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  • Expected bad weather forces luxury cruise ship to avoid Dartmouth - here’s where it’ll be instead

    August 02 2017

    The ‘most luxurious ship ever built’ will not be visiting Dartmouth on Wednesday as planned – but she will be able to be seen in Tor Bay instead.

    The cruise ship Regent Seven Sea Explorer was due to return to Dartmouth on Wednesday for the second of three visits this summer.

    But Dart Harbour said on Tuesday: “We are sorry to let you know that Seven Seas Explorer will not be calling to Dartmouth tomorrow, July 26, because of the expected heavy weather tomorrow – she will be anchoring in the shelter of Tor Bay instead.”

    The 55,000-ton, 224-metre vessel, which is only one year old, is arriving in South Devon from Southampton at the start of a 15-day Iceland and Greenland cruise.

    Tor Bay Harbour Authority said Seven Seas Explorer is expected to arrive at 6am and depart at 6pm. She will be at anchor south of Torquay Harbour and passengers will be transported ashore to Beacon Quay. A ‘restricted zone’ will be in place.