– Avalon Myanmar – Myanmar River Cruise – April 2017
*Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Journey – Singapore to Dubai (April 8, 2018)
* Azamara Quest – Southeast Asia and Japan (February 2015)
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Part I
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part II
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part III
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part IV
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Some Final Observations and Thoughts
– The Prologue to the Travelogue
– The Adventure Begins…With a Bump or Two
– Settling In Made Easy
– Luxury Touches Here, There and OK, Not, Everywhere…But There Are Lots of Them!
– Asian Flair Onboard and On Shore
– Private Tours, Israel and Conflicts in Perceptions and Perspective
Celebrity Equinox 2009 – Egypt…Impressive and Depressing
– Dining With the Captain and the Reidel Wine Seminar
– The Last Dinner (Tuscan Grille) and Disembarkation
– What Happens When A Class Act Meets Highly Discounted Cruise Fare
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part I
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part II
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part III
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part IV (Food & Wine!)
– Princess Cruises Doesn’t Treat You Like Royalty; Celebrity Cruises Does! Which is a Better Value for the Upscale Cruise Guest? Part I
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. -Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part II: The Standard Veranda Staterooms
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part III: Treating You Right From The Start
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part IV: The Wine Lists Speak Volumes (As Do The Beverage Packages)
Regent Seven Seas Voyager – August 2017
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part I
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part II (Getting There, The Stateroom and First Impressions)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part III (“You Can’t Teach Five Star Service” and Bonafacio, Corsica)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part IV (Calvi, Monaco, Portofino, Porto Azzurro…and Stale Bread)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part V (My Last Day…and How The Chef’s Team Makes It Happen)
It has happened again: The Regent Seven Seas Voyager has been disabled with a propulsion pod problem and its current cruise (and, it seems clear, an uncertain number of future cruises) has been canceled.
The ship is currently in Piraeus, Greece waiting for arrangements to be made at the most readily available drydocking facility in Genoa, Italy.
According to a Regent Seven Seas spokesman, “The ship will remain alongside (the dock) in Athens, Greece [actually Piraeus] to hotel guests while arrangements are made to fly all guests back to their city of origin…Regent Seven Seas Cruises hopes to have all guests enroute back to their city of origin by Oct. 6.”
Regent is presently working on disembarking all guests and will provide complimentary hotel accommodations in Athens if they cannot arrange for a departure by October 6, 2010. In the meantime, “The ship’s services remain fully functional and complimentary tours in and around Athens are being offered to all guests over the next two days.”
Regent’s announcement continues, “We will provide further updates and details on the disposition of the ship’s future voyages once the technical team has begun their assessment and established the timeframe needed for repairs.” It is, for sure, disconcerting when ship happens and, apparently, the cause of it happening is not readily known.
As for alternative cruises, for those booked on the Regent Voyager, I do not know what type of accomodation or notice Regent will be giving, but I am certain once it is determined it will act swiftly.
In the meantime, I know some folks are already looking at alternative cruises. While Seabourn is pretty much sold out until its transatlantic crossings, there is space for them. Hopefully the Regent Seven Seas Voyager will be back in service so as to not require that alternative, but it is something to keep in mind.
I will keep you posted.
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