Where every seat is the best seat in the house

Each night, aboard the intimate 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator®, the Seven Seas Lounge comes alive with fantastic performances, from The Piano Men an original production show set to the music of Elton John and Billy Joel to Dawning of Aquarius a 1960s retrospective with music from The 5th Dimension and The Beatles.

The two-deck Seven Seas Lounge is perfectly tiered for unobstructed viewing and furnished with plush seating, making every seat the best seat in the house. There is no better way to experience the artistry and athleticism of aerialists and dancers than in this setting, which is why the phenomenal Cirque Navigator has quickly become a guest-favorite. This Jean Ann Ryan production transports the audience to a fantasy forest with choreography showcasing modern dance, aerial feats, Celtic dance and classic ballroom routines.

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Of course, this exceptional variety of entertainment is not exclusive to Seven Seas Navigator®, as her sister ships Seven Seas Voyager®  and Seven Seas Mariner® also feature full-scale musical revues, rousing cabaret shows and Cirque-style productions backed by a nine-piece Regent Signature Orchestra.

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Tour Spotlight: Scenic Helsinki Harbor Cruise

Helsinki is not only the capital, but also the cultural, commercial and political center of Finland. With its spacious streets interspersed with many gardens and parks, it’s hard to imagine that Helsinki’s true beauty lies on its nearby islands.

Helsinki harbor is a delightful maze of islands, dotted with historical sites – all of which can be seen and experienced on one of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ complimentary shore excursions: Scenic Helsinki Harbor Cruise.

On this exclusive tour, guests sail the waters surrounding Helsinki and have the opportunity to take in landmarks such as Suomenlinna, an 18th century fortress so impressive that it has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built during the Swedish rule of Finland, it spans several small islands. This unique urban archipelago boasts waterfront saunas and many old villas.

Guests will also be able to spot giant icebreakers basking in the summer light, as if on a well-deserved holiday after months of carving out the path to the port during the winter.  The harbor cruise is lead by a knowledgeable guide who explains the vibrant history of Helsinki and the city’s long-standing relationship with the sea.

The end of this informative cruise does not indicate the end of the tour, as guests continue to an open-air market, where they will have time to wander and shop, perhaps sampling some delicious fresh berries or other locally grown produce before it’s time to rejoin the coach and travel back to the pier.

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Experience Helsinki and many more magnificent ports in Northern Europe this summer on these Seven Seas Voyager® itineraries:

Baltic Sea Delights: 10 nights | Copenhagen to Stockholm | July 26

Northern Inspirations: 12 nights | Stockholm to London | August 5

Baltic Discovery: 12 nights | London to Stockholm | August 29

Baltic Gems: 10 nights | Stockholm to Copenhagen | September 10

Northern Enchantment: 10 nights | Copenhagen to Amsterdam | September 20

Sweet and Salty: Prime 7’s brand new dessert is a must-try

Prime 7 may be best known for its juicy Porterhouse Steak and succulent Filet Mignon, but there is a new item on the menu that just may outshine the restaurant’s most popular dishes – and it’s not even on the entrée menu.

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Enter the Caramel Popcorn Sundae, Prime 7’s brand new delectable dessert. It consists of vanilla and chocolate ice cream made-from-scratch, caramelized popcorn and salted peanuts, and topped off with whipped cream drizzled with chocolate and bourbon caramel sauces.

The mixture of salty and sweet flavors, combined with the soft and crunchy textures, makes this dessert a must-try.

Be sure to save room!

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Try the new Caramel Popcorn Sundae aboard all of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Prime 7 restaurants this summer, whether sailing Alaska, the Mediterranean or Northern Europe.

Out of Africa: Seven Seas Navigator will sail new itineraries from Cape Town

The 2016 holiday season just became a little bit sweeter with the announcement of three new itineraries aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. Spanning from October 23 to December 1, 2016, these three itineraries feature an exciting collection of ports, as well as the extraordinary offer of a free pre- or post-cruise African Safari land program to complement each voyage.

West African Expedition: Lisbon to Cape Town on October 23, 2016

The intimate, 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator® will sail along the wondrous countries that line Africa’s west coast. Departing from Lisbon, guests will journey to Spain’s Canary Islands, to Cape Verde and end in South Africa’s iconic Cape Town. Along the way they will explore the bustling open-air markets of Dakar and the birding paradise of Walvis Bay. After disembarking in Cape Town, they can enjoy a complimentary 3-night African Safari land program.

Sumptuous Safaris: Roundtrip Cape Town on November 16, 2016

On the 15-night Sumptuous Safaris itinerary, a world of wildlife awaits. Guests may choose to begin or end their cruise with a 3-night unforgettable African Safari land program – for free. Also included are nearly 40 shore excursions that allow guests to explore South Africa in depth, including more magnificent safaris along the Eastern Cape and a visit to the birding paradise that is Walvis Bay. All of this, before enjoying an overnight in Cape Town.

Atlantic Ocean Crossing: Cape Town to Miami on December 1, 2016

After 35 glorious nights and having traversed the southern Atlantic Ocean, guests will have joined an elite group of luxury travelers that have experienced a Grand Voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. This experience begins with a complimentary 3-night African Safari land program, followed by a magnificent sail away from Cape Town on December 1, 2016. In the days that follow, guests will spend the height of the holiday season basking under the warm Caribbean sun.

Your turn

Which of these new itineraries fulfill your wanderlust? Share your comments below.

Opulent Outdoor Oasis Awaits Guests Aboard Seven Seas Explorer, The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built

A glistening pool ringed by teak decking with plush oversized lounge chairs and chic circular sunbeds forms the centerpiece of a new outdoor oasis on the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer.  The pool and sports decks of the all-suite, Seven Seas Explorer will exhibit the same extraordinary level of detail found in the ship’s opulent suites, gourmet restaurants and elegant lounges, and feature a variety of relaxation and outdoor recreation options for guests.

“The pool and sports decks will become a must-experience indulgence for guests sailing on Seven Seas Explorer,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.  “Tillberg Design created a beautiful outdoor haven where guests can enjoy an assortment of recreational activities, relax while taking in breathtaking panoramic vistas, or delight in gourmet al fresco dining, all while completely ensconced in luxury befitting the world’s most luxurious ship.”

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Luxurious Pool Deck Provides Intimate Retreat

Drawing inspiration from high-end pool retreats at exclusive boutique hotels, with a fusion of Southeast Asian design elements and Caribbean accents, the Deck 11 oasis on Seven Seas Explorer provides an intimate setting for relaxing, swimming and enjoying the ever changing vistas.  With rich teak, natural stone and luxurious marble, the geometrical design of the ship’s centerpiece pool evokes a welcoming, modern feel.

The pool provides the perfect respite for guests seeking a refreshing swim and offers an expansive 3-inch deep shallow section for guests looking to cool off by dipping their toes in the water poolside.  Paying homage to the ocean, sea-inspired ceramic tiles line the pool.  At the end nearest the Pool Grill, shaded under contemporary circular overhangs, are two hot tubs perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring.

Sheer curtains impart a level of intimacy around the pool, creating secluded, private escapes where guests can relax.  Stylish double loungers, some perched on raised platforms, enhance the elegant design, with a center stage that creates the perfect venue for special poolside musical performances.

Adjacent to the pool area, guests can enjoy al fresco covered dining or grab a bite to go at the Pool Grill which serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, sweets and refreshing drinks.

In the evening, an array of lighting effects help set the mood for any occasion, whether it’s bringing the deck alive by infusing light on the glowing azure pool for a colorful celebration or using backlit canvases to  produce a more serene, romantic evening retreat.

Sports and Sun-Deck Offer Recreation at Sea

Deck 12 combines a dedicated sports area with a sun-deck for those wishing to enjoy more active pursuits or soak in the sun with spectacular views over the horizon.  The sports area features a deck shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, bocce court, paddle tennis and jogging track.  The sun-deck has inviting circular loungers where guests can feel the ocean breezes and unwind. 

With a one-of-a-kind 3,875-square-foot suite, extravagantly designed lounges and showplaces, and lavish gourmet restaurants, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is setting a new standard for luxury vacations with the launch of Seven Seas Explorer.  The maiden voyage for Seven Seas Explorer will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on July 20, 2016.  The ship will remain in Europe for the majority of its inaugural season, sailing 11 voyages that crisscross the Mediterranean before making its North American debut in Miami in December.

Extraordinary Offers: Is there anything more luxurious than FREE Business Class Air or a FREE Land Program?

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® has just announced:

  • FREE Business Class Air in all suite categories on 15 Northern Europe and Mediterranean voyages
  • FREE Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program in all suite categories on 23 Asia and Africa voyages

Arrive in style to Northern Europe or the Mediterranean

Whether you’re sailing from London to Copenhagen or from Lisbon to Rome, you will arrive in style with FREE Business Class Air in all suite categories on voyages to Europe from June to September 2015. In addition, there are 26 itineraries spanning the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia that offer newly reduced Business Class Air upgrades starting from $299 per person.

Click here to view voyages that feature FREE Business Class Air upgrades.

A Sampling of FREE Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Programs

Are you ready to delve deeper than you ever thought possible? Choose to begin your vacation with a bang or extend your travels just a little longer with FREE Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Programs, like these:

From CAPE TOWN, embark on a 3-night unforgettable African Safari and visit renowned game reserves for the opportunity to witness elephants, leopards and lions in their natural habitat.

From BANGKOK, experience the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. For three nights explore this temple complex in Cambodia which was built in the 12th century for King Suryavarman II.

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From TOKYO, spend three nights observing the spectacular contrasting landscapes, from Mt. Fuji to the Tokyo Tower, and from bustling markets to serene gardens on the Sunrise Over Tokyo land program.

Click here to view voyages that feature these and many more FREE land programs.

Six off-the-beaten-path ports for 2016

Those who live for the journey revel in the opportunity to travel to places less frequented. And there is no better way to explore off-the-beaten-path than aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.

As part of the new 2016 Summer & Fall Collection, six new exotic ports were added, from a remote village in Papua New Guinea to a pristine natural wonderland in Canada. These majestic places bring new experiences to a world traveler and, most notably, it earns them the right to say, “I’ve been there.”

Agadir, Morocco

Located along North Africa’s Atlantic coastline in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, modern Agadir is a posh, upscale resort offering delicious sun-drenched days and activities from tennis, horseback riding and golf to stretching out on a golden sand beach. Visitors looking for a memento can bargain in the colorful souks. Dining options range from traditional Moroccan dishes to French and International cuisine. Excursions can take you to ageless Berber villages, or you can indulge the senses in the scenic Souss Valley and the High Atlas.

Visit Agadir aboard Seven Seas Explorer® on the 10-night Illustrious Iberia itinerary.

Alotau, Papua New Guinea

Alotau is one of the world’s last great frontiers. This port is the gateway to a land of thriving tribal cultures, smoldering volcanoes and the vast pristine mountainous rainforests of Papua New Guinea, as well as many historical memorials and relics from the Battle of Milne Bay during WWII. If you stay in town, stroll along the bustling harbor filled with fishing boats, outriggers and small ferries to arrive at the market. Delight in the scents and tastes of fresh tropical fruits from pineapples to guavas to kumquats.

Visit Alotau aboard Seven Seas Voyager® on the 21-night Pristine Pacific Rim itinerary.

Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and industrial center. Its renaissance came with the French protectorate under its first resident general, Lyautey. It was largely his ideas on public works and the layout of the new city which gave Casablanca its wide boulevards, public parks and fountains, and imposing Moresque civic buildings.

Visit Casablanca aboard Seven Seas Explorer® on the 10-night Illustrious Iberia itinerary.

Gaspé, Canada

Upon arriving, guests quickly understand why National Geographic magazine rates this town in the Top 50 must-see places in the world. Along the Upper Saint Lawrence River, Gaspé provides some of the oldest and most intriguing attractions. Its unique geography consists of lush arboreal forests, 350-million-year-old mountains and hundreds of crystal rivers that teem with salmon and trout. Grand vistas of land and sea are abundant, making binoculars essential to glean spectacular looks at unspoiled habitats. The mixture of French history with so many other diverse cultural elements also highlights the distinct Gaspésien community.

Visit Gaspé aboard Seven Seas Mariner® on the 10-night Autumn Delights itinerary.

Nauplion, Greece

Nauplion is one of Greece’s most beautiful towns with narrow streets, elegant Venetian houses and gracious neoclassical mansions. In the 13th century, following Byzantine rule, the Franks, Venetians and Turks each took possession, leaving behind architectural monuments and traces of their culture. Take in the recently reopened Archeological Museum in Constitution Square, with a collection that includes pottery, jewelry, and some unique Mycenaean terracotta idols; and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, with a permanent exhibition of paintings of the Greek War of Independence, as well as frequently changing temporary exhibits of local artists’ work.

Visit Nauplion aboard Seven Seas Explorer® on the 8-night Masters & Legends itinerary.

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

This bustling city is home to extravagant open-air markets that buzz with commerce, fascinating architecture and historical museums. Immersed in palms and vine-consumed Ficus trees is Parque Vargas where sloths can often be seen inching from branch to branch. Enjoy a ride on the aerial tram through the rainforest canopy at Braulio Carillo National Park. Or take a boat ride through the Tortuguero Canals or the Estero Negro Estuary, the rich jungle tapestry all around while watching for colorful birds, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, crocodiles and the legendary iridescent Blue Morpho, the largest butterfly in South America.

Visit Puerto Limon aboard Seven Seas Mariner® on the 14-night Holiday Warmth itinerary.