It's fairly obvious this change is a 'done deal' and is not going to be reversed.
I'd just like to ask one question Mark.
What other way does Regent plan to notify their 'regular' clientele of this policy change?
There's many ways to give prior notice, other than message board postings... which very few will see.
It would be considerate, and the right thing to do, if they were to receive notice of such a change 'prior' to their boarding the ships.