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Regent Cruises
WORLD CRUISE VISITS 56 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
WORLD CRUISE VISITS 56 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

7 Aug 2018

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Announces 30-Country, 117-Night Voyage For 2021 To Explore Many Corners on Earth

Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces its 2021 World Cruise that will provide guests with access to 56 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-designated world heritage sites across the globe.

A world cruise conjures images of exploring the world’s fascinating destinations on a multi-month luxurious journey. For those who wish to explore nearly all corners of the world in one epic voyage, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2021 World Cruise sails aboard the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship, Seven Seas Mariner®, for 117 nights from Miami to Barcelona – visiting six continents, 30 countries and 61 ports across South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean, including 11 overnight stays.

This journey brings guests to famous cities such as Sydney and its famed Opera House and Dubai with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights. Yet, it is the lesser-travelled places that truly make this voyage a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“We thoughtfully design world cruise itineraries to bring guests to sites they desire to explore, ranging from iconic destinations to the hidden gems that can only be accommodated on a cruise of this length,” said Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ president and chief executive officer. “Guests embark on world cruises to discover many destinations in one voyage with immersive experiences, visit museums, see historical sites, appreciate local arts and culture, and enjoy exclusive shoreside activities offering a unique way to understand our world. On this 2021 voyage, guests can visit 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in ports like Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jerusalem, Israel and Limassol, Cyprus, and each night return to their spacious and luxurious suite and enjoy personalised service on board. What’s more, we feature 11 overnight stays in some of the world’s premier destinations so world cruisers feel fully immersed in these ports of call.”

The voyage departs on Jan. 5, 2021.

World Cruise Highlights

Lost Empires
Embarking From Miami, guests will journey deep into the picturesque Caribbean islands before crossing the Panama Canal to explore South America’s west coast. This leg of the voyage will include visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan — an ancient adobe city built by the predecessors of the ancient Incas — as well as Peru’s Machu Picchu, Pisco’s Nazca Lines and Easter Island’s moai statues.

Untouched Islands
Sailing through turquoise waters between French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia, guests will encounter beautiful beaches, pristine islands and majestic marine life, especially at lesser-known places like the Bay of Islands, a small and stunning district of New Zealand’s Northland region featuring 144 islands. Other highlights include exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the 74 island wonders that comprise Whitsunday, the majority of which are uninhabited national park islands, making it one of the most pristine places in the world.

Ancient Sands
Making her way from Indonesia to Oman, Seven Seas Mariner will visit Asian destinations that are unlike any other, including Fujairah. The only one of the UAE’s seven Emirates not located on the Arabian Gulf, the destination is set amongst the beautiful Hajar Mountains and surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Oman. Compare that landscape to that of Petra, home to the famed Wadi Rum desert and ruins of Petra, which is lapped by the Red Sea.

Mythical Shores
In the Mediterranean, guests will visit Limassol, where they can stroll on a beautiful chalk-like coastline on Governor’s Beach; Amalfi; and the lesser known Furore. Known for its magnificent fjord, it is a natural fortress that is hidden from the world and only lit by the sun in the afternoon, making it the perfect location for a dip after a delicious lunch.

Guests sailing this 33,500-nautical mile journey will enjoy overnight stays in Lima, Peru; Hanga Roa, Easter Island; Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Mumbai, India; Dubai, UAE; Luxor (Safaga), Egypt; Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel; and Istanbul, Turkey.

Highlights of the 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites guests can visit include:

• Great Barrier Reef off the shore of Cairns, Australia
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India
• Old City of Acre outside of Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel
• Medieval City of Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece
• Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain
• Archaeological Site of Troy in Bozcaada, Turkey
• Bahla Fort (Muscat), Oman

Land Experiences
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is including these three unique land experiences exclusive to world cruise guests: Mystical Moai Experience, Hanga Roa, Easter Island — January 27, 2021

There’s no inhabited spot in the world quite so isolated as Easter Island. A mere dot off the coast of Chile in the vast Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui, as it’s called in the people’s native language, is a one-of-a-kind destination making it the

perfect place to join fellow world cruisers for an unforgettable shoreside experience. Explore Rapa Nui’s pink-sand beaches, its volcanic cones and windswept grasslands, and of course, the monumental Moai statues — more than 800 of them bearing silent witness to a long-lost, complex society. Not only will you be able to see these incredible sculptures firsthand, but also participate in a recreation of a celebration called Tapati. Delight in folk music performances, body painting and an authentic dinner in this spectacular setting.

Arresting Australia, Brisbane, Australia — February 28, 2021
For more than a hundred years the Alcatraz of Queensland, Boggo Road, held hardened British convicts. Today its doors are wide open to shed light on Australia’s infamous history as a convict nation. After a welcoming cocktail reception, guests will embark on an intimate and insightful tour of the facilities, where the drama and stories of prisoners are brought to life by guides, and will also have the unique opportunity to meet and chat with a former inmate. Surrounded by towering red brick walls, the prison yard is transformed into a dinner venue, where guests will dine and mingle.

Royalty of Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan — April 11, 2021
The evening’s celebration is set against the backdrop of a castle replica in Jordan’s Wadi Rum where guests will enjoy a Bedouin tradition fit for royalty. In addition to a welcome by a traditional Dabke dance that is widely performed at weddings and other joyous events, more unforgettable entertainment includes belly dancing, traditional music performed by a Bedouin folkloric band, and artists adorning hands with Henna tattoos. As guests take in the serenity of the desert, they will delight in complimentary champagne and canapés before indulging in an enticing selection of authentic dishes and classic Arabian sweets.

About Seven Seas Mariner
The world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship, Seven Seas Mariner completed a multi-million dollar bow-to-stern refurbishment in 2018, elevating her to a new level of elegance with new culinary experiences, sophisticated new suite designs and furnishings, and completely renewed public guest spaces. Considered one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships, Seven Seas Mariner features a sleek, light, modern look and a warm and comfortable ambiance, luxurious décor and intricate design details. With only 700 guests on board, Seven Seas Mariner offers a staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.6, ensuring among the highest levels of personal service at sea and an intimate, yet spacious, setting to navigate the world.

For more information about this unique cruise or to make a reservation, please contact Nicky or Peter.

WORLD CRUISE VISITS 56 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Regent Cruises
SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR Inaugural Season
SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR Inaugural Season

13 Jul 2018

Now Open for Reservations

Seven Seas Splendor™ will bring her special brand of perfection to the glamorous ports of Europe in 2020. She will visit the hidden gems of Zadar and Koper, as well as the culinary capitals of Bordeaux and Barcelona. She will take you to the iconic Isles, both British and Greek, and she will arrive at the stunning shores of the Italian and French Riviera. Witness the beauty of the Iberian landscape and discover the joy of crossing the Atlantic Ocean - all while experiencing luxury perfected. 

Choose from 21 destination-rich itineraries that have been meticulously designed to fulfill your wanderlust.

For more information about reserving your Inaugural Season cruise please contact Nicky or Peter

SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR Inaugural Season
Silversea Cruises
A NEW DAY AT SILVERSEA
A NEW DAY AT SILVERSEA

18 Jun 2018

Today marks an incredible day for Silversea. They have just announced to the world the entrance of Royal Caribbean in the equity capital of Silversea.  Manfredi Lefebvre has said that this is a partnership which will give them capital and financial strength to accelerate their growth and out distance all of their competitors in the Luxury and Expedition space by building many more small ships.

Manfredi Lefebvre will remain in his current role of Executive Chairman of the company long term, continuing to steer their strategy as will Roberto Martinoli, the CEO.

Commercially Manfredi Lefebrve believes it will be very much business as usual for Silversea, and if you have upcoming reservations with them, there will be no changes to the existing plans.  Silversea continue to look forward to welcoming their discerning guests onboard.

Silversea Cruises
SILVERSEA NEW LINER COMING SOON
SILVERSEA NEW LINER COMING SOON

11 Jun 2018

Silversea will partner once again with Fincantieri

Dear Guests,

I am delighted to announce that Silversea will partner once again with Fincantieri for the construction of an eleventh luxury-ship, tentatively named Silver Dawn, expected for Autumn 2021.

With enhanced design specifications and enriched content, Silver Dawn will continue building on the sophistication, innovative style and ground-breaking concept for which Silversea ships are renowned. This ship will follow the evolution of 596-guest, 40,700-tonne Silver Muse and Silver Moon. She will carry on the ambitious growth plans that ensure our continued leadership in ultra-luxury cruising. The all-suite Silver Dawn will echo the innovative design of the Silver Muse, incorporating an array of inspired dining venues, small-ship intimacy, spacious outdoor areas and state-of-the-art technology – plus, a few additional enhancements.

Silver Dawn will light the way across the tides of the oceans and will be the inspiration by which we will all be guided. As the sun breaks to illuminate the new day, so too will Silver Dawn shine upon the horizons she travels through.

This exciting evolution would not have been possible without your continued support.

Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio, Silversea Chairman

For more information please contact Peter or Nicky

Seabourn Cruises
WE ARE PROUD AND EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE SEABORN'S FIRST WORLD CRUISE IN SIX YEARS.
WE ARE PROUD AND EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE SEABORN'S FIRST WORLD CRUISE IN SIX YEARS.

4 Jun 2018

Booking open on the 16th July 2018

You will enjoy a 146 day voyage, 62 extraordinary destinations, 77 ports, 69 sea days, 36 countries, 16 overnights, 18 late nights, 5 continents, 4 equator crossings and 3 date line crossings. Sailing from Miami on January 4th 2020 to San Francisco on May 29th 2020

Enjoy Complimentary World Cruise Amenities for Full World Cruise Guests

Round Trip Business Class Air
2,000$ Shipboard Credit per person
Unlimited WiFi
Private car transfers door to door from your home
Personal Valet luggage shipping service between home and ship in Miami and San Franscisco
Unlimited Laundry and Dry Cleaning on board
Gala Bon Voyage dinner and overnight hotel stay prior to departure in Miami
Three Exclusive World Cruise events
Special World Cruise pillow gifts

For more information contact Nicky or Peter

ITINERARY

146-Day 2020 World Cruise-Miami to San Francisco

04-Jan-20 Miami

05-Jan-20 Key West

06-Jan-20 At Sea

07-Jan-20 At Sea

08-Jan-20 At Sea

09-Jan-20 Cartegena, Colombia

10-Jan-20 At Sea

11-Jan-20 Oranjestad, Aruba

12-Jan-20 Kralendijk, Bonaire

13-Jan-20 At Sea

14-Jan-20 Saline Bay, Mayreau

15-Jan-20 Bridgetown, Barbados

16-Jan-20 Bridgetown, Barbados

17-Jan-20 At Sea

18-Jan-20 At Sea

19-Jan-20 At Sea

20-Jan-20 At Sea

21-Jan-20 At Sea

22-Jan-20 Mindelo, Cape Verde

23-Jan-20 At Sea

24-Jan-20 Dakar, Senegal

25-Jan-20 Dakar, Senegal

26-Jan-20 Banjul, Gambia

27-Jan-20 At Sea

28-Jan-20 At Sea

29-Jan-20 At Sea

30-Jan-20 Abidjan, Ivory Coast

31-Jan-20 Takoradi, Ghana

01-Feb-20 At Sea

02-Feb-20 At Sea

03-Feb-20 At Sea

04-Feb-20 Luanda, Angola

05-Feb-20 Cross the Equator

06-Feb-20 At Sea

07-Feb-20 Walvis Bay, Namibia

08-Feb-20 Walvis Bay, Namibia

09-Feb-20 Luderitz, Namibia

10-Feb-20 At Sea

11-Feb-20 Cape Town, South Africa

12-Feb-20 Cape Town, South Africa

13-Feb-20 Passing the Cape of Good Hope

14-Feb-20 At Sea

15-Feb-20 Durban, South Africa

16-Feb-20 Richards Bay, South Africa

17-Feb-20 At Sea

18-Feb-20 At Sea

19-Feb-20 Ilha de Mocambique, Mozambique

20-Feb-20 At Sea

21-Feb-20 Andoany, Madagascar

22-Feb-20 At Sea

23-Feb-20 At Sea

24-Feb-20 Zanzibar, Tanzania

25-Feb-20 Monbasa, Kenya

26-Feb-20 Monbasa, Kenya

27-Feb-20 Monbasa, Kenya

28-Feb-20 At Sea

29-Feb-20 At Sea

01-Mar-20 Victoria, Seychelles

02-Mar-20 Praslin, Seychelles

03-Mar-20 At Sea

04-Mar-20 Cross the Equator

05-Mar-20 At Sea

06-Mar-20 Male, Maldives

07-Mar-20 At Sea

08-Mar-20 Colombo, Sri Lanka

09-Mar-20 Hambantota, Sri Lanka

10-Mar-20 At Sea

11-Mar-20 Chennai, India

12-Mar-20 Chennai, India

13-Mar-20 At Sea

14-Mar-20 At Sea

15-Mar-20 At Sea

16-Mar-20 Sabang, Indonesia

17-Mar-20 Phuket, Thailand

18-Mar-20 Porto Malai, Malaysia

19-Mar-20 Georgetown, Malaysia

20-Mar-20 Port Klang, Malaysia

21-Mar-20 Singapore

22-Mar-20 Singapore

23-Mar-20 At Sea

24-Mar-20 At Sea

25-Mar-20 Laem Chabang, Thailand

26-Mar-20 Ko Kood, Thailand

27-Mar-20 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

28-Mar-20 At Sea

29-Mar-20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

30-Mar-20 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

31-Mar-20 At Sea

01-Apr-20 At Sea

02-Apr-20 Hong Kong

03-Apr-20 Hong Kong

04-Apr-20 At Sea

05-Apr-20 Hundred Islands, Philippines

06-Apr-20 Manila, Philippines

07-Apr-20 At Sea

08-Apr-20 Porto Princesa, Philippines

09-Apr-20 At Sea

10-Apr-20 At Sea

11-Apr-20 At Sea

12-Apr-20 Benoa, Indonesia

13-Apr-20 Benoa, Indonesia

14-Apr-20 Slawi Bay, Indonesia

15-Apr-20 At Sea

16-Apr-20 At Sea

17-Apr-20 Darwin, Australia

18-Apr-20 At Sea

19-Apr-20 At Sea

20-Apr-20 At Sea

21-Apr-20 Cairns, Australia

22-Apr-20 Cairns, Australia

23-Apr-20 Townsville, Australia

24-Apr-20 Hamilton Island, Australia

25-Apr-20 At Sea

26-Apr-20 Brisbane, Australia

27-Apr-20 At Sea

28-Apr-20 Sydney, Australia

29-Apr-20 Sydney, Australia

30-Apr-20 At Sea

01-May-20 At Sea

02-May-20 At Sea

03-May-20 Noumea, New Caledonia

04-May-20 Kuto, New Caledonia

05-May-20 At Sea

06-May-20 At Sea

07-May-20 Suva, Fiji

08-May-20 Suva, Fiji

09-May-20 Savusavu, Fiji

10-May-20 At Sea

11-May-20 Apia, Samoa

CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE

11-May-20 Pago Pago, American Samoa

12-May-20 At Sea

13-May-20 Cross the Equator

15-May-20 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE

16-May-20 Tabuaeran, Kiribati

16-May-20 CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE

17-May-20 At Sea

18-May-20 Kona, Hawaii

19-May-20 Honolulu, Hawaii

20-May-20 Honolulu, Hawaii

21-May-20 Manele Bay, Hawaii

22-May-20 At Sea

23-May-20 At Sea

24-May-20 At Sea

25-May-20 At Sea

26-May-20 At Sea

27-May-20 Passing the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

28-May-20 San Francisco

WE ARE PROUD AND EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE SEABORN'S FIRST WORLD CRUISE IN SIX YEARS.
Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES CULMINATES MULTIMILLION DOLLAR, FLEET-WIDE REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME BY UNVEILING NEWLY REDESIGNED SEVEN SEAS MARINER
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES CULMINATES MULTIMILLION DOLLAR, FLEET-WIDE REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME BY UNVEILING NEWLY REDESIGNED SEVEN SEAS MARINER

9 Apr 2018

First all-suite, all-balcony ship returns to Alaska more resplendent than ever

In the final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million refurbishment programme, the company completed its bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner, elevating the ship to the level of elegance set by Seven Seas Explorer® and providing a consistent look and feel to the entire fleet. Seven Seas Mariner completed a 20-day drydock at Chantier Naval de Marseille, and has re-emerged with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed elegant guest spaces. “I’m constantly amazed by the attention to detail that goes into our ships, and the newly refurbished Seven Seas Mariner is no different, from the luxurious décor down to the intricate design elements,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “With the culmination of our fleet-wide refurbishment programme, and with the construction of Seven Seas Splendor® underway, we are perfecting luxury and indeed have the most luxurious fleet at sea.”

Offering an even more elevated dining experience, all restaurants on board Seven Seas Mariner received a stylish redesign with enhanced art and décor. The newly updated steakhouse on Seven Seas Mariner, Prime 7, is now unlike any other restaurant in Regent’s fleet, with unique, rectangular light fixtures that are reminiscent of a sculpture across the ceiling, and cream-coloured, pillow-backed chairs contrasted by sapphire walls and wood finishes.

The flagship restaurant Compass Rose is completely reimagined, with a popular menu offering guests an unprecedented level of personal customisation and choice, as well as a stunning new look with grand crystal chandeliers, rich wooden accents and celestial blue furnishings.

Replacing Signatures is Chartreuse, already a guest favourite aboard Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager®. The restaurant boasts new furnishings, china, flooring and décor, along with a completely new menu that highlights modern French cuisine. Further enhancements were also made to La Veranda, allowing guests to indulge their palate while surrounded by a flawless ambiance. Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck also received a comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centrepiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water and surrounded by plush, white daybeds. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections at the outdoor Pool Grill, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, all prepared to order from new infrared barbeque grills. Inside, all public spaces received new carpeting, world-class art, furniture and décor, creating a new look throughout the ship. The Reception area, featuring new marble desks and original gold leaf accented artwork by Atlanta-based artist Tom Swanston. The grand spiral staircase in the atrium is crowned by a new large-scale blown glass art installation designed by Canadian studio Tsunami Glass, creating a beautiful view as you descend the glass elevators. The completely remodelled and relocated library exudes comfort with dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier. With plenty of books to choose from and with doors that can provide a quiet retreat, guests will enjoy relaxing and enriching their minds in the new library. The previous library space makes way for expanded seating at Coffee Connection, where guests have more space to enjoy delicious coffee drinks in a stylish new setting with leather furnishings in rich tones. The internet café is now conveniently located at the back of Coffee Connection, allowing guests the ability to stay connected with friends and family back home with free unlimited internet access. Outside on deck 6, there is all new teak decking and new sun loungers, allowing guests to comfortably relax in peace and enjoy the ocean breeze and soak in a sunrise or sunset. Guests will also take comfort in the latest luxury styles in the Card Room, Boutiques, and The Casino, all completely revamped from the steel up. Guests will be able to enjoy some of their favourite experiences on board in a completely new way.

Offering an expansive menu of invigorating and restorative rituals, the shipboard Canyon Ranch® Spa received a soothing new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics centre offers new state-of-the-art machines and equipment to help guests maintain healthier, active regimens while at sea.

Leaving no detail untouched, Regent Seven Seas Cruises redesigned all guest suites. The elegantly appointed retreats feature new Elite Slumber™ Beds framed by plush, padded leather headboards, sitting areas furnished with comfortable sofas, accent tables and new artwork, as well as private balconies where guests can enjoy breath-taking views of the crystal blue sea and passing landscape. All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane® amenities. Plus, guests of Penthouse Suites enjoy additional in-suite bath amenities by Guerlain, and Distinctive Suite guests also receive Bottega Veneta.

With her renovations complete, Seven Seas Mariner is repositioning to the Pacific Northwest to take travellers on 15 unforgettable seven, 10- and 11-night immersive, Alaska itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward. With free unlimited shore excursions included as part of the cruise fare, the all-inclusive experience aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises delivers the best value in America’s Last Frontier

About Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury experience with a four-ship fleet that visits more than 450 destinations around the world. In early 2020, Regent will perfect luxury with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor®. The cruise line’s fares include all-suite accommodation, the largest collection of free, unlimited shore excursions, unlimited internet access, highly personalised service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, prepaid gratuities and one-night, pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher. For more information about the most inclusive luxury experience, or to make a reservation, please contact Nicky or Peter

Silversea Cruises
LEGENDS of CRUISING 2020
LEGENDS of CRUISING 2020

20 Mar 2018

7 Continents, 62 ports, 32 countries and 40 new destinations

Silverseas are delighted to announce their epic 2020 World Cruise is now on sale. SilverSeas efforts to innovate and redefine the world cruising experience, and to offer their guests the greatest experience in destination-rich itineraries… Legends of Cruising – World Cruise 2020 has been born! They are proud and excited to say that this is the first world cruise ever to offer their guests the chance to set foot on all seven continents taking in an astonishing 62 ports, 32 countries and 40 new destinations.

Legend has it that there are those who think and those who act. That there are those who believe they belong to the 1%, and those who actually do. And then there are those who are part of the 1% of the 1%. If you are one of these enquiring few, then read on. Unlike any other World Cruise ever conceived, Legends of Cruising takes you on a journey that lets you set foot on all 7 continents. It gives you the opportunity to swim in every ocean, learn of countless cultures and see innumerable natural wonders. 

We want you to be one of the select few who are able to say yes they have seen the unspoilt, snowy plains of Antarctica and bathed in the vibrant rhythm of South America. Yes — they have felt the heat of Africa, drank from the melting pot of Australia, found peace in Asia and imbibe in the captivating history of Europe. And yes – they are the true 1% of the 1%.

Legends of Cruising is a journey that will take you further than ever before in just 140 days, in every sense.

Please contact Nicky or Peter for more details and to reserve your cruise of a lifetime.

LEGENDS of CRUISING 2020
Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES CUTS STEEL AT ANCONA FOR SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES CUTS STEEL AT ANCONA FOR SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR

19 Mar 2018

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SHIP THAT WILL PERFECT LUXURY

Ancona, Italy; 16 March 2018

Construction of the ship that will elevate the standard for all-inclusive luxury has begun. On 15 March 2018, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Montague, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations Robin Lindsay, Regent’s Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations Franco Semeraro and Fincantieri’s Shipyard Director Giovanni Stecconi, pressed the button to ignite the cutting torch at Fincantieri Ancona to shape the first plate of steel for Seven Seas Splendor. The new 750-guest ship will join the Regent fleet in early 2020, in pursuit of the ultimate achievement – perfection. 

"This is truly an exciting moment for us and we are delighted to work with the skilful engineers of Fincantieri Shipyard to build our new ship that will again raise the standards of luxury for the industry," said Mr. Montague.  "Regent has been committed to delivering the most beautiful destinations with impeccable personalised service aboard elegant and intimately spacious ships for more than 25 years. With the first steel cut for Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona, we are now underway to realising our plans for the new ship that will perfect luxury."

The inaugural season for the all-suite, all-balcony ship will go on sale this spring. Seven Seas Splendor will join Regent’s most luxurious fleet in the world comprising Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator. 

The photograph shows Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Fincantieri executives together triggered the steel-cutting torch to commence the construction of Seven Seas Splendor at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard in Italy. Pictured from left to right are: Giovanni Stecconi, Shipyard Director for Fincantieri; Franco Semeraro, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises; Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises; and Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Seabourn Cruises
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SINGER AND ACTRESS ELAINE PAIGE NAMED GODMOTHER OF NEW SEABOURN OVATION
HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SINGER AND ACTRESS ELAINE PAIGE NAMED GODMOTHER OF NEW SEABOURN OVATION

9 Mar 2018

British Actress, singer, producer and presenter will preside over the Naming Ceremony for our newest ultra-luxury ship

One of the world’s best-loved and most highly awarded actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother to our elegant new all-suite ship, Seabourn Ovation.
The naming ceremony will take place Friday 11 May in the beautiful harbour of Valletta, Malta during a spectacular ceremony that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site and the 2018 European Capital of Culture. Seabourn enjoys a multi-year partnership with UNESCO to support our efforts to protect World Heritage at sites around the world. 
Elaine's biography reads like a “who’s who” of the stage musical. She originated the role of Eva Peron in Evita, followed by Grizabella in Cats and Florence in Chess. She has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation – from Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, to The King & I; Sweeney Todd and Follies - and many more.   
With an impressive and glittering roster of accolades, Elaine bears the unofficial title of “The First Lady of British Musical Theatre.”     She has defined musicals and has simply set the gold standard.  In 1995, she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to Musical Theatre by HM Queen Elizabeth II. 
Elaine has delighted audiences around the world, from The White House, The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and The Sydney Opera House to The Bolshoi, New York’s Lincoln Center, and London’s Royal Albert Hall.  She has recorded 22 solo albums, has been featured on seven cast albums, and earned eight consecutive gold and four multi-platinum discs, achieving chart topping hits including signature tunes Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and I Know Him So Well. 
“I am so honoured to have been asked to be Godmother to Seabourn Ovation,” Elaine says, “Seabourn’s legendary service has the same DNA as a hit West End show:  a dedicated cast of professionals who all come together to deliver a superb performance, whatever their role. I can’t wait to board the beautiful Seabourn Ovation and send her off into the world!” 
Her television work includes drama on BBC & ITV, her own series on SKY Arts, and more roles to be aired on BBC & ITV this year. She continues to host her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige On Sunday, regularly attracting 2.5 million listeners every week.   
When not performing, Elaine works tirelessly for charities including The Children’s Trust. She is President for the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust, an Ambassador to the Royal Voluntary Service and an Artistic Associate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Other charities include Breast Cancer Campaign, the Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans, and Support Dogs amongst many others.  
SEABOURN OVATION 
Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ultra-luxury ship in our fleet. With stunning contemporary interiors by design icon Adam D. Tihany, culinary expertise by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller, specially commissioned entertainment by Sir Tim Rice and an exciting programme of on-board speakers, Ovation will sail on cruises in and around Europe between May and November 2018, hailing at ports throughout Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. 
THE SEABOURN DIFFERENCE 
•Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere 
•Intuitive, personalised service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests expectations 
•Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences 
•All ocean front suites, luxuriously appointed 
•Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times 
•Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your clients preferences 
•Tipping is neither required, nor expected 
•Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed 
•World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller 
•All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom your clients wish 
•Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts 
•Ventures by Seabourn, optional shore excursions, enhance the destination experiences in select destinations. 
•Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO 

Silversea Cruises
THE ALL NEW SILVER SPIRIT
THE ALL NEW SILVER SPIRIT

9 Mar 2018

Dining Areas, Public Spaces and Suites undergoing Extensive Refurbishment

Silverseas are delighted to inform you of their plans to enhance their beloved Silver Spirit. In March 2018, she will go under an extensive refurbishment that will amplify your experience where it matters, all the while maintaining the characteristics that make her so special: superior service, gastronomic cuisine and world class wine, and small enough to continue to visit both secluded and iconic ports.
The ship will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long, 15 meters, and 800 gross tonnage mid-section. This will allow us to offer an exciting array of enhancements.
They are adding new restaurant concepts to diversify your gastronomic experience. Besides brand new menus, you will also enjoy a wider variety of dining options.
Every suite is getting a new design similar to Silver Muse and upgrades to the technology and in-suite entertainment.
The convivial atmosphere highly appreciated by our guests will be even more pleasant with an enhanced layout and updated bars and lounges. Plus, with the new Zagara spa and larger pool deck there will be space to unwind and relax.
Contact Nicky or Peter to find out how to be one of the first to experience Silver Spirit’s unprecedented standards on their exciting award-winning itineraries. With the all-inclusive lifestyle and exciting offers, there has never been a better time to book a Silversea cruise.

Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES TO SAIL MOST-IMMERSIVE LUXURY CUBA CRUISE IN 2019
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES TO SAIL MOST-IMMERSIVE LUXURY CUBA CRUISE IN 2019

1 Mar 2018

Two Additional Itineraries Total Eight Future Regent Voyages That Include Visits To Cuba

As the only North American luxury cruise line to be granted permission to offer voyages to Cuba, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding more visits to the Caribbean island on two itineraries in 2019 and 2020. Seven Seas Mariner will offer the line’s first immersive Cuba itinerary on her 15 October 2019 voyage, calling on Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, providing guests more opportunities to engage in group, people-to-people activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, and to immerse in the island’s culture. Havana is also being added into Seven Seas Navigator’s 25 April 2020 voyage.

"We are proud to have been the first North American luxury line to call on Cuba and are delighted to offer more opportunities for travellers to visit such a historic and culture-rich destination," said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "On these eight future sailings that visit Cuba, guests will be treated to informative presentations from experts and scholars, as well as enjoy our distinctive, highly personalised service from every member of our exceptional staff and crew."

As part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises' most-inclusive luxury experience, guests have the widest selection of free and unlimited, expertly crafted Cuba shore excursions in compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) regulations. Guests can meet with the people of Cuba and explore the island’s music, art, history and culture while enjoying as many shore excursions as their time allows.
In Havana, guests can walk in the storied steps of Ernest Hemingway and learn about the city's Baroque, neoclassical and Renaissance architecture. From Cienfuegos, guests can visit Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills) and Trinidad, both deemed World Heritage sites for their well-preserved, Colonial-era architecture, and learn about traditional pottery methods at a family-owned workshop along the way. Santiago de Cuba will offer even greater context to events that changed the course of Cuban history, where guests can visit San Juan Hill and learn about the 18th century battle which led to the end of Spanish rule.

Seven Seas Mariner made Regent's maiden call on Havana in April 2017. Travellers can choose among eight future itineraries that offer guests an opportunity to visit Cuba. Seven Seas Mariner’s 10 October 2018 voyage, will call again on Havana on its trans-Panama Canal voyage to the South Pacific, while the ship’s new 15 October 2019 voyage will offer three Cuban ports. Caribbean itineraries that also visit Havana are Seven Seas Navigator’s 11 November 2018 and 25 April 2020 voyages; and Seven Seas Voyager’s 6 and 16 December 2018, 6 February and 5 March 2019 voyages.

Please contact Peter or Nicky for more information

Regent Cruises
Invitation to a Regent Seven Seas Cruise Presentation
Invitation to a Regent Seven Seas Cruise Presentation

23 Feb 2018

Places are Limited - Book Now

Nicky & Peter Conway-Hann are therefore delighted to invite you to a presentation by Regent Seven Seas Cruises at Atalaya Golf & Country Club, Estepona. Regent is an ultra luxury cruise line offering fully inclusive fares where not only the drinks & gratuities are included but also the majority of shore excursions in every port - something not all luxury cruise lines offer. 

We are holding two events next week on 1st & 2nd March as detailed below where a Representative from Regent cruises will give a talk and presentation to interested guests. There are two times available:

The afternoon of the 1st March, 16:30 to 19:00

The morning of the 2nd March, 10:00 to 12:00 

For both dates the schedule will be as follows:

Coffee, Tea or wine on arrival.

A 45 minute presentation brought to you by Kelly-Marie Gregg, Training and Events Manager for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in conjunction with ourselves, Cruise Connections Ltd.

A 45 minute Question and Answer session – tapas and wine served.

Please note that we will be showcasing some very special offers and special fares at the event on selected cruises that will not be available anywhere else. Selected offers will only be available for those attending and booking within a limited time frame.

Please contact us if you can attend to book your place, and advise which of the two presentation dates you prefer. We are limited to 30 spaces each day, so acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. 

Regent Cruises
SEVEN SEAS MARINER DRYDOCK TO COMPLETE REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES
SEVEN SEAS MARINER DRYDOCK TO COMPLETE REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

13 Feb 2018

$125 MILLION REFURBISHMENT - FIRST ALL-SUITE, ALL-BALCONY SHIP TO RETURN TO ALASKAN WATERS MORE RESPLENDENT THAN EVER

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, confirmed details for the upcoming bow-to-stern refurbishment of Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship. After a 20-day drydock in April 2018 at Chantier Naval de Marseille, Seven Seas Mariner will re-emerge with dramatic new culinary experiences, elegant new suite designs, and completely renewed modern guest spaces. After her drydock refurbishment, Seven Seas Mariner will immediately reposition to the Pacific Northwest to take travellers on a fully immersive, luxury Alaska experience.

‘We are delighted to relaunch the refurbished Seven Seas Mariner for what will be an unforgettable 2018 Alaska season,’ said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

‘Seven Seas Mariner will have been elevated to the highest standards of elegance, and guests will enjoy the highly personalised service delivered by every member of Seven Seas Mariner’s exceptional staff and crew. Once Seven Seas Mariner completes her refurbishment, Regent’s fleet will definitively be the most luxurious at sea.’

The refurbished Seven Seas Mariner will sail the Last Frontier on 15 unforgettable seven, 10- and 11-night itineraries, which alternate departures from Vancouver and Seward. With an average of 44 free and unlimited shore excursions included as part of the cruise fare, a most-inclusive, luxury Alaska experience aboard Seven Seas Mariner delivers the best value for an adventure in the Great Land.

Renewed Modern Spaces  

Seven Seas Mariner’s pool deck will receive the most comprehensive redesign, with a new open layout and teak flooring throughout. The centrepiece is a new mosaic-tiled pool, featuring a broad ledge for lounging in shallow water. Guests can enjoy expanded lunch selections, including steaks, chops, salmon, chicken and sausage, offered a la minute from new infrared barbeque grills and new buffet bars at the Pool Grill.

The ship’s atrium, corridors and guest spaces will all receive new carpeting, art, furniture and décor. Guests will take comfort in the latest luxury styles in the reception area, Coffee Connection, Card Room, boutiques, and the Casino, all completely revamped from the steel up. A handsome, remodelled Library will exude comfort with dark-wood bookshelves contrasted against cream furnishings, crowned by a glistening copper-adorned chandelier. A vibrant cobalt-and-silver colour scheme will complete the country club ambiance in the Connoisseur Club cigar lounge. Additionally, the flooring on the Deck 6 Promenade will be replaced with new teak.

Offering an expansive menu of invigorating and restorative rituals for Seven Seas Mariner guests, the shipboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub will receive a soothing new design, featuring pebble-stone tiles and light-wood accents in the treatment rooms. The adjoining fitness and aerobics centre also will see new state-of-the-art machines and equipment to help guests maintain healthier, active regimens while at sea. 

Elegant New Accommodations 

Seven Seas Mariner guests will be ensconced in new elegantly appointed suites, featuring décor such as the Regent Elite Slumber bed with plush, padded leather headboard, and enjoy incomparable views of the mesmerizing sea and passing landscape from their private balcony or sitting area, furnished with a stylish sofa, accent table and new artwork. All suites feature walk-in closets and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities. 

New and Dramatic Regent Dining Experiences  

New gourmet culinary experiences also will delight Seven Seas Mariner guests. The flagship restaurant Compass Rose will deliver a new sophisticated ambiance, with added dramatic flair created by grand crystal chandeliers, recessed ceiling lights, sleek, leather chairs ringing intimate tables, and plush cobalt blue drapes accenting the restaurant’s oversized windows. Compass Rose guests will savour the recently introduced menu, which provides seemingly endless, customisable combinations, making it the largest speciality restaurant at sea. 

Regent’s new Chartreuse speciality restaurant also will be installed during the ship’s refurbishment and debut a delectable modern French menu. Already a guest favourite and first introduced aboard Seven Seas Explorer, Chartreuse’s menu of innovative French fare will be complemented with new furnishings, china, flooring and décor elements that together evoke memories of a fine Parisian restaurant. Additionally, long-time favourite Prime 7 classic steakhouse will receive a facelift and debut an ultra-stylish design, featuring a vibrant blue and tan colour scheme. 

For more information and to book please contact Nicky and Peter at CruiseConnectionsEurope.com

Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES LAUNCHES REDUCED DEPOSITS AND FARES, PLUS COMPLIMENTARY VALET LAUNDRY SERVICE
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES LAUNCHES REDUCED DEPOSITS AND FARES, PLUS  COMPLIMENTARY VALET LAUNDRY SERVICE

15 Jan 2018

GUESTS WILL ENJOY AN EVEN MORE INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE ON SELECTED MEDITERRANEAN 2018 SAILINGS

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive, luxury cruise line has introduced a reduced 10% deposit as well as free valet laundry on selected European itineraries. A further four Mediterranean sailings and one Northern European sailing will feature reduced fares. 

The reduced deposit of 10% applies to nearly all sailings and suites in 2018 up to 2020, when booked between 1 and 31 January 2018. It can be used on all-inclusive, ultra-luxury sailings across the world, in destinations including Alaska, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and South America to name just a few.  

All guests can enjoy free unlimited valet laundry on 29 summer Mediterranean sailings on board Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager, making for an even more inclusive experience. The sailings visit some of the most iconic ports in the region and guests can pack that little bit lighter, knowing that their favourite travel garments will be returned to them clean, pressed and fresh as new. 

Four sailings on board Seven Seas Voyager will include reduced fares offering even greater value to guests who want to see classic Mediterranean destinations in the height of luxury. The sailings which depart in June and July 2018, range from seven to 12 nights in length and visit the best of the Mediterranean from France, Italy and Spain to Croatia and Montenegro. Guests on these sailings will also receive reduced deposits as well as complimentary valet laundry. 

Seven Seas Explorer features a reduced deposit and fare on its 10-night Copenhagen to Stockholm sailing on 14 August 2018. The odyssey around the Baltic sees The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built take in Warnemunde, Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki, with a highlight being two nights in St Petersburg. 

Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES NAMES NEW SHIP TO LAUNCH IN 2020
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES NAMES NEW SHIP TO LAUNCH IN 2020

17 Nov 2017

Second Explorer-class ship to reflect the elegance, style and luxury of Seven Seas Explorer

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the most inclusive luxury experience, has announced the name of its new ship, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. The second Explorer-class ship will embody and enhance the elegance, style and luxury that brought forth the high-end features and amenities that have made sister-ship Seven Seas Explorer renowned as the most luxurious ship ever built with her launch in 2016.

"The naming of a ship is an important milestone in maritime tradition and it is my pleasure to announce that the name of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new ship to launch in 2020 is Seven Seas Splendor," said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "The extraordinary demand for Seven Seas Explorer has reinforced our decision to expand our fleet and Seven Seas Splendor will offer guests a fifth option that will provide unforgettable experiences in the world’s most compelling destinations, with the incredibly high standards of luxury and service that lure guests back again and again."

As part of the naming process, Regent Seven Seas Cruises sought suggestions from its valued travel agents, loyal guests and employees for the ship’s name in a sweepstakes held in September. Seven Seas Splendor was chosen among nearly 2,600 unique names from more than 14,000 submissions.

The new all-suite, all-balcony ship will have a gross tonnage of 55,254 and capacity of 750 guests. Stay tuned for more details about Seven Seas Splendor and her exciting inaugural season.

For more information about the world’s most inclusive luxury experience, or to make a reservation, please contact Nicky or Peter for a chat.

Silversea Cruises
SILVER CLOUD LEAVES THE SHIPYARD!
SILVER CLOUD LEAVES THE SHIPYARD!

10 Nov 2017

Silver Cloud really does break the ice between expedition and luxury.

On Friday 3rd November, after extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud left the shipyard! It is the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising yet, with her destination itineraries and unparalleled service making her truly special. Our clients can now enjoy five tantalising dining options, multiple open spaces and a swimming pool, and the highest crew-to-guest ratios in expedition cruising. 16 zodiacs® mean the possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of 19 passionate and dedicated experts will always be at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

Regent Cruises
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES ADDS CUBA to 2018/19 Caribbean sailings.
REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES ADDS CUBA  to 2018/19 Caribbean sailings.

30 Oct 2017

The only North American luxury cruise line approved for Cuba calls expands itineraries

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced the addition of Cuba calls to six itineraries in the line’s 2018-19 Caribbean season. Travellers can visit Havana on select itineraries aboard Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator, which depart Miami from October 2018 through to March 2019. Guests on these voyages can choose among a variety of free and unlimited shore excursions to learn first-hand about the lives, history and culture of the Cuban people during their visit. As the most inclusive luxury experience and the only North American luxury cruise line approved to visit Cuba, Regent Seven Seas Cruises first called on Havana in April 2017 with Seven Seas Mariner.

"There is so much culture and history in Cuba, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is delighted to expand our itineraries with calls on Havana to provide our guests a more complete Caribbean experience," said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "Three of the six itineraries feature midnight departures from Havana Harbor, so guests have ample time to personally learn about Cuba’s authentic nightlife. Throughout their voyage, guests also will enjoy highly personalised service from every member of our exceptional staff and crew."

Travellers can visit Havana on a 22-night voyage, sailing on 10 October 2018 from Miami to Honolulu aboard Seven Seas Mariner. On this itinerary, guests will transit the Panama Canal and call at some of the most beautiful, ecological destinations of Central America and the Mexican Riviera along the way. The 11 November 2018 sailing of Seven Seas Navigator, the line’s most intimate ship, will immerse guests in Cuban culture on the 14-night Eastern and Southern Caribbean itinerary.

Seven Seas Voyager will sail four round-trip, Caribbean voyages that include calls on Havana from December 2018 through to March 2019. The 6 December 2018 voyage takes guests on a 10-night Western Caribbean itinerary, while the 16 December 2018, 12-night voyage through the Eastern Caribbean will celebrate Christmas on board. A seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary, sailing 6 February 2019, will also take guests to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatán, Honduras, while a similar 5 March itinerary replaces Costa Maya with Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The 6 December 2018, and 6 February and 5 March 2019 sailings feature midnight departures from Havana to offer time to experience the city’s evening culture.

As part of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most-inclusive luxury experience, guests have a wide selection of expertly crafted shore excursions, offering an authentic Cuban experience that explores the people, music, art, history and culture of the city and are in compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) regulations.  To provide guests with even greater insights into Cuba and its people, guest scholars and expert lecturers will deliver compelling presentations about Cuba’s past, present and future. 

For more information about the world’s most inclusive luxury experience, or to make a reservation, please contact Nicky or Peter.

Crystal Cruises
Crystal River Cruises Christens Crystal Bach
Crystal River Cruises Christens Crystal Bach

23 Aug 2017

Crystal Bach joins our river fleet

Holding just 106 guests, Crystal Bach has been built to the highest standards of contemporary luxury and spaciousness. From panoramic balcony windows to expert butler service in each suite - Bach is sure to impress your guests!