Regent Seven Seas cruises have announced the completion of the first phase of the company most challenging and ambitious refurbishment to date.
The Seven Seas Voyager and the Seven Seas Mariner, each which are capable of holding up to 700 guests in their all suite all balcony accommodation just managed to complete their dry docks just in time for their World Cruise 2009.
The total cost of this refurbishment has cost $40million. It was overseen by acclaimed marine architectural firm of Yran and Storbraaten of Oslo, Norway creating elegant luxurious cruisers whilst retaining the warmth and charm RSSC is renowned for.
“Both ships have never looked better, they are nothing short of stunning,” said Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Seven Seas Voyager and Mariner each set the benchmark for ultra-luxury cruising when they were introduced. They are now setting new standards and are now undoubtedly the most beautiful vessels in the industry,” he added.
Highlights of the refurbishment on both ships include:
? The creation of Prime 7, a fresh, contemporary interpretation of a traditional grill restaurant.
? The re-design of lounges and public rooms to create more spacious areas for relaxation.
? The creation of new lounge and dining areas around the Pool Grill.
? New carpeting, wallpaper, upholstery, light fixtures, and drapes in most public areas and guest suite accommodations.
? More casual dining options with the installation of a pizza oven and ice cream bar.
? The creation of an extended coffee and snack bar area on Seven Seas Voyager, similar to the popular Coffee Connection on Seven Seas Marine.
There has been very positive feed back to the ships new look,
“I have always sold RSSC to my clients with confidence,” said Greg Nacco of Cruise Specialists, a Council member. “But now, with the recent refurbishment and the Free Shore Excursions, I am even more passionate about the product. We’ve had a number of clients already return from their cruises raving about the changes,” he added.
RSSC third phase will involve refurbishment of the Seven Seas Navigator scheduled for April 2010.