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Regent Seven Seas Celebrates Seven Seas Explorer First Steel Cut

Yesterday, Regent Seven Seas Cruises celebrated the cut of the first piece of steel on its newest vessel, Seven Seas Explorer. A vessel they say will be the most luxurious in the world.

The new Seven Seas Explorer will be 54,000 gross tons and will carry just 750 guests, allowing for what the line says will be the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry.

The ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Master sommelier Michela Cimatoribus released the cork from a magnum of Krug Grande Cuvée, initiating a laser, which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the new ship. Shortly after, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa blessed the piece of metal.

Seven Seas Explorer shall make her debut during the summer of 2016, and will be Regent Seven Seas first new vessel in more than a decade. She will offer all-suite accommodation across 369 separate suites, which will range from 300 to 1,500 square feet. She will also offer guest’s six open-seating gourmet restaurants, the world famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub and a very impressive two-story theatre. Seven Seas Explorer will also take the title as the most expensive luxury vessel ever built at $450-million.

The addition of Seven Seas Explorer will boost Regent's fleetwide passenger capacity by approx. 40%.

Regent Seven Seas quotes itself as “the world’s most luxurious cruise line” with fares including flights, excursions in every port, wines and spirits, gratuities, pre-cruise luxury hotel package and more.

Video of the steel cutting ceremony

The Cruise Line UK will begin taking reservations for the maiden voyage and inaugural season for Seven Seas Explorer in early 2015, however, you can register your interest with us today by calling one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.