Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Champagne start to building Seven Seas Explorer

Construction work has begun on Seven Seas Explorer, the 54,000-ton luxury ship scheduled to debut in summer 2016.  The pop of a cork freed from a Krug Grande Cuvée magnum at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy,  initiated a laser which cut the ceremonial first piece of steel for the vessel.  
The steel will serve as the foundation for an opulent, one-of-a-kind owner’s suite on the Regent Seven Seas 750-passenger ship.
During the ceremony, Regent president Kunal S. Kamlani,  and Gabriele Cocco, senior executive vice president of merchant ships for Fincantieri, began a countdown that culminated with Maison Krug Italy’s master sommelier, Michela Cimatoribus, releasing the cork.  
“We’re one step closer to fulfilling our dream of building the most luxurious ship in the world and giving our guests another exciting option to explore inspired global destinations with our special brand of all-inclusive luxury,” said Kamlani.  “Seven Seas Explorer will surpass the current standard in luxury cruising, offering a new level of grandeur throughout the ship from its lavish suites to its elegant public spaces and gourmet restaurants.”  
“We are extremely excited to welcome a new partner in Regent Seven Seas Cruises and to start construction of this brilliant new ship,” added Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.  " Building the most luxurious ship ever is quite a challenge, but with our craftsmanship and experience building luxury ships we feel that Seven Seas Explorer will become the definition of excellence.”   
Seven Seas Explorer will have the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry and further strengthen Regent Seven Seas Cruises’  position as the most inclusive luxury cruise line.        
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will begin taking reservations for the maiden voyage and inaugural season for Seven Seas Explorer in early 2015.  For more information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises or to receive a brochure, guests can contact their specialist cruise agent, call Reservations on 02380 682280 or visit http://www.rssc.com