From Beijing to Tokyo with PBS

Voyage Spotlight: Dynasties and Dragons on February 21, 2015

In just two short months, guests aboard Seven Seas Voyager® will not only sail to 10 beautiful ports across Southeast Asia in complete comfort, but will also do so in the company of beloved PBS personalities. Emmy Award-winning Rory Kennedy and Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter Mark Bailey are joined by noted author Steven Johnson and series manager of the acclaimed American Experience Lauren Prestileo, on the 18-night Dynasties and Dragons itinerary.

Beijing to Tokyo with PBS- Voyage Spotlight: Dynasties and Dragons on Feb 21, 2015

Guests will be treated to an exclusive preview of the documentary, Last Days in Vietnam, which chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The film focuses on a number of heroic Americans that took matters into their own hands, as they engaged in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with director/producer Rory Kennedy and husband, screenwriter Mark Bailey.

Beijing to Tokyo with PBS- Voyage Spotlight: Dynasties and Dragons on Feb 21, 2015

In addition, as the ship sails from the mystical city of Beijing to incredible ports in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, guests will have the opportunity to join panel discussions and special presentations on regional topics in the ship’s signature showplace, the Constellation Theater. Private dinners and cocktail receptions will take place during the voyage allowing guests to enjoy one-on-one conversations and personal interactions with the guest presenters. And as part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ all-inclusive promise, these special activities are available at no additional cost.

It’s not too late to join in on this unforgettable journey. To view the full itinerary, pricing and more than 70 FREE Shore Excursion options, click here. This voyage is presented in partnership with Artful Travelers.  Don’t forget to mention the promotional code “ARTFUL” when booking your voyage.

Bon voyage!

First Glimpse at Our Newest Ship – Seven Seas Explorer®

Seven Seas Explorer Rendering

Today, we revealed the first rendering of our newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer, and launched our dedicated microsite for the ship designed to be the most luxurious ship ever built.  Our microsite, is the official site for details, imagery and updates on the ship, which will debut in the summer of 2016. The site will feature the latest information on Seven Seas Explorer, including updates on construction, public space and suite designs, onboard amenities, itineraries and other elements as they are revealed. An added feature to our site is a never before seen two-minute video that sets the elegant tone for Seven Seas Explorer, while building anticipation for the newest addition to the fleet.

“We’re building the most luxurious ship ever created, and our loyal guests and travel agent partners are eagerly awaiting detailed information about Seven Seas Explorer,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  “This dedicated microsite provides us with a platform to provide our passionate brand advocates with the latest updates and exciting developments surrounding this extraordinary new ship from now through launch.”

The one-stop portal for updates on the stunning 750-guest, all-suite, all-balcony ship, includes sections on milestones and events, yet-to-be announced inaugural season details and general news leading up to the summer 2016 maiden voyage.  There is a dedicated section for Seven Seas Society members, the line’s loyalty program, where guests can register for priority reservation details pertaining to the ship’s inaugural season.

Reservations for Seven Seas Explorer’s maiden voyage and inaugural season open Jan. 19, 2015 exclusively for Seven Seas Society members, and become widely available starting Feb. 11, 2015. For more information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises or to receive a brochure, guests can call 1-844-4REGENT (1-844-473-4368) or contact a professional travel agent.

Sail, Sip & Savor the Mediterranean

MedIn the Mediterranean, create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a traditional flamenco show while savoring delicious tapas in Palma de Mallorca and sample the earthy wines of Tuscany on an unforgettable winery tour. Take in the sights of world-renowned architectural masterpieces from Rome to Barcelona and marvel at natural wonders from Corfu to Kotor. Discover hidden gems, from Cinque Terre to Koper, or indulge in the flavors of Provence…it’s all included.

The Greek Isles

Ancient Riveries

Featured Sailing: 10-night Ancient Reveries

Among the jewels of the Greek Isles is charming Argostoli, flowing up from the turquoise bay along the sides of white limestone hills with its colorful fishing boats, vibrant open-air market and relaxing atmosphere.

Sail ArgostoliTake home popular gifts and keepsakes including thyme honey and the excellent locally produced Robola Taoussi (white wine).

 Sip Mythos: Enjoy this delicious golden beer after a full day of exploring Argostoli.

 Savor Cephalonian Meat Pie: Savor a mouthwatering Cephalonian meat pie made with lamb and pork inside a golden brown crust.

Costa del Sol

Celestial Sojourn

Featured Sailing: 10-night Celestial Sojourn 

Situated on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Málaga is the region’s capital and a popular holiday destination. The city is also renowned as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Sail MálagaExplore delightful Málaga, its Alcazaba, Roman Theater and beautiful cathedral.

Sip Málaga Wine: Try the sweet local wine made from muscatel grapes and dispensed from huge barrels. It is best paired with a hearty seafood dish.

Savor Gazpacho: This cold soup is refreshing on a warm day and consists of tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, olive oil and garlic.

Riviera Chic

Jewels of the Riviera

Featured Sailing: 11-night Jewels of the Riviera 

The capital of the Riviera is undoubtedly enchanting Monte Carlo. It offers a wonderful combination of history, beauty and luxury, as well as the likely sighting of celebrities.

Sail Monte CarloMonte Carlo is the gateway to the charming towns of Paul de Vence, Eze, Grasse, and Nice.

Sip Champagne: Toast to an unforgettable vacation and enjoy Monaco’s national drink.

Savor Bouillabaisse: Refined yet rustic, this celebrated Provençal seafood stew is made with fresh fish and shellfish in an onion, tomato and white wine broth.

 


Mara Papatheodorou Mara Papatheodorou is a Master Foodie, a Tastes & Traditions Expert and a nationally established entertaining specialist. She has interpreted the cuisine and experienced the culture of over 65 countries worldwide. As an 11 year Contributing Editor at BON APPETIT Magazine, Mara scouted and produced the Entertaining with Style section that highlighted how real people entertain around the country and the world and was editor of their international editions. She works as a consultant with food companies developing recipes, menus and promotional campaigns.

Mara is the Tastes & Traditions Expert for Regent Seven Seas Cruises where she lectures regularly about the history of cuisine and culture and what to sip and savor in various ports. Watch her dining and wine tour videos on our website under multimedia.

Sail, Sip & Savor Exotic Lands

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert

Sail,Sip,Savor

Savvy travelers revel in the opportunity to journey to places less frequented. And there is no better way to explore the tastes and traditions of wondrous places like Asia, Africa, the South Pacific and exotic South America than aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Imagine sipping tea made from leaves plucked from the garden of a Vietnamese farmer who welcomes you for a tour of his property near Saigon, or sampling a bold pinotage in Durban after an unforgettable safari through the Tala Game Reserve. And is there anything more thrilling than celebrating the conclusion of your day in Bora Bora with an unforgettable dinner that features the traditional Poisson Cru, or sipping a delicious glass of award-winning Chilean wine after a scenic drive to the heart of Casablanca in Valparaíso? Wherever you choose to spend your days, you will create your own mouthwatering memories to treasure.

Modern & Ancient Asia

Half a world away, ancient dragons, exotic jade landscapes and the dynamic cities of the Pacific Rim await. Discover the definitive Down Under as you cruise New Zealand’s dramatic Milford Sound, India’s temples and spice-scented bazaars to Bali, ‘the most beautiful place on earth,’ from the prehistoric denizens of Komodo to the sights and tastes of multicultural Singapore.

Featured port: Singapore, Singapore

Adventures in Africa

Ancient and mysterious, the wonders Africa will enchant the most experienced traveler. Cape Town has long been regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. And in Mahé, the nearby reefs and pristine marine national parks are a snorkeler’s paradise. While Durban delights the traveler with its colorful mosaic of ethnic neighborhoods and memorable excursions to game reserves and the traditional lifestyle of the Zulu people.

Featured port: Durban, South Africa

Idyllic Tahiti & Hawaii

Are there any islands in the world as beautiful as the islands of French Polynesia and Hawaii? Doubtful. From the magnificent views of flora and fauna, to the stunning beaches and emerald waters, to the hospitable people who live here, you will love these idyllic islands and never want to leave.

Featured port: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Vistas of South America

Encounter South America’s ever-changing landscapes in a continent of sublime contrasts.  Here is fire and ice, the wild pampas, indigo mountains at the bottom of the world, ancient empires in the clouds, and the down-to-earth pleasures of vibrant, inviting ports. Silver-blue Chilean Fjords give way to lush, emerald Amazon rain forests. The searing hot rhythms of Buenos Aires echo those of Rio’s Copacabana.

Featured port: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Mara Papatheodorou Mara Papatheodorou is a Master Foodie, a Tastes & Traditions Expert and a nationally established entertaining specialist. She has interpreted the cuisine and experienced the culture of over 65 countries worldwide. As an 11 year Contributing Editor at BON APPETIT Magazine, Mara scouted and produced the Entertaining with Style section that highlighted how real people entertain around the country and the world and was editor of their international editions. She works as a consultant with food companies developing recipes, menus and promotional campaigns.

Mara is the Tastes & Traditions Expert for Regent Seven Seas Cruises where she lectures regularly about the history of cuisine and culture and what to sip and savor in various ports. Watch her dining and wine tour videos on our website under multimedia.

2015-2016 Winter Collection Now Open

2015-2016 Winter Collection Now OpenThe excitement was palpable this morning when we officially opened reservations for our 2015-2016 Winter Collection. Featuring more than 150 ports of call in 50 countries and the distinctive opportunity to explore each destination in depth with FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, these voyages are not to be missed.

Collectively, our three luxury ships will sail along the ancient lands of Asia and Africa, the iconic cities of South America and the Mediterranean, and the breathtaking landscapes of the Caribbean and Alaska —all while delivering impeccable personalized service, remarkable dining and generous included amenities.

Aboard Seven Seas Voyager®, complement your voyage with FREE Extraordinary Land Programs in Africa, the Mediterranean and Asia. Discover serene temples and pagodas or embark on an unforgettable African Safari, which are included for guests in Concierge Suites and higher. Visit exciting new ports of call including Boracay Island, Philippines; Jeju, South Korea; and Shimizu, Japan. And when Seven Seas Voyager journeys toward the Mediterranean on the 21-night voyage from Dubai to Barcelona, she will also call on Khasab, Oman for the first time.

While on Seven Seas Mariner®, enjoy an unforgettable 14-night sojourn from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro where you can take in a thrilling African Safari, or explore the vibrant destinations of South America, from the wonders of Patagonia to the mighty Amazon River. Choose to sail a bit later in the season for an unforgettable voyage through the Caribbean and across the Panama Canal to San Francisco before she begins her Alaska season in early May 2016. We are particularly excited about Seven Seas Mariner’s return to the America’s last frontier, as the last time she sailed the Inside Passage was in 2009.

Indulge in the ultimate winter escape aboard the intimate 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator® as you experience the charms, colors and cuisine of the exquisite islands of the Caribbean. Travel to off-the beaten-path destinations, where you have the freedom to customize your perfect day, whether that is to relax on a pristine beach, tour an art gallery or enjoy a traditional meal prepared by local chefs. After a wonderful season in the Caribbean, Seven Seas Navigator makes her triumphant return to the Mediterranean after a five-year hiatus, where she will sail the French and Italian Rivieras.

We trust you’ll find our 2015-2016 Winter Collection of voyages enticing, as well as our special preview offer of 2-for-1 Deposits. Please call Regent Seven Seas Cruises at 1.844.4REGENT (1.844.473.4368) or your Travel Agent beginning to secure the itinerary and suite of your choice, or visit www.RSSC.com for more details.

New Winter Destinations for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Winter Collection truly spans the world with new and diverse itineraries, plus 8 new ports of call in Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

Before we officially open for reservations on Wednesday, October 15, take a moment to read about the new additions from this exciting collection.

Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay Island is a mere four miles long, yet it is home to some of the Philippines’ most beautiful and unspoiled beaches.

Boracay Island, Philippines

Fort-de-France, Martinique

The capital of Martinique boasts beautiful French architecture, such as the Cathedral St-Louis, several French-built forts and pristine beaches that rival those of the Riviera.

Fort-de-France, Martinique

El Guamache (Isla Margarita), Venezuela

El Guamache is a charming port on Isla Margarita, a mountainous tropical Caribbean island located off the northern shore of Venezuela.

El Guamache (Isla Margarita), Venezuela

Jeju, South Korea

Jeju is often called the “Island of the Gods,” for its breathtaking landscape and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Hallasan volcano.

Jeju, South Korea

Khasab, Oman

Khasab is an eclectic and off-the-beaten-path port with pristine seas and jagged peaks located on the northern tip of the peninsula between Dubai and Muscat.

Khasab, Oman

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-à-Pitre lies on Grande-Terre and is the largest city of Guadeloupe and is best seen from the top of La Grande Soufrière volcano.

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Santa Marta, Colombia

The oldest city in Colombia, Santa Marta abounds with Spanish colonial charm, including one of the first basilicas built in Latin America, the Cathedral of Santa Marta.

Santa Marta, Colombia

Shimizu, Japan

On a clear day, you can see magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively Port of Shimizu. Stroll through the Kashi-no-Ichi Market and be sure to enjoy a delicious cup of tea.

Shimizu, Japan

These new ports are among the more than 150 alluring destinations featured in our Winter Collection, spanning from Asia to Africa and from the Mediterranean to the Americas. Paired with our FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, you can explore the natural wonders, historical sites and the culture and traditions of every port of call – all while sailing in all inclusive luxury aboard our elegant, all-suite ships with gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and the camaraderie of like-minded travelers.

Take a look and let us know which new port you are most looking forward to visiting in the comment space below.

More to Explore: Seven Archaeological Wonders

Ancient ruins offer a unique perspective on our collective history and culture. Visiting awe-inspiring archeological sites, such as Stonehenge in England, Angkor Wat in Cambodia or Machu Picchu in Peru, will take you back in time as you experience the relics, artifacts and monuments of ancient civilizations.

Below we narrowed down seven of the most remarkable archaeological wonders of the ancient world. Coincidentally, guests sailing on the Legendary Sands itinerary from Istanbul to Dubai will be able to experience each one.

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Ephesus (Kusadasi),Turkey

Ephesus was once the trade center of the ancient world, as well as the religious center of early Christianity. Today, the city is renowned for the famous Artemis Temple that is among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the beautifully restored Celsus Library and the Grand Theater. (Explore these ruins on the FREE Shore Excursion Ancient Ephesus)

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan

The first sight you will see along the Siq is the magnificent Treasury, or Khazneh, whose impressive red façade is carved out of solid rock. Constructed in the 1st century BCE, the building is believed to have been a temple or a royal tomb – but definitely not a Treasury. (Explore this and other ruins on the REGENT CHOICE Excursion Ancient Petra for a supplemental fee of $159.00)

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

The Karnak Temple is the largest religious complex ever built by man. Composed of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples, Karnak is a vast complex that was built and enlarged over a thirteen hundred year period. During your visit, take the opportunity to see the impressive Avenue of the Sphinx, linking Karnak with Luxor Temple. (Explore these ruins on the FREE Shore Excursion The Iconic Temples of Karnac & Luxor)

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus

The ancient ruins of the city of Kourion are an impressive Greco-Roman site where you can view remaining pavement mosaics that are absolutely stunning, such as those preserved as the four-panel design in the central room at the House of Eustolios. (Explore the ruins of Kourion on the FREE Shore Excursion Kourion, Temple of Apollo & Omodos)

Kavala, Greece

Kavala, Greece

Visit the ruins of Philippi to see first-hand what was once one of the greatest cities of Macedonia, founded by Alexander the Great’s father, Philip. Philippi also has great religious importance as the apostle Paul founded the first Christian church on European soil here. (Explore this lesser-known archeological site on the FREE Shore Excursion Philippi & Kavala)

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey

Explore one of the best-preserved stadiums of the ancient world. You can almost still hear the roar of the 12,000 spectators. Continue on through the Roman Gate, which was the entrance to the city, into the Baths Complex, and around the Hellenistic Gateway and walls, which are the only pre-Roman structures as yet unearthed. (Explore the stadium and more on the FREE Shore Excursion The Ancient Ruins of Perge & Aspendos)

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor makes a second appearance on our list for its world-famous Valley of the Kings. Find the remarkable tombs of Egypt’s ancient kings, their families and other Egyptian nobility. The focal point of your visit is the tremendous Hatshepsut Temple, which will undoubtedly take your breath away. (Explore the Valley of the Kings on the FREE Shore Excursion Ancient Luxor)

There are many more wondrous archaeological sites around the world. Which ones are you looking forward to exploring?