Regent Seven Seas Explorer resumes cruise operations

Oct 21, 2021

The Seven Seas Explorer operated by Regent Seven Seas has welcomed guests onboard once again since the voluntary global pause in operations. Guests boarded one of the most luxurious ships in Trieste, Italy, on October 15, 2021, on an unforgettable voyage through Italy, Croatia and Greece, experiencing the highest standards in terms of service in the lavishly designed suites, restaurants, bars and lounges.

The cruise took place in compliance with the improved health and safety program SailSAFE, with 100% vaccination of both guests and crew. The Seven Seas Explorer is the second ship in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet to return to the seas. Since September 11, 2021, Regent's newest ship - the Seven Seas Splendor – is also sailing successful opening season. 

Jason Montague, the President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises shared his excitement on setting sail again: “It’s truly amazing to be back on board Seven Seas Explorer, and it is fantastic to see our guests being treated to the unrivaled Regent experience once again."

He added: “Our crew have done an outstanding job in preparing for the ship’s return, with the service so seamless it is as if we were never away.”

Under the leadership of Captain Rosario Vasta, the Seven Seas Explorer sails on 8-night voyages through the Adriatic and the Mediterranean Sea, visiting Ravenna (Italy), Zadar (Croatia), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Bari (Italy) and Corfu (Greece) ), Taormina (Italy) and Sorrento / Capri (Italy). The ship arrives in Rome on October 23, from where it continues to southern Europe before crossing the Atlantic to Miami, Florida. The Seven Seas Explorer will then explore the Caribbean from mid-November to March 2022.

The next ships in what is arguably the world's most luxurious fleet to resume cruise operations are the Seven Seas Mariner on December 18, 2021 and the Seven Seas Navigator on January 6, 2022 - both from Miami (Florida). The Seven Seas Voyager will be the last ship in the fleet to set sail from Barcelona (Spain) on February 15, 2022.

SAILSAFE program

During the voluntary suspension of cruises, Regent Seven Seas built on its existing comprehensive health and safety protocols by introducing the SailSAFE health and safety program - a robust and science-based strategy that provides protection against COVID-19. The program was developed under the direction of a team of public health and science experts including the SailSAFE Global Health and Wellness Council.

At, guests and travel partners can get an overview of the current requirements that the cruise company makes for a particularly safe and healthy cruise experience. This includes, among other things, that all guests and crew members must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure. These and other requirements will apply until the protocols can be adjusted accordingly. In addition, Regent will continuously monitor the global health situation to ensure the safety of guests, crew and the communities they visit.