Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, speaks at the Seven Seas Splendor handover ceremony.

Regent takes delivery of fifth luxury ship, Seven Seas Splendor

ANCONA, ITALY — Regent Seven Seas Cruises has taken delivery of its fifth ship, Seven Seas Splendor, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

At an official ceremony, president and CEO Jason Montague described the Splendor as “Luxury Perfected”, spanning 735 feet and accommodating 750 guests in 375 suites ranging from 307 to 4,443 square feet.

“Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality,” he said. “Luxury travellers have anticipated this stunning new ship for more than two years. The day she opened for reservations was the busiest booking day in our company’s history. We thank the talented team at Fincantieri for collaborating with Regent to achieve our ambitious vision of creating the ship that perfects luxury. Seven Seas Splendor demonstrates how Regent continues to deliver ‘An Unrivaled Experience’ for guests across our fleet.”

Lavishly designed public spaces include five unique restaurants, three bars and lounges, 500 crystal chandeliers, over an acre of Italian marble, and a US$5 million curated art collection.

Helmed by Captain Serena Melani, the first female captain to take charge of a brand-new ocean cruise ship, Seven Seas Splendor will sail its first official voyage on Feb. 6, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida. It will be christened on Feb. 21 by Godmother Christie Brinkley at a glamorous ceremony at PortMiami.

Following its christening event, Seven Seas Splendor will cruise the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, which includes two crossings of the Panama Canal and one unique Southern Caribbean cruise from Miami to New York City. In spring, it will traverse the Atlantic Ocean once more for its inaugural European season, offering historically rich ports of call in the Mediterranean.

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