Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) achieved the largest booking day in the cruise line’s 28-year history, with the launch of its 2022-2023 Voyage Collection when sales opened last week on 22 October 2020 (AEST).
Demonstrating strong pent-up demand for luxury cruising, reservations surpassed Regent’s previous booking day record, set in April 2018 with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season, by nearly 40%. While all destinations experienced high-levels of interest, cruises in Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe – the Baltics in particular – were notably popular.
The 2022-2023 Voyage Collection launch also saw an over 100% increase in bookings from when the line’s 2021-2022 Voyage Collection went on sale in August last year. RSSC had surpassed the total number of bookings for the previous year’s launch within two hours.
“The staggering response to our 2022-2023 Voyage Collection demonstrates the incredible future demand for the unrivalled Regent experience,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Luxury travellers simply cannot wait to get back on the oceans to see the world again, while enjoying impeccable, personalised service on luxurious and spacious ships. Our loyal guests wasted no time in securing their perfect itinerary and suite, with last year’s Voyage Collection launch day total eclipsed after only 90 minutes of being on sale.”
Jason Montague, RSSC President and CEO
The collection of 148 sailings from April 2022 to the end of April 2023 boasts 17 maiden ports of call and 105 overnight visits. Travellers will have access to over 350 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across thousands of free unlimited shore excursions on cruises to Africa and Arabia, Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and New England, the Caribbean and Panama Canal, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and South America, as well as transoceanic crossings and five Grand Voyages.
Montague continued, “We would like to thank our valued travel advisors, without their support the triumphant launch of the 2022-2023 Voyage Collection, vastly exceeding our previous booking records, simply would not have been possible.”
The record bookings day follows hot on the heels of Regent’s recent record-breaking launch day for its 2023 World Cruise, where reservations doubled that of the 2022 World Cruise launch.
To view the Australian edition of Regent’s 2022/23 Voyage Collection, click here.