Regent Seven Seas Cruises invites discerning travellers to embark on one of several festive voyages in 2021, which showcase unique global destinations and celebrate the holiday spirit with specially-crafted menus, dazzling decorations and joyous onboard activities.
Regent’s holiday cruises run throughout December 2021 across the line’s spacious ships including Seven Seas Explorer and the Seven Seas Splendor. The cruises range between 10- and 34-nights. Destinations include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2021 Holiday Cruise Highlights
Guests onboard the incredible cruises will find everything they need to make the 2021 festive period truly unforgettable.
Close to home
Seven Seas Explorer will sail several cruises across Australia and New Zealand for the first time, at the end of 2021. Departing Singapore on 2 December 2021, the Bali, the Outback & New Zealand itinerary discovers the best of Asia, Australia and New Zealand over 34 incredible nights.
Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day will be spent in Hobart, where guests can explore colonial-era cottages, indulge in farm-fresh Tasmanian oysters and sip on award-winning wines. From Hobart, Seven Seas Explorer will make her way to New Zealand, where she will ring in the New Year in the scenic towns of Wellington and Napier before heading to Auckland, where guests disembark.
The Caribbean and beyond
Regent’s Caribbean Holidays voyage departs 7 December 2021. Seven Seas Splendor will complete a 20-night journey to tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, including St Barts, the Bahamas, Dominica and Antigua. On Christmas Eve, guests can explore the quaint coastal town of Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala and treat themselves to tours of an ancient Mayan ruin, lush rainforests and crystal-clear natural springs. Travellers will then spend Christmas Day in the mesmerising beach town of Costa Maya, Mexico before returning to Miami.
Seven Seas Mariner will discover the Caribbean and Central America, Seven Seas Voyager will explore Africa and South America and Seven Seas Navigator will venture to South America and Central America.
An Unrivalled Festive Experience
When travellers explore the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises during the holiday season, the festive spirit is present throughout their entire experience – from start to finish.
Depending on the ship, guests are often greeted by Santa before stepping aboard. Once inside they are welcomed with a customary glass of Champagne and a magnificent four-metre-high Christmas tree in the atrium. In addition to this striking centrepiece, Regent Seven Seas Cruises adorns the entire fleets’ public areas with smaller, exquisitely presented Christmas trees, festive flower arrangements and Hanukkah ornaments.
“Our beautifully decorated ships are guaranteed to impress our guests,” John Barron, Cruise Director, Regent Seven Seas Cruises said.
“Typically consisting of 22 hand-crafted houses and 75 divine figurines, one of the most extraordinary installations that can be found onboard is the delectable gingerbread-house village located in the atrium.”
“Smaller gingerbread houses are also dotted around the ship, so guests can enjoy the craftsmanship throughout.”
“Regardless of which incredible destination they are exploring, travellers will feel as though they are walking in a winter wonderland when they sail with us over the holidays,” Barron said.
On Christmas Eve, an extravagant feast of traditional European dishes is featured in a sumptuous menu courtesy of Regent’s Bernhard Klotz, Vice President food and beverage, and his expert culinary team.
Nordic Gravlax with honey mustard sauce for the entree; roasted German Christmas goose with braised red cabbage, potato dumplings and an Armagnac-soaked prune gravy for the main; and a classic English Christmas pudding with a vanilla and whiskey sauce are just some of the delights for diners to enjoy. Traditional Christmas cookies will also be delivered to children’s suites in the evening to ensure they have something to gift Santa when he comes to visit.
The festivities are elevated further on Christmas Day, where eggnog is served at every bar, and a Christmas lunch featuring decadent baked ham and delicious sides is dished up at Compass Rose.
For Christmas dinner, guests will be captivated by Chef Klotz’s unique American-inspired menu with dishes including lump crab martini with vodka and spices for starters; roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes rosette and green beans for main; and pumpkin pie with cranberries and a cinnamon-vanilla sauce for dessert.
There is no shortage of entertainment available on board during the holidays, with both traditional and jovial options on offer. Guests can enjoy classic Christmas and Hanukkah services if they wish to join in on prayers and hymns during their holiday cruise.
For light-hearted entertainment, Regent has organised festive-themed trivia nights and other joyful activities. At the Christmas Gala Teatime, guests can enjoy tempting treats prepared by Regent’s expert pastry chef.
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