Regent Celebrates Float-out of Seven Seas Grandeur

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that its newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, was floated out from the building dry dock on January 26, 2023 in Italy’s Ancona, marking a major construction milestone. The traditional good luck champagne bottle was shattered against the ship’s hull during the float-out ceremony.

Orsinja Myshku, senior controller of Ancona shipyard’s economic administration and control office, served as madrina of the ceremony, cutting a ribbon following a prayer by the shipyard chaplain. The dry-dock of Seven Seas Grandeur was then flooded, officially completing the ceremony. The event was attended by Regent’s senior director of sales, EMEA, Gabriella Fonzo who thanked Fincantieri for its partnership and collaboration.

Regent’s sixth ship, Seven Seas Grandeur will set sail in November 2023, cruising 18 voyages in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, besides two transatlantic crossings, all ranging from seven to 16 nights. According to Andrea DeMarco, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the inaugural voyage collection includes a new maiden sailing, added due to strong demand; this sailing spends seven nights exploring the Adriatic and Western Mediterranean from Venice to Barcelona.

Now afloat at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy, final-stage construction on Seven Seas Grandeur will focus on its suites, lounges and restaurants.

Designed by Studio DADO, the 746-guest ship has a gross tonnage of 55,500. Onboard, guests will find restaurants Prime 7, Chartreuse and a refreshed design for signature restaurant Compass Rose. The ship has 15 accommodation categories, from the $11,000-a-night Regent Suite, to the contemporary Distinctive Suites and Spacious Suites. Seven Seas Grandeur will also be home to a multimillion-dollar art collection, which will include the custom-designed Journey in Jewels—the first Fabergé Egg to permanently reside at sea.

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