Regent Seven Seas Cruises is gradually returning to service by starting the cruise line’s first international cruise. The second return trip for the line’s newest cruise ship, the Splendor of the Seven Seas follows a successful cruise around the British Isles which began the cruise line’s return to service. The company also began accepting reservations today for its new cruise ship, which is slated to launch in late 2023.
The return to cruising began on September 11 with the 55,498 gross tonnage Splendor of the Seven Seas from Southampton. The cruise ship can accommodate 750 passengers, which is touted as a new standard in luxury cruising. The ship entered service in early 2020, but its first season was cut short by the global cruise break. A company spokesperson reports that cruising around the UK has been a wonderful experience for passengers, including many loyal Regent guests who were eager to resume their journey. They reported that everything went well on the cruise that ended today.
The Splendor of the Seven SeasThe first international sails to the Iberian Peninsula end in Barcelona before the ship sails in the Mediterranean. It is due to reposition itself in Miami in December 2021. The second luxury cruise liner in the line, the Explorer of the Seven Seas, will resume the cruise on October 16 from Venice and after two Mediterranean cruises will make a transatlantic crossing to Miami before starting the Caribbean cruises. The other three cruise ships in the line, the Mariners of the Seven Seas, Seven Seas Navigator, and Traveler of the Seven Seas resume the cruise once a month in December, January and February
Regent is undergoing a gradual return to service after resolving the logistical requirements to get its crew back to its ships and implementing strong health and sanitation protocols to keep guests safe. Regent Seven Seas Cruises CEO Jason Montague discussed the challenges and opportunities of running the ‘world’s most luxurious cruise line’ in the pandemic era during a recent episode of The Maritime podcast Executive Magazine with Editor-in-Chief Tony Munoz.
The cruise line’s loyal customers are also helping to set new records for the company as it opens bookings for future cruises. Regent Seven Seas Cruises achieved the largest day of reservations in the company’s 29-year history with the launch of its 2023-2024 Travel Collection. Company executives pointed out that the record launch day was the line’s fourth record day in just under a year.
Montague believes that the company’s focus on luxury service along with personalized attention to guests and spacious styling of their cruise ships has positioned Regent well for future growth by meeting expectations as travelers return. at the cruise. Over its 29 year history, Regent has always been at the forefront of the industry in raising the standards of luxury travel.
The line’s newest cruise ship, the Greatness of the Seven Seas, is currently under construction by Fincantieri in Italy. Like its sister ships, the new Greatness of the Seven Seas will accommodate only 750 guests, offering one of the highest space ratios and staff-to-guest ratios in the industry. Regent recently showcased its luxury designs, including its 15 suite categories, new restaurant designs and a rejuvenated observation lounge.
Regent began accepting reservations today, September 22, for the inaugural cruise season aboard the Seven Seas Splendor. He begins the cruise in November 2023 in the Caribbean followed by cruises in the Mediterranean. The cruise line expects strong demand and hopes another record-breaking day is brewing as Regent resumes global operations.