Last updated: 03:45 PM ET, Fri July 15 2016

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  • Rich Thomaselli | July 15, 2016 3:45 PM ET

    Glitz, Glamour, Royalty & Music: Welcome, Seven Seas Explorer!

    Glitz, Glamour, Royalty & Music: Welcome, Seven Seas Explorer!

    PHOTO: Princess Charlene of Monaco christens the Seven Seas Explorer (Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, cut a red velvet ribbon which sent a Primat bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne smashing against the ship’s hull to officially christen the newest member of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet—unquestionably the most luxurious cruise ship ever built. 

    The gala christening ceremony took place in Monte Carlo, one of the world’s most glamorous cities, and included a special private concert by world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

    SEE MORE: An Inside Look at Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    “This is truly a special moment, not only for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand, but for the entire Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family,” shared Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president and chief executive officer.  “Tonight we celebrate the realization of our vision.  Seven Seas Explorer is not only the world’s most luxurious ship – she sets a new benchmark for luxury vacations and lays the foundation from which Regent Seven Seas Cruises will continue to build.  We have already begun a massive $125 million refurbishment effort to ensure every ship in our fleet matches the luxury standard found on Explorer, and will introduce a sister-ship in 2020.”

    TO READ MORE on this blog, please visit Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ website.


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Rich Thomaselli Luxury Goes Exploring

Rich Thomaselli Rich Thomaselli is a longtime journalist with 27 years experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. He is a nine-time individual award-winning writer and was also a staff writer at several publications that earned national recognition as well, including Advertising Age winning a ‘Best in Business’ designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007. He previously covered the travel sector for Ad Age, among other beats, from 2001-2013. Rich is married with two children. He will be based in New York. You can reach him at and contact him on Twitter @RichTravelPulse.
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