Fincantieri has commenced construction of the Seven Seas Splendor super luxury cruise ship at its Ancona shipyard in Italy for Norwegian cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The new vessel is the second ship being built by Fincantieri for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and is expected to be delivered by 2020.
Similar to its sister ship ‘Seven Seas Explorer’, Seven Seas Splendor will be designed to have a 55,000t capacity and carry 750 passengers.
Seven Seas Explorer was delivered by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genova, Italy, in 2016.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and CEO Jason Montague said: “Seven Seas Explorer has earned remarkable acclaim since debuting in 2016 as the most luxurious ship ever built.
“Now, her sister Seven Seas Splendor builds upon the success of that lauded ship as it strives to perfect uncompromised luxury on the seas.
“In our pursuit to exceed guest expectations, we are creating a work of art, from bow to stern. Wherever you turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be surrounded by elegance, comfort and hospitality.”
Seven Seas Splendor construction will make use of the latest environmental protection technologies. The all-balcony ship will be equipped with 375 suites ranging from 307ft² to 4,443ft² in size.
The vessel’s 4,443ft² Regent Suite will have a private in-suite spa with steam room, a custom heated spa on a private balcony, and ceramic-heated lounge beds among other features and amenities.