Fincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The third unit of the Explorer class is the tenth vessel in the order book to be built for the NCL group
Fincantieri and the US Group Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. signed a contract for the construction of one new ultra-luxury cruise ship for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand to be delivered in 2023. The value of the agreement amounts to approx. 474 million euro.
The new vessel will be a sister ship to “Seven Seas Explorer”, which took the sea in 2016, and to “Seven Seas Splendor”, due to delivery in 2020. With about 54,000 tons, the unit will be able to accommodate up to 750 guests on board and it will be the brand’s sixth-all-suite vessel in Regent’s fleet. As its sister ships, the new vessel will be built using the very latest environmental protection technologies. The interiors will be particularly sophisticated, with every attention paid to passenger comfort.
“This agreement is the perfect seal of the work our Group has carried out over the years and the role we have gained on the market. We are able to enter and maintain a reference market presence in every niche, including the most unique and competitive as the ultra-luxury one, in which Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates. Quality is the ship owner’s hallmark and it entrusted Fincantieri once again”, stated Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “Today we have 10 ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. in our order book, 5 of which have been secured in the last 5 months, for all the three brands in their portfolio: this result confirms the strength of the strategies we carried out, allowing us to reiterate our leadership in the sector at a global level”.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is one of the top cruise companies in the world. Besides Regent Seven Seas Cruises, it operates the Norwegian Cruise Line brand, for which Fincantieri is developing the new “Leonardo” class, 6 units which will be delivered between 2022 and 2027, and Oceania Cruises, for which the Group last week announced 2 new generation cruise ships to be handed over in 2022 and 2025, starting the “Allura-Class”. Besides this, Fincantieri also built “Marina” and “Riviera” at the Sestri Ponente shipyard respectively in 2011 and 2012.
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