Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Announces Sarah Fabergé as Godmother of Seven Seas GrandeurTM
Elegant Christening Ceremony in Miami to Feature Entertainment from Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actress and Singer Kristin Chenoweth
Bespoke Fabergé Jewelry to be Auctioned for The Gemfields Foundation
MIAMI, July 17, 2023 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, today announced that Sarah Fabergé, Founding Member of The Fabergé Heritage Council and great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, will serve as Godmother to the ship that will embody A Heritage of Perfection, Seven Seas Grandeur.
Sarah will christen the ship at an elegant and exclusive gala event in Miami, Florida on December 10, 2023, which will also feature incredible entertainment from Emmy and Tony Award-Winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. Seven Seas Grandeur will then embark on a 3-night Caribbean christening cruise, before returning to Miami for its maiden Caribbean season.
“As a founding member of the Fabergé Heritage Council, Sarah symbolizes the shared ethos and distinctive qualities that define our two eminent luxury brands and is therefore the ideal Godmother of our newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We are deeply honored to name Sarah Fabergé as Godmother, and I am delighted to welcome her to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises family.”
DeMarco continued “Seven Seas Grandeur has been inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future, exemplifying our heritage of perfection with unrivaled space, unparalleled service, epicurean perfection, and transformative experiences that begin the moment guests step aboard. Fabergé's storied legacy of unwavering perfection, unparalleled craftsmanship, and relentless pursuit of excellence aligns harmoniously with the core values of our own distinguished luxury brand.”
“Today’s Fabergé looks to the ingenuity of my great-grandfather, Peter Carl Fabergé and his constant pursuit of excellence,” said Sarah Fabergé, Director of Special Projects and Founding Member of the Fabergé Heritage Council. “I am honored to be Godmother to this extraordinary new ship which, like Fabergé, has been inspired by the past and reimagined for the future, and I also look forward to hosting Regent guests onboard Seven Seas Grandeur for my exclusive Spotlight Voyage in 2024”.
Great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé - the legendary artist-jeweler and creative and entrepreneurial genius behind the world-renowned company that bore his name - Sarah is member of the Fabergé Heritage Council which helps to support the Fabergé Management Team in its pursuit of excellence and exclusivity and provides guidance on Peter Carl Fabergé and his legacy.
As part of Regent’s partnership with Fabergé, Sarah will wear bespoke earrings and a ring specifically designed for the upcoming Christening event. These exquisite pieces, made of 18k white gold and featuring blue guilloché enamel, white diamonds and pearls, will not only grace Sarah as an ensemble during this elegant event but will also be auctioned to raise money for charity in 2024. The proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Gemfields Foundation, the charitable arm of Gemfields which is the parent company of Fabergé. The foundation is dedicated to undertaking various activations designed to address poverty alleviation in communities and wildlife conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Notably, the charity's impactful projects span countries which Regent visits, such as Madagascar and Mozambique.
Sarah’s appointment as Godmother to Seven Seas Grandeur comes in celebration of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ partnership with Fabergé. As part of the collaboration, Regent previously announced the commission of a one-of-a-kind, meticulously hand-crafted objet d'art known as Journey in Jewels. This exquisite Fabergé egg will hold the distinction of being the first-ever permanent resident of its kind on the open seas, proudly serving as the crowning jewel within the ship's awe-inspiring multi-million-dollar art collection.
Additionally, Sarah will host a Fabergé Spotlight Voyage on board Seven Seas Grandeur, sailing July 1, 2024, enveloping luxury travelers into the world of Fabergé with small group master-class programs, exclusive access to unique and intimate shore-side tours, jeweled egg demonstrations and fascinating lectures and screenings. The 10-night sailing will depart from Rome (Civitavecchia) and cruise the Mediterranean, calling in Salerno, Italy; Taormina (Sicily), Italy; Valletta, Malta; Palma de Mallorca; Barcelona, Spain; Provence (Marseille), and Antibes, France before ending at Monte Carlo.
Elegant Christening Ceremony with Dazzling Entertainment
Seven Seas Grandeur will be christened at an elegant gala event in Miami on December 10, 2023. Those in attendance, including loyal Regent past guests, valued Travel Partners, and VIPs, will enjoy a performance by Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.
Kristin, who’s career achievements were recognized with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015, has starred in countless successful productions across film, television and stage including Pushing Daisies, Glee and Wicked. Her performance will feature songs from her latest album, For The Girls, in addition to songs from genres including pop, country, and Broadway.
Following the gala event, guests on board Seven Seas Grandeur will enjoy a three-night Caribbean sailing with everything the ship that embodies 30 years of unrivaled experiences has to offer, from unrivaled space in luxuriously appointed suites, to unparalleled service in lavish bars and lounges, to epicurean perfection in five exquisite gourmet restaurants, to unlimited, free and immersive shore excursions.
For more information, please visit RSSC.com/ships/Seven_Seas_Grandeur, call 1-844-4REGENT (1-844-873-2381) or contact a professional travel advisor.
About Seven Seas Grandeur
Inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future, Seven Seas Grandeur will exemplify Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Heritage of Perfection with unrivaled space, unparalleled service, epicurean indulgence, and transformative experiences for guests as soon as they step on board. With a gross tonnage of 55,500 and only 746 guests, Seven Seas Grandeur will provide among the highest space and staff to guest ratios in the industry. Designed by the award-winning Studio DADO, her refined style, matchless elegance, and breath-taking beauty will exceed the expectations of discerning travelers. On board, guests will find captivatingly reimagined designs for signature restaurants Compass Rose and Prime 7 among the exquisite dining choices. From the palatial, $11,000-a-night Regent Suite, to the contemporary, yet timeless, Distinctive Suites, to the beautifully appointed Spacious Suites, Seven Seas Grandeur features 15 stunning accommodation categories. Seven Seas Grandeur will also be home to a multi-million-dollar art collection, the Pièce de Résistance of which will be a custom designed masterpiece - Journey in Jewels - the first Fabergé Egg to permanently reside at sea. Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural season begins in November 2023 and discovers the Mediterranean and the Caribbean with a wonderful range of 18 sailings in the regions, including two transatlantic voyages.
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises®
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is the leading luxury cruise line, delivering An Unrivaled Experience™ for over 30 years. Carrying no more than 746 guests, the line’s spacious and stylish ships - Seven Seas Explorer®, Seven Seas Mariner®, Seven Seas Navigator®, Seven Seas Splendor®, Seven Seas Voyager® and from 2023 Seven Seas Grandeur™ - form The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet™ and explore more than 500 immersive destinations globally. Offering Unrivaled Space at Sea™, guests enjoy sumptuous all-suite accommodations, nearly all with private balconies, which are among the largest at sea, as well as highly personalized service throughout lavish public areas and expansive outdoor spaces. Unique to Regent Seven Seas Cruises, unlimited complimentary shore excursions are available in every port, making it the only truly all-inclusive cruise line. Voyage fares also include round-trip business-class air on intercontinental flights from the U.S. and Canada, gourmet cuisine in a range of specialty restaurants and al-fresco dining venues, fine wines and spirits, entertainment, unlimited internet access, free valet laundry, gratuities, ground transfers and one-night, pre-cruise hotel packages for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher. For more information, please visit RSSC.com, call 1.844.873.2381 or contact a professional travel advisor. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit www.nclhltd.com.
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Fabergé, the world’s most iconic artist jeweler, creates extraordinary jewelry, watches and objets d’art, as well as bespoke commissions for a discerning international clientele. Founded in 1842, Fabergé has been one of the most revered names in jewelry ever since Peter Carl Fabergé created the 50 ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family between 1885 and 1916.
Fabergé was officially ‘re-launched’ on 9th September 2009, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gemfields Ltd, a world leading supplier of responsibly sourced colored gemstones. Today, Fabergé celebrates ‘A Life in Colour’, taking inspiration from its storied past to create original pieces which capture the Maison’s past, present and future. By painting with the world’s finest colored gemstones, Fabergé explores the art of color through creations which are designed to become future heirlooms. Celebrating the concept of the artist jeweler in today’s world of luxury, Fabergé traces its legacy of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship to bring about a new era of enchanting and enduring personal possessions and gifts, designed to be worn and treasured by contemporary connoisseurs. Current collections are available online at Faberge.com, in-store at Fabergé boutiques in London and Dubai, via ‘By Appointment’ services in the UK and USA, as well as over 100 points of sale globally via authorized retailers.
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Released July 17, 2023