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Editor in Chief/Publisher Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review Mary Bond is Group Director, Seatrade Cruise a division within Informa Markets and responsible for the Seatrade portfolio of global cruise events, print and online cruise publishing. Mary is also publisher and editor-in-chief of Seatrade Cruise News, the leading daily online news service for the global cruise industry and Seatrade Cruise Review quarterly, the official magazine at Seatrade cruise events worldwide. Mary has worked in the shipping industry for 39 years, first for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping before joining Seatrade’s editorial team in 1985. Mary is on the steering committee of CruiseBritian and has edited MedCruise News and MedCruise Yearbook for more than 15 years.

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Seven Seas Mariner emerges from bow-to-stern upgrade

The Library is completely remodeled and relocated

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has completed its $125m refurbishment program, with the bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner which emerged from a 20-day drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille with new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs and completely renewed guest spaces.

‘I’m constantly amazed by the attention to detail that goes into our ships, and the newly refurbished Seven Seas Mariner is no different, from the luxurious décor down to the intricate design elements,’ said Jason Montague, president and ceo, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Offering an even more elevated dining experience, all restaurants on board Seven Seas Mariner received a stylish redesign with enhanced art and décor. The newly updated steakhouse on Seven Seas Mariner, Prime 7, is now unlike any other restaurant in Regent’s fleet, with unique, rectangular light fixtures that are reminiscent of a sculpture across the ceiling, and cream-colored, pillow-backed chairs contrasted by sapphire walls and wood finishes.

The flagship restaurant Compass Rose is completely reimagined with grand crystal chandeliers, rich wooden accents and celestial blue furnishings.

Replacing Signatures is Chartreuse, already a guest favorite aboard Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager. The restaurant boasts new furnishings, china, flooring and décor, along with a completely new menu that highlights modern French cuisine. Further enhancements were also made to La Veranda, allowing guests to indulge their palate while surrounded by a flawless ambiance.

Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck also received a comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centerpiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water and surrounded by plush, white daybeds. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections at the outdoor Pool Grill, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, all prepared to order from new infrared barbeque grills.

Completely renewed guest spaces

Inside, all public spaces received new carpeting, world-class art, furniture and décor, creating a new look throughout the ship. The Reception area, featuring new marble desks and original gold leaf accented artwork by Atlanta-based artist Tom Swanston. The grand spiral staircase in the atrium is crowned by a new large-scale blown glass art installation designed by Canadian studio Tsunami Glass, creating a beautiful view as you descend the glass elevators.

The completely remodeled and relocated library has dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a copper-adorned chandelier.

The previous library space makes way for expanded seating at Coffee Connection, where guests have more space to enjoy coffee in a new setting with leather furnishings in rich tones. The internet café is now conveniently located at the back of Coffee Connection with free unlimited internet access.

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Coffee Connection

Outside on deck 6, there is all new teak decking and new sun loungers.

The Card Room, Boutiques, and The Casino, are all revamped from the steel up.

The shipboard Canyon Ranch Spa received a new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics center offers new state-of-the-art machines and equipment.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises redesigned all guest suites feature new Elite Slumber Beds framed by plush, padded leather headboards, sitting areas furnished with comfortable sofas, accent tables and new artwork, as well as private balconies where guests can enjoy views of the sea.

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Penthouse Suite

All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities. Plus, guests of Penthouse Suites enjoy additional in-suite bath amenities by Guerlain, and Distinctive Suite guests also receive Bottega Veneta.

Seven Seas Mariner is repositioning to the Pacific Northwest to sail 15 seven, 10- and 11-night Alaska itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward.

In 2020, Seven Seas Mariner takes over the world cruise from Seven Seas Navigator, which is operating Regent’s 2018 and 2019 world cruises.





Posted 5 April 2018

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