Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer: H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco

The most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer®, will enter service in royal fashion with Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco having kindly agreed to serve as the ship’s godmother at a gala christening event in Monte Carlo on the evening of July 13, 2016.

Born in Zimbabwe, H.S.H. Princess Charlene grew up in South Africa.  A competitive swimmer, She represented South Africa during various world class competitions including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.  She married Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, in July 2011. They are the parents of twins born in 2014, Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. In 2012, She launched the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation whose mission is to teach children and adults basic water safety techniques and save lives.  The Foundation sponsors a number of “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programs in 27 countries throughout the world, including in the United States.  H.S.H. Princess Charlene recently inaugurated the first U.S. chapter of the Foundation in Los Angeles on May 10, 2016.

Joining H.S.H. Princess Charlene at the christening ceremony for Seven Seas Explorer is world renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will take the stage for a spectacular 40-minute performance during the event. Bocelli has performed for four U.S. presidents, three Popes, the British Royal Family, the Princely family of Monaco during the Princely wedding of H.S.H. Prince Albert to H.S.H. Princess Charlene, several Prime Ministers and at ceremonies for the Olympic Games, Shanghai World Expo and Expo Milan 2015. Bocelli’s beautiful serenade will be a fitting send-off for a ship that sets a new benchmark for luxury.

This is an extraordinary time in our company’s history and we are grateful to be able to continually share these milestones with you.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Luongo says:

    What a wonderful send off to such a fabulous ship! Would so love to be there!

  2. Marlene Kitchell says:

    Too bad they didn’t schedule this special event for those of us paying a premium to be on the Maiden Voyage a week later. Hope something special is planned for us.

  3. I would love to sail on Seven Seas Explorer but even better, let me make arrangements for you to experience her soon.

  4. So excited to have been invited to the pre-inaugural sailing, and can see this myself. Thank you!!
    Connie Burke

  5. Regent has been my favorite line as a traveler and now as an agency! My last sailing on the Mariner was featured in Luxury Magazine with my photos in a 5 page spread. I know you have great photographers, but I would do it for free just to be there. If ever there was a christening I wish I could attend it would be this one! I know it will be incredible! I will look forward to seeing the Regent team at Cruise 360! Congratulations!

  6. Ted Grossman says:

    How about some updated pictures of the Seven Seas Explorer…it’s been many months. Looking forward to our repositioning cruise in November.

  7. Amy Randazzo says:

    Beautiful…only wish we could be there to see it…

  8. Hélène Lebeau says:

    Congratulations and happy celebration! Wish we could join in!
    Hélène and Réal

  9. Beverly Flannery says:

    How exciting…wish we could be there!

  10. Mario Guarino says:

    Already booked on the Explorer for a Med cruise Sept 22nd September 2017
    Cabin 1024 ! Very much looking forward to the experience.

  11. Dr Dee DuCrow says:

    Congratulations cant wait to receive the link so we can share in the event

  12. Gail Jackson says:

    Can’t wait — this ship must be most anticipated yet!!! So excited about my Sept 4 cruise!!

  13. Michael Peak says:

    We can not wait for our cruise in October with the family we know it will be great as always on Regent.

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