Sail, Sip & Savor Durban, South Africa

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert The port city of Durban hugs its scenic coastline. The connections to Zulus, Portuguese, Indian and British explorers show through the architecture, tastes and traditions. See the Vasco De Gama Clock Tower, Old Market Square’s municipal buildings and the Natural History Museum. Be enamored by orchids and…

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…

Sail, Sip & Savor Auckland, New Zealand

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Stunning natural beauty and a seaside setting go hand in hand with Auckland’s big city sophistication. Known as the “City of Sails” because of its yachts and America’s Cup races, panoramic views of the city, harbor and outer islands can be enjoyed from a number of observation…

Sail, Sip & Savor George Town, Grand Cayman

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Azure waters, pristine beaches, rainbow colored fish and phenomenal flora and fauna are alluring elements of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Caribbean Cayman Islands. George Town, the capital, offers serious duty-free shopping and delicious dining. Cocktails and cuisine blend sun, soul and cultures that seduce…

Sail, Sip & Savor Bora Bora

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Bask in the glory of Bora Bora, a destination considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world, thanks to its pristine blue-hued waters, white sugary sand beaches, dramatic volcanic peaks and stunning sunsets. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the South Pacific” and initially sighted by…

From Sea to Shining Sea

North America is home to two of our guest-favorite destinations: Alaska and Canada/New England. Not only do both of these locations appeal to a luxury traveler’s passion for discovery and examination of history, but also Alaska and Canada/New England both compete to produce the world’s most delectable seafood dishes. Alaska’s calling cards are its king…

Sail, Sip & Savor Istanbul, Turkey

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert With its backdrop of mosque domes and minarets, Istanbul is as idyllic as it is intricate. This is the land of Sultans and Ottoman treasures alongside Byzantine marvels and archaeological ruins. Located on the narrow straits of the Bosphorous spanning both Asia Minor and Europe, its fantastic food…

Journey to Jerusalem

Visit the home of Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Tabgha. As a vast spiritual center, Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places you’ll ever visit. You can fully experience all of the wondrous sites of this holy land with FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions during your overnight stay. Stop at…

Sail, Sip & Savor Northern Europe & The Baltic

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert When sailing on Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the summer beauty of Northern Europe and the Baltic beckons from captivating London to beautiful Tallinn. Architectural splendors abound in each city from medieval buildings in Gdańsk to the modern buildings of Stockholm to the breathtaking and ornate palaces of…

Realm of the Vikings

There is no other country in the world that personifies the old adage “seeing is believing” more accurately than Norway. Not only will you witness magnificent fjords and glaciers, and immerse yourself in a sophisticated cultural life, but Norway is also the gateway to the top of the world. And there is no better way…