Construction Begins on Seven Seas Splendor

(Courtesy of Quinn PR.) Regent and Fincantieri executives triggered the steel-cutting torch to commence the construction of Seven Seas Splendor on March 15. From left to right are: Giovanni Stecconi, Franco Semeraro, Jason Montague, and Robin Lindsay.

Construction of Regent Seven Seas Cruises' new all-inclusive luxury ship, Seven Seas Splendor, has officially begun. On March 15, Regent’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Montague, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations Robin Lindsay, Regent’s Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations Franco Semeraro, and Fincantieri’s Shipyard Director Giovanni Stecconi pressed the button to ignite the cutting torch at Fincantieri Ancona to shape the first plate of steel for Seven Seas Splendor. The 750-guest ship will join the Regent fleet in early 2020.

The inaugural season for the all-suite, all-balcony ship will go on sale this spring. Seven Seas Splendor will join Regent’s fleet comprising Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Navigator. The line’s four-ship fleet visits more than 450 destinations around the world.

The cruise line’s fares include all-suite accommodations, roundtrip business class air on intercontinental flights from the U.S. and Canada; a collection of free, unlimited shore excursions; unlimited Internet access, personalized service, cuisine, fine wines and spirits, prepaid gratuities, ground transfers, and one-night, pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher.

Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups that works on cruise ship design and construction, as well as naval and offshore vessels, ferries, mega-yachts, ship repairs and conversions, systems and components production, and after-sales services.

Headquartered in Trieste, Italy, the company has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. Fincantieri's clients include major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies, and it is partner of some of the main European defense companies.

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