As we previously wroote, Seven Seas Explorer was floated out.
Celebrations took place as the sound of the symbolic bottle of champagne smashed against the side of the ship, representing the fact that she has achieved this huge construction milestone. The future construction will now focus on completing Seven Seas Explorer’s interior spaces such as the opulent suites, elegant lounges and gourmet restaurants that define the term “true luxury”.
Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations, Robin Lindsay, attended the float out ceremony and witnessed the champagne bottle shatter, marking this special occasion. This reflects a maritime tradition that is intended to bring good luck and prosperity. There is only nine months to go until her grand debut in Monaco and the vision of her being the most luxurious ship at sea is starting to become real.
Seven Seas Explorer will boast an unmatched luxury experience like no other ship. There will be a new category of suite which will exude elegance; the 3,875 square-foot Regent Suite, which offers guests two plush bedrooms, an expansive well-appointed living space and a beam-to-beam private outdoor balcony. It will also feature an in-suite spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, relaxation loungers and a spa treatment area where guests can enjoy complimentary, unlimited treatments from Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
The Regent Suite will set the tone for all remaining categories of luxury suites on board, where guests can experience the most spacious accommodations and the largest balconies in the cruise industry.
For all the food-lovers out there, you will be pleased to know that the Explorer will introduce two new gourmet restaurants. There will be Chartreuse, a restaurant featuring a lavish ambiance and epicurean delights found in Paris’ finest eateries. The second will be Pacific Rim, a restaurant that offers a gourmet dining experience that brings to life the rich culinary traditions of Asia. These new restaurants will complement the four other dining venues that the Seven Seas Explorer has to offer, thereby providing significant culinary variety.
There will also be Regent’s first ever culinary instruction centre referred to as the Culinary Arts Kitchen. It will elevate cuisine to an art form and it will provide guests with personalized instruction at eighteen individual cooking stations to ensure the best learning methods.
It is clear to see that the Explorer has all the makings of what will be an elegant and sophisticated ship, and by far the most luxurious ship at sea. Her highly-anticipated debut will be in mid-2016.