RSSC’s Splendor arrives
REGENT Seven Seas Cruises’ highly anticipated new Splendor has formally joined the upmarket cruise line’s fleet, having been handed over to CEO Jason Montague in Ancona, Italy on Fri.
The 750-passenger vessel is a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer, with a third similar vessel also set for delivery in 2023.
Montague said the opening of bookings for Splendor had seen Regent experience its biggest day of sales ever, while a large Australian contingent on board this week reflects the importance of the local market for the brand.
The ship will be named in Miami later this month by supermodel Christie Brinkley, following a series of preview sailings after which she will be deployed in the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera.
A new “Serene Spa & Wellness” spa brand created for the ship offers exclusive treatments, while on-board dining options include the main Compass Rose restaurant, the Prime 7 steakhouse, French-inspired Chartreuse, authentic Italian eatery Sette Mari, and Pacific Rim which offers Pan-Asian cuisine and welcomes guests with a massive mythical dragon.
Splendor is an all-suite, allbalcony ship, with staterooms ranging from the 28.5m2 Veranda Suite right through to the whopping 412m2 Regent Suite which has its own sauna, steam room and spa treatment area.
Guests in the Regent Suite have a dedicated personal butler, as well as a personal car with driver and guide in every port.
While that’s the ultimate in luxury, those in lower categories are also treated with all-inclusive shore excursions, beverages, specialty restaurants and much more.