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H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco to Serve as Godmother for Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer will enter service in royal fashion with Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco having kindly accepted to serve as the ship’s godmother at a gala christening event in Monte Carlo, Monaco on the evening of 13 July 2016.

Joining Princess Charlene at the christening ceremony for Seven Seas Explorer is world renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will take the stage for a spectacular 40-minute performance during the event.

The newest member of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet has been hailed as the most luxurious ship ever built. Carrying only 750 guests, she boasts one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry and features extravagantly designed lounges and showplaces, and lavish gourmet restaurants. The all-suite ship is also home for the extravagant Regent Suite, a 3,875-square foot luxury suite with a cruise industry first in-suite spa retreat complete with unlimited complimentary spa treatments.

Born in Zimbabwe, Africa, Princess Charlene grew up in South Africa. A competitive swimmer, she represented South Africa during various world class competitions including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She married Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, in July 2011. They are the parents of twins born in 2014, Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

In 2012, She launched The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, whose mission is to teach children and adults basic water safety techniques and save lives. Drowning claims a reported 370,000 lives each year worldwide.

The Foundation sponsors a number of “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programmes in 27 countries throughout the world, including in the United States.

Thrilling worldwide audiences for more than 20 years, Andrea Bocelli is a renowned Italian tenor and the most successful classical solo artist of all time. He has sold more than 80 million albums of both classical and pop music, and has performed for four U.S. presidents, three Popes, the British Royal Family, the Princely family of Monaco during the Princely wedding of H.S.H Prince Albert to H.S.H Princess Charlene, several Prime Ministers and at ceremonies for the Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo and Expo Milan 2015.

For more information on Seven Seas Explorer, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677 .