Regent Seven Seas Cruises on Wednesday introduced its return to crusing with Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the U.Ok. starting September 2021. The voyage will mark the cruise line’s return to service, in addition to Seven Seas Splendor’s “inaugural” season, with the ship having solely accomplished two cruises with company after being christened in February 2020. The sailings will mark the start of a phased return to crusing for the remainder of the fleet.
The cruise line intends to protect initially deliberate itineraries, as a lot as the worldwide well being setting on the time permits. The primary cruise for Seven Seas Splendor is scheduled to set sail September 11, 2021 for an 11-night voyage, round-trip from Southampton, England, visiting Scotland, Northern Eire and Eire. After the preliminary voyage, the ship will transition to the Mediterranean earlier than crossing the Atlantic to sail within the Caribbean. Regent notes, nonetheless, whereas many of those sailings are already offered out, there are nonetheless alternatives to cruise later in Seven Seas Splendor’s European season and within the Caribbean in early 2022.
To make sure a clean and secure resumption of operations, the rest of the Regent fleet’s return to crusing can be introduced at future dates, with voyage suspensions now prolonged by September 30, 2021 for Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Voyager. At the side of immediately’s announcement, Seven Seas Splendor’s voyages are suspended up till its September 11, 2021 voyage from Southampton.
“SailSAFE” Well being and Security Program
Throughout its voluntary suspension of sailings, Regent Seven Seas Cruises constructed upon its current well being and security protocols by establishing the “SailSAFE” well being and security program, a sturdy and science-backed technique that creates a number of layers of safety in opposition to COVID-19. This system was developed with steerage from a crew of public well being and scientific specialists, together with theSailSAFE World Well being and Wellness Council.
Present necessities to sail embrace all company and crew being totally vaccinated at the very least two weeks previous to departure and having common testing. The cruise line has confirmed that these and different necessities can be in place till a time when the protocols might be confidently adjusted, and that Regent will continuously monitor the worldwide well being setting to guard the protection and safety of company, crew and communities visited. Particular necessities to sail can be communicated on to company nearer to the time of crusing.