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RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises Coronavirus update

NCLH's entire fleet (all vessels of the brands NCL-Norwegian, Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas) is with an expanded cancellation policy. All bookings on pre-scheduled itineraries (departures in the period March 10 through December 31, 2020) were given the option to cancel (up to 48 hours prior departure) without penalties.

Eventually, NCLH cancelled all RSSC cruises leaving between March 14, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Fleetwide operations are currently planned to resume on April 1, 2021. Regent's Seven Seas Mariner ship was suspended through May 12, 2021 (South America-Caribbean-Australia-Asia-Mediterranean).

All affected bookings received a full refund (100%) in FCC (future cruise credit) transferred to a booking made within 1 year (any itinerary, fleetwide) from the cancelled departure date. RSSC's Regent Reassurance policy was expanded to offer penalty-free cancellations (for any reason) up to 15 days prior departure with full refunds (100%) in FCC.

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, NCLH's entire fleet (all vessels of the brands NCL-Norwegian, RSSC-Regent and Oceania) is with an expanded cancellation policy. All bookings on pre-scheduled itineraries (departures in the period March 10 through December 31, 2020) were given the option to cancel (up to 48 hours prior departure) without penalties. All affected bookings received a full refund (100%) in FCC (future cruise credit) transferred to a booking made within 1 year (any itinerary, fleetwide) from the cancelled departure date. RSSC's Regent Reassurance policy was expanded to offer penalty-free cancellations (for any reason) up to 15 days prior departure with full refunds (100%) in FCC.

Eventually, NCLH cancelled all RSSC cruises leaving between March 14, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Fleetwide operations are currently planned to resume on April 1, 2021. Regent's Seven Seas Mariner ship was suspended through May 12, 2021 (South America-Caribbean-Australia-Asia-Mediterranean).

Regent Cruises (officially RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises, website) is a top-luxury cruise line and trademarked travel brand (fka "Radisson Seven Seas"). Company's current owner is NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) - also owner of the subsidiaries / sister-brands NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises, RSSC's headquarters address is "1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33334 USA".

The RSSC ships are medium-size top luxury passenger ships, with a capacity of up to 700 guests each, all 6-star rated all-suite all-balcony vessels. The Regent Seven Seas Line offers the generous space-to-guest ratio of over 70, and a staff-to-guest ratio of 1/1,6 - some of the best ratios in the industry. Regent cruise ships offer some of the world's best, all-inclusive luxury cruise deals. These are also between the most expensive cruise vessels in the world.

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The Regent cruise ships names have the prefix "Seven Seas", connotating all the world's oceans. The name is a most proper one, especially for the Voyager - an ex-USSR's Navy ice-class ship-to-be. Bought as a hull, she is now one of the most recognizable top luxury passenger ships, sailing all the Seven Seas of the World.

The Regent Line serves a clientele of predominantly affluent, middle-age and older travellers, who expect a quiet and relaxing atmosphere and sophistication on board. The line is an epitome for impeccable service of the highest standards. The RSSC's all-inclusive vacation packages offer care-free world cruising in an ambience of luxury, quality, and value.

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RSSC is well-appreciated also as one of the best cruise brands for families celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. The top-luxury RSSC ships enjoy some of the highest passenger loyalty rates.

Ship refurbishments

In January 2016, an USD 125 million drydock refurbishment plan was revealed for 3 ships in the RSSC fleet. The aim was to bring the vessels in line with the new Seven Seas Explorer (launched in 2016). The 2-year fleet upgrade plan started with the smallest 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator (April 2016). Seven Seas Voyager was next (2016), followed by Seven Seas Mariner (2017).

The list of numerous onboard renovations included refurbishing of most public spaces, a complete redesign of all staterooms, ship technology, and equipment upgrades. After the fleet renovation program was completed, RSSC started offering free unlimited Internet and Wi-Fi to all cruise passengers (regardless of cabin categories).

As a top-luxury, all-inclusive cruise line, RSSC provides deals inclusive of beverages (including fine wines and premium spirits) and all-inclusive cruise fares (with roundtrip airfare, shore excursions, gratuities included). The line's newly expanded shore excursions program offers complimentary 3-night land tours in new locations (Cape Town South Africa, Hong Kong, and Beijing China, Angkor Wat Cambodia). The experience features African safaris, China's Great Wall, an elephant camp in Thailand.

On February 11, 2019, RSSC announced its partnership with Vero Water (eco-friendly bottled water supplier) to eliminate all single-use plastic bottles fleetwide. In the period April-June 2019, all Regent cruise liners will be outfitted with Vero Water (onboard purification) systems eliminating ~2 million plastic bottles annually. Project's implementation schedule for 2019 included the ships Voyager (April 5), Explorer (April 8), Mariner (June 5) and Navigator (June 18). All RSSC cruise customers are provided complimentary with re-useable Vero Water bottles (Regent-branded, 1 per person) to be used ashore and after the voyage to take home as a souvenir.

Regent cruise ships

Follows a list of common features regarding the RSSC line's vessels:

  • Owner/operator (Regent Seven Seas)
  • Hallmark ("The Regent Experience")
  • Registry/ Flag (Bahamas), ship class (Single)
  • Private Island (Princess Cays)
  • Dining options: Compass Rose main restaurant (open seating), 2-3 alternative restaurants, 24hr room service.
  • Dress-Code: day Casual, Formal evenings - men (dark suit/dinner jacket), ladies (cocktail dress), tipping free.
  • SPA services by "Canyon Ranch", sauna-steam-fitness, casino, 1 outdoor pool (2-3 Jacuzzis)
  • All-Suite ships. Regent cruise suites sizes range from 23 to 112m2, with a large living area, walk-in closet, safe, refrigerator, minibar, marble bathroom (full-size bathtub, separate shower), King-size beds (lowest categories with twin-beds converting to Queen), Butler-service for Penthouse and higher.

Among RSSC ships' best features are:

  • All-suite, all-balcony spacious luxurious accommodations (higher categories are butler-served). Highly personalized and attentive service, tipping-free environment.
  • Single open-seating dining in "Compass Rose" and "La Veranda", gourmet cuisine. Alternative dining venues (including "Signatures", operated by Le Cordon Bleu of Paris, and "Prime 7")
  • Spa and fitness by "Canyon Ranch SpaClub", complimentary steam room and sauna. Tennis courts, outdoor pools, walking/ jogging tracks. Complimentary 24-hour room service, 24-hour complimentary Coffee Corner.
  • European-style casino, library, nightclubs, and themed lounges, spacious public areas. Cabaret-style revues, special shows. Enrichment programs (with guest lecturers)
  • "Club Mariner" youth program (ages 5 to 17), available during the summer months, and on the holiday trips to Alaska, Bermuda, the Baltic and the Caribbean.
  • "Regent Travel Concierge" (exotic shore excursions). Port-intensive itineraries. Includes a travel agent finder.

In 2019, RSSC introduced fleetwide an innovative plant-based menu items. Beginning October 1 (2019), over 200 plant-based gourmet cuisine specialties are available for ordering at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Naturally, the upgraded shipboard menus target mainly vegetarian and vegan passengers. The new dishes include:

  • Wild Mushroom Tart with Brittle Pie Crust, Red Pepper Coulis and Mushroom Duxelles
  • Falafel Fritters with Harissa Mayo, Mint, Capers, and Cucumber
  • Summer Berry Pudding Chantilly
  • Spiced Potato and Green Pea Samosas with Tamarind Chutney
  • The upgrade also included adding themed cuisines (Greek, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Asian / Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai), light salads and soups, Power Bowls, Poke Bowls, home-made pasta and noodles, decadent desserts (like Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal-Almond Topping).

According to statistics, 9 of 10 plant-based meals are eaten by no-vegans, and the luxury travellers are increasingly interested in plant-based fare. RSSC's 200 plant-based food selections are integrated into ship's daily menus, instead of listed on separate menus. The offerings were developed by company's VP of Food and Beverage - Bernhard Klotz, in cooperation with celebrity chef Christophe Berg.

NAVIGATOR

  • Built (1999), Builder (T. Mariotti, Italy)
  • Capacity (490+340 passengers+crew)
  • Cabins (252, balconied 216, all-suite, all-oceanview)
  • Accommodation types and sizes (balcony-included, 6 suite categories, ranging from 28 to 49 m2) - 36 Window Suites (decks 5-6, 301ft2), 158 Balcony Suites (decks 6-7-8-9, 301 ft2), 40 Penthouse Suites (decks 10-11, 301 ft2), 10 Navigator Suites (deck 9, 448 ft2), 4 Grand Suites (decks 7-8, 539 ft2), 4 Master Suites (decks 9-10, 920 ft2)
  • Technics: tonnage 28,550 GRT, length 172m, width 25m, draft 7m, 13 decks, speed 36km/h
  • The vessel has no sisters, its hull being constructed in the former USSR (Russia) as an ice-class naval vessel. It was purchased by RSSC and finished in Genoa Italy.

MARINER

  • Built (2001)
  • passenger capacity (700), staff and crew (445)
  • cabins - 354 balconied suites, 8 suite categories, ranging from 23 to 112 m2)
  • cabin types and sizes (balcony-included, 8 suite categories, ranging from 23 to
    112 m2) - 262 Deluxe Suites (decks 7-8-9-10, 252 ft2), 60 Penthouse Suites (decks 8-910-11, 376 ft2), 12 Horizon Suites (deck 7-8-9-10, 359 ft2), 2 fwd Seven Seas Suites (deck 10, 505 ft2), 8 aft Seven Seas Suites (decks 7-8-9-10, 561 ft2), 2 Grand Suites (deck 11, 623 ft2), 6 Mariner Suites (decks 8-9-10, 650 ft2), 2 Master Suites (deck 9, 1204 ft2)
  • ship specifications tonnage 48,075 GRT, length 216m, width 28m, draft 6m, 8 decks, 5 elevators, speed 37km/h
  • The world's first with all-suite, all-balcony cabins, and the world's first to feature a "Le Cordon Bleu of Paris" restaurant at sea.

VOYAGER

  • Built (2003)
  • Capacity (700+447 passengers+crew)
  • Cabins (Cabins (354 balconied suites, accommodation types, and sizes equal with those of the Mariner ship)
  • Technics: tonnage 42,363 GRT, length 204m, width 29m, draft 7m, 9 decks, 5 lifts, speed 37 km/h
  • The world's 2nd all-suite, all-balcony ship. and the world's 2nd to feature a "Le Cordon Bleu of Paris" restaurant (after her sister-ship Mariner).

EXPLORER and SPLENDOR

  • Built (Explorer 2016, Splendor 2020), Builder (Fincantieri, Italy)
  • Capacity (738+542 passengers+crew)
  • Cabins (369 balconied suites, 16 suite categories)
  • Technics: tonnage 56,000 GRT, length 224m, width 31m, draft 7m, 10 decks, 8 lifts, speed 37 km/h
  • Regent's largest ship ever built. The most expensive luxury passenger ship in the world, with the largest suite onboard.

Itinerary of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The RSSC vessels call on over 300 ports worldwide (including Antarctica). They sail to the most exotic sea ship travel destinations, with almost unlimited shore excursions. The class of these vessels allows visiting more intimate ports, not accessible to larger ones, though they sail on relatively longer itineraries - from 1 week to almost 3-month cruises.

Regent Seven Seas destinations include: 

  • Regent World cruise deals for Around the World voyages since 2002
  • All Europe, Alaska, Canada/New England, Bermuda and Caribbean
  • Mexico, Panama Canal, South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand, Asia Pacific
  • South America, Africa, India, Antarctica.

RSSC cruises to Cuba

Regent Seven Seas, the only North American luxury line granted permission to offer cruises to Cuba, added more calls at the Caribbean island in 2020. Havana is added into the April 25, 2020 voyage onboard Seven Seas Navigator. 

The list of passenger shipping lines offering cruises to Cuba included:

  • Carnival Paradise leaving from Tampa Florida - cheapest prices (from USD 480 pp)
  • Royal Caribbean (ship Empress of the Seas, leaving from Miami Florida)
  • Holland America (ship Veendam) leaving from Fort Lauderdale since December 2017
  • MSC Cruises (ship MSC Opera, leaving from Havana)
  • NCL (ship Norwegian Sky, 4-day itineraries with Havana overnights - starting May 2017
  • Ponant Cruises (superyacht Le Ponant, leaving from Miami Florida)
  • Pearl Seas Cruises (ship Pearl Mist, leaving from Fort Lauderdale Florida)
  • Lindblad Expeditions (chartered sailing ship MS Panorama II, leaving from Havana)
  • Celestyal Cruises (ship Celestyal Crystal, leaving from Havana and Montego Bay Jamaica)
  • Grand Circle Cruise Line (ship MV Clio / ex Tere Moana) one-way from Miami to Havana, or the reverse from Havana to Miami (embarkation/disembarkation in port Cienfuegos).
  • International Expeditions (leaving from Havana, charter flights out of Miami)
  • Victory Cruise Lines - MS  Victory I (former MS Saint Laurent) - fly-cruises from Miami to Havana (home-port Cienfuegos /departures)
  • Note: According to the current Cuban law, US citizens of Cuban origin (born in Cuba) are not allowed to visit the island country (including on cruise ships). Regardless of their US citizenship status, Cuban-born Americans were denied booking on cruise itineraries visiting ports in Cuba. However, the situation changed in April 2016, after Carnival Corporation negotiated with the Cuban government for allowing ships with Cuban-born passengers, as such US citizens are allowed to visit the country on USA-Cuba charter flights. The Carnival-fathom line started Miami to Cuba cruises in May 2016.
  • Alaska Airlines offers regular nonstop flights to Havana from Los Angeles (California USA). An 80-min ling JetBlue flight from Fort  Lauderdale (Florida) to Havana costs less than USD 100. Previously, air travel from the USA to Cuba was thought charter flights only.

RSSC 2022-2023 deployment

In February 2020, Regent opened bookings for 7 new luxury sailings that are added to the line’s 2022 offerings. The 7-voyage collection, named Marvels of the Pacific Rim, is scheduled to sail aboard the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in the world, Seven Seas Mariner. It includes free unlimited shore excursions, access to dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, multiple overnights in exciting ports, and free pre- or post-cruise land programs on select sailings.

  • 18-night QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTH PACIFIC from San Francisco to Papeete (January 5, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Passengers are able to admire the South Pacific, with cascading waterfalls in island mountain forests as well as feel the freedom of surf- riding around the shores of some of the most coveted coastlines in the world when embarking for over 2 weeks from Hawaii to Tahiti.
  • 16-night HEAVENLY ISLANDS & THE CITY OF SAILS from Papeete to Auckland (January 23, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Guests explore a selection of the most stunning locales in Polynesia. The shared lagoon between Taha’a and Raiatea is teeming with vibrant sea life. A post-cruise land program (free of charge) explores New Zealand’s Natural Wonders.
  • 14-night NATURAL MARVELS & MAORI CULTURE from Auckland to Sydney (February 8, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Passengers sail south from Auckland to explore New Zealand's eastern coast, from the cultural insights in Waitangi estuary and the geothermal region around Lake Rotorua to Milford Sound's majesty.
  • 21-night A GOLDEN COAST & URBAN WONDERS from Sydney to Singapore (February 22, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Passengers enjoy an overnight in Brisbane and sail along the Gold Coast, between the Great Barrier Reef and Bali for an overnight. They can experience the urban beauty of Sydney and explore Sydney Icons via a pre-cruise land program (free of charge), or opt to Discover Singapore on a free post-cruise land program with an overnight in Singapore.
  • 16-night SWEET SPICES & SAVORY DELIGHTS from Singapore to Hong Kong (March 15, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Southeast Asia offers enchanting scenery, fascinating cultures, and exceptional cuisine. Guests are able to overnight in 5 different cities including Bangkok, savour the flavors of Thailand’s street food, and delight in the beauty of Halong Bay. They can also choose to explore The Jewels of Hong Kong or Discover Singapore on a free pre-/post-cruise land program.
  • 15-night WEST TO EAST IN ASIA from Hong Kong to Tokyo (March 31, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. The trip begins with a free pre-cruise land program to discover The Jewels of Hong Kong or concludes with a free post-cruise land program in Tokyo. Along the way, 4 overnights are available - in Xiamen, Shanghai, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Passengers can also witness the beauty of some of Japan’s smaller islands including Oshima and Okinawa.
  • 20-night VOLCANIC SIGHTS & GLACIAL HEIGHTS from Tokyo to San Francisco (April 15, 2022) aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Guests are able to visit the ancient Kamchatka volcanic region around Petropavlovsk, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then sail east to Alaska before enjoying a post-cruise land program (free of charge) in San Francisco and Sausalito.

In October 2020, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced they had achieved the largest booking day in the luxury line's 28-year history with the launch of its 2022-2023 Voyage Collection after sales opened at 8:30 a.m. EST on October 21. Reservations surpassed the company's previous booking day record, set back in April 2018 with the launch of the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor, by nearly 40%. All destinations experienced high-interest levels but cruises in Africa, Asia, Northern Europe, and the Mediterranean were notably popular.

The 2022-2023 Voyage Collection launch saw a more than 100% increase in bookings from when Regent's 2021-2022 Voyage Collection went on sale in August last year. The company had surpassed the number of bookings for the launch of the previous year by 10:00 a.m. EST.

The collection of 148 cruises from April 2022 through the end of April 2023, boasts a total of 17 maiden ports of call for Regent and 105 overnights. Travellers will have access to 350+ UNESCO World Heritage Sites across thousands of complimentary shore excursions.

The record bookings day follows Regent Seven Seas' recent record-breaking launch day for the 2023 World Cruise.

New Regent Seven Seas Cruises 2022-2023 Voyage Collection features:

  • Seven Seas Splendor. After crossing the Atlantic ocean from Miami FL, Seven Seas Splendor’s 2022 summer cruise season begins with a 7-night Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona to Venice, and a 10-night Adriatic sailing from Venice to Monte Carlo before exploration of Northern Europe (featuring the Fjords of Norway, Baltic ports, and as far east as Saint Petersburg, Russia). The ship also sails the British Isles and visits the west coast of France. Following 7- to 12-night cruises to the Iberian Peninsula, the Canaries, the Italian and French Riviera, and the Adriatic, the ship sails 7- to-10-night voyages across the Eastern and Western Caribbean for winter 2022, into spring 2023. Sailing roundtrip from Miami FL, her Caribbean season features stops to the remote islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, a festive trip along the Mexican Riviera to Los Angeles CA, and 2 Panama Canal transits. Seven Seas Splendor's passengers can enjoy a 65-night Grand European Sojourn Grand Voyage from Stockholm to Rome with up to 422 complimentary shore excursions.
  • Seven Seas Explorer. Seven Seas Explorer is spending Summer 2022 in the Mediterranean with 16 voyages ranging from 7 to 12 nights, with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean, including 2 trips which take in ports on the Black Sea and 3 sailings to the Holy Land, with multiple overnights in Jerusalem (Ashdod). The ship continues to the Middle East for a 21-night cruise along the Gulf Coast before making her way to Singapore, calling in India, the Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia. Following a festive trip through Indonesia, Seven Seas Explorer spends the New Year in Australia and New Zealand, with overnights in BrisbaneMelbourneCairns. The ship rounds off Spring 2023 with explorations of South East Asia and also offers 2 Grand Voyages in the 73-night Grand Spice Route Quest from Istanbul to Auckland with up to 228 complimentary shore excursions, or the 61-night Grand Asia Exploration from Sydney to Tokyo with up to 220 complimentary shore excursions.
  • Seven Seas Voyager. The ship spends her early summer season in the Mediterranean on 10 to 12-night voyages as far west as the Canaries and Morocco, and as east as Istanbul, visiting Greek islands, the Balkans, France, Italy, and Spain. Voyager heads back for classic Mediterranean voyages later in the year, following a midsummer in Northern Europe with adventures in Greenland, Iceland, and across to Scandinavia and the Baltics. British Isles itineraries feature 5 ports of call in Ireland and 2 in Northern Ireland, with 3 out of the 7 being new. After Voyager’s European exploits, she heads south out of Lisbon on a 24-night voyage exploring much of Africa’s West Coast, followed by a couple of round-trip Cape Town cruises around South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique. Crossing the Atlantic early 2023, Seven Seas Voyager boasts a South American season with voyages commencing in Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Valparaiso (Santiago), including a 19-night journey with scenic Antarctica cruising.
  • Seven Seas Mariner. Seven Seas Mariner’s home for the summer of 2022, is Alaska. Passengers can discover the Last Frontier on a total of 18, 7-night cruises between Vancouver BC and Seward, with a 12-night trip ending in Los Angeles CA. The Mexican Riviera sees Mariner visit vibrant locales like Puerto VallartaMazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas on a 9- and 10-night cruise, round-trip LA. SThe ship then heads down to Lima (Callao) through Central America. From here, Mariner navigates the South American coast across 3 unmissable cruises of 21-, 10-, and 18-nights, sailing from Lima to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro, and a festive holiday from Rio De Janeiro to Miami including stops in the Caribbean. All 4 Central and South American sailings from LA to Miami can be combined into a 65-night Circle South America Grand Voyage with up to 170 complimentary shore excursions. After finishing Circle South America, the ship embarks on her 2023 World Cruise from Miami FL to Barcelona and explores South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Spain on a 143-night cruise across 72 ports of call.
  • Seven Seas Navigator. After commencing her summer cruise season with an Eastern and a Western Caribbean voyage, Seven Seas Navigator sails a 25-night Amazon Odyssey, roundtrip from Miami FL. The ship then sails north with an overnight in Charleston and a 2-night stop in Bermuda on her way to Montreal. Seven Seas Navigator then explores Canada & New England during a 10-night trip before heading across the Atlantic, via Greenland and Iceland, to journey the highlights of Northern Europe. 3 additional sailings in the region see Navigator sail the British Isles, the Baltic, and a 12-night Western European voyage before she makes her way to New York City. The navigation of Canada & New England, Northern & Western Europe, plus the Atlantic crossing can be enjoyed as a 94-night Grand Arctic Adventure Grand Voyage, starting and ending in NYC with up to 415 complimentary shore excursions. 

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