Construction of Seven Seas Splendour, a new all-inclusive luxury vessel, has begun.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises president Jason Montague; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings executive vice president of vessel operations Robin Lindsay; Regent senior vice president of hotel operations Franco Semeraro; and Fincantieri shipyard director Giovanni Stecconi earlier pressed the button to ignite the cutting torch at Fincantieri Ancona to shape the first plate of steel for Seven Seas Splendor.
The new 750-guest ship will join the Regent fleet in early 2020.
“This is truly an exciting moment for us and we are delighted to work with the skilful engineers of Fincantieri Shipyard to build our new ship that will again raise the standards of luxury for the industry,” said Montague.
“Regent has been committed to delivering the most beautiful destinations with impeccable personalised service aboard elegant and intimately spacious ships for more than 25 years.
“With the first steel cut for Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona, we are now underway to realising our plans for the new ship that will perfect luxury.”
The inaugural season for the all-suite, all-balcony ship will go on sale this spring.
Seven Seas Splendor will join Regent’s fleet comprising Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Navigator.