Keel Laying Ceremony Held For Regent’s Newest Luxury Cruise Ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ upcoming ship Seven Seas Grandeur is another step closer to coming to life.

The keel laying ceremony for the vessel was held today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. During the event, three custom-minted coins were placed onto the keel of the ship, each one representing one of the sister ships: Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Splendor, and Seven Seas Grandeur.

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Seven Seas Explorer (Photo via the Regent Seven Seas Cruises Facebook page)

The coins for Seven Seas Explorer and Splendor, delivered at the Sestri Ponente shipyard in 2016 and the Ancona shipyard in 2020, are replicas of those that were placed on their respective vessels. The new coin includes Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 30th anniversary logo.

Like the first two vessels in her class, Seven Seas Grandeur will be 55,500 gross tons and hold 732 passengers, with the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry.

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Features of the ship will include the Observation Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, Serene Spa & Wellness, the Culinary Arts Kitchen cooking classes, an infinity-edge plunge pool, a golf net, a casino, and multiple sports courts.

Dining will include modern French restaurant Chartreuse, Prime 7 steakhouse, Pan-Asian venue Pacific Rim, and Sette Mari at La Veranda — an intimate Italian restaurant featuring over-the-water alcoves.

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Prime 7 (Rendering courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises)

Seven Seas Grandeur is scheduled to debut in November 2023. Her debut voyage will be a 14-night transatlantic crossing from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida on November 25. The ship will visit Cadiz, Spain; Funchal, Portugal; and Kings Wharf, Bermuda.

Following the inaugural voyage, the vessel is set to operate a variety of mostly 10+ night cruises in the Caribbean, Panama Canal, and Mexican Riviera. In April 2024, the ship will head back to Europe for a spring and summer season in the Mediterranean.

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