Building Seven Seas Explorer – a maritime milestone

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a luxury cruise ship? Well now you can find out as a documentary team reveals the amazing construction of Regent Seven Seas newest luxury ship; building Seven Seas Explorer.

The program is called “Ultimate Cruise Ship” and will air on America’s PBS this week. Audiences will meet the team of pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a two year-long mission to construct what the network are calling ‘a maritime milestone’ – building Seven Seas Explorer.

The elegant Compass Rose restaurant on Seven Seas Explorer.

The elegant Compass Rose restaurant on Seven Seas Explorer.

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. It is decked with the finest gold, marble, and crystal and designed to offer guests the roomiest accommodations of any commercial cruise ship.

Building Seven Seas Explorer meant building bigger suites with equally large balconies.

Building Seven Seas Explorer meant building bigger suites with equally large balconies.

However, PBS assure us that engineering opulence is no easy feat. Building Seven Seas Explorer involved a unique set of engineering challenges and the use of trailblazing technology. Tune in to see every twist and turn on the remarkable road to construction of the Seven Seas Explorer.

Guest can relax in the infinity pool on Seven Seas Explorer.

Guest can relax in the infinity pool on Seven Seas Explorer.

“Ultimate Cruise Ship” premiers in the USA on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS, and will also be available online after the broadcast at pbs.org.

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