The refurbishment was overseen by Frank Del Rio, the line’s chairman and ceo, who flew to Marseille for a final inspection before the ship resumed service Wednesday on a 10-night cruise from Civitavecchia to Venice.
All Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suites received new décor with custom-crafted elegant furnishings, plush carpeting, curtains, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, original artwork and outdoor furniture.
The nightclub and bar Horizons and the Observation Lounge each underwent a radical transformation. The venues now sport distinctive new bars, chic furnishings and carpeting, lustrous wall coverings and new lighting throughout.
The two-deck-high Constellation Theater was rejuvenated with new carpeting, upholstery, wall coverings, cocktail tables, wall sconces, banquettes and chairs.
New teak was installed on the balconies of all 350 suites, and teak decks in common areas were resurfaced and refinished. The Pool Deck and the outdoor relaxation areas on Decks 5, 11 and 12 now feature new resort furniture and stylish accents. The Pool Grill and La Veranda also received eye-catching upgrades with new mosaic tiling, wall coverings and awnings.
In addition, Seven Seas Voyager will offer free Wi-Fi as part of a fleetwide, multimillion-dollar Internet upgrade. Beginning with winter 2014/15 sailings, passengers in concierge-level and higher accommodations will receive up to 500 minutes of free Wi-Fi.