Seven Seas Explorer Keel Laying Ceremony


The first building block for Seven Seas Explorer is now in place. The piece was placed during a special keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, just a few days ago. A black Rolls Royce Phantom transported the three symbolic coins to the event in first-class style.

The coins placed were a rare 1921 U.S. silver coin known as the Peace Dollar symbolizing the safe passage of Seven Seas Explorer; a 1959 silver Italian Lire representing the year the Fincantieri shipyard was established; and a commemorative coin specially minted for this occasion.

The keel laying signals a significant milestone in the construction for what will be the most luxurious cruise ship ever built, and brings the vessel one step closer to her 20 July 2016 maiden voyage.

At 56,000 GT and carrying only 750 guests, Seven Seas Explorer will boast one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry and among the highest staff-to-guest ratio, further strengthening Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ widely recognized position as the leader in the luxury cruise segment.  World-renowned architectural interior design firms Tillberg Design AB, RTKL Associates and ICRAVE are designing the vessel. Seven Seas Explorer will join the award-winning Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet in the summer of 2016.


Reservations for Seven Seas Explorer’s inaugural season opened  19 January 2015 exclusively for Seven Seas Society members and will become widely available starting 4 February 2015.

Visit our dedicated Seven Seas Explorer page for further maiden itinerary information or call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.

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About Danielle Fear

Danielle has more than 40 cruises behind her and loves to visit new and exciting places. One of her favourite cruise regions is the Baltic because of its rich history and exciting ports.

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