Construction has began for Seven Seas Explorer, scheduled to debut in summer 2016, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
The crisp pop of a cork being freed from a Krug Grande Cuvée magnum initiated a laser, which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the new ship.
“We’re one step closer to fulfilling our dream of building the most luxurious ship in the world and giving our guests another exciting option to explore inspired global destinations with our special brand of all-inclusive luxury,” noted Kunal S. Kamlani, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises during the ceremony held Tuesday, July 15th.
“Seven Seas Explorer will surpass the current standard in luxury cruising, offering a new level of grandeur throughout the ship from its lavish suites to its elegant public spaces and gourmet restaurants.”
At 54,000 gross-registered tons and carrying only 750-guests, Seven Seas Explorer will boast the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry, as well as an opulent one-of-a-kind suite unlike any other at sea, according to the owner.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will begin taking reservations for her maiden voyage and inaugural season in early 2015.
Press Release, July 16th, 2014