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