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Seven Seas Explorer has welcomed luxury travelers back on board for the first time since the voluntary industry-wide pause in operations. Guests embarked the ship on Oct. 15, 2021, in Trieste, Italy, for a journey through Italy, Croatia and Greece.

Sailing with the cruise line’s enhanced SailSAFE Health and Safety Program, which includes 100 percent vaccination of both guests and crew—Seven Seas Explorer is the second of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet to return, joining their newest ship Seven Seas Splendor, which has been sailing its inaugural season since Sept. 11, 2021.

“It’s truly amazing to be back on board Seven Seas Explorer, and it is fantastic to see our guests being treated to the unrivaled Regent experience once again,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, speaking from onboard Seven Seas Explorer. “Our crew has done an outstanding job in preparing for the ship’s return, with the service so seamless it is as if we were never away.”

Helmed by Captain Rosario Vasta, Seven Seas Explorer is cruising the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea on an 8-night itinerary, visiting Ravenna, Italy; Zadar, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Bari, Italy; Corfu, Greece; Taormina, Italy; and Sorrento/Capri, Italy. The ship arrives in Rome, Italy on Oct. 23, after which she will continue to cruise Southern Europe before crossing the Atlantic to Miami, Florida for a season in the Caribbean from mid-November until March 2022

The next ships to resume sailing will be Seven Seas Mariner on Dec. 18, 2021, and Seven Seas Navigator on Jan. 6, 2022, both from Miami, Florida. Seven Seas Voyager, Regent’s final ship to return will sail on Feb.15, 2022 from Barcelona, Spain.

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