Regent Seven Seas Cruises have placed an order for another luxury cruise ship. The new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship will be built at the legendary Fincantieri ship yard in Italy at a cost of EUR 475M (USD 541M).
When delivered in 2023 it will be the third Explorer-class vessel in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet. Indeed, Seven Seas Explorer is already sailing the high seas and Seven Seas Splendor is under construction.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises are remaining tight-lipped about details of the new ship. However we do know it will have room for a maximum of 750 guests in all-suite accommodation. They have told The Luxury Cruise Review that they will reveal more details about the restaurants and the onboard amenities later.
However it is safe to assume the new vessel will be an evolution of the immensely popular flagship Seven Seas Explorer. Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of RSSC’s parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, said as much the other day. “We are excited to build on the spectacular success of Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor as we embark on bringing to life a new vessel that will set an even higher benchmark for elegance, luxury and style”.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises are just the latest luxury cruise line to place orders for new vessels. As we reported last week, Oceania Cruises have placed an order for two new cruise ships as well. In fact there is a boom in the popularity of luxury cruising with more ships on order for Silversea, Seabourn, Cunard and Ponant.
Voyages for the new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship will go on sale in 2021. Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises says they are likely to break more sales records. “When Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season went on sale we set a new single-day booking record for our 26-year-old company. Each new ship is progressively more successful.”
We will keep you updated about details of the new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship as they are revealed.