When you’re promising your new ship will be the “world’s most luxurious,” you can’t leave your existing fleet to rest on reputation.
That’s the motivation behind Wednesday’s announcement by Miami-based Regent Seven Seas Cruises that it will spend $125 million over the next two years to upgrade public spaces and suites on its three current ships.
The 490-passenger, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator will go into a two-week drydock this spring, emerging in mid April with new suites featuring Elite Slumber Beds, a refashioned reception area and refurbished dining spaces. The 700-passenger all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager will be refurbished in 2016, with the sister ship Seven Seas Mariner following in 2017.
This summer, the company will launch Seven Seas Explorer, an all-balcony, all-suite vessel that the company is calling “the world’s most luxurious ship.” Regent Seven Seas is a subsidiary of publicly traded Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.