Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ highly anticipated new ship, celebrated a major construction milestone as it was floated out of the building dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa.
Construction will now focus on completing Seven Seas Explorer’s interior spaces including its opulent suites, elegant lounges and gourmet restaurants. The luxury ship’s maiden voyage is scheduled for July 20, 2016.
At 56,000 gross-registered tons and carrying only 750 guests, Seven Seas Explorer will boast one of the highest space ratios in the cruise industry.
The luxury liner features a top-tier 3,875 square-foot Regent Suite, with two bedrooms, an expansive living space and a beam-to-beam private outdoor balcony. The suite also has an in-suite spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, relaxation loungers and a spa treatment area where guests will enjoy complimentary, unlimited treatments from Canyon Ranch.
Seven Seas Explorer will also feature new gourmet restaurants. Chartreuse channels a fine Paris restaurant, and Pacific Rim draws on the culinary traditions of Asia. The new restaurants will complement the four other onboard dining venues.
And its top-of-the-line Culinary Arts Kitchen will provide guests with personalized instruction at eighteen individual cooking stations.
Seven Seas Explorer’s maiden voyage is July 20, 2016 when it sails a 14-night Monte Carlo to Venice cruise. It will remain in the Mediterranean during its inaugural season, visiting such destinations as Barcelona, Ibiza, St. Tropez, Venice, Istanbul, Alexandria and Jerusalem.