Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner commenced her 2018–19 season in local waters earlier this month, visiting Auckland as her first regional port of call.
Mariner underwent a bow-to-stern refurbishment (images below) during a 20-day drydock earlier this year in Chantier Naval de Marseille, which has seen the luxury ship introduce fresh culinary experiences in newly redesigned restaurants, a redesigned pool deck, a remodelled library, new suite designs and a dramatic, elegant new ambience for all guest spaces.
A highlight of her 2018–19 Australasian season is the 36-night Grand Voyage sailing, which circumnavigates the coast of Australia. Departing from Sydney, this all-inclusive journey will feature an Australian-orientated enrichment program, including an exclusive performance by Opera Australia in the intimate Constellation Theater and several other exclusive lectures provided by renowned experts from the likes of Australia Zoo and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
She will also complete a 20-night Sydney to Singapore sailing, visiting destinations ranging from Airlie Beach and Cairns to Papua New Guinea, Komodo and Bali, Broome, Tasmania and Kangaroo Island.
“Since launching our regional headquarters in Sydney three years ago, we pride ourselves on leading the luxury cruise sector in Australia and New Zealand with our all-inclusive approach, including free unlimited shore excursions in over 450 ports. Our dedicated local sales and marketing team are also working closer than ever with local travel agent partners to deliver uncompromising service and personalised experiences to the most discerning of travellers,” said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“2018 has been an exciting year for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, with the completion of our US$125 million-dollar refurbishment program ushering in a new era of opulence for luxury cruising. We are excited to have both Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator in our region this 18/19 season for some 75 days, and will also be a great taste of what’s to come with the arrival of The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built, Seven Seas Explorer, into local waters for the first time in 2020 – highlighting Regent Seven Seas Cruises commitment to growing its presence in Australia & New Zealand,” Odell added.
In addition to Seven Seas Mariner’s stunning local itineraries, Seven Seas Navigator will also explore the region this season with a 36-night Sydney to Singapore Exotic Ancient Seas voyage visiting destinations including the Whitsundays, Philippines’ islands, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Ko Samui and more; as well as a 24-night Great Barrier Reef and Coral Seas adventure from Sydney to Hong Kong via the Whitsundays, Philippines and Indonesia.