Sail, Sip & Savor Exotic Lands

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert 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…

2015-2016 Winter Collection Now Open

The 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…

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…

Sail, Sip & Savor Taipei, Taiwan

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert   Taipei is a menagerie of cultural and culinary possibilities. Taiwan’s capital is a mega metropolis consisting of modern skyscrapers and bustling markets, but for a glimpse of its history and culture, be sure to explore Taipei’s museums, temples and parks. For instance, the National Palace Museum…

More to Explore: Overnighting in Tokyo

By Dr. Lori Verderame As you approach the cruise port on Harumi Island, you know you have arrived somewhere special: Tokyo. Beyond the breathtaking views of the Rainbow Bridge and the futuristic skyline, you will find serene traditional gardens and awe-inspiring temples, as well as renowned museums, such as the Tokyo National Museum, which is…

Sail, Sip & Savor Kyoto, Japan

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert As Japan’s former imperial capital and the country’s cultural and artistic heartland, Kyoto boasts magnificent Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. Its relics, pavilions and gardens are breathtaking. See renowned Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) with its shimmering gold leaf walls or Sanjusangendo (Hall of 33 Bays) with its amazing…

New Summer Destinations for 2015

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…

Sail, Sip & Savor Seoul, South Korea

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Seoul is a capital of contrasts—different but united–as emulated by the yin and the yang symbol on the South Korean flag. Steeped in history and tradition interwoven with its enormous commercial and technological success, this electronic wonderland is now one of the world’s largest city centers and…

Explore More: Old meets new in the fascinating hutong neighborhoods of Beijing

By: Terry Ward In the middle of Beijing – not far from the tourist masses that flock to the Forbidden City and the contemporary crush of humanity transiting the city’s endless ring roads – you can walk the quiet narrow streets alongside locals in the world-renowned hutong neighborhoods. Hutongs are the last remaining traditional villages…

Sail, Sip and Savor Singapore

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Singapore sizzles on every level. This multi-cultural metropolis is a prosperous port and financial hub that flaunts great food, shopping and sights to see. A former fishing village that became a British trading colony in 1819 thanks to Sir Simon Raffle, the National Museum highlights its intriguing history and the Singapore…