Regent Seven Seas Cruises has welcomed a new ship to its fleet, Seven Seas Splendor. Delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, Regent’s fifth ship builds on the cruise line’s 28-year heritage.
Seven Seas Splendor is 55,254 gross tons and 735 feet in length. The ships will be serviced by 551 professional crew members caring for 750 guests in 375 suites ranging from 307- to 4,443-square feet. Public spaces include five restaurants and three bars and lounges, while a $5 million curated art collection, more than 500 crystal chandeliers, and over an acre of Italian marble complement the ship’s interior.
Helmed by Captain Serena Melani, the first female captain to take charge of a brand-new ocean cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor sails her first official voyage on February 6, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. The ship will be christened on February 21, 2020 by her Godmother, supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley, at a ceremony at in Miami.
Following her christening event, Seven Seas Splendor cruises the tropical paradises of the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, which includes two crossings of the Panama Canal and one unique Southern Caribbean cruise from Miami to New York City. In spring, Seven Seas Splendor will traverse the Atlantic Ocean once more for its inaugural European season, offering cultural and historically rich ports of call in one of the world’s most popular regions, the Mediterranean.
About Seven Seas Splendor
The all-suite, all-balcony ship features more than 46,000 square-feet of Italian marble, and her 375 suites include nearly 52,000 square-feet of balcony space. The suites range from the 307 square-foot Veranda Suite to the 4,443 square-foot Regent Suite.
Seven Seas Splendor features a Culinary Arts Kitchen with 18 stations for hands-on cooking demonstrations presented by master chef instructors, and Serene Spa & Wellness, a new spa brand created for Seven Seas Splendor offering treatments that integrate techniques and ingredients from destinations around the world.
The ship’s restaurants include Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea; Pacific Rim, a Pan-Asian restaurant with a dragon greeting guests; Prime 7, a steakhouse; Chartreuse, featuring classic French fare with a modern twist; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, serving guests authentic Italian specialties and featuring over-water alcove seating that juts out over the ocean.
During her inaugural 2020 season, Seven Seas Splendor sails the Caribbean and Mediterranean, helmed by 30-year veteran Captain Serena Melani.