experience that is the hallmark of the Regent brand.
“The moment you step aboard, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The ship’s upscale yet timeless design, extreme use of exotic stones and polished woods, designer furniture, rich fabrics and sophisticated lighting combined with what promises to be a museum-quality, eclectic art collection will clearly position Seven Seas Explorer as the new standard in luxury cruising.”
The ship will cost around £300million to build and will increase the total passenger capacity of the fleet by almost 40%, which will make Regent Seven Seas Cruises the biggest luxury cruise fleet in the world. Exotic stones, polished woods and other sumptuous furnishings will ensure an incredibly opulent feel which will no doubt last long in the memory of any passenger.
By Ian Lewis