Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held a keel laying ceremony for Seven Seas Splendor, the second cruise ship being built for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard on June 28, 2018.
Ordered in 2016 for a price of EUR 422 million, the newbuilding is scheduled for delivery in 2020.
Like its sister ship Seven Seas Explorer, completed at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente (Genova) shipyard in 2016, the new vessel will have a gross tonnage of 55,000 tons and an accommodation for 750 passengers.
As explained by the shipbuilder, the luxury ship will be built using the latest environmental protection technologies.
“Seven Seas Explorer has earned remarkable acclaim since debuting in 2016 as the most luxurious ship ever built. Now, her sister Seven Seas Splendor builds upon the success of that lauded ship,” Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, commented.
“We are satisfied to have the opportunity to partner for the second time with a ship owner like Regent Seven Seas Cruises (…) I am sure that this vessel will represent another success for our shipyard in Ancona, which confirms its mission in the medium-sized luxury ships segment,” Luigi Matarazzo, Fincantieri Executive Vice President New Building – Merchant Ships Business Unit, said.