Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is set to return to sailing this September, with the Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the UK. It will mark the cruise line’s return to service, as well as Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season, with the ship having only completed two cruises with guests after being christened in February 2020.
The cruise line intends to preserve originally planned itineraries, as much as the global health environment at the time allows. The first cruise in her inaugural season has Seven Seas Splendor scheduled to set sail Sept. 11, 2021 for an 11-night UK voyage, roundtrip from Southampton, England visiting Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. After her initial voyage, the ship will transition to explore the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to sail in the Caribbean. While many of her sailings are already sold out, there are still opportunities to cruise later in Seven Seas Splendor’s European season, and in the Caribbean early 2022.
“Come September we will have the double celebration of our return to the seas as we also recommence the inaugural season of the ship that perfects luxury, Seven Seas Splendor,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a press release statement. “With immaculate design, luxurious suites, exquisite cuisine, dynamic entertainment and outstanding personalized service, Seven Seas Splendor was one of the most highly anticipated ships to launch in the history of cruising, and my promise to our loyal and eager guests is that without a doubt she will be worth the wait.”
The remainder of the Regent fleet’s return to sailing will be announced at future dates, with voyage suspensions now extended through Sept. 30, 2021 for Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator, and Seven Seas Voyager. In conjunction with the September sailings announcement, Seven Seas Splendor’s voyages are suspended up until her Sept. 11, 2021 voyage from Southampton in the UK.
During its voluntary suspension of sailings, Regent Seven Seas Cruises established the SailSAFE health and safety program; the program was developed with guidance from a team of public health and scientific experts including the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.