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July 10, 2013

Fincantieri wins cruise ship order from Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has secured a $450m contract to build a super luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

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Seven Seas Voyager

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has secured a $450m contract to build a super luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The new vessel, which will be called Seven Seas Explorer, will be built at Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard and is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2016.

The cruise ship will feature all-balcony suite accommodation like Regent’s smaller Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner.

The 54,000t vessel will have a length of 223m, beam of 31m, draft of 7m and will be capable of accommodating 738 passengers in 369 suites.

Seven Seas Explorer will become the largest vessel in the Regent Seven Seas fleet and will be built using advanced environmental protection technologies, according to Fincantieri.

Tillberg Design, RTKL Associates and I-Crave will be responsible for interior design work for the new cruise vessel, which will be powered by diesel-electric engines with a service speed of 20 knots.

Funding for the project is being provided by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank with support from Sace, Italy’s export credit facility.

Regent Seven Seas parent company Prestige Cruise Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio said the new vessel will boast one of the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios ever seen in the modern era of cruising.

"This new ship order represents an exciting time of growth for our company as we build the next generation of cruise ships for the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line," Del Rio said.

The ship will feature six open-seating restaurants, a nine-deck atrium, a two-storey Explorer Theater, three boutiques and a large Canyon Ranch spa.


Image: The new Seven Seas Explorer will feature all-balcony suite accommodation like Regent’s smaller Seven Seas Voyager (pictured) and Seven Seas Mariner. Photo: GroszekGroszek.

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