Tourism & Cruises

Regent Seven Seas announces new ship for 2020

Rendering of Regent Seven Seas’ new ship, set to sail in 2020.
Rendering of Regent Seven Seas’ new ship, set to sail in 2020. Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas is continuing to grow its fleet, now adding a fifth vessel set to sail in 2020, the cruise line announced Thursday.

The new ship will be a sister ship to the line’s latest addition, the 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, which will begin sailing in July. The Seven Seas Explorer was the first new ship in 14 years for the Doral-based cruise line. Regent Seven Seas is part of parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

According to a release, the new ship will be constructed at the Ficantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, at a cost of $480 million.

The new vessel will have many of the luxury features of its sister ship, including gourmet dining and spacious suites. Full details have not yet been released.

“The extraordinary demand generated by Seven Seas Explorer, including record-breaking volumes, reinforced our decision to expand our fleet with an additional ship that mirrors the same incredibly high standards of luxury,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Earlier this month, Regent announced that the Seven Seas Explorer would feature four new entertainment options: an homage to American jazz and pop music singer Peggy Lee; a Beatles-inspired take of the ballroom dancing show Burn the Floor; Parisian cabaret-style production Paradis; and Tony Award-winning show A Day in Hollywood.

The Seven Seas Explorer will sail from Europe during its inaugural season and then leave from PortMiami for a series of Caribbean voyages in December.