With the cool temperatures of winter setting in, now is the perfect time to stop dreaming and start planning your next holiday to an exotic destination with Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC). Lisa Pile, Vice President of Sales AUNZ at RSSC, has shared her top seven all-inclusive luxury voyages for 2019 aboard The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet, visiting the likes of the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Asia and the Middle East, to name but a few.
“All of RSSC’s in-depth itineraries offer an unrivalled experience for our guests, so it was incredibly difficult to select only a few highlights with availability remaining for 2019! However, the voyages below are quite hard to go past. Providing the opportunity to visit some of the most incredible and exotic destinations across the globe such as Turkey, Colombo and Provence will certainly excite even the most seasoned of travellers – not to mention the all-inclusive, highly personalised service that Regent provides throughout each and every voyage,” said Pile.
“For a limited time only, these voyages also offer our guests the chance to enjoy up to 55% off the original fare with our Suite Sale, making a last-minute getaway to a dream location even more enticing,” Pile adds.
Lisa Pile’s Top Seven Voyages For 2019:
1. Dubai to Singapore
Departing 16 November 2019 from Dubai aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Opulent Capitals & Sacred Shines voyage is a 20-night itinerary that visits some of the Asia’s most sought-after destinations including Fujairah, Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, Kochi, Colombo, Yangon, and Phuket. Guests have access to 40 free shore excursions including the opportunity to experience an off-road desert safari in the United Arab Emirates; visit a special selection of ancient temples and places of worship in Mumbai; and meditate at a Theravada Buddhist temple with monastic elders in Colombo.
“There’s something I find so mystical about this part of this world, which is why this is my favourite itinerary of the year. It’s hard to go past such an incredible voyage that offers the chance to see an array of exotic destinations like Dubai, Mumbai and Colombo, as well offer such an interesting onboard enrichment series to our guests.”
2. Oslo to Stockholm
Departing 20 August 2019 from Oslo aboard Seven Seas Explorer, the Scandinavian Summer itinerary is a 10-night voyage visiting a raft of glorious Scandinavian ports, including Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Visby and Stockholm amongst others. Guests can take advantage of 37 free shore excursions, including the chance to part in a range of incredibly-Scandi activities like cycling through the flat enchanting streets of Copenhagen; experiencing local life by sampling several beers and Danish cuisine; and discovering Visby’s stunning beauty and storied past during a wonderful visit to Gotland’s capital city.
“With seemingly endless sunlight, effortlessly chic cities and stunning forests, Scandinavia is on the bucket list of many travellers – including myself! This voyage is also on board The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built, which offers an experience to our guests like no other during sea days, such as sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and all-balcony suites.”
3. Rome to Athens
Departing 8 October 2019 from Rome aboard Seven Seas Voyager, the Crossroads of Antiquity itinerary is an 8-night exploration of the rich history, stunning landmarks and rustic villages of the Mediterranean, including Sorrento, Taormina, Ephesus, Istanbul and Bozcaada. Guests can experience 31 free shore excursions, including a memorable trip to the Amalfi Coast on a private tour bus; experiencing country life in a small rural village in Kusadasi; exploring the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palaca and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and enjoying a sweeping view of Bozcaada Town atop a 15th-century castle.
“October is the perfect time to visit the Mediterranean, as guests will be able to explore the region without the summer crowds. This itinerary is also particularly impressive as it also takes you to some of the lesser-travelled parts of the region such as Bozcaada and Ephesus in Turkey.”
4. New York to New York
Departing 15 October 2019 from New York aboard Seven Seas Navigator, RSSC’s Escape to the Cape sailing is a 10-night round-trip of the coastal towns, stone streets and quaint atmosphere of the North Atlantic, including Newport, Cape Cod Canal, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, and St George’s. Guests can take advantage of 35 free shore excursions, including the chance to walk along Newport’s spectacular Cliff Walk trail; experience an insider’s tour of the prestigious Harvard University; sip on Nova Scotia’s renowned brews at Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery and the Stag Head’s Inn; and snorkel two of the finest reefs off Bermuda.
“I believe the North Atlantic is a part of the world that is highly underrated as a travel destination. With its vast forests, island getaways and seaside villages, this itinerary invites guests to an endless amount of wandering.”
5. Barcelona to Athens
Departing 19 August 2019 from Barcelona aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Aegean Adventures sailing is a 10-night itinerary that visits a some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating landscapes, historic city centres and pristine waters including Provence, Monte Carlo, Tuscany, Rome, Valetta, Santorini and Ephesus. There are 62 free shore excursions including the chance to savour a selection of Provence wines paired with locally produced cheeses; visit wonderfully historic and captivating towns on the French Riviera; and browse through one of Europe’s oldest markets in Livorno.
“There’s nothing quite like a European summer, and this itinerary offers the perfect selection of Mediterranean destinations to make the most out of it.”
6. Singapore to Singapore
Departing 6 December 2019 from Singapore aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Enlightened Passage voyage is a 14-night round-trip of the ancient cultures, unique cuisines and sacred spaces that form Southeast Asia, including Ko Samui, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. Guests have access to 32 free shore excursions including the chance to visit Bangkok’s Ancient City; learn the art of Tai Chi in a Saigon park with a master; explore picturesque sites of Nha Trang aboard a pedicab; and visit a wildlife centre and traditional pottery factory in Kuching.
“What better way to kick off the festive season than with a round-trip exploration of Southeast Asia just before Christmas! Asia is rich in culture, cuisine and landmarks, and not to mention is only a short distance away from our shores. It’s the perfect time to buy those last-minute Christmas gifts.”
7. Monte Carlo to Venice
Departing 29 July 2019 from Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Summer on the Adriatic voyage is an 11-night exploration of the modern marvels, ancient cities and sun-soaked sceneries of the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean, including Provence, Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Rome, Sorrento, Koper and Split. Guests can enjoy 56 free shore excursions, including the chance to discover the classic village of St Remy De Provence; explore the underground world of the Caves of Drach; hike through the wilds of the Sorrentine Peninsula; and meet the world-famous Lipizzaner horses that have been bred in Koper for more than 430 years.
“Ancient ruins, iconic cities and sun-kissed beaches – this voyage has it all! With a variety of shore excursions to suit every kind of traveller, this sailing would be the trip of a lifetime.”
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Lead image: Tuscany