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Seven Seas Splendor Keel Laying Marks Construction Milestone
       Perfecting luxury is a never-ending quest   placed on Seven Seas Splendor are:
       for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. At Seven   Ancient Roman Empire Coin, featuring
       Seas Splendor’s keel laying ceremony at   Neptune, God of the Sea. The coin was
       the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy,   minted during the reign of Hadrian (117
       two extraordinary full-size suite models   to 138 AD) and commemorates the ship
       provided a first look at the ultimate   being built in Italy and the origin of the
       accommodation options and attention   coin tradition; Spanish Gold “Escudo”
       to detail guests will enjoy when the luxury   Coin from the 1700s, commemorating
       ship debuts in 2020.                Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural voyage
       “Seven Seas Explorer® has earned    on 7 February 2020, taking guests on
       remarkable acclaim since debuting   an unforgettable 14-night transatlantic
       in 2016 as the most luxurious ship   journey from Barcelona, Spain to Miami.
       ever built. Now, her sister Seven Seas   This Spanish Escudo will signify good
       Splendor builds upon the success of   luck on her first official voyage and A
       that lauded ship as it strives to perfect   Commemorative Coin, etched with
       uncompromised luxury on the seas,” said   the date of the keel laying ceremony,
       Jason Montague, president and chief   illustrating the partnership of Regent
       executive officer of Regent Seven Seas   Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri.
       Cruises. “In our pursuit to exceed guest   During the ceremony, the first two
       expectations, we are creating a work   of 210 blocks that will comprise the
       of art, from bow to stern. Wherever you   approximately 55,000 gross tonne vessel
       turn on Seven Seas Splendor, you will be   were lifted into the dry dock, officially
       surrounded by elegance, comfort and   marking the start of the ship’s assembly   to perfect every detail for each suite,
       hospitality.”                       in the Ancona shipyard.              ensuring the accommodation is perfect
       At the Keel Laying Ceremony Jason   Keel laying ceremony attendees toured   when suites are constructed.
       Montague and Shipyard Director      full-size Concierge and Penthouse suite   Photos – Coins welded to the keel and (from
       Giovanni Stecconi commemorated      models at the Fincantieri shipyard,   left to right): Robin Lindsay, executive vice
       the occasion by placing three coins   representing a majority of the suites   president, Vessel Operations, Norwegian
       onto the keel of the ship. In shipbuilding   on board Seven Seas Splendor. Senior   Cruise Line Holdings Ltd; Giovanni Stecconi,
       tradition, the coins will remain    member of the Operations team        Fincantieri Shipyard Director; Jason
                                                                                Montague, president and chief executive
       embedded within the ship’s structure for   at Regent Seven Seas Cruises and   officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Franco
       its entire life, and will invite good fortune   Fincantieri, as well as the architects   Semeraro, senior vice president of hotel
       for all who sail aboard. The three coins   and designers, leverage these models   operations, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

       Sun Princess Calls Perth Home Following Multi-Million Dollar Refresh
       Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess will   “I had the pleasure of visiting the   In addition, Sun Princess was the first
       commence a short season in Perth    spectacular Margaret River region    Australian-based ship to offer the
       (Fremantle) complete with new features   recently and I can say that Western   Princess Luxury Bed, which has been
       and upgrades following a 14-day multi-  Australia is a beautiful produce-rich   developed exclusively for Princess by US
       million dollar refurbishment in Singapore   state that has a flavour as dynamic as   sleep expert Dr Michael Breus to deliver
       last month. From October, Sun Princess   its people; I’m so excited to create my   the most comfortable and rejuvenating
       will be based in Perth completing three   signature dishes at SHARE using fresh   sleep at sea.
       roundtrip itineraries, including a maiden   local flavours that are unique to Western   In the Princess Theatre, guests will be
       eight-night Coral Coast voyage which   Australia,” said Chef Curtis Stone.  entertained by Encore, a spellbinding
       will see the liner return to Exmouth for the   For younger cruisers, Sun Princess has   musical directed and choreographed
       first time since 2009. During her Western   been fitted with transformed Camp   by world-renown creative director,
       Australian deployment, Sun Princess   Discovery youth centres. Designed in   Danny Teeson. Guests can also
       will also make calls to Albany, Broome,   partnership with Discovery™, the centres   participate in The Voice of the Ocean,
       Busselton (for the Margaret River region)   have been created specifically for kids   an interactive in-show experience,
       and Geraldton.                      and teens, encouraging new friendships   inspired by the highest-ranked TV show in
       “Sun Princess will return to the great city   and supporting discovery and creativity   the world.
       of Perth with an array of new features   through play.                   Last year, Princess’ Western Australian
       that Western Australian’s are going to   In aesthetic enhancements, Sun Princess   deployment injected approximately
       love.” said Senior Vice President Princess   is the latest ship to receive the elegant   $40-million into the state’s economy.
       Cruises Asia Pacific, Stuart Allison.   livery design featuring Princess Cruises’   This year, as a result of Sun Princess’
       “Guests sailing on the new eight-night   logo, one of the most recognised brand   deployment, Western Australia will see a
       Coral Coast voyage roundtrip from   logos in cruising. The design features   further $8-million in spending from guests,
       Perth will make calls to Geraldton and   the smooth and flowing gracefulness   crew and port fees and charges.
       Broome, before sailing to Exmouth to   of ocean waves and represents     Sun Princess’ 2018/2019 deployment
       enjoy Western Australia’s stunningly   the excitement and adventure of   comes as Princes Cruises prepares for a
       beautiful Northwest Cape.”          discovering the great destinations of the   record-breaking 141 day deployment in
       Sun Princess’ homeport in Western   world aboard a Princess cruise.      Fremantle for the 2019/2020 Australian
       Australia also marks the return of   Guests onboard Sun Princess can     summer cruising season, the largest
       beloved Australian Chef Curtis Stone’s   also enjoy an enhanced shopping   financial commitment ever made to
       onboard restaurant, SHARE. With two   experience at The Shops of Princess   the state by a cruise brand. This historic
       award-winning restaurant’s in Los   with a new branded Effy Fine Jewellery   investment follows the return of Sun
       Angeles (Maude and Gwen), SHARE     Boutique along with a newly designed   Princess to Fremantle which will generate
       is the only opportunity for Western   Logo Shop where guests can choose   a one hundred per cent increase in
       Australians to sample the chef’s exquisite   from a collection of Princess branded   cruise ship guests sailing from Western
       cuisine locally.                    athletic wear and logo apparel.      Australia.

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