Regent Seven Seas Cruises has just announced that its 700-passenger luxury vessel Seven Seas Voyager has recently completed her time in drydock, emerging with brand-new interior décor as well as a refreshed set of exterior decks. Guests on-board her Rome to Venice voyage, which set sail on October 23, were the first to witness the vessel’s opulent new look, which features, as the line says, “elegant new furnishings, rich upholstery, custom-milled carpeting and hand-selected accents.”
Part of the refurbishment involved an extensive makeover of all the ship’s Penthouse Suites, meaning they received custom-crafted furnishings, wall coverings, curtains, carpets and original artwork. A makeover of the public areas was a key part of the dry dock too, with the ship’s nightclub and bar, Horizons, and her Observation Lounge being completely transformed by new bars, furnishings and lighting. The ship’s ultra-modern two-deck show theatre has been given a face-lift as well, thanks to new carpets, furnishings and upholstery.
Clearly, the line’s president, Kunal S Kamlani, was proud of the ship’s new look, saying: “Regent Seven Seas Cruises has always set the benchmark for luxury cruises and the Seven Seas Voyager just raised the bar considerably”.
In many cases, drydocks concentrate just on improving a ship’s interior, but in this case, the Regent Seven Seas Voyager’s decks received a lot of attention too, with all the suite balconies receiving new teak and all the teak decks in common areas being re-finished. The pool deck was also enhanced with new poolside furniture, while the Pool Grill also received new tiling and wall coverings.
The new look for the vessel comes shortly after the announcement that she, along with her three sister ships will all offer free Wi-Fi to passengers, expanding on the lines all-inclusive philosophy with a fleet-wide multi-million dollar upgrade. The new internet service comes into operation in time for the line’s 2014-15 winter season, when concierge level and higher guests will be granted 500 minutes of free Wi-Fi.
By Simon Brotherton