Throughout Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 22-year history, guests have sailed across oceans and seas to all corners of the world. And today the world just got a little bigger. The 2015 Summer Collection is officially open for reservations and features brand new ports in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. Below we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite additions from this exciting collection.
Jewels of the Aegean Sea The Aegean Sea is surrounded by so many unforgettable places, such as the ruins of Knossos on Crete, the volcano of Santorini and the marvels of Ephesus, just to name a few. The addition of the new ports-of-call of Izimir, Turkey and Gythion, Greece, enhance our repertoire of Mediterranean locales. Be sure to try one of Izmir’s delicious shish kebabs or a traditional kumru sandwich as you head off to explore its beautiful beaches. And when in Gythion, be sure to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch alfresco in a traditional ouzerie.
English Accents From a hip northern city to the home of the Beatles to a historic town in the south coast, three new English ports offer contrasting views of the “Land of Hope and Glory.” Visit fantastic art galleries in Tyne (Newcastle). Tour the world’s largest Anglican cathedral in Liverpool. Or enjoy a delicious lunch at an oceanfront café in Plymouth. These ports indulge your summertime wanderlust.
A shade of French Blue Home to one of France’s most beautiful natural harbors, Brest is a perfect destination for summer exploration. A stroll across the Pont de l’Iroise will give you an unparalleled view of the city. And Sète is an exquisite village in the French Mediterranean with beautiful beaches and a network of waterways that give it its nickname, “the little Venice of Languedoc.”
Lights on Norway There is no other country in the world that personifies that old adage “seeing is believing” more accurately than Norway. Throughout your travels you will visit magnificent fjords and glaciers and immerse yourself in a sophisticated cultural life. And in Trondheim, there is no shortage of historical sites and avant-garde art galleries and museums – all in a beautiful and natural setting.
From Russia with Love Discover the land of czars, palaces and monuments between the Black and White Seas. Two new ports will satiate your sense of adventure and passion for travel. In the south, journey to Batumi and soak in the cosmopolitan atmosphere and its unique charm. For a dramatic change in landscape and climate, head north to the Solovetsky Islands where watching beluga whales in the wild will take your breath away.
Untamed Spain There is no better place to feel the summer’s warmth than in Spain’s Costa Brava. Both Palamós and Almería are the perfect additions to the 2015 Summer Collection. Discover these new ports of call and understand why they inspire so many artists, from Salvador Dalí to John Lennon.
Wonders of Namibia Traveling through Namibia, you will undoubtedly experience a joyous world that is both rich in tradition and wildlife. In the new summer port of Lüderitz, you can enjoy authentic German beer, as they continue to honor their founders by brewing it in compliance with Germany’s strict beer purity laws. And in Walvis Bay, you will witness the migration of hundreds of thousands of birds, including Greater and Lesser Flamingos that feed in the Walvis Bay wetlands.
There are still many more new ports featured in our 2015 Summer Collection – a total of 27 new locations to be exact. And these cities will not only pique your curiosity, but they will ignite your passion for travel. Paired with our FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, you can explore the natural wonders of Trondheim or the relaxed atmosphere of Batumi – 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.