FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Radisson Seven Seas Cruises president Mark
Conroy is crying foul after news reports claiming expedition cruise
specialist Society Expeditions purchased Radisson's 180-passenger
Song of Flower appeared in the U.S. and Europe.
Without identifying the publication or source of the reports,
Conroy said in a statement he was "shocked" to learn of "false
information contained in a news release issued late last month by
Society Expeditions in the U.S. and Europe."
Conroy said Radisson was negotiating to sell the ship to Society
after company officials approached Radisson following an accident
that severely damaged another Society ship last month.
But by jumping the gun, "Society Expeditions has already damaged
and impaired very important Radisson Seven Seas relationships in
the special interest and affinity group market we both serve," said
He said Radisson has broken off negotiations with Society.