Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania have announced a return to cruising, joining their other sister cruise line, Norwegian Cruise Line, whose plans to resume operations with ten ships in the U.S and international ports beginning in Miami in OCT was reported by Open Jaw earlier this week.
Regent: Full Fleet Back in Service
All five RSSC ships will be back on the water by FEB 2022, the company announced late Wednesday. Regent has newly created sailings in Europe and the Caribbean for the Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager, in addition to preserving its published itineraries as much as possible.
“It’s only been a few weeks since announcing our return to cruising aboard Seven Seas Splendor, scheduled for this coming September. Today, I am excited to share our plan for the return of our entire Regent fleet,” Regent CEO Jason Montague said in a statement Wednesday. “As we meticulously considered the continuous impact of the pandemic in certain parts of the world, we thought carefully about how, when and where to set sail aboard each of our ships to ensure we consistently deliver An Unrivaled Experience® from ship to shore.
“With this in mind, initial voyage restart dates are staggered as noted below. Regrettably, voyages prior to these restart dates have been suspended. Affected travel partners with clients on voyages impacted by our suspension will be contacted by our Reservations team.”
Brand-new flagship Seven Seas Splendor was already scheduled to begin cruising 11SEP from London (Southampton), England.
Seven Seas Explorer will resume cruising on 16OCT from Venice, completing two published Mediterranean voyages before heading to Miami, and from 15NOV will sail two more Caribbean cruises. Explorer will then begin a newly created winter Caribbean season, starting 20DEC with a 14-night Southern Caribbean cruise. After crossing the Atlantic, the ship will arrive back in Europe on 10APR, 2022 for three more new Mediterranean itineraries before departing for its 2022 European summer season on 14MAY.
Seven Seas Mariner will return to sailing on an 18DEC cruise from Miami to San Francisco, where the ship’s world cruise departs on 05JAN.
Seven Seas Navigator recommences on 06JAN from Miami with its published 2022 Southern Caribbean winter sailings, which include multiple round-trip Barbados voyages.
Seven Seas Voyager will return with five new Mediterranean cruises, starting with Barcelona on 15FEB before starting its 2022 European summer season in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe from 15APR 2022.
Oceania Cruises also announced its staggered resumption of operations beginning OCT 2021 through JAN 2022 with three additional ships – Riviera, Insignia and Sirena – making four of its six vessels scheduled to sail.
Riviera will resume its previously published voyage schedules beginning from Istanbul on 18OCT.
Riviera will sail a series of Mediterranean trips prior to becoming part of a winter 2021/2022 series of Caribbean voyages departing from Miami.
Insignia will resume sailing with the 21DEC Panama Canal voyage departing from Miami, prior to embarking on a 180 day worldwide cruise from Los Angeles to New York.
Sirena will commence sailing starting with the 22JAN Caribbean voyage from Miami to Panama City.