Regent Seven Seas Cruises will sail from the UK in 2021, joining almost a dozen other cruise lines that have announced UK itineraries since the British government indicated cruises will be allowed to resume from May.
The Regent Seven Seas UK cruise will see Seven Seas Splendor sail a one-time itinerary from Southampton on September 11th, 2021, visiting Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The 11-night roundtrip itinerary will be the ship’s third voyage with passengers.
Seven Seas Splendor was delivered in 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the global cruise industry to a standstill. She only sailed two of the voyages of her planned inaugural season.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises says that, as much as is possible, Seven Seas Splendor will now continue her planned set of itineraries. After her cruise from the UK, she will transition to explore the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to sail in the Caribbean.
“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 &CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“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,” he added.
Seven Seas Splendor will operate under the company’s SailSAFE health and safety program, as will the rest of the fleet as it is brought back into service. However, to ensure a smooth and safe resumption of operations, the remainder of the Regent fleet’s return to sailing will be announced at future dates.
Cancellations of published itineraries for Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator, and Seven Seas Voyage have been extended to September 30th, 2021.
All of Seven Seas Splendor’s voyages are also suspended up until her September 11th, 2021 voyage from Southampton.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ SailSAFE health and safety program is a robust and science-backed strategy that creates multiple layers of protection against COVID-19.
“The well-being of our guests, crew and communities we visit has always been of paramount importance, and our SailSAFE health and safety program ensures it continues to be without diminishing the guest experience,” said Montague.
“Offering unrivaled space at sea, our ships perfectly balance safety with comfort and freedom through spacious suites, multiple gourmet dining options and expansive social areas.” he added.