By Published On: 23 Oct 2021

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Seven Seas Explorer sailed proudly into Civitavecchia (Rome) this morning. Her return also marked the completion of her first voyage since the pandemic forced a pause in operations last year.

“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.”

Jason Montague – President and CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The ultra-luxury vessel operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises sailed an 8-night itinerary from Trieste, Italy (near Venice). She visited some of the most fabled ports of call in the Adriatic and Western Mediterranean. These included the ancient city of Dubrovnik in Croatia as well as the much-loved island of Corfu. Not to mention Sorrento on the idyllic Amalfi Coast of Italy.

One of Corfu's ancient Greek temples.
One of Corfu’s ancient Greek temples.
Towns cling to the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Towns cling to the dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises tell us they have taken great care in preparing Seven Seas Explorer’s return to ensure the service was ‘so seamless it was as if we were never away’.

Health and safety protocals key to Seven Seas Explorer’s return

Regent place great emphasis on their health and safety protocols. Indeed, guests and crew must have had all thier COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition there is more thorough health screening on the pier. Also guests must return a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test before boarding. On board there are now more stringent sanitisation measures too.

Return of other ships in the Regent fleet

Seven Seas Explorer is the second ship in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet to return to service. She joins the flagship, Seven Seas Spendor which has been enjoying a hugely successful inaugural season since 11 September 2021.

Seven Seas Mariner is due to return to service on 18 December 2021. She will sail from Miami to San Fransicso, USA with a transit through the Panama Canal. While Seven Seas Navigator will set sail from Miami to the Caribbean on 6 January 2022.

The last ship in the Regent fleet to resume service will be Seven Seas Voyager. She will re-emerge in the Mediterranean next year sailing from Barcelona, Spain on 15 February 2022.

For more informatin about the Seven Seas Explorer return and her upcoming sailings visit the Regent Seven Seas Cruises website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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