March 31, 2003
Radisson Seven Seas Voyager was indeed christened today, as planned, and the
event went off with nary a hitch in Monaco. As is company tradition, Barbara
Carlson Gage, a family member of the Carlson clan, which owns the cruise
line, was godmother. The naming ceremony was held at Monaco's newly unveiled
cruise ship dock. The ship was toasted by royalty -- Monaco's Prince Albert
was guest of honor at a luncheon following the naming ceremony.
In other RSSC news: according to our correspondent-on-the-scene, Carlson
Companies (owner of RSSC) president Curtis Nelson revealed that the Radisson
portion of the cruise line name will ultimately be dropped. In what he calls
an "evolving process," travelers should start getting used to Seven Seas
Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and the like.
Seven Seas Voyager, which has spent the month of March sailing a variety of
shake-down cruises, leaves tomorrow -- April Fool's Day -- for its "official
inaugural sailing" from Monaco to Venice.