Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Grandeur

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Seven Seas Grandeur
Rendering of Seven Seas Grandeur. (Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas.)

Regent Seven Seas Cruises today announced the name of its new ship as Seven Seas Grandeur—the sixth member of the Regent fleet is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2023. Jason Montague, president & CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, revealed the name in a video, which also unveiled the ship’s reimagined design of Compass Rose, the cruise line’s signature restaurant.

“The culmination of a 30-year heritage of perfection, Seven Seas Grandeur is the latest evolution in luxury cruising. Her refined style, matchless elegance and breath-taking beauty will exceed all expectations of our discerning guests,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a press statement. “We are immensely proud that by the end of 2023 we will have welcomed a sixth member to the world’s most luxurious fleet. It’s a testament to the expanding demand for luxury cruising that the Regent brand is driving thanks to our perfectly sized ships offering unrivaled space at sea.”

Seven Seas Grandeur will host only 750 guests and have a gross tonnage of 55,254, providing among the highest space ratios and staff to guest ratios in the industry. She is a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer, and Seven Seas Splendor.

Further details about Seven Seas Grandeur’s suites, restaurants, amenities and onboard experiences will be revealed at leading up to her 2023 debut, with her inaugural season unveiled and open for reservations on Sept. 22, 2021.

 Compass Rose – A Unique Dining Experience Reimagined
Seven Seas Grandeur’s signature specialty restaurant Compass Rose, allows guests to uniquely curate their own dining experience on every visit.

“Restaurants on board all Regent ships are exquisite, but for Seven Seas Grandeur’s Compass Rose we wanted to create a space that was truly a feast for the eyes,” said Yohandel Ruiz, founding partner, Studio DADO, in a press statement. “This new design of Compass Rose will pique guests’ curiosity and sense of wonder before they have even set foot in the restaurant, and go on to delight with a sumptuous, personalized meal in dramatic and beautiful surroundings. It’s a dining experience that they will regale friends and family with time and again.”

The new design of Compass Rose starts outside the restaurant, with a cascading waterfall sculpture imbuing tranquility and fashioned with laser-cut metal and hand-blown glass. Once inside, guests will be greeted by a canopy of interwoven crystal, and wood-edge illuminated trees arching overhead, giving the impression of dining in an enchanted forest.

As the sun goes down and dinner is served, guests will be awe-struck by the floor-to-ceiling illumination of the thousands of individually placed crystal-faceted leaves, which are encrusted on the kaleidoscope of pillars and branches enveloping the restaurant. A view of the ocean is also provided by hundreds of twinkling lights surrounding the windows.

Adding to the atmospheric dining experience will be a custom-designed mural by Confluent Studios. Crafted with gold-leaf and Verre Eglomise, the mural will depict the flora and fauna at the forest’s edge making the restaurant appear endless.

Ruiz continued, “Our goal was to create a space that is magical and transformative which, much like Compass Rose’s menu, has the potential to delight guests with something new each time they dine.”

Providing more choices than cruise travelers will have experienced before, Compass Rose offers a mix of new and familiar items on every visit. Guests are able to design their very own entree from preferred sides, sauces, pastas and main features such as Black Angus filet mignon, New Zealand lamb chops, Maine lobster tail and king sea scallops. The restaurant also has daily changing specials, as well as a wide vegan and vegetarian menu.

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