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A GALA CEREMONY IN MONACO
The gala christening ceremony took place in Monte Carlo, one of the world’s most glamorous cities, and included a special 40-minute private concert by world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco delivered the traditional maritime blessing before the bottle of champagne broke against the ship’s hull, officially christening the vessel.
“This is truly a special moment, not only for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand, but for the entire Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family,” shared Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president and chief executive officer.
He added: “Tonight we celebrate the realization of our vision. Seven Seas Explorer is not only the world’s most luxurious ship - she sets a new benchmark for luxury vacations and lays the foundation from which Regent Seven Seas Cruises will continue to build."
PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO
INAUGURATES THE SHIP
Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco said: “It is an honor to be the Godmother of this magnificent ship, Seven Seas Explorer."
She added: "I am also thrilled by the discussions taking place between my Foundation and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to implement my Water Safety program on all their ships. Developing awareness of the risks attached to aquatic environments is, for me, a cause of most importance.”
ABOUT THE SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER.
THE MOST LUXURIOUS CRUISE SHIP IN THE WORLD.
The Seven Seas Explorer ship features extravagantly designed theaters and lounges, an unparalleled collection of opulent and spacious suites, five lavish gourmet restaurants and an unprecedented level of personalized service.
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At 55,254 gross-registered tons and carrying only 750 guests, the all-suite, all-balcony ship boasts one of the highest space ratios and lowest crew to guest ratios in the cruise industry, not to mention the largest private verandas in the cruise industry.
THE LARGEST SUITE ON A CRUISE SHIP
They also have a new category of luxury suite, the nearly 4,500-square foot Regent Suite.
The Seven Seas Explorer’s maiden voyage began yesterday, July 20, 2016. It will spend its inaugural season in Europe before heading to Miami for a series of Caribbean voyages.
“Seven Seas Explorer is the most luxurious ship ever built, and we are truly grateful and privileged to have Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco serve as the ship’s godmother,” added Jason Montague, president and COO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Our guests have waited patiently for over a decade for a new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship, and once they sail Seven Seas Explorer I’m confident they will agree it was well worth the wait,”