Ultra-luxury Regent Seven Seas cruise sells out in hours, despite CDC call
Seven Seas Mariner: Hundreds of passengers spent well over $ 100,000 for future navigation. Photo / Supplied
A luxury cruise around the world costing over $ 100,000 per passenger sold out in less than three hours.
The 750-seat Seven Seas Mariner sold out in record time, costing up to $ 276,530 per person in a Grand Master Suite.
Passengers are prepared to wait three years to take their seats on the highly converted World Sailing, which is scheduled to depart only in 2024.
Regent Silver Seas owners have taken courage in this new record after the turbulent times the industry has just gone through.
“With a waiting list longer than ever, we knew the 2024 Global Cruise was going to be popular,” said President Jason Montague. “But this exceptional response exceeded all expectations and is without a doubt our strongest cruise launch day in the world.”
The five-month itinerary covering 34,500 nautical miles includes unique destinations including New Zealand, Central America and the Society Islands of the South Pacific.
The itinerary reads as an exhaustive list of the most coveted travel experiences.
442 shore excursions are included in the ticket, visiting sites such as Milford Sound, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu and four nights exploring Kruger National Park and Zululand.
All guests will sail in luxury, with butler cabins.
The cruise line is back in business in just two months, with the Seven Seas Splendor departing in September. The restart after a 17-month hiatus was called by Montague a “return to normalcy.”
However, all may not be smooth. Important destinations – including New Zealand and Australia – have yet to lift their embargoes on international cruise ships.
Further headaches were provided to the Florida-based cruise line on Saturday, when a court overturned a decision to lift the CDC’s restrictions on Saturday.
The one-paragraph decision of a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals was filed on Saturday at 11:50 p.m., minutes before a Tampa judge’s previous ruling on the Centers’ restrictions for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States. effect.
While the state of Florida – home to the headquarters of the world’s largest cruise lines – had yet to respond, the new decision came at the very last minute.
“The actions overwhelmingly favor allowing the cruise industry to enjoy its first summer season in two years while this court adjudicates CDC claims on appeal,” Florida attorneys told The Associated Press.
The cruise restart has been repeatedly delayed, but holders of Regent’s $ 100,000 round-the-world tickets are hoping that will be old news when they depart in January 2024.
– With Associated Press