Regent Seven Seas Cruises says it is necessary to cancel the
upcoming April 18th and May 8th cruises of the 700-guest Seven Seas
Voyager in order to make necessary repairs to one of its pod propulsion
units. While this engine failure does not compromise the ship's safety
or seaworthiness, the damaged propulsion unit substantially reduces the
vessel's cruising speed and its ability to reach the scheduled

The starboard (right side) propulsion unit became entangled with a
fishing net around March 18th after departure from Singapore. The
subsequent mechanical failure resulted in the shutdown of the pod.
Inspections in India and Dubai determined the extent of the damage is
greater than originally expected. The ship must be dry-docked for the
necessary repairs.

Seven Seas Voyager will be withdrawn from service upon arrival in
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy on April 18. Arrangements will be made to
transport all guests back to their city of origin, including the
shipping of luggage, from Rome. Guests on the April 18th voyage from
Istanbul and the May 8th voyage from Fort Lauderdale and are being
informed of these cancellations, along with their travel agents.

All guests will be offered a variety of options which may include
re-accommodation on an alternative RSSC voyage or voyages or a full
refund. Travel Agent commissions are being protected for all affected

Specific re-accommodation details and refund offers for each sailing
will be sent in a separate letter to guests and their travel agents and
dedicated team of Regent Seven Seas cruise specialists will be
contacting all affected guests and agents. A special toll-free number,
877 505 5632, has been established to answer questions and provide
details to those guests and agents with reservations on these sailings.