On the high-end side of the cruise spectrum, the all-inclusive line Regent Seven Seas has finished a multimillion refurbishment program of its three-ship fleet with the completion of the Seven Seas Mariner renovation.
"Regent Seven Seas Cruises sets the benchmark for luxury in the cruise industry and after witnessing the transformation on Seven Seas Mariner it’s clear we once again raised the bar," said Prestige Cruise Holdings Kunal S. Kamlani. "This investment in our fleet underscores our commitment to providing our guests with the ultimate, ultra-inclusive experience on the most luxurious and stylish ships."
The Mariner, which will sail out of PortMiami on select sailings in November, is spending the summer in the Mediterranean. The all-suite, all-balcony ship joins the Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator in receiving the shipwide upgrades including:
-- The ship’s Grand, Master, Mariner, Seven Seas, Horizons and Penthouse Suites received all-new furniture, upholstery, lighting and wall coverings.
-- Ship's two-deck show theater renovated with new LED wall to enhance the on-stage productions. The theater also received new carpeting, upholstery, wall coverings, cocktail tables, wall sconces, banquettes and chairs.
-- Introduction of new production "Cirque Rock ‘n Roll," a performance with aerial theatrics choreographed to music from Michael Jackson, Pink, Queen and more.
-- The Stars Lounge received new decor including a stone-topped bar.
-- The Horizon Lounge received a new stone-fronted bar.
-- The Mariner Lounge reconfigured with an "open" floor plan.
-- The Observation Lounge received new decor with a new back-lit bar.
-- The Canyon Ranch Spa received new steam rooms, new stone flooring and refurbished changing rooms.
-- The spa's Fitness Center received new state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
-- New teak installed on the balconies of all 350 suites and the teak decking in common areas was resurfaced and refinished to brand-new condition.
-- The Pool Deck and outdoor relaxation areas received new resort-style sofas, chairs, and loungers.
-- The Pool Grill and La Veranda adorned with new mosaic tiling, new wall coverings draperies, lighting and awnings.
Prestige is the parent company to both Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises. The Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet will grow to four vessels in 2016 with the introduction of the Seven Seas Explorer.
By Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel
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