The Seven Seas Voyager is completing 20 years in service this month after setting sail on its inaugural voyage on April 1, 2003.
As Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ second all-suite vessel, the Voyager was built at the T. Mariotti Shipyard in Italy.
Having been delivered to the company in February 2003, the 700-guest ship was christened in Monaco before her first paying guests arrived in May.
Monaco’s then Crown Prince Albert Grimaldi attended the ceremony at the Port of Monte Carlo that marked the ship’s inaugural season.
It was not long after the event that the Seven Seas Voyager sailed from Monaco on a 12-night itinerary through the Mediterranean to Venice, Italy.
As part of its maiden summer program, Luxury cruised in western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Baltic again during its maiden summer season.
Before launching in North America, the Seven Seas Voyager crossed the Atlantic for the first time in November.
There were several itineraries offered by the vessel in 2003-2004 to the Caribbean, Central America, and the Panama Canal.
As Regent’s previous newbuild, the Seven Seas Mariner, the Seven Seas Voyager shares a similar design.
This 42,363-ton vessel, similar to its fleet mate, was originally designed to offer a high amount of space, as well as private bedrooms and shower rooms.
After extensive renovations over the years, the Seven Seas Voyager was modernized in 2016.
With the $125 million refit program, the ship will be brought up to the standards of Seven Seas Explorer, the company’s latest newbuild.
Voyager was given “the same exemplary attention to detail and elegant style featured on Seven Seas Explorer” in its 25-day drydock renovation.