Regent Seven Seas Cruises' new ship, the Seven Seas Explorer, has passed a major construction milestone as it was floated out of the building dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Now outside of the building dock, construction will focus on completing Seven Seas Explorer’s interior spaces.
The new ship's maiden voyage is scheduled for July 20, 2016.
Robin Lindsay, executive vice president of vessel operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, attended the float out ceremony where a symbolic bottle of champagne was smashed against the side of the ship for good luck and prosperity.
With a capacity of 750 guests, Seven Seas Explorer will offer a top-tier 3,875 square-foot RegentSuite with two bedrooms, an expansive living space and a beam-to-beam private outdoor balcony. The suite also has an in-suite spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, relaxation loungers and a spa treatment area where guests will enjoy complimentary, unlimited treatments from Canyon Ranch.
Seven Seas Explorer will also introduce two new gourmet restaurants: Chartreuse, which channels a fine Paris restaurant, and Pacific Rim, which draws on the culinary traditions of Asia. The new restaurants will complement the four other dining venues onboard.
Additionally, Seven Seas Explorer will feature the brand’s first culinary instruction center called the Culinary Arts Kitchen, which will provide guests with personalized instruction at eighteen individual cooking stations.