July 18. A luxury round-the-world cruise costing over $100,000 per-passenger has sold out in under three hours. All 750 places on the Seven Seas Mariner sold out in record time, costing up to $276,530 per guest in a Grand Master Suite.
Passengers are willing to wait three years to take up their place on the highly converted World sailing, which is not due to depart until 2024.
The cruise line returns to operation in just two months, with the departure of the Seven Seas Splendor in September. The restart after a 17-month pause has been referred to by Montague as a “return to a normality.”
However it may not all be smooth sailing. Prominent destinations – including New Zealand and Australian – have not yet lifted their embargoes on international cruise ships.
Further headaches were provided for the Florida-based cruise company on Saturday, when a court overturned a ruling to lift CDC restrictions on Saturday.
The one-paragraph decision by a three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals was filed at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, just minutes before a Tampa judge’s previous ruling on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restrictions was set to take effect.
Source: NZ Herald