At the elegant and glamorous christening gala in Miami, Christie Brinkley, Godmother to Seven Seas Splendor, delivered the traditional maritime blessing – “I hereby name this ship Seven Seas Splendor. May God bless her and all who sail on her,” which officially christened the vessel.
The world-famous supermodel, glamorous actress, proud mother and successful entrepreneur then depressed a button which sent a 15 litre Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut champagne smashing against the ship’s hull to officially welcome the newest member to the Regent Seven Seas fleet.
“Gorgeous is the word I use to describe Seven Seas Splendor,” Brinkley said. “All the details on this ship are amazing, from the artistic style of the Italian marble, the artwork and chandeliers, to the sculpture of the mythical dragon outside Pacific Rim. Every inch of this light and bright ship is filled with luxurious details. My parents had cruised on Regent ships. If they were here today, they would be so excited and proud for me to be Godmother to Seven Seas Splendor.”
Exclusive guests, including travel partners, local community leaders, media and luxury travellers, were invited to the private black-tie evening ceremony on board Seven Seas Splendor to celebrate the all-suite, all-balcony luxury cruise ship.
Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, said, “Seven Seas Splendor is the epitome of luxury perfected. Every ship we launch gets even better, and Seven Seas Splendor is magnificent. The collaboration between the designers, engineers, craftsmen, hotel and restaurant teams, and the crew on board, all brings the renowned Regent experience to life on this beautiful ship. Seven Seas Splendor is a celebration of excellence, friendship, success and luxury.”
To conclude the celebration, guests were treated to an unforgettable concert by four-time GRAMMY-award winning British singer-songwriter, Seal, whose performance wowed the audience.