The Regent Seven Seas fleet is making headway in its return to service, with the Seven Seas Explorer marking its second ship to resume post-pandemic sailing when it set sail on 15 October from Trieste, Italy.
Its sailing follows the Seven Seas Splendour which returned to service on 11 September.
The Seven Seas Explorer’s first voyage post pandemic took luxury cruisers on a journey through Italy, Croatia and Greece. The Seven Seas Explorer will continue cruising in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea before crossing the Atlantic to begin her Caribbean season that spans from mid-November to March 2022.
Similar to the Seven Seas Splendour, the Seven Seas Explorer will also adhere to the cruise line’s established set of safety protocols which require both guests and crew members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to embarkation. All guests will also be required to take a Covid-19 antigen test, administered and paid for by the cruise line, prior to boarding and receive a negative result.
In addition, Regent has reduced its guest occupancy on board each ship to allow for safe distancing, a welcomed move that serves as a side benefit for cruisers who value more spacious public areas and easier access to amenities onboard the ship.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises added that “protocols and requirements will evolve to follow the science to make determinations on requirements as we get closer to sailing dates".
Next to follow service resumption are the Seven Seas Mariner on 18 December and the Seven Seas Navigator on 6 January 2022, both departing from Miami. Regent’s final ship, the Seven Seas Voyager, will mark the complete return of its full fleet on 15 February 2022 when it sails out of Barcelona.