Fincantieri, work starts at Ancona on Seven Seas Splendor
Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:54 PM
The steel cutting ceremony of “Seven Seas Splendor”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ship which Fincantieri will build for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona. The delivery is scheduled for early 2020.
The ceremony was attended, among others, for the ship owner by Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and, for Fincantieri, Giovanni Stecconi, Director of the Ancona shipyard.
With its 55,500 gross tons, "Seven Seas Splendor" will be 224 meters long and accommodate 754 passengers on board in 375 spacious suites. The new ship, which will follow “Seven Seas Explorer” delivered by the shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) last year in June, will be built using the very latest in environmental protection technologies. The interiors will be particularly sophisticated, with every attention paid to passenger comfort.
Fincantieri has built 80 cruise ships since 1990 (57 from 2002), while other 45 ships are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.