Crystal Serenity's World Cruise passengers transfer to Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Aruba

   January 29, 2022 ,   Accidents

Dozens of passengers currently sailing on Crystal Serenity will transfer to the RSSC-Regent's ship Seven Seas Mariner, after the company cut short Serenity's World Cruise due to GHKs/parent company's financial unraveling.

Genting Hong Kong (GHK) filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. The GHK-owned Crystal Cruises said that it was suspending operations fleetwide through April 29. Crystal revealed that Serenity, which started a world voyage earlier this month, would disembark all guests in Aruba on January 30.

A spokesperson for RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises said that the Mariner would be in Oranjestad (Aruba) on January 31, the day after Crystal Serenity disembarks her guests.

"Regent Seven Seas Cruises is working in partnership with the trade to support any guests who wish to continue their vacation by joining Seven Seas Mariner on a 13-night cruise from Oranjestad to Miami; or a 94-night sailing from Oranjestad to San Francisco."

For passengers who choose to join Mariner, Regent is providing a complimentary night at Ritz-Carlton Aruba.

80+ people have moved to the Regent cruise ship. Meanwhile, Crystal Serenity has not been able to visit a lot of ports of call on her current voyage.

Crystal Serenity cruise ship

Guests on Crystal Symphony, which was also sailing in the Caribbean, have already disembarked and returned to the United States. Once Genting said that it would be out of cash by the end of January and was winding up operations, a warrant was issued by a federal court in Miami for the Symphony after a fuel provider sued Crystal for US$2+ million in unpaid fuel bills.

Crystal Symphony, which had been scheduled to end her sailing in PortMiami Florida, changed course for the Bahamas, where Crystal' ships are flagged. The guests were returned to south Florida via ferry out of Bimini.

Serenity passengers not transferring to Regent's Mariner are "on their own to get home from Aruba unless Crystal did their flights."

Seven Seas Mariner is currently operating the 120-day "Seasons Of Joy" (world cruise itinerary) roundtrip from San Francisco CA USA.

For more Crystal Serenity incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.