Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor.
The 735-foot-long, 55,254-gross-ton ship will be making its maiden voyage to Miami this week before launching a series of itineraries in the Caribbean Basin.
That will include a pair of Panama Canal crossings and a Southern Caribbean cruise that will start in Miami and end in New York City.
The new ship will include five eateries, three bars and lounges and what the company says is an art collection valued at $5 million.
“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Luxury travelers have anticipated this stunning new ship for more than two years.”
The ship will have capacity for 750 guests in 375 suites, ranging from 307 square feet to nearly 4,500 square feet.
“Quality is a hallmark of both Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri, and it has been our privilege to construct this important and remarkable ship that reflects Fincantieri’s extensive abilities and its reference presence in the luxury cruise segment, a unique and competitive market niche in the shipbuilding industry,” said Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager, Fincantieri Merchant Ships Division.
The debut of Seven Seas Splendor comes as there is increased competition in the luxury cruise space, most notably from the soon-to-launch Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.