Regent Seven Seas has announced that the inaugural programme for it’s latest, ultra luxury new build, Seven Seas Explorer, will be announced on January 15th, going on sale to the general public in February.
The $450 million ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri yard in Italy, will enter service in 2016, and will be the first dedicated new build for the line since 2003. She will join her siblings, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, in a fleet that will give Regent three of the only four all suite, all balcony luxury ships in the world.
Like her siblings, the 54,000 ton Explorer will accommodate around 750 guests, representing an approximate forty per cent increase in the line’s current passenger capacity.
And, while actual specifics and hardware are sketchy at the moment, the company is claiming that the ship will feature a ‘museum quality’ range of art works, as well as the highest passenger space ratio of any ship afloat, and also the highest ratio of staff to guests of any ship at sea.
There will be six gourmet restaurants, and some 369 suites, varying between 300 and 1500 square feet in size.
In building, outfitting and running the Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas is setting it’s sights quite firmly on building what it claims will be ‘the world’s most luxurious ship’- quite a statement of intent.
More details will appear here as and when they become available.
As always, stay tuned.