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Regent Seven Seas Begins Construction of New Cruise Ship Seven Seas Grandeur
Keel for Seven Seas Grandeur. (Photo: Regent Seven Seas)

Regent Seven Seas Begins Construction of New Cruise Ship Seven Seas Grandeur

Regent Seven Seas Begins Construction of New Cruise Ship Seven Seas Grandeur
Keel for Seven Seas Grandeur. (Photo: Regent Seven Seas)

July 12, 2022

Jorge Oliver
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(1:45 p.m. EDT) -- Regent Seven Seas Cruises kicked off the construction of its new cruise ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, today with a keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

During the ceremony, a steel section of the 55,000-ton vessel was lifted onto the dry dock, signifying the official start of the ship's physical construction. The 720-passenger Seven Seas Grandeur is scheduled to launch in 2023 as the sixth ship in Regent Seven Seas' fleet.

"Seven Seas Grandeur builds upon Regent's rich three-decade-long history," Regent Seven Seas President and CEO Jason Montague said. "Inspired by our heritage, this will be a ship that harmonizes elegance, comfort, freedom and choice, providing an unrivaled experience, and will continue to delight our guests for years to come."

Ancona shipyard Director Gilberto Tobaldi added: "Seven Seas Grandeur marks our third collaboration with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. We are proud to partner with such a prestigious cruise line to develop Seven Seas Grandeur, which will be a beautiful model for the future of luxury cruising."

As part of the ceremony, Montague and Tobaldi placed three custom-minted coins onto the keel of the ship, each one representing one of the sister ships: Seven Seas ExplorerSeven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Grandeur.  The coins will remain embedded within the ship's structure, a longstanding maritime tradition that is said to bring luck for all who sail aboard.

Introduced in 2016, Seven Seas Explorer, which the company billed as the world's most-luxurious cruise ship, was the first Regent ship built by Fincantieri; construction took place in the company's Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genova. Seven Seas Splendor was built in Ancona in 2020.

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