It sounds like something of a dream to embark on leisurely excursions around the world.
Imagine exploring the Maori and Scottish heritage of Dunedin, New Zealand, coasting down the Tigre River or embarking on a photographic tour of Antigua? Or exploring the history of the Anastasio Cárdenas Cigar Factory in Cuba, walking around the base of a glacier in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park or buzzing through Canada’s Newfoundland Insectarium?
These are just some of the adventures available through Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The Miami-based company, formerly known as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, is home to four ships — Seven Seas Navigator (490 passengers), Seven Seas Mariner (700 passengers), Seven Seas Explorer (738 passengers) and Seven Seas Voyager (700 passengers) — and is preparing to welcome a fifth, Seven Seas Splendor (750 passengers), in 2020. The ships sail to faraway corners of the world, reaching 450 destinations on all seven continents — yes, including Antarctica.
The possibilities are endless. With each voyage, guests have the option to take part in as many shore excursions as they’d like. Actually, they have the option to partake in anything they’d like, as each cruise is all-inclusive.
Whether you’re venturing to Koto Kinabalu, Malaysia or Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, luxury will be your Seven Seas companion. Most of the ships’ suits have private balconies (and walk-in closets), adding to the feel of a home away from home. Guests have the option to go big (4,443 square feet) or sail simply (300 square feet). Those longing to immerse themselves in the flavors of the sea can participate in the Culinary Arts Kitchen (exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer), where they can take cooking classes. Or guests can experience the ships’ enrichment offerings, which feature lecturers such as Erina Kilmore, the board director at Tourism Noosa and director of sales at Australia Zoo, and wine expert/author Tyson Stelzer, as well as programs like the Club Mariner Youth Program.
If a good night’s rest is what you’re after, comfortable sleep is hardly a concern. The Regent Suites on the Seven Seas Explorer boast horse-hair mattress bedding worth $150,000 alone, along with an in-cabin spa offering unlimited spa treatments. Three of the ships — Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Mariner — also recently underwent a two-year, $125 million major renovation to ensure their amenities were up to speed. The Seven Seas Navigator — which has nearly one employee for every guest — essentially became a new ship, with new furniture in its suites and an upgrade of its library, casino, lounges and restaurants.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the allure of world travel without the fuss of planning. There’s no meticulous scheduling of stops: It’s all done for you. There’s no worry about transportation: Seven Seas offers complimentary air trips on international flights, complimentary round-trip air travel on domestic flights, one complimentary night pre-cruise hotel package and complimentary transfers between the airport and the ship. The only thing that’s required is a (little) sense of adventure.
The line includes world cruises, which take up to 147 nights; grand voyages, which take up to 77 nights; and transatlantic travel, such as a 14-night voyage from Miami to Barcelona. If you’re looking to get away, but not for too long, there are also 10-day trips, including one that sails from New York City to Canada then down to Bermuda and back, departing Oct. 8.
We say, let’s go.
For more, visit regentcruises.com.