Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled the new Seven Seas Mariner following a multi million-dollar, fleet-wide refurbishment
In the final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet-wide US$125 million refurbishment program, the company has revealed its bow-to-stern overhaul of the first all-suite, all-balcony ship, Seven Seas Mariner.
After completing a 20-day drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille, the ship has re-emerged with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed elegant guest spaces.
The unveiling of the updated Seven Seas Mariner comes as the construction of Seven Seas Splendor is underway.
Upping the ante on the Mariner’s dining experience, all restaurants on board the ship received a stylish redesign with enhanced art and décor, and the company says the newly updated steakhouse, Prime 7, is now unlike any other restaurant in Regent’s fleet. It features unique, rectangular light fixtures that are reminiscent of a sculpture across the ceiling, and cream-colored, pillow-backed chairs contrasted by sapphire walls and wood finishes.
The flagship restaurant Compass Rose has also been completely reimagined, with a popular menu offering guests an unprecedented level of personal customisation and choice, as well as a fresh 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 now features a new open layout and teak flooring throughout, with the centrepiece being a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water and surrounded by plush, white daybeds.
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 relocated library now exudes comfort with dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier, while the previous library space makes way for expanded seating at Coffee Connection and the internet café.
The shipboard Canyon Ranch Spa received now showcases pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms, with the adjoining fitness and aerobics centre offerig new state-of-the-art machines and equipment.
As for the guest suites, the elegantly appointed retreats now 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 oversised, 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 will reposition to the Pacific Northwest to take travellers on 15 unforgettable seven, 10 and 11-night immersive, Alaska itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward.
The Seven Seas cruising experience is all-inclusive, with free unlimited shore excursions, unlimited internet access, highly personalised service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, prepaid gratuities, ground transfers and one-night, pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher.