Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fabergé have joined forces ahead of the Seven Seas Grandeur’s maiden voyage with the news that the ship will house a stunning one-off Fabergé Egg.
The opulent addition – dubbed Journey in Jewels – comes ahead of the ship’s launch in November 2023, with the custom egg to join Regent’s multimillion-dollar collection of fine art on board their fleet.
Designed by Fabergé’s Head of Design Liisa Tallgren, Journey in Jewels is inspired by the Fabergé Winter Egg from 1913 as well as the elements of the sea, with the egg’s seven delicate blades representing the seven seas.
From the point of conception to its completion, the hand-crafted egg will have taken 48 months to complete by the time the ship sets sail in November 2023, and while the magnificent piece won’t be for sale, passengers of the Grandeur will be able to witness the egg in all its extravagant glory on the ship.
“With each new ship we want the journey itself to provide opportunities for discovery and enrichment as much as the destinations along the way,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“We knew that our very own Fabergé x Regent Egg could become the type of awe-inspiring piece that would captivate and inspire our guests throughout their voyage with us.”
Regent Seven Seas has one of the largest art collections at sea, thanks to its holding company president Frank Del Rio, a keen art collector and enthusiast. Picassos and Chagalls also adorn the walls of its fleet’s biggest suites.
In a move that solidified their dedication to the arts earlier this year, Regent also revealed that they would be partnering with the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, which raises funds to acquire artworks for the gallery.
Discussing Regent’s support of the arts and their recent partnership with the Art Gallery Society, Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Pacific previously told Cruise Passenger: “Our aim and desire is to provide our discerning travellers with unrivalled experiences, including in the areas of art, music, dance, theatre, and cultural enrichment, both on board The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet and in more than 450 enthralling ports around the globe.
“From meticulously curated onboard art collections and immersive lectures from art historians during days at sea to exploring galleries the world over on shore, Regent guests continue to demonstrate their appreciation of a wide range of artistic pursuits, and we look forward to sharing the Regent Experience with members of the Art Gallery Society of NSW.”