All suites, lounges, dining areas and reception areas of the entire Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet will undergo refurbishment to bring them to the standard of the newest vessel joining this year, the luxury small-ship cruise line announced today.
In a two-year project, a total of US$125 million will be spent on the refurb program. All suites on all three vessels will be completely redesigned, with the first to undergo changes being the 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator, beginning in Marseille from 31 March. Highlights of the works will see the highest class room category, the Navigator Suite, fitted with a custom built bed and marble-topped black wooden vanity stretching the length of the room. The item will coordinate with dark green and yellow furniture, drapes and carpets.
Deluxe Suites will see a new plush sofa and accent table fitted to a separate sitting area, while a leather padded headboard will support and complement the new Elite Slumber Bed.
Marble inlay flooring with a compass design and polished stone walls will make up the new Reception area, which itself will change to a dark wooden desk. A diamond cut lighting fixture embedded in the ceiling will illuminate the area. Over at the 384-seat Compass Rose signature restaurant, an ornate silver-leaf feature wall will highlight one end of the dining room. On the other side, oversized windows will provide a full ocean view, while a sparkling crystal chandelier will enhance the recessed ceiling lights.
Upon completion, the revitalised ship’s first voyage will the 10-day ‘Flawless French Riviera’ cruise from Barcelona to Rome, before spending the spring in South Africa. In early 2017, the revitalised ship will be deployed on the brand’s first World Cruise in six years as it sets sail from Miami, Florida on 05 January 2017. The 128-night round-trip sailing will visit 62 ports in 31 countries across six continents.
The remaining two vessels – Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner – will be laid up for their own improvement programs late this year and autumn 2017. Also in that time, the company will induct and begin service on its fourth ship – Seven Seas Explorer – which it claims will be the world’s most luxurious cruise ship.
“These renovations will bring a new level of elegance to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, strengthening our position as the undisputed leader in luxury cruising, operating the most luxurious ships at sea,” Regent Seven Seas Cruises President Jason Montague said.