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MIAMI — Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled its new 2019-20 voyages season, featuring a jam-packed lineup of 118 new sailing that depart from March 2019 through June 2020.
Sailing aboard four ultra-luxe cruise ships – Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Navigator – the immersive itineraries range from seven to 131 nights in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England, Bermuda and the Caribbean, South America, Asia, and Australia and the South Pacific.
“There is no better way to explore the world than with Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” said Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “With these latest 2019-20 voyages, travelers have four years of fascinating itineraries from which to choose an unforgettable and in-depth luxurious experience. Whether it’s your first time with Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your fortieth, our exceptional staff and crew will make every guest feel instantly at home with our highly personalized signature service from the moment they step aboard.”
There are two new Grand Voyages with no repeating ports: the 77-night ‘Grand Arctic Quest’, which sails from London to New York aboard Seven Seas Navigator, and the 66-night ‘Circle South America’, which sails roundtrip from Miami aboard Seven Seas Mariner and circumnavigates South America. Bespoke amenities for both voyages include free first-class air, exclusive shoreside events, unlimited laundry, a commemorative gift, phone time per suite and more.
Seven Seas Explorer, considered the most luxurious ship ever built, will sail Northern Europe and the Med from April through November 2019, and cruise the Caribbean from December 2019 through February 2020. Punta Cana will be a maiden port on Christmas Eve 2019. The ship will also offer a westward and eastward trans-Panama Canal voyage in March 2020 before returning to Europe in April.
In Alaska, Seven Seas Mariner will return to the region from May through September 2019. The ship will cruise the Caribbean in October – making a maiden call on Acujulta (El Salvador) – before embarking on the 66-night South America circumnavigation voyage. After a Panama Canal transit from Miami, the 2020 world cruise begins on Jan. 24 from San Francisco fro a 131-night roundtrip journey.
Seven Sea Voyager will return to the Mediterranean from April through October 2019, and then sail Asia and the South Pacific from November 2019 through March 2020. Travellers also can choose one of two Australia and New Zealand itineraries in January. Maiden ports include Kos (Greece), Calvi (Corsica, France), Miyazaki (Aburatsu, Japan), and Nelson (New Zealand).
For its part, Seven Seas Navigator will ply Northern European waters in June and July 2019 and make maiden port calls on Cherbourg (France), Fishguard (Wales), Galway (Ireland), Kollafjord (Faroe Islands), Patreksfjordur and Husavik (Iceland), and Molde (Norway). The ship will sail Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries from August through October 2019, and then reposition to sail Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries through March 2020. While in the South Pacific, Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Phllip Island (Australia), and Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands) will also be maiden ports of call.
On select Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator sailings in Asia and the South Pacific, guests in all suite categories enjoy a free three-night, pre- or post-cruise land program to delve deeper into the cultures of destinations such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Sydney, New Zealand, and Dubai and the Emirates. Additionally, guests can choose optional one- to three-night, overland programs that take them to visit cultural landmarks only found inland, such as India’s Taj Mahal mausoleum, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex, and the Egyptian city of Luxor. Overland Programs start at $999 per guest.