FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Radisson Seven Seas Cruises said its
490-passenger vessel slated to be introduced next August will be
named Seven Seas Navigator.
The vessel is under construction at the T. Mariotti shipyard in
Officials said the name was inspired by the line's past
passengers and will be carried through to the series of luxury
ships expected to follow the Seven Seas Navigator.
Radisson previously announced plans to add one ship a year for
the next five years.
The vessel is scheduled to debut in the Mediterranean on Aug. 16
and will be introduced with a series of seven- to 11-night
The inaugural sailing will be an 11-night Nice-to-Venice
itinerary that includes Monte Carlo; Barcelona, Spain; several
ports in Italy; Naxos and Corfu, Greece, and Dubrovnik and Split,
Croatia. Other itineraries in 1999 include a 10-night Venice to
Istanbul sailing and a Black Sea cruise.
On Oct. 9 it will operate a nine-day transatlantic crossing from
Madeira to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before beginning a 50-night
circumnavigation of South America.
The ship will offer a 17-night millennium cruise, from Fort
Lauderdale to Los Angeles, which includes a transit of the Panama
Canal and visits to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Columbia and Costa