With expectations high for 2016 summer's 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) announced it will build a new Explorer-class sister Regent luxury ship for 2020 in the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
The new vessel will have many of the Explorer's high-end features and amenities, including the 3,875-square-foot Regent Suite - a 2-bedroom suite with an in-suite spa, private vista garden, 2 and a half baths with stone and marble detail, and 2 separate wraparound balconies. The line is billing Seven Seas Explorer as the "most luxurious cruise ship ever."
Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said:
"The extraordinary demand generated by Seven Seas Explorer, including record-breaking booking volumes, reinforced our decision to expand our fleet with an additional ship that mirrors the same incredibly high standards of luxury."