Regent Seven Seas Cancels Sri Lanka Call Due to Ongoing Unrest

March 5, 2009
Regent Seven Seas has canceled its March 23 call in Sri Lanka, due to continued fighting in the northern part of the country between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a separatist group. Silversea previously canceled its February 22 and March 2 calls, due to the unrest.

The 46,000-ton, 700-passenger Seven Seas Voyager will, instead, spend March 23 at sea and offer an extended call in Cochin, India, on March 24. The visit was originally scheduled from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., but now Seven Seas Voyager will arrive at 6 a.m. and offer a full day in port. The ship is currently on a 115-night world voyage.

The next scheduled call in Sri Lanka is Silversea's Silver Whisper on April 26. The line told us in late February that it is monitoring the situation.

-- by Erica Silverstein, Associate Editor