Monday, 8 December 2014

Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers first view of new ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers first view of new ship

By Tom Stieghorst
Regent Seven Seas Explorer renderingRegent Seven Seas Cruises has released a rendering of the Seven Seas Explorer, a first look at the ship since it was ordered in July 2013.

The blue and white vessel, which will accommodate 750 guests, doesn’t appear radically different in size or appearance than the line’s three other ships. It will be 12.5% larger than Regent's biggest ship, but carry only 7% more passengers.

However, the ship looks more streamlined and the lines of the deck more horizontal because the balconies appear to have glass or translucent railings without partitions between the cabins. 
Regent spokesman Jason Lasecki said there are partitions between the suites in the ship’s actual design. “It is still a rendering, so the finer details are not necessarily reflected,” he said.

The ship also has a blue accent stripe that starts at the bow and dips stylishly one deck as it approaches midship.

Regent has launched a microsite to provide updates and information about the ship, which is due for delivery in the summer of 2016. 
Jason Montague, the newly named president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas, said the line’s partisans have been clamoring for details about the ship.

“This dedicated microsite provides us with a platform to provide our passionate brand advocates with the latest updates,” he said.

Included in the site is a two-minute video setting expectations for the ship, Regent said.

Regent Seven  Seas Explorer Video

Seven Seas Explorer will be the first new ship for Regent in 13 years. Reservations will open Jan. 19, 2015, the company said.