Cruises on Radisson Seven Seas Diamond Canceled

Passengers booked on the Radisson Seven Seas Diamond after June 4, will have to make alternate cruise plans. The line has announced that it must turn over possession of the ship to new owners at that time. Radisson has been leasing the iconic double-hulled Diamond under an agreement that was set to ex


Passengers booked on the Radisson Seven Seas Diamond after June 4, will have to make alternate cruise plans. The line has announced that it must turn over possession of the ship to new owners at that time.

Radisson has been leasing the iconic double-hulled Diamond under an agreement that was set to expire in 2006. However, the ship’s owners apparently retained the right to sell the ship, and sell it they did.

A deal was finalized at the end of 2004 whereby the Diamond was sold to a company that plans to reposition the ship in Hong Kong. She’ll be renamed, and used as a casino ship for the Asian market.

Radisson’s request that the new owner allow the Diamond to fulfill its cruise commitment for the remainder of the year was declined.

Radisson, which “deeply regrets the inconvenience” of this chain of events, will give passengers a full refund, plus a $700 future cruise credit.

Agencies of record on the canceled cruises will receive a $100 per booking handling fee. Radisson will pay full commission on any new booking made for these clients in 2005, plus an additional $100 per guest bonus commission.

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