Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) took possession of the Seven Seas Splendor in Italy this week, and on 21 February she will be christened by “godmother” Christie Brinkley in Miami. The Seven Seas Splendor is the 15th cruise ship to be flagged under the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the second Regent vessel in the Registry.
This intimate luxury ship more than lives up to its name; it is indeed a splendid vessel. One significant factor is that the Seven Seas Splendor will have a worldwide itinerary, and that makes International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI), which provide administrative and technical support to the RMI Maritime and Corporate Registries, the logical choice. With 28 offices worldwide, we are able to render support and assistance no matter where the vessel is at port.
The ship will set the industry benchmark in exquisite style and comfort, unparalleled service, impeccably crafted cuisine, and all-balcony suites. RSSC president and CEO Jason Montague said the Seven Seas Splendor designers had been “obsessing over large and small details.”
The ship boasts the Regent Suite, the largest suite ever constructed on a luxury cruise ship, with a glass-enclosed solarium sitting area on top of the bridge, overlooking the bow, for a captain’s view of the world’s most beautiful destinations as the Seven Seas Splendor arrives at each port. It offers more than 3,000 square feet of interior space and a 1,300-square-foot wraparound veranda, complete with a hot tub on the forward balcony. Then there’s the king-size, custom handcrafted Vividus bed, as well as an in-suite spa retreat featuring a personal sauna, steam room, and treatment area with unlimited spa treatments, first-class air accommodations, a dedicated personal butler, and a personal car with driver and guide in every port.
Something else that sets the Seven Seas Splendor apart is its captain, Serena Melani. The first woman in cruise history to captain a new cruise ship at launch, Melani joined the cruise line in 2010 and has led the Seven Seas’ Explorer, Mariner, and Navigator since becoming the company’s first female master captain in 2016. “Captain Melani has distinguished herself as a trailblazer in the maritime and cruise industries,” Montague says. “She is an international role model and admired by our guests and crew.”
Passengers will explore the world’s top foodie destinations with chef-led tours, allowing them to explore a region’s culinary culture with market visits, wine tastings, cooking demos, hands-on classes, and meals at the world’s greatest restaurants, including Michelin-starred and Escoffier trophy-winning establishments.
For more information about the ship, her destinations and amenities, or to make reservations, visit the RSSC website.