For the fourth successive year, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has sold out its world cruise in record time, with the sailing being completely reserved prior to officially opening for bookings on 15 June 2022.
The sailing, which at 150 nights is the longest in the cruise line’s history, had fares starting at AU$115,810 (NZ$126,030) per guest for a Deluxe Veranda Suite, and AU$336,080 (NZ$365,740) per guest for a Master Suite.
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Regent’s 2025 World Cruise has been reserved by loyal past guests as well as over a third of guests who will be new to Regent’s unrivalled experience.
The luxury cruise line said demand was strong across all suite categories, particularly the ship’s Distinctive Suites which were the first to sell out – a clear indication that guests are desiring higher types of accommodation than before.
Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises said: “We have received unprecedented interest in this sailing and this phenomenal booking record shows once again that people, just like the world itself, are now open to travel and are not going to wait around and let opportunities pass them by.”
“It is remarkable that luxury travellers continue to sign up, or want to remain on the waitlist, in case some guests cancel their reservation between now and the sailing in two and a half years’ time – people simply want to explore as much as possible,” Montague said.
Regent’s 2025 World Cruise – Away in Wonder – departs Miami on 7 January 2025, bound for San Francisco, sailing the long way, via South America, the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Asia and Alaska.
Guests will visit 97 ports of call in 25 countries on five continents over more than five months.
‘Away in Wonder’ also offered an additional 18-night sailing to the 2025 World Cruise, with approximately 25% taking up this option, sailing via the Mexican Riviera from San Francisco to Miami, visiting Costa Rica, Colombia and more, and a full transit of the Panama Canal.
Montague continued, “We have great news for those guests who unfortunately did not have their 2025 World Cruise booking confirmed due to strong demand, as we will open early reservation requests on 7 July 2022, for our 2024/2025 Legendary Journeys Collection.
“The Grand Voyages will offer longer sailings of up to 83-nights spanning the Arctic, Asia, Australia and the Mediterranean, and will officially be on sale 21 July.”
Regent Seven Seas Cruises previously broke its world cruise opening day record in July 2021 when the cruise line’s 2024 World Cruise went on sale.