Regent Seven Seas Cruises canceled a second cruise on the Seven Seas Voyager due to the malfunction of one of its pod propulsion units.

Regent canceled the Oct. 3 Voyager cruise out of Athens, and is now canceling the 10-day sailing departing Oct. 17 from Venice. 

The cruise line said the ship is still in Athens and is expected to be repaired soon.

Regent is allowing passengers on canceled sailings to switch to another Regent cruise, in most cases a longer sailing, at the rate paid for the canceled cruise. People on the affected sailings must exercise that option by Oct. 15.

For passengers that cannot switch sailings, Regent said it would provide a full refund of the cruise fare along with a $1,000 credit toward any 2010 or 2011 voyage.

Regent said agency commissions would be fully protected.

The following are available cruses that affected passengers can choose:

Seven Seas Navigator, Oct. 26, Bangkok – Sydney, 21 nights
Seven Seas Voyager, Nov. 8, Barcelona – Fort Lauderdale, 15 nights
Seven Seas Mariner, Nov. 8, Dubai – Cape Town, 25 nights
Seven Seas Navigator, December 1, Auckland – San Francisco, 20 nights
Seven Seas Mariner, Dec. 3, Cape Town – Rio de Janeiro, 14 nights
Seven Seas Voyager, Dec. 27, Fort Lauderdale – San Francisco, 17 nights
Seven Seas Voyager, Jan.14, San Francisco – Auckland, 25 nights
Seven Seas Voyager, Feb. 23, Sydney – Beijing, 25 nights
Seven Seas Voyager, April 9, Bangkok – Dubai, 25 nights

Regent said reduced supplements for business-class air may be applied to flights to and from Asia.


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