Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released a preview of the $5 million art collection that will be permanently displayed aboard the new Seven Seas Splendor. Taking nearly two years to curate and commission, the 300-piece collection is sourced from artists and gallery from around the world, and it will debut when the new ship launches in February 2020.
The collection includes works from more than 200 artists across dozens of mediums, including two works from Pablo Picasso on display in Prime 7 and in the Regent Suite, as well as works by Eduardo Arranz-Bravo on display in Prime 7 and in the Atrium. Coffee Connection is home to works by Juan Roberto Diago, while a work by Roberta Matta is in the Atrium. The Regent Suite is also home to a work by Wilfredo Lam, while two hand-blown glass sculptures by Duncan McClellan serve as a conversation piece in the Observation Lounge. Prime 7 is also home to works by Joan Miró, while a bronze sculpture by Alexander Krishonov is on display in the spa.
Regent said that it considered the positioning of the pieces, which are present in all areas of the sip. For example, displaying Joan Miró’s The Bullfighter Move next to Eduardo Arranz-Bravo’s Bull in the Prime 7 steakhouse is meant to recall the time the two artist’s work was one display at the same prestigious Sala Gaspar Gallery in Spain in 1969, the same year that The Bullfighter Move was created.
Another notable installation is the dragon rising from under the floor and swirling through the space up through the ceiling to greet guests in front of the Pacific Rim Pan-Asian restaurant. Guests must walk through the winding dragon, which is holding a pearl to represent good luck, to enter the restaurant.
Dramatic, specially commissioned chandeliers are also present in the Atrium and Compass Rose Restaurant. There are a total of 216 crystal chandeliers in the ship’s restaurants, lounges and other public spaces, with another 119 crystal chandeliers in the ship’s suites and 218 chandeliers in the corridors.
The all-suite, 750-guest Seven Seas Splendor is scheduled to set sail in February 2020.