Construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Regent Seven Seas Cruises has commenced at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The Seven Seas Splendor ship represents the second ultra-luxury vessel to be built by Fincantieri for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Its delivery is expected by early 2020.
Weighing 55,500t, Seven Seas Splendor will be 224m-long and carry 754 passengers on-board the 375 suites.
The all-suite, all-balcony ship will also be equipped with latest environmental protection technology.
It will join the ‘Seven Seas Explorer’ vessel, which was delivered by Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, Italy, in June.
The interiors of Seven Seas Splendor will be designed with an aim to offer improved passenger comfort.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and CEO Jason Montague said: “Regent has been committed to delivering the most beautiful destinations with impeccable personalised service aboard elegant and intimately spacious ships for more than 25 years.
“With the first steel cut for Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona, we are now underway to realising our plans for the new ship that will perfect luxury.”
Regent Seven Seas Cruises currently operates a four-ship fleet that visits more than 450 destinations throughout the globe.
Since 1990, Fincantieri has built 80 cruise ships and is currently involved in the design and build of 45 new ships.