Regent Seven Seas Cruises took delivery of its sixth ship Seven Seas Grandeur during a handover ceremony in Ancona, Italy.
With a gross tonnage of 55,500, 548 crew and capacity for 746 guests, Regent claims Grandeur will provide the highest space and staff to guest ratios in the industry.
Captain Luciano Montesanto and his senior leadership team will command Grandeur’s maiden voyage from Venice to Barcelona on 18 November 2023.
The ship will then traverse the Atlantic to Miami for a gala event on 10 December 2023, where the ship’s godmother Sarah Fabergé, founding member of The Fabergé Heritage Council and great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, will perform her christening duties.
The vessel will then sail the Caribbean, two transits of the Panama Canal and an itinerary sailing the US Eastern Seaboard in a close-to-sold-out inaugural season before sailing back across the Atlantic from New York to Barcelona in March to explore the Mediterranean for summer 2024.
In September and October 2024, Grandeur will head to Canada and New England before sailing another Caribbean season to close out the year.
Guests’ expectations ‘will be exceeded by Grandeur’, Regent boss claims
“We would like to thank Studio DADO and Fincantieri for their outstanding collaboration in realising this incredible new vessel which truly builds on the ground-breaking traditions of Regent’s exceptional Explorer-class ships which came before,” said parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) president and CEO Harry Sommer.
“Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural season is all but sold out, which is testament to the burgeoning popularity of the unrivaled Regent experience and also reflective of the ship being the most anticipated launch of 2023.”
“The expectations of both our loyal past guests and those who are new to Regent will be exceeded by Seven Seas Grandeur’s refined style, matchless elegance, and breath-taking beauty,” added Regent president Andrea DeMarco.
“As the appetite for luxury travel continues to grow, the delivery of Seven Seas Grandeur provides even more opportunities to cruise the world while enjoying the highest standards of hospitality in lavish and spacious surroundings.”