In June 2021, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced a sixth ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, would join the all-inclusive fleet in late 2023. Under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy, Seven Seas Grandeur will become the sister ship to Seven Seas Splendor, which debuted in February 2020, and the self-titled “world’s most luxurious cruise ship” Seven Seas Explorer, which launched in 2016.
The 750-passenger ship will have a gross tonnage of 55,254 and one of the highest space and crew to passenger ratios in the industry. The biggest difference between Grandeur and Regent’s other recent new builds will be the dramatic redesign of Compass Rose, the ship’s main dining room.
Miami-based Studio DADO who also worked on Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Mariner is working on redesigning the restaurant. The design will involve an extravagant cascading waterfall sculpture to represent tranquillity, created with laser-cut metal and hand-blown glass, at the entrance.
Inside, there’ll be a lavish enchanted forest aesthetic involving a dramatic canopy of interwoven crystal and wood-edge illuminated trees arching overhead. Crystals-covered leaves will illuminate the design. The space will also feature a custom-designed mural by Confluent Studios that will be created using gold leaf and verre eglomisé to create a mirrored finish.
Compass Rose offers a huge number of options, with passengers able to personalise their entrée from preferred sides, sauces, pastas and main features such as Black Angus filet mignon, New Zealand lamb chops, Maine lobster tail and king sea scallops. The restaurant also has daily changing specials, as well as a wide vegan and vegetarian menu.
There will also be a buffet restaurant and specialty options, likely to feature steak and seafood venue Prime 7, pan-Asian restaurant Pacific Rim and French venue Chartreuse. Coffee Connection will serve coffee, sandwiches, wraps and cakes.
In-suite dining will be available 24-hours a day.
The all-suite ship will offer a range of luxury cabin options, from Veranda up to the Regent suites. All featuring a balcony; marble bathrooms with walk-in showers; walk-in wardrobes; writing desk/dressing table; sofa with chair and coffee table; large flat screen TV; and fully-stocked mini-bars.
The ship will also offer accessible and interconnecting cabins.
Passengers can expect to find a number of bars and cocktail lounges; the Constellation Theater; a Serene Spa & Wellness facility, with a thermal area and infinity pool; fitness centre; pool; sun deck; putting green and jogging track. Other facilities will include a casino, library, business center, cigar lounge, reception, destination services, boutiques, and card room.
Daytime activities will include wine tastings, cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen, talks and lectures, trivia, deck games, and chess in the library.
Though Regent Seven Seas is not an adults-only cruise line, there are typically no child-friendly programming or facilities such as kids clubs onboard.
The ship’s inaugural season will be unveiled on September 22, 2021, when reservations open.