Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced plans for an extensive, $125 mill fleet-wide refurbishment programme.

Beginning with ‘Seven Seas Navigator’ this spring, the public spaces and suites to be refurbished will feature the same elegant style as featured on ‘Seven Seas Explorer’, providing guests with a consistent look-and-feel, on every Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship.

The two-year investment includes significant renovations of most public spaces along with a complete redesign of all suite categories.  ‘Seven Seas Navigator’, claimed to be the line’s most intimate ship carrying just 490 pax, will be the first to receive the upgrade, followed by ‘Seven Seas Voyager’ in late 2016 and ‘Seven Seas Mariner’ in the spring of 2017.

The company said that ‘Seven Seas Navigator’ will emerge essentially a brand new ship following the upcoming dry-docking, with all suite categories, lounges, the library, casino, boutiques, reception area, and signature restaurants Compass Rose and La Veranda, completely renovated.

“’Seven Seas Navigator’ is one of our most beloved ships, so it’s fitting that she is the first to undergo this extraordinary refurbishment,” said Jason Montague, president and COO for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.“These renovations will bring a new level of elegance to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, strengthening our position as the undisputed leader in luxury cruising, operating the most luxurious ships at sea.”

‘Seven Seas Navigator’ s renovations will commence when it enters dry-dock in Marseille, France on 31st March.  The project will be completed by 13th April, when the ship embarks on the 10-night trip from Barcelona to Rome, with calls across Spain, France, Monaco and Italy.

Some highlights of the upcoming ‘Seven Seas Navigator’ refurbishment include:

  • Navigator Suite: The Navigator Suite will be updated with a fresh new design. The bedroom features the new custom-made Elite Slumber Bed, dressed in 100% cotton sateen bedding. In both the bedroom and living room, an ebony-black wooden vanity with white marble top stretches the length of the room, matching the sultry green and yellow accent furniture, draperies and new carpeting.
  • Penthouse, Concierge and Deluxe Suites:  The largest collection of suites on board the ship will also receive a new look. A padded leather headboard will support the Elite Slumber Bed in the bedroom and the sitting area will feature a plush sofa with stylish accent table and new artwork.
  • Reception Area: Guests’ first glimpse at the renovations will occur in the completely-redesigned reception area, where contemporary and classical design elements will meet. Marble inlay flooring with a compass-like design and polished stone walls with metal inlays will guide guests to the dark wooden reception desk. Illuminating the reception area will be a gypsum diamond cut lighting fixture embedded in the oval alabaster ceiling.
  • Compass Rose: Throughout the spacious, 384-seat dining room will be fitted with geometric patterns underscored by silver leaf, pewter and antique bronze elements. An ornate silver-leaf feature wall will highlight one end of the dining room, while oversized windows will run along both sides of the restaurant to provide ocean vistas. Grand crystal chandeliers will be enhanced by recessed ceiling lights. Guests will be seated at intimate tables ringed by leather chairs adorned with swirls of celestial blue fabric.
  • La Veranda: La Veranda will feature a fresh and airy design that will be accentuated by natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows that will encircle the restaurant. Casual indoor and al fresco dining with ocean views, and a buffet will be available for breakfast and lunch. Each evening, the restaurant will be transformed into a fine dining restaurant, Sette Mari La Veranda, for dinner.
  • Galileo Lounge: Galileo Lounge on Deck 11 will convey a celestial feel, beginning with a tempered glass double-door entrance trimmed with an abstract design depicting the solar system and featuring a decorative sun-shaped handle. This theme will extend inside the 132-seat cocktail lounge, where a night-black oval-shaped ceiling fitted with fibre-optic ‘stars’ will overlook the inlaid wooden dance floor.

Navigator Lounge / Coffee Connection: By day, these Deck 6 venues – connected by a central walkway – will be bathed in natural light from a bank of windows overlooking the sea. The new design and furnishings will include with cream-coloured fabrics on chairs and draperies, and white marble topped tables with hammered copper accents. By night, this lounge will be transformed into a small night club, with a Steinway piano as the centrepiece.

Posted on: 26/01/2016