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Regent Seven Seas Cruises resumed operations on Sept. 11, 2021, with new ship Seven Seas Splendor cruising from Southampton, England.

The voyage is the cruise line’s first in just under 18 months, and is believed to be the first to carry international travelers on a UK cruise, since the voluntary industry-wide pause in operations began in March 2020. The sailing will take place under the cruise line’s enhanced SailSAFE Health and Safety Program – which includes 100% vaccination of both guests and crew.

“This cruise represents yet another huge step forward as we return to luxury travel. I am so excited for our guests who have waited patiently, and for our crew and team members across our global offices who have worked so hard to get to this moment,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a press release statement. “The Regent family is finally reunited, and we are delighted to provide our guests with the unrivaled Regent experience with every luxury included, while sailing the world, once more.”

The inaugural sailing will circle the United Kingdom with ports of call including Edinburgh, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Liverpool, England. The ship will then return to Southampton on Sept. 22, before sailing a 14-night voyage to Barcelona, Spain visiting Bordeaux, France and Lisbon, Portugal, among other destinations. Seven Seas Splendor will then spend October and November exploring the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic for a season in the Caribbean.

The next Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship to resume sailing will be Seven Seas Explorer on Oct. 15, 2021, from Trieste, Italy. Seven Seas Mariner will resume sailing Dec. 18, 2021, from Miami, Florida, as will Seven Seas Navigator on Jan. 6, 2022. Finally, Seven Seas Voyager will return on Feb. 15, 2022 from Barcelona, Spain.

To celebrate the inaugural sailing, Regent’s president and CEO, Jason Montague, and the cruise line’s chief sales & marketing officer, Andrea DeMarco, hosted a gourmet dinner on Sept. 12 at Seven Seas Splendor’s Compass Rose restaurant. The dinner was attended by a number of Seven Seas Society members, including Commodores – guests who have sailed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises for over 2,000 nights.

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