Regent Seven Seas Cruises plans to expand its fleet of three luxury liners (as seen above) to four with the announcement of the new Seven Seas Explorer. According to the line, the upcoming vessel will be “the most luxurious cruise ship in the era of modern cruising.” The new-build will be constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy with a delivery slated for Summer 2016.

No renderings of the all-suite, all balcony Seven Seas Explorer are available at this time, but the cruise ship will be the largest in the fleet with a capacity of 738 guests and a size of 54,000 gross-registered tons. She will measure 732 feet long and 102 feet wide and will be a green ship, fully outfitted with environmentally friendly systems. At $450-million, the new cruise ship will be the most expensive luxury liner ever built.

The cruise line has revealed the following details: Seven Seas Explorer will feature spacious and sophisticated designer suites, ultra-elegant public areas, a wide-range of gourmet dining options, a world-class spa and many other amenities all created with the personality, warmth and soul of classic and timeless design. World-renowned architectural and interior design firms Tillberg Design AB, RTKL Associates and ICrave are designing the vessel, which will feature 369 suites ranging from 300 square feet to 1,500 square feet, six open-seating gourmet restaurants, Regent’s signature nine-deck atrium, the two-story Explorer Theater, three boutiques and an expansive Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

Frank J. Del Rio, Prestige Cruise Holdings Chairman and CEO, says, “the moment you step aboard, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The ship’s upscale yet timeless design, extreme use of exotic stones and polished woods, designer furniture, rich fabrics and sophisticated lighting combined with what promises to be a museum-quality, eclectic art collection will clearly position Seven Seas Explorer as the new standard in luxury cruising.”

Once built, the Seven Seas Explorer will soon join the Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager. More details about the new cruise ship are expected to be revealed over the next few months. For more information of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, visit the cruise line’s website here.

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