Regent Seven Seas Cruises confirmed details for the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship. After a 20-day drydock in April 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with new culinary experiences, new suite designs, and renewed guest spaces. After her drydock refurbishment, Seven Seas Mariner will immediately reposition to the Pacific Northwest to take travelers on a fully immersive, luxury Alaska experience.
“We are delighted to relaunch the refurbished Seven Seas Mariner for what will be an unforgettable 2018 Alaska season,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Seven Seas Mariner will have been elevated to the highest standards of elegance, and guests will enjoy the highly personalized service delivered by every member of Seven Seas Mariner’s exceptional staff and crew. Once Seven Seas Mariner completes her refurbishment, Regent’s fleet will definitively be the most luxurious at sea.”
To celebrate Seven Seas Mariner’s refurbishment milestone, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a three-category upgrade aboard the ship’s 10- and 11-night, 2018 Alaska itineraries for any new bookings made before March 31, 2018. Guests booking a Deluxe Veranda Suite will be upgraded to a Concierge Suite, and receive Concierge-level amenities, such as a free one-night, pre-cruise hotel package.
The refurbished Seven Seas Mariner will sail the Last Frontier on 15 seven, 10- and 11-night itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward. With an average of 44 free and unlimited shore excursions included as part of the cruise fare, a most-inclusive, luxury Alaska experience aboard Seven Seas Mariner delivers the best value for an adventure in the Great Land.
Renewed Modern Spaces
Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck will receive the most comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centerpiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, offered a la minute from new infrared barbeque grills and new buffet bars at the Pool Grill.
The ship’s atrium, corridors and guest spaces will all receive new carpeting, art, furniture and décor. Guests will take comfort in new styles in the reception area, Coffee Connection, Card Room, boutiques, and the Casino, all completely revamped from the steel up. A remodeled Library will showcase dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a copper-adorned chandelier. A cobalt-and-silver color scheme will complete the ambiance in the Connoisseur Club cigar lounge. Additionally, the flooring on the Deck 6 Promenade will be replaced with new teak.
Offering a menu of rituals for Seven Seas Mariner guests, the shipboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub will receive a new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics center also will see new state-of-the-art machines and equipment to help guests maintain healthier, active regimens while at sea.
Seven Seas Mariner guests will be ensconced in new appointed suites, featuring décor such as the Regent Elite Slumber bed with plush, padded leather headboard, and enjoy views of the sea and passing landscape from their private balcony or sitting area, furnished with a sofa, accent table and new artwork. All suites feature walk-in closets and marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities.
New Regent Dining Experiences
New gourmet culinary experiences also will delight Seven Seas Mariner guests. The flagship restaurant Compass Rose will deliver a new ambiance, with crystal chandeliers, recessed ceiling lights, sleek, leather chairs ringing tables, and cobalt blue drapes accenting the restaurant’s windows.
Regent’s new Chartreuse specialty restaurant also will be installed during the ship’s refurbishment and debut a French menu. First introduced aboard Seven Seas Explorer, Chartreuse’s menu of French fare will be complemented with new furnishings, china, flooring and décor elements. Additionally, longtime favorite Prime 7 classic steakhouse will be reimagined with a new ultra-stylish design, featuring a blue and tan color scheme.