SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR – inaugural cruise from Southampton

Now in the RSSC fleet is this wonderful luxury ship Seven Seas Splendor

which sailed out of the UK for its first bath.
But here is a funny thing – All P&O ship names end in A – all Fred Olsen ship names start with B. All Regent Seven Seas ship names end in ER or OR. How do we spell Splendour in the UK? Splendour means magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur. The new ship to the fleet set off on its inaugural cruise, with Captain Diego Michelozzi in charge on the 11th of September, 2021 from Southampton. The UK staycation is stopping at Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Dublin, Belfast, and Liverpool, Waterford and finally Portland Weymouth. This morning she is in the North-East Atlantic Ocean.
The ship carries 752 guests in 375 suites over ten decks, and she has 540 crew. The ship is 224m long and has a tonnage of 55,498

The next ship out after the 18 months lockdown for the cruise operator of The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet™  – the Seven Seas Explorer® on the 15th of October from Trieste in Italy. The Seven Seas Mariner® will be next on the 18th of December followed by the Seven Seas Navigator® on the 6th January 2022 both from Miami. The last out is the Seven Seas Voyager® on the 15th of February 2022 from Barcelona.
The luxury cruise line state a policy of 100% crew and guests to be double vaccinated. Their full conditions are here.
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The Splendor will be a sister ship to the Seven Seas Explorer, (Click here for video), which is claimed to be the most luxurious ship ever built. Along with this addition, the Seven Seas Mariner had a full refit in 2018, and it is a top to bottom upgrade. Regent Seven Seas has spent $25m on upgrading the three ships, the Navigator, Voyager and Mariner. Take a look at the other ships, then hit the deals box just in case we have a deal that might tempt you.

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