The History Buff’s Guide to Athens

Few places are steeped in classical history, riches and relics as the ancient city of Athens, Greece.  Known as the Cradle of Western Civilization, a trip to the city named after the goddess of wisdom and courage Athena, is a walk back in time where innovation and achievement meet the worlds of mathematics, architecture, literature,…

The Magic of Mykonos

Mykonos is experiencing its day in the sun, no pun intended. While the idyllic Greek island has always been a perennial choice for holiday and sun seekers alike, Mykonos has become one of the world’s hottest destinations, mainly in part to an influx of new restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and fashionable boutiques that dot the already…

The Time is Now: All-Inclusive, All Summer, All Mediterranean

The weather is getting a little warmer and the sun is shining a little brighter, which can only mean that summer is right around the corner. And for those luxury travelers still looking for that perfect summer vacation – the time is now. Set your sights on the Mediterranean with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and enjoy…

Recipe: Greek Summer Salad with Grilled Halloumi

From our kitchen to yours, we will share a delectable recipe from Culinary Arts Kitchen Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly each month on Luxury Goes Exploring™. Today, we are inspired by the warm Aegean weather of Greece and opting for a fresh Greek Summer Salad with Grilled Halloumi – a tasty addition to any meal. This salad…

Top Seven Mediterranean Voyages

From one breathtaking port to the next, the possibilities for discovery and personal enrichment are extraordinary in the Mediterranean. Delight in the charming vistas from vineyards in Tuscany, lavender fields in Provence and from the countryside of Thira near Santorini.  And with stellar six-star service aboard the luxurious ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, there…

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…

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 Syros, Greece

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Syros is a picturesque rocky Greek island filled with unexpected treasures and tastes. In the 1800’s, it was the prosperous industrial hub of Greek imports and exports as well as the shining star of shipbuilding. Still the capital of the 56 Cycladic isles that dot this section…

Sail, Sip and Savor Athens, Greece

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and groves of olive trees scatter the hillsides of Greece’s historic capital, Athens. Named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, this is where democracy and philosophy began thanks to scholars Aristotle, Socrates and Pluto. Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) is the pulsating heart of the city…

Sail, Sip and Savor the New Year!

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert December 31st, New Year’s Eve is the time to celebrate with a song, a kiss, a toast,  a special dish, a wish, a cheer. And January 1, New Year’s Day is a time of hope, promise and renewal. Now, as we embark on the New Year 2013,…