If you are an art lover and enjoy admiring Picassos and the first Faberge Egg at Sea, then look no further than Seven Seas Grandeur which debuts on the high seas this month.
Luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has invested in a new, multi-million-dollar, 1600-piece art collection onboard the Grandeur which took nearly two years to curate from artists and galleries worldwide.
Also, Regent Seven Seas will introduce an immersive digital art tour – Art Experience – which will be available on a new Regent app.
Moreover, guests will be able to embark on an interactive experience with the artwork and artists who created the piece. Artworks include pieces by American painter Rauschenberg, abstract surrealist painter Matta, British artist Sophie Elizabeth Thompson and Spanish painter Eduardo Arranz-Bravo.
An App for art on Regent Seven Seas Grandeur
The new Regent app will also give customers the ability to review Grandeur’s daily program, shore excursions and restaurant menus.
One of the staggering pieces is the 12m (40-foot) tall hand-woven tapestry, The Enchanted Tree created by world-renowned Brazilian artist Walter Goldfarb. It will hang in the ship’s lavish atrium next to the elevator wall.
Additionally, another highlight is the commissioned Faberge Egg’s Journey in Jewels unveiled last year. In addition, the Faberge Egg will be the first and only one to reside permanently at sea. Furthermore, the egg will be displayed in the Atrium on Deck 5.
Meanwhile, to tie in with this artwork, Sarah Faberge, the great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Faberge, the Russian jeweller best known for creating the famous Faberge Egg made in the style of Easter eggs, has been named the Godmother to Seven Seas Grandeur. She will host a special Spotlight Voyage in July which will feature a special behind-the-scenes access to Faberge through master classes and shore excursions.
“It is extremely rare to enjoy such personal access to artwork of this calibre. Now guests will be able to connect more deeply with the art and the artists they’ve fallen in love with onboard our ships through our first ever virtual art tour. Regent’s art-loving guests will find Seven Seas Grandeur to be one of the most engrossing galleries they have ever explore,” said Andrea De Marco, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
- Pablo Picasso (lithograph and linocut). Toros y Toreros, Antes de picar al toro and Picador picando al toro, con matador al quite
- Three Picasso works are on display in Prime 7 on Deck 10. From the colourful costumes and movements of the matadors to the majestic power of the bulls, each painting offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Spain. In addition, these artworks are windows into a world that is both beautiful and dangerous, where tradition and spectacle collide in a display of courage and skill.
Savoy Studios: Bonsai Cherry Tree
- Exclusively created by Savoy Studios is a custom-made bronze and hand-cast glass Bonsai Cherry Tree sculpture, creating an experiential entrance to Pacific Rim. Additionally, the ship’s pan-Asian specialty restaurant is housed on Deck 5.
- Zheng Lu: Water in Dripping – Waterfall
- The stainless-steel sculpture Water in Dripping – Waterfall by Zheng Lu can be found at Serene Spa & Wellness on Deck 5.
Seven Seas Grandeur will be christened in Miami in December.