Luxury Cruise Market Continues to Expand with SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR

2 January 2024

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (hereinafter, “Regent”) took delivery of its sixth vessel, SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR in November 2023. SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR is the first newbuild in three years and is flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). After an inaugural cruise in the Mediterranean, SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR was christened in Miami on 10 December 2023 and will set sail from Miami in January 2024 for a sold-out inaugural season.

SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR represents efficient collaboration between the multi-award-winning Studio DADO, premier ship builder Fincantieri, the RMI Registry, and Lloyds Register. Built in just over two years in Italy, with gross tonnage of 55,500, staff of 548, capacity for 746 guests, and a 1.36 to 1 guest to staff ratio, SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR aims to provide guests with a transformative experience.

International Registries, Inc. (IRI), which provides technical and administrative support to the RMI Registry, participated in the project from the outset, advising on technical guidance and compliance with the designer and builder.

“From the initial discussions, it was clear that Regent wanted to build a vessel unlike any other on the sea,” said Angela Plott, Maritime Administration Liaison, IRI, whose work focuses primarily on the cruise sector. “Watching this project come alive – from drawings to its launch was a real joy and we are thrilled to see SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR take its place in the Regent fleet.”

Captain Luciano Montesanto, with more than two decades of experience, will command the vessel. Crewmembers from 41 nationalities will steward passengers throughout the inaugural season, which includes various Caribbean itineraries and two transits of the Panama Canal before sailing to the Mediterranean for summer 2024 and the eastern seaboard of North America in the fall of 2024. SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR will complete its inaugural year returning to the Caribbean.

“The expectations of both our loyal past guests and those who are new to Regent will be exceeded by SEVEN SEAS GRANEUR’s refined style, matchless elegance, and breath-taking beauty,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent. “As the appetite for luxury travel continues to grow, the delivery of SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR provides even more opportunities to cruise the world while enjoying the highest standards of hospitality in lavish and spacious surroundings.”

SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR features a wide range of guest accommodation options ranging between 307 square feet, to 4,443 square feet. The vessel is also home to a 1,600-piece art collection, including a custom designed masterpiece “Journey in Jewels,” the first Fabergé Egg to permanently reside at sea. Sarah Fabergé, Founding Member of the Fabergé Heritage Council, great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, and Godmother of SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR presented the egg at the christening ceremony in Miami. Other highlights in the ship’s art offering include a digital art tour, multiple works by Picasso; a custom-made bronze and hand-cast glass Bonsai Cherry Tree sculpture which will welcome guests into the Asian-fusion restaurant Pacific Rim; and “The Enchanted Tree,” a 40-foot-tall, hand-woven tapestry by world-renowned Brazilian artist Walter Goldfarb.

Members of IRI’s Cruise Team, including Angela Plott; Hans Krijger, General Manger, Roosendaal; and Bill Gallagher, President, joined SEVEN SEAS GRANDEUR for various inaugural events including delivery, christening, and inaugural welcome ceremonies around the world.