In the lead up to the start of the local cruise season, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is preparing to embark on its highly-anticipated Asia Pacific season with 20 incredible sailings taking place across the region from November 2016 to May 2017. The increased season reflects the continued demand for luxury travel experiences, together with the increasing popularity of regional cruising, with CLIA Australasia 2015 statistics revealing 849,462 Australians and 39,996 New Zealanders embarked on cruise holidays within the Asia Pacific in 2015, up 14.5 and 12.5 per cent respectively.
The six-star cruise line is renowned for its intimate ships, all-suite accommodations – majority with private balconies, enviable staff to guest ratio of 1 to 1.5, and incredible free inclusions, including unlimited shore excursions in every port of call, pre and post cruise luxury hotel packages and land programmes, complimentary Wi-Fi, specialty restaurants and 24 hour room service, unlimited fine wines and premium spirits, in-suite mini bar replenished daily, and pre-paid gratuities.
The line’s exceptional entertainment and on board activities comprises nightly musical performances, cabaret shows and Cirque style productions backed by a nine piece orchestra, as well as The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys enrichment programme led by a wide range of experts – from noted art historians to leading authors and former diplomats – who sail for the entire voyage sharing their first-hand knowledge and expertise.
Two of Regent’s four-ship fleet will visit the Asia Pacific region this coming cruise season, including the recently enhanced, ultra-intimate 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator, and the 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager – set to enter dry dock in late 2016.
Both ships are being enhanced as part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ US $125 million fleet refurbishment programme, which will see the already industry-leading vessels match the world leading style of the recently launched Seven Seas Explorer – The Most Luxurious Ship Ever BuiltTM.
The local itineraries range from 12 to 60 nights, including sailings from Barcelona to Sydney, Los Angeles to Auckland, and Perth to Singapore taking in diverse destinations and unique ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships.,
Highlight cruises aboard Seven Seas Voyager include:
21-night Singapore to Sydney Holiday Cruise
22 December 2016 – 12 January 2017
- Guests in all suite categories are invited to enjoy a free three-night Temples of Angkor Wat pre-cruise programme.
- Fares from: AU $17,590 per person (including port taxes).
- Destinations visited: Singapore; Semarang, Bali, Komodo (Indonesia); Port Moresby, Alotau (Papua New Guinea); Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Sydney (Australia). Up to 34 free shore excursions are available during the cruise.
- Historian and World Affairs Expert, Philip Hurst, will join the sailing as part of the Smithsonian Journeys programme.
- Former Deputy Director of The Australian Institute of International Affairs in Canberra and Counsel at The World Bank, Philip Hurst is a prominent international and constitutional lawyer, lecturer and writer.
14-night Sydney to Auckland Holiday Cruise
22 December 2016 – 12 January 2017
- Free Pre and Post Cruise luxury hotel Stays and Land Programmes are available in both Sydney and Auckland.
- Fares from: AU$15,200 per person (including port taxes).
- Destinations visited: Sydney, Melbourne, Burnie (TAS), Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton, Gisborne, Rotorua, Bay of Islands, Auckland.