Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced plans to build a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer for delivery in 2020.
The cruise line’s parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holding, said that it had reached an agreement with Fincantieri of Italy to construct the vessel.
The company said the new ship will retain many of the “high-end features and amenities that have led to Seven Seas Explorer being hailed as the most luxurious ship ever built.”
More details for the new ship will be announced at a later date.
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, said: “When we began conceptualising Seven Seas Explorer a little over four years ago, we knew from the onset that she would be something special and make an immediate and lasting impression in the marketplace.
“We expect that the positive impact on earnings and impressive return on investment from Seven Seas Explorer will be significant and that her sister vessel will make a similar contribution.”
Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said: “We knew immediately from the overwhelmingly positive response we received from travel partners and past guests that Seven Seas Explorer was going to resonate with guests searching for the ultimate in luxury travel.”
“The extraordinary demand generated by Seven Seas Explorer, including record-breaking booking volumes, reinforced our decision to expand our fleet with an additional ship that mirrors the same incredibly high standards of luxury.”
Sister ship Seven Seas Explorer is currently under construction and is scheduled to make its debut in July 2016.