Regent Seven Seas Cruises will get another 750-passenger
ship in 2023, a sibling to the Seven Seas Explorer (delivered in 2016) and the
Seven Seas Splendor (due in 2020).
If no ships exit, Regent's fleet would grow to six ships.
The contract price for the vessel is approximately $543
million at current exchange rates. The ship will be built by the Italian
"This new ship further strengthens our company's robust
yet measured growth profile with vessels now on order for all three of our
award-winning brands," said Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line
Holdings, parent company of the luxury Regent Seven Seas brand.
Del Rio said the new ship would enable NCLH to expand its
presence globally, further diversify its product offerings and earn more money
for NCLH shareholders.