Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced plans for an extensive, $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment program.
Beginning with Seven Seas Navigator this spring, the public spaces and suites of the Regent fleet will be updated to match the style of the new Seven Seas Explorer, which is scheduled to launch this July. Regent says the update will provide guests with a consistent look and feel across all of the line's ships.
The two-year, $125 million investment includes significant renovations of most public spaces, along with a complete redesign of all categories of suites. Seven Seas Navigator will be the first to receive the upgrade, followed by Seven Seas Voyager in late 2016 and Seven Seas Mariner in the spring of 2017.
In its upcoming dry dock, Seven Seas Navigator will undergo renovations to all suite categories, all lounges, the library, casino, boutiques, reception area and signature restaurants Compass Rose and La Veranda. The ship will enter dry dock in Marseille, France, on March 31. The project will be completed by April 13, when the ship embarks on the 10-night Flawless French Riviera voyage from Barcelona to Rome, with calls across Spain, France, Monaco and Italy.
Seven Seas Navigator Redesign Details
Seven Seas Navigator's Navigator Suite will get a fresh design, with a new custom-made Elite Slumber Bed, dressed in 100 percent cotton sateen bedding, as well as an ebony-black wooden vanity with white marble top stretching the length of the room in both the bedroom and the living room. The new design will also have green and yellow accent furniture, draperies and new carpeting.
The largest collection of suites onboard the ship, the Penthouse, Concierge and Deluxe Suites, will also get a new look. A stunning padded leather headboard supports the Elite Slumber Bed in the bedroom and the sitting area has a plush sofa with an accent table and new artwork.
The reception area will also undergo a complete redesign, incorporating contemporary and classical design elements, such as marble inlay flooring with a compass-like pattern and polished stone walls with metal inlays. Illuminating the reception area is a gypsum diamond cut lighting fixture embedded in the oval alabaster ceiling.
The ship's flagship restaurant, Compass Rose, will receive subtle geometric patterns underscored by silver leaf, pewter and antique bronze elements. A silver-leaf feature wall will highlight one end of the dining room, while oversized windows will run along both sides of the restaurant. Grand crystal chandeliers and recessed ceiling lights will light the room.
The redesigned La Veranda will emphasize natural light, with floor-to-ceiling windows that encircle the restaurant. Guests will be able to dine indoor or al fresco, and, each evening, the restaurant will transform for fine dining as Sette Mari La Veranda for dinner.
The Galileo Lounge on Deck 11 will convey a celestial feel, beginning with its tempered glass double-door entrance trimmed with an abstract design reminiscent of the solar system and with a decorative sun-shaped handle. That theme extends inside the 132-seat cocktail lounge, where a night-black oval-shaped ceiling twinkling with fiber-optic “stars” overlooks the inlaid wooden dance floor.
On Deck 6, the Navigator Lounge and Coffee Connection will get cream-colored fabrics on chairs and draperies, and white marble topped tables with hammered copper accents. At night, the Navigator Lounge will transform into a small night club, with a Steinway piano as the centerpiece.
Finally, the Library will receive a faux fireplace, cream sofas, marble floor and dark wood book shelves encased in glass ringing the room. A copper-adorned chandelier will serve as the room's centerpiece.
Following the dry dock, Seven Seas Navigator will spend the summer traversing the Mediterranean and late fall in South Africa. In 2017, Seven Seas Navigator will offer Navigate the World, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ first world cruise in six years. Beginning and ending in Miami, the cruise will circumnavigate the globe in 128 nights, calling on six continents, 31 countries, 62 distinct ports and exploring 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites.