Construction begins on Seven Seas Explorer

07/15/2014 5:50 PM

07/15/2014 5:50 PM

Construction started Tuesday morning on the new luxury ship from Doral-based Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Executives from the company celebrated the ceremonial cutting of the first piece of steel for the Seven Seas Explorer at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy

The 750-passenger vessel is scheduled to be delivered in summer of 2016. Regent, part of Prestige Cruise Holdings, has said the ship will cost about $450 million.

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