Seven Seas Explorer is a cruise ship built by Fincantieri of Italy for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She entered service in July 2016, and features all balcony suite accommodation.
The ship was christened on July 13, 2016, in Monaco and departed on her maiden voyage later that evening. Charlene, Princess of Monaco, is her godmother. Weighing in at 55,254 tons and with a capacity for 750 passengers, the vessel is said to be one of the most luxurious cruise ships ever built, adorned with huge amounts of Italian Carrara marble and stone. Significant quantities of gold leaf were used by the shipbuilder, Fincantieri, to add to the opulence, along with many glass chandeliers made from Czech crystal.
Frank J. Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. was personally responsible for commissioning hundreds of pieces of art for the ship. On the top deck, deck 14, and above the bridge, there is a massive penthouse state room, the Regent Suite. The bed in the suite is reputed to have cost $90,000.