Regent Seven Seas cancelled the Seven Seas Voyagers four-night cruise on Nov. 30 and a seven-night cruise on Dec. 4, both departing from Fort Lauderdale, due to damage found in the ships motors during a scheduled 10-day drydock.

The ship will resume its published schedule from Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 11. 

Regent said it extended a 10-night drydock for general maintenance in Freeport, Bahamas, by 11 additional days after a regular inspection of the vessels diesel electric motors by the manufacturers attending technicians found some damage to the electrical connections.

Technicians determined that both motors needed to be disassembled and repaired. The required spare parts and additional technical assistance have been flown from the manufacturer in Europe.

The drydock began on Nov. 20 as part of a regular maintenance program. Every two-and-a-half years, the safety certificates of the vessel are updated and technical work that cannot be carried out while the ship is in normal operation is performed.

Regent said it is contacting guests booked on these cruises and offering incentives.

For those on the canceled four-night sailing, Regent is offering either a full refund of the fare plus a $500 future cruise credit valid for two years, or one of two 11-night cruises in December at the rate they paid for the four-night sailing. 

For those on the canceled seven-night sailing, Regent is offering either a full refund of the fare plus a $700 future cruise credit valid for two years, or one of several 10- or 11-night cruises in December or March at the rate they paid for the seven-night sailing. 

To contact reporter Johanna Jainchill, send e-mail to [email protected].

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