Economic situations in Europe USA taking its toll on cruising

first_imgIn the face of weak demand Regent Seven Seas has joined the growing number of cruise lines cutting back in Europe.Top end and luxury Regent Seven Seas this week cancelled nearly two dozen Mediterranean sailings scheduled for late 2014 and said it would replace them with sailings in the Americas, South Pacific, Middle East and Africa, according to a USA Today report.The sailings cancelled include every voyage on the company’s 700 passenger Seven Seas Mariner from September 23 to December 18, 2014, and on the 700 passenger Seven Seas Voyager from October 21 to November 28, 2014.New itineraries for the Seven Seas Mariner will include a 21 night Atlantic crossing from Lisbon to Miami, a 16 night trip from Miami to Los Angeles, and an 18 night voyage from Los Angeles to Tahiti.New itineraries for the Seven Seas Voyager will include a 21 night sailing from Istanbul to Dubai, and a 30-night voyage from Dubai to Cape Town, South Africa.Regent’s announcement comes just days after Carnival announced it was pulling out of Europe for 2014, with other lines cutting back in Europe for 2014 include Royal Caribbean which announced earlier this month that it would send only seven ships to Europe in 2014, down from nine this year and eleven in 2012. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: JAJ Seven Seas Voyager. Image Credit: wikimedialast_img read more