In the final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million refurbishment program, the company completed its bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner, elevating the ship to the level of elegance set by Seven Seas Explorer® and providing a consistent look and feel to the entire fleet. Seven Seas Mariner completed a 20-day drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille, and has re-emerged with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed elegant guest spaces.
“I’m constantly amazed by the attention to detail that goes into our ships, and the newly refurbished Seven Seas Mariner is no different, from the luxurious décor down to the intricate design elements,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “With the culmination of our fleet-wide refurbishment program, and with the construction of Seven Seas Splendor® underway, we are perfecting luxury and indeed have the most luxurious fleet at sea.”
Offering an even more elevated dining experience, all restaurants on board Seven Seas Mariner received a stylish redesign with enhanced art and décor. The newly updated steakhouse on Seven Seas Mariner, Prime 7, is now unlike any other restaurant in Regent’s fleet, with unique, rectangular light fixtures that are reminiscent of a sculpture across the ceiling, and cream-coloured, pillow-backed chairs contrasted by sapphire walls and wood finishes.
The flagship restaurant Compass Rose is completely reimagined, with a popular menu offering guests an unprecedented level of personal customisation and choice, as well as a stunning new look with grand crystal chandeliers, rich wooden accents and celestial blue furnishings.
Replacing Signatures is Chartreuse, already a guest favourite aboard Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager®. The restaurant boasts new furnishings, china, flooring and décor, along with a completely new menu that highlights modern French cuisine. Further enhancements were also made to La Veranda, allowing guests to indulge their palate while surrounded by a flawless ambiance.
Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck also received a comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centerpiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water and surrounded by plush, white daybeds. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections at the outdoor Pool Grill, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, all prepared to order from new infrared barbeque grills.
Inside, all public spaces received new carpeting, world-class art, furniture and décor, creating a new look throughout the ship. The Reception area, featuring new marble desks and original gold leaf accented artwork by Atlanta-based artist Tom Swanston. The grand spiral staircase in the atrium is crowned by a new large-scale blown glass art installation designed by Canadian studio Tsunami Glass, creating a beautiful view as you descend the glass elevators.
The completely remodeled and relocated library exudes comfort with dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier. With plenty of books to choose from and with doors that can provide a quiet retreat, guests will enjoy relaxing and enriching their minds in the new library.
The previous library space makes way for expanded seating at Coffee Connection, where guests have more space to enjoy delicious coffee drinks in a stylish new setting with leather furnishings in rich tones. The internet café is now conveniently located at the back of Coffee Connection, allowing guests the ability to stay connected with friends and family back home with free unlimited internet access.
Outside on deck 6, there is all new teak decking and new sun loungers, allowing guests to comfortably relax in peace and enjoy the ocean breeze and soak in a sunrise or sunset
Guests will also take comfort in the latest luxury styles in the Card Room, Boutiques, and The Casino, all completely revamped from the steel up. Guests will be able to enjoy some of their favorite experiences on board in a completely new way.
Offering an expansive menu of invigorating and restorative rituals, the shipboard Canyon Ranch® Spa received a soothing new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics center offers new state-of-the-art machines and equipment to help guests maintain healthier, active regimens while at sea.
Leaving no detail untouched, Regent Seven Seas Cruises redesigned all guest suites. The elegantly appointed retreats feature new Elite Slumber™ Beds framed by plush, padded leather headboards, sitting areas furnished with comfortable sofas, accent tables and new artwork, as well as private balconies where guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the crystal blue sea and passing landscape. All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane® amenities. Plus, guests of Penthouse Suites enjoy additional in-suite bath amenities by Guerlain, and Distinctive Suite guests also receive Bottega Veneta.
With her renovations complete, Seven Seas Mariner is repositioning to the Pacific Northwest to take travelers on 15 unforgettable seven, 10- and 11-night immersive, Alaska itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward. With free unlimited shore excursions and free airfare included as part of the cruise fare, the all-inclusive experience aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises delivers the best value in America’s Last Frontier.
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line with a four-ship fleet that visits more than 425 destinations around the world. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is currently undergoing a $125 million fleet wide refurbishment that will elevate the level of elegance found throughout the fleet to the standard set by Seven Seas Explorer, which entered service on July 20, 2016, and has since been recognized as the most luxurious ship ever built.
A leader in luxury cruising, the line’s fares include all-suite accommodations, highly personalized service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, sightseeing excursions in every port, gratuities, ground transfers and a pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in concierge-level suites and higher. For the latest news about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, please visit www.rssc.com/news.