Sarah Faberge, the great-granddaughter of famed jeweler Peter Carl Faberge, will serve as godmother of Regent Seven Seas Cruises' next new luxury cruise ship, Seven Seas Grandeur. She will be joined at the December 2023 naming ceremony by Tony Award-winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.
"As a founding member of the Faberge Historical 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.
"Seven Seas Grandeur has been inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future… Faberge'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."
Seven Seas Grandeur will be named at a gala event in Miami on December 10. Following the naming ceremony, the ship will embark on a three-night cruise before returning to Miami for its maiden Caribbean season. She will also host a 10-day Faberge Spotlight voyage onboard the ship, sailing July 1, 2024. The voyage will offer small group master-class programs, exclusive access to shore-side tours, jeweled egg demonstrations, and lectures.
Performing at the gala naming ceremony will be Kristin Chenoweth, who is not new to the cruise industry. She is godmother to Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas.
As part of Regent's partnership with Faberge, Sarah Faberge will wear bespoke earrings and a ring specifically designed for the upcoming naming event. After the event the pair will be auctioned to raise money for the Gemfields Foundation, a charitable arm of Gemfields, which is the parent company of Faberge.
Regent previously announced the commission of a one-of-a-kind object d'art known as Journey in Jewels, a Faberge egg that will have a permanent home onboard Seven Seas Grandeur.