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Voyage Spotlight: Celestial Crossing

Experience the romance of the sea and the pure joy of cruising as you spend 14 blissful nights sailing from Miami to Barcelona aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. From relaxing in complete comfort in your luxurious suite to exploring the famous Rock of Gibraltar, you will create endless memories during this voyage across the Atlantic.  Below is a sampling of memorable moments that await you.

Memorable Moment No. 1: Admiring first-hand the fascinating barrier coral reef that surrounds Bermuda and the colorful array of fish that make the reef their home during an intriguing orientation tour of Bermuda’s West End.

Memorable Moment No. 2: Indulging in a rejuvenating massage and nourishing facial at the legendary Canyon Ranch SpaClub® during one of many glorious days at sea.

Memorable Moment No. 3: Partaking in an interactive discussion led by an expert from The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys.

Memorable Moment No. 4 Discovering the stunning beauty of Madeira’s shoreline from Europe’s highest cliff before enjoying  afternoon tea in the Old World charm of Reid’s Palace Hotel.

Memorable Moment No. 5 Hiking to St. Michael’s Cave and Ape’s Den in Gibraltar to view the Barbary apes and tailless Moroccan monkeys in their natural habitat.

Memorable Moment No. 6 Enjoying juicy Porterhouse Steak, succulent Filet Mignon and great conversation during an entertaining dinner at Prime 7.

Memorable Moment No. 7 Savoring the distinctive cuisine and signature beverages of Catalonia by taking a hands-on cooking class, sampling the area’s wines and cavas, and visiting a farm during a Culinary Creations: Taste of Barcelona Post Cruise Land Program.
Create your very own moments aboard Seven Seas Navigator in March. Celestial Crossing features a specially-priced Business Class Air Upgrade for only $1,299 from Barcelona, while guests in Penthouse Suites and higher receive FREE Business Class Air* from Barcelona.

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Jason Montague: Thank you for a truly memorable year

2015 has been a year full of significant accomplishments for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. From the unveiling of Seven Seas Explorer®’s luxurious suites and public spaces to the announcement of the return of our Signature World Cruise, Navigate the World. This year, we also had the extraordinary honor of welcoming tens of thousands of guests aboard our fleet across nearly 350 destinations around the globe.
In the coming days, as we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, I will be especially thankful for the continued support of our loyal guests and our esteemed travel partners, as well as the unyielding commitment and impeccable professionalism of the entire Regent Seven Seas Cruises® team, both aboard and ashore.
This is always a hopeful time of year and with so much planned for 2016, I am especially filled with excitement and anticipation. As you know, we have been busy constructing the world’s most luxurious ship so that she will be ready for you this summer. We are certain she will take your breath away and take the cruise industry by storm. Throughout the New Year, we will be making significant announcements and enhancements, including launching exciting voyage collections that will captivate your imagination and inspire your passion for travel.
On behalf of Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, thank you for a truly memorable year. I wish you a wonderful holiday and a cruise-filled New Year.

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Gourmet Explorer Tours Revealed Aboard Seven Seas Explorer

Seven Seas Explorer’s inaugural Mediterranean season will feature a collection of exclusive culinary-inspired shore excursions.  Part of the Regent Choice Shore Excursion program, these new Gourmet Explorer Tours are designed for guests seeking unique, one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures ashore to complement the unrivaled culinary experiences found aboard the world’s most luxurious ship.
To mirror the superb guest service found aboard the ship, each Gourmet Explorer Tour will be accompanied by the chef instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen and a local guide, often a chef, with intimate knowledge of the region’s agriculture, wine and cuisine, to add an extra layer of authenticity to this immersive culinary experience.
Each Gourmet Explorer Tour was handcrafted by the line’s Executive Director of Culinary Enrichment, Chef Kathryn Kelly.  In preparing the tours, Kelly partnered with a vast network of Michelin-starred chefs and local culinary experts to bring Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ guests the finest array of culinary experiences available for each destination.  The resulting tours are both luxurious in nature and distinctly authentic to the region’s culinary heritage.
A few these ultra-exclusive Gourmet Explorer Tours include:
Sorrento, Italy – Become immersed in the unique cuisine of Campagnia by making cheese at the artisanal fromagerie, watching a culinary demonstration by a master chef, and wining and dining amid the luxury gardens of the stunning Don Alfonso.
Monte Carlo, Monaco – Wine tasting at Cave Bianchi in Nice followed by dinner at the famed La Chèvre d’Or restaurant highlight a special night out with fellow foodies.  Guests gain an appreciation for local and traditionally-inspired dishes hand-selected for the evening affair.
Saint Tropez, France – Bask in an evening of ultimate gourmand indulgence on the luxurious French Riviera. Taste three Provence varietals at the famed La Croix winery, and then enjoy a gourmet dining experience at the renowned La Vague d’Or, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in the heart of Saint Tropez.
Whether shopping for preserved lemons in the Central Market of Casablanca or immersed in an artisanal olive oil tasting in Catalonia, Spain, each tour provides an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world’s most captivating cuisines. View a list of the Gourmet Explorer Tours currently available, which vary by voyage and destination.

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Voyage Spotlight: Best of Europe

There is no better way to experience the majesty of Europe than aboard Seven Seas Voyager® next summer as she sails from Lisbon to London for 7 unforgettable nights. Discover storied destinations as you explore the sites, taste the cuisine and immerse in the pageantry of exciting ports of call with up to 31 FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions.
Oporto, Portugal

Explore Minho, a charming province that remains one of Portugal’s most unchartered territories, where history triumphs. Commence the tour with a visit to Gulmaraes, the first capital of Portugal and the birthplace of the nation’s first king. The city has endeavored to preserve as many of its medieval structures as possible and its historical center has earned a place as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Bilbao, Spain

In Balboa, discover architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim building is truly a work of art in itself, designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The Museum’s collection focuses on postwar works and the inaugural exhibition places a strong emphasis on the art of the past four decades, including major examples of Pop Art, Minimalism, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art and the respective developments of each successive generation.
Bordeaux, France

This magnificent city is yours to experience for two splendid days. Delight in a walking tour of Bordeaux, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its beauty architectural heritage, which has developed harmoniously over the centuries and remained remarkably well-preserved. From the Médoc wine road, between the Gironde estuary and the Landes forest, enjoy magnificent vistas of vine-covered fields that rise as far as the eye can see. Visit prestigious estates, be introduced to the art of wine making, and enjoy an exquisite wine tasting.
This voyage features a specially-priced Business Class Air* Upgrade for only $499 each way, while guests in Penthouse Suites and higher receive FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air. View the full itinerary and featured offers of this summer voyage. Which European destinations fulfill your wanderlust?

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Paradise Found: Winter in the Caribbean

With a seemingly endless supply of soft white sand, tempting cerulean waters and gentle tropical breezes, it’s no surprise that the Caribbean is a favorite winter hot spot. Every island is a unique paradise of pastel ports and a kaleidoscope of delightful market goods, historic fortresses and pristine beaches.
Below, we narrowed down a few of our favorite Caribbean destinations, one more beautiful than the next, but all certainly sure to cure the winter blues.
Bonaire (Kralendijk), Netherlands

Experience the immense diversity of Bonaire, just 50 miles north of Venezuela.  With a dazzling array of fish and coral reefs and spectacularly clear water, Bonaire offers some of the best dive spots in the Caribbean. Sail a magnificent Siamese junk to the unblemished oasis Klein Bonaire, an uninhabited island known for its untouched beach and exceptional snorkeling.
Basseterre, St. Kitts

With more than a quarter of the island set aside as a national park and a rainforest that is growing rather than shrinking, St. Kitts is a stunning tropical island escape. Soar through the Valley of the Giants on a thrilling zip line, hike to Sofa Rock, which is the cap of a still smoldering volcano, or simply spend the day relaxing on one of the many beaches protected by major coral reefs.
Fort-de-France, Martinique

Guests will be cheering vive la France during their time in Fort-de-France. The capital of Martinique boasts beautiful French architecture, such as the Cathédral St-Louis, several French-built forts and pristine beaches that rival those of the Riviera. All roads lead to La Savane, a serene central park overseen by a statue of Empress Josephine.
St. George’s, Grenada

Whether interested in climbing waterfalls or simply relaxing on sun-kissed beaches, guests will find that the capital of Grenada has something for everyone. From the charming colorful mix of colonial architecture set on lush vegetation to the enchanting smell of cinnamon and nutmeg, there is much to experience on this stunning island.
Sip on a refreshing cocktail and wait out the harsh winter weather in sheer relaxation as you sail from one captivating paradise to the next aboard our luxurious ships. Discover our collection of Caribbean voyages sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.

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Just Announced: $125 Million Renovations Aboard the Most Luxurious Ships At Sea

The title of “world’s most luxurious cruise ship” may need to be updated to “ships” as we undergo an extensive, $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment program.  Beginning with Seven Seas Navigator® this spring, the public spaces and suites to be refurbished will feature the same elegant style and indisputable attention to detail famously featured on Seven Seas Explorer®, providing guests with a consistent look-and-feel, no matter which one of our ships they choose to sail.
The two-year $125 million investment includes significant renovations of most public spaces along with a complete redesign of several suite categories.  Seven Seas Navigator, carrying a mere 490 pampered guests, will be the first to receive this luxurious upgrade, followed by Seven Seas Voyager® in late 2016 and Seven Seas Mariner® in the spring of 2017.
Seven Seas Navigator will emerge essentially a brand new ship following the upcoming dry dock, with most suite categories, all lounges, the library, casino, boutiques, reception area, and signature restaurants Compass Rose and La Veranda having recently been completely renovated.  These renovations comprise the first phase of the $125 million renovation project.  The ship’s renovations will commence when it enters dry dock in Marseille, France on March 31.  The project will be completed by April 13, when the ship embarks on the 10-night Flawless French Riviera voyage from Barcelona to Rome.
Some highlights of the Seven Seas Navigator refurbishment include:
Navigator Suite: The spacious Navigator Suite will be updated with a fresh new design, featuring a crisp and elegant look. The bedroom features the new custom-made Elite Slumber Bed, dressed in luxurious 100% cotton sateen bedding.  In both the bedroom and living room, an ebony-black wooden vanity with white marble top stretches the length of the room, harmonizing beautifully with the sultry green and yellow accent furniture, draperies and new carpeting.
Penthouse, Concierge and Deluxe Suites: The largest collection of suites onboard the ship will receive a luxurious new look.  The contemporary design accentuates the spaciousness of the suites. A stunning padded leather headboard supports the Elite Slumber Bed in the bedroom and the sitting area features a plush sofa with a stylish accent table and new artwork.
Reception Area: Guests’ first exposure to the renovations will take place in the completely-redesigned reception area, where contemporary and classical design elements seamlessly meet. Marble inlay flooring replete with a compass-like design and polished stone walls with metal inlays guides guests to the dark wooden reception desk.  Illuminating the reception area is a gypsum diamond cut lighting fixture embedded in the oval alabaster ceiling, evoking stylish elegance.
Compass Rose: The ship’s flagship restaurant will be grander and more resplendent than ever before. Throughout the spacious, 384-seat dining room are subtle geometric patterns underscored by silver leaf, pewter and antique bronze elements. A beautifully ornate silver-leaf feature wall highlights one end of the dining room, while oversized windows run along both sides of the restaurant to provide incredible ocean vistas.  Grand crystal chandeliers are enhanced by recessed ceiling lights, providing a dramatic dining experience for guests seated at intimate tables ringed by sleek leather chairs adorned with swirls of celestial blue fabric.
La Veranda: Effortlessly chic, La Veranda will feature a fresh and airy design that is accentuated by a wealth of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows that encircle the restaurant.  Guests can enjoy casual indoor and al fresco dining with incredible ocean views, and dine from a delectable buffet for breakfast and lunch.  Each evening, the restaurant transforms into an elegant fine dining restaurant, Sette Mari La Veranda, for dinner.
Galileo Lounge: True to its name, the Galileo Lounge on Deck 11 conveys a celestial feel, beginning with its tempered glass double-door entrance trimmed with an abstract design reminiscent of the solar system and featuring a decorative sun-shaped handle. That theme extends inside the 132-seat cocktail lounge, where a night-black oval-shaped ceiling twinkling with fiber-optic “stars” overlooks the inlaid wooden dance floor. Guests can be immersed in the action, or retreat to high-backed wing chairs that line the room’s windows.
Navigator Lounge / Coffee Connection: By day, these intimate Deck 6 venues – connected by a central walkway – are bathed in natural light from a bank of windows overlooking the sea.  The new design and furnishings enhance that airy look, with cream-colored fabrics on chairs and draperies, and white marble topped tables with hammered copper accents. By night, the Navigator Lounge transforms into a small night club, with a Steinway piano as the centerpiece.  Adding to the elegance are leather-wrapped columns with a copper-topped capital and dark wooden base.
Library: The bright yet intimate library exudes comfort and charm. From its faux fireplace to cream-colored sofas resting atop a glistening marble floor, the room is reminiscent of a library found in a residential estate home. Ringing the room are dark wood book shelves encased in glass, while a glistening, copper-adorned chandelier serves as the room’s glistening centerpiece. It’s the ideal spot for reading and quiet reflection.
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We can’t wait to host you aboard our newly enhanced luxurious ships. What new elements are you most excited to experience?

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Five Spectacular Winter Voyages

The winter blues take on a different meaning in the Caribbean and South America. From the pink sand beaches of Bermuda and the extraordinary Amazon River of Brazil to festive holiday celebrations and an unforgettable New Year’s Eve gala aboard our luxurious ships, the five spectacular itineraries below are sure to fulfill your winter wanderlust.
Holiday in Paradise
Experience the joy of the holidays aboard Seven Seas Navigator® as you sail roundtrip Miami surrounded by the warmth and camaraderie of fellow luxury travelers. Sail to the Caribbean’s most beautiful destinations and delight in all of the lively festivities of the season, from traditional Hanukkah celebrations to Christmas Day dinner. In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, this voyage also features 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Fares plus Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per suite!
South America Sojourn
Next month, cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Miami on this 21-night holiday voyage aboard Seven Seas Mariner®. In addition to enjoying up to 52 Free Unlimited Shore Excursions, partake in festive celebrations and holiday fetes including a Christmas dinner and a memorable New Year’s gala. This voyage also features a specially-priced Business Class Air Upgrade for only $999 to Rio de Janeiro.
White Sands & Golden Sunsets
Spend 10 glorious nights sailing through western Caribbean aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. Visit the magnificent, multileveled, famous Mayan ruin best known for its Temple of the Masks on a tour of the Kohunlich Mayan ruins and explore the pristine natural beauty of the Cerro San Gil rainforest on a memorable journey to Las Escobas Springs. In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, this voyage also features 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Fares plus Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per suite!
Journey into the Amazon
For travelers with a bold spirit, immerse yourself in the vibrant and striking atmosphere of Brazil on this 21-night voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Miami aboard Seven Seas Mariner®. Visit the splendid Golden Chapel in Recife and discover the most beautiful and historic examples of religious art in Brazil. While in Boca de Valeria, an Indian village located between Parintins and Santarem, wander at leisure through the village or simply relax on board and take in up-close views of the rich equatorial vegetation. This voyage also features a specially-priced Business Class Air Upgrade for only $999 to Rio de Janeiro.
Pink Sands & White Gardenias
Spend 12 tranquil nights indulging in the luxurious amenities aboard Seven Seas Mariner® as you sail from Miami to Bermuda and down the east coast. Devote a day at Canyon Ranch SpaClub® while cruising the Atlantic Ocean and then embark on a three-day exploration of Bermuda. Take in such sights as Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches, including magnificent Horseshoe Bay and Church Bay. In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, this voyage also features 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Fares plus Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per suite!

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Another Milestone Conquered: Seven Seas Explorer Floats Out of Fincantieri

With the sound of a symbolic bottle of champagne breaking against her side, another major milestone was celebrated in the construction of Seven Seas Explorer® as she floated out of the building dock at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, Italy.  Construction will now focus on completing Seven Seas Explorer’s interior spaces including the opulent suites, elegant lounges and gourmet restaurants that will make her the most luxurious ship ever built.

Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations attended the float out ceremony and watched as the champagne bottle shattered into tiny pieces – a maritime tradition meant to bring good luck and prosperity. With only nine months left until her grand debut in Monaco, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ vision of building the most luxurious ship ever is quickly becoming a reality.

Every corner of Seven Seas Explorer will exude elegance, beginning with a new category of luxury suite. The 3,875 square-foot Regent Suite offers guests an unmatched luxury experience, with two plush bedrooms, an expansive well-appointed living space and a beam-to-beam private outdoor balcony. The suite also features a cruise industry first in-suite spa retreat with personal sauna, steam room, relaxation loungers and a spa treatment area where guests will enjoy complimentary, unlimited treatments from Canyon Ranch SpaClub®.
The opulence found in the Regent Suite sets the tone for all categories of luxury suites onboard, where guests will experience some of the most spacious accommodations and the largest balconies in the cruise industry.
Seven Seas Explorer will also introduce two new gourmet restaurants with Chartreuse which features a lavish ambiance and epicurean delights found in Paris’ finest eateries, and Pacific Rim which offers a gourmet dining experience that brings to life the rich culinary traditions of Asia.  These will complement the four other dining venues onboard to offer significant culinary variety.
Additionally, Seven Seas Explorer will feature the brand’s first culinary instruction center called the Culinary Arts Kitchen.  Elevating cuisine to an art form, the Culinary Arts Kitchen will provide guests with personalized instruction at eighteen individual cooking stations.

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More to Explore: Jade Landscapes & Ancient Temples

Ancient and mysterious, the wonders of Asia will enchant even the most experienced traveler. From astonishing skyscrapers and impressive mountains to jade landscapes and ancient temples, there is no better way to explore the tastes and traditions of Asia than aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores
Singapore to Bangkok

Seven Seas Voyager® sails from Singapore to Bangkok for 16 nights, visiting extraordinary ports in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Phuket. Spend two nights exploring the sacred sites in Yangon, including the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, with its amazing complex of pavilions and shrines.
Guests in all suite categories may choose a Free 3-Night Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program: A Sampling of Singapore or Temples of Angkor Wat.
Journey to Nirvana
Bangkok to Hong Kong

Next February, embark on a splendid journey across Asia and witness cultural riches in Saigon, vibrant sensations in Taiwan and scintillating sights in China. Take advantage of up to 45 Free Unlimited Shore Excursions to make this 17-night voyage truly unforgettable.
Guests in all suite categories may choose a Free 3-Night Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program: Chiang Mai or Jewels of Hong Kong.
Illuminated Skylines & HorizonsHong Kong to Tokyo

On the 16-night Illuminated Skylines & Horizons, delight in the wonder and excitement of the Chinese Lantern Festival during your call in Xiamen. Onboard festivities include traditional tea time with Asian-style canapés, stir-fry, Dim Sum and Sushi lunches by the pool, Asian cuisine cooking demonstrations and much more.
Guests in all suite categories may choose a Free 3-Night Pre- or Post-Cruise Land Program: Jewels of Hong Kong or Sunrise over Tokyo.

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Voyage Spotlight: Mystical Maya

The winter blues take on a different meaning during this 10-night journey aboard Seven Seas Navigator®. Spend a relaxing day at sea basking in the warm sun as you sail west from Miami, preparing to explore the ruins of ancient civilizations. From the lush tropical setting of Costa Maya, where the excavated sacred temples will fill you with a fascinating sense of wonder, to the ancient city of Tikal in Santo Tomás, discover the cosmic vision of life at the apex of Mayan rule.
Below are samples of the tours that await your discovery on this incredible itinerary:
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins – Costa Maya, Mexico
Explore the ruins of Chacchoben, “The Place of Red Corn,” on this half-day tour that brings you to a fascinating ancient Mayan pilgrimage location. See the original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positions of the planet Venus. For those seeking a unique view, climb the vast Gran Basamento, which takes you above tree level and is the location where archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1000 B.C.
Xunantunch Mayan Ruins – Belize City, Belize

Discover an ancient Mayan ceremonial site that has been periodically excavated over the past 100 years, revealing a fascinating complex of pyramids, plazas and temples. Xunantunich (pronounced (Shoo-NAN-too-NEECH) means “stone woman” in the Yucatec dialect, perhaps a reference to El Castillo, the site’s largest and tallest pyramid. At the top of the pyramid, you will have a 360-degree view over the jungle canopy and the surrounding valleys.
Route of the Mayas: Tikal by Air – Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala

During this scenic and revealing journey to Northern Guatemala’s renowned Mayan ruins of Tikal, discover the history of the ancient Mayan civilization. The tour begins with a chartered 1-hour flight to the vast northern region of El Peten. Along the way, an informative guide will enlighten you about the region in preparation for the visit to Tikal, the greatest Mayan city known and studied to date, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, Mystical Maya also features 2-for-1 All-Inclusive Fares plus Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per suite!

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