by Paul Motter
Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today that Seven Seas Voyager has emerged from her scheduled dry-dock with a dramatic, breathtaking new interior decor and refreshed exterior decks. The all-balcony, all-suite 700-guest capacity vessel unveiled her new look on October 23 when she set sail on a 10-night cruise from Rome to Venice.
Radiating a new sense of warmth, the ship’s public spaces are resplendent with elegant new furnishings, rich upholstery, custom-milled carpeting and hand-selected accents. From the bold yet soothing tones of the Observation Lounge, to the inviting sophistication of Horizons, every area exudes a sense of style and elegance. The refurbishment was over-seen by Frank J. Del Rio, the line’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who flew to Marseille, France for a final inspection before Seven Seas Voyager set sail.
“Regent Seven Seas Cruises has always set the benchmark for luxury cruises and the Seven Seas Voyager just raised the bar considerably. The ship is nothing short of breathtaking,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Seven Seas Voyager is ushering in a new era of design sophistication for the line and is now undoubtedly the most beautiful ship afloat,” he added.
As part of the ship’s refurbishment all Penthouse Suites received stunning new décor with custom-crafted elegant furnishings, plush carpeting, curtains, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, original artwork and outdoor furniture.
The Constellation Theater, the ship’s two-deck high, state-of-the-art show theatre was rejuvenated with new carpeting, all new upholstery, wall coverings, cocktail tables, wall sconces, banquettes and chairs.
Of course, the ship’s exterior decks received just as much as attention as the interiors. New teak was installed on the balconies of all 350 suites and teak decks in common areas were re-surfaced and re-finished to brand-new condition. The Pool Deck, as well as the ship’s outdoor relaxation areas on Decks 5, 11 and 12, now feature brand new resort furniture and stylish accents. The Pool Grill and La Veranda also received eye-catching upgrades with new mosaic tiling, new wall coverings and awnings.
Appearing continuously on annual “world’s best” and “top” awards lists by noted media includingTravel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic and more, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet is comprised of three all-suite ships that carry from 490 to 700 guests in luxury to ports in Australia, Europe, Asia, South America, South Pacific, Alaska, New England, Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Guests can choose from up to four, open-seating gourmet restaurants, including Compass Rose, serving an exceptional variety of European-inspired Continental cuisine; Prime7, a contemporary American steakhouse; Signatures, a classic French dining experience that rivals the finest Parisian restaurants; and Sette Mari at La Veranda, which offers an extensive menu of authentic Italian specialties. With some of the highest space-per-guest ratios in the cruise industry, accommodations include such requisite amenities as down comforters, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen television, DVD players and Wi-Fi access. Penthouse and higher-category suites aboard all three ships are equipped with iPads.