New Regent Seven Seas Cruises Ship Floated Out in Italy

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newest 55,500 gross ton ship Seven Seas Grandeur is one step closer to completion as it was floated from the building dry dock at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard in Italy last week.

Orsinja Myshku, Senior Controller of Ancona shipyard’s Economic Administration and Control Office served as madrina of the float out ceremony, cutting a ribbon following a prayer by the shipyard chaplain. The dry dock was then flooded, officially completing the ceremony.

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(Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

“While our new ships are always highly anticipated Seven Seas Grandeur has proven to be so popular, we had to create an additional sailing for her inaugural season,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The incredible reception for Seven Seas Grandeur is a testament not only to the strong demand for luxury cruising but also for Regent’s position as the leader in this space with every luxury included, unmatched hospitality, and unrivaled space at sea. We are excited and immensely proud to welcome guests on board Seven Seas Grandeur later this year.”

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Seven Seas Grandeur is the sixth ship in Regent’s fleet, scheduled to debut this November. The vessel will offer 18 voyages in the Caribbean and Mediterranean for her inaugural season, plus two transatlantic crossings. The inaugural voyage collection includes a new maiden sailing which will spend seven nights in the Adriatic and western Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona.

regent seven seas grandeur float out
(Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

The final stage of construction will focus on interior work including the ship’s suites, lounges, and restaurants.

Seven Seas Grandeur will feature restaurants including Prime 7, Chartreuse, and a reimagined Compass Rose. It will include 15 stateroom categories, and also be home to a multi-million-dollar art collection — including a custom-designed Fabergé Egg — the first to permanently reside at sea.

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Sarah Bretz

Sarah Bretz

Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on 10 cruises and counting, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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