Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces new 2018-19 voyages aboard world’s most luxurious fleet
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced its April 2018 through to April 2019 voyage collection, comprising 113 itineraries aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator and the newly launched Seven Seas Explorer. These four ships will call at some of the most fascinating destinations in the world, among which are 28 maiden ports and 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Guests will immerse themselves in cultures, cuisines and traditions with the line’s free unlimited shore excursions on all voyages and through included three-night, pre- or post-cruise land programmes on Asia and Africa sailings.
World’s most luxurious ship returns to Europe and inaugurates Africa voyages
Launched in July 2016 and recognised as the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer returns to Europe for a second consecutive summer season in May 2018. The ship will sail throughout the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas on 7- to 12-night voyages and make maiden calls at Portimão, Portugal; Lysekil, Sweden; and Bodø and Haugesund, Norway.
Seven Seas Explorer then commences its maiden Africa season on two voyages that showcase the continent’s west coast, a 24-night, Lisbon-to-Cape Town itinerary, followed by a 15-night, round-trip New Year’s voyage. The ship then heads west to South America for its vibrant rhythms, colours and cultures as it rounds the horn to Los Angeles via the western coast.
Chic Mediterranean and authentic Caribbean
Seven Seas Voyager will also sail the Mediterranean in summer 2018, with many 7-night itineraries that include calls at some of the region’s most chic destinations, as well as maiden calls at Korcula and Hvar, Croatia; Saint-Raphaël, France; Lipari, Sicily, Italy. The ship will winter in the Caribbean, alternating 7- to 12-night, Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, which travellers can combine to immerse themselves in the region. New Caribbean ports-of-call for the line are Port Antonio, Jamaica, as well as Charlestown, Nevis, the birthplace of US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Remote wonders of the Pacific and Australia
Seven Seas Mariner will offer a variety of adventures throughout the Pacific, starting with Alaska in summer 2018. The ship then charts the South Pacific to Asia and Australia, presenting the grand cities and historic, cultural landmarks of the Pacific Rim and Southeast Asia, and calling at Broome, and Oarai, Japan, for the first time. From Sydney, travellers can join Seven Seas Mariner on the Grand Aussie Adventure, a new 36-night circumnavigation of the continent, sailing 15 December 2018.
Grand Arctic, Canada and New England, and the World
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most intimate ship, Seven Seas Navigator, will offer three very distinct programmes, starting with an 89-night, Grand Arctic Splendour voyage that begins and ends in New York. The Grand Arctic Splendour voyage comprises six sailings that call at 63 non-repeating destinations in Canada and New England, Greenland and Iceland, North and Baltic Seas, as well as into the Arctic Circle to reach the White Sea. On this adventure, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Archangel, Russia, will be maiden ports.
The ship will then sail a range of unforgettable Canada and New England cruises between New York and Montréal to showcase the autumn foliage and exciting cities of Quebec and the Northeast US.
To kick off 2019, Seven Seas Navigator will embark on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 13th World Cruise, an epic 131-night adventure that calls at 62 unique ports across the Hawaii Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2019 World Cruise comprises seven distinct itineraries, calling at 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and making maiden calls at Kingfisher Bay (Fraser Island), Australia; Makassar (Sulawesi), Indonesia; and Puerto Princesa, Philippines.