The official launch of a new style of cruise itinerary by Regent Seven Seas Cruises this week has been driven by feedback from travel advisors and guests.
Lisa Pile, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific says the Immersive Overnights program, comprising six initial itineraries, “is offering guests even deeper immersion in some of the world’s most inspiring locales, with overnight stays in every port of call on selected 2024 and 2025 voyages.
“Travel is also about relaxing, so we’re seeing a rise in “slow travel” – travelling at a slower pace. It’s about getting to enjoy your time in a destination and relax knowing that you are not rushed to see all the sights in that port,” Pile told LATTE.
“Also, luxury travellers that may have previously enjoyed land-based holidays in 5-star hotels can now combine unique city exploration to destinations including Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Shanghai and Tokyo, with luxury cruising – enjoying the best of both worlds.”
The six Immersive Overnights itineraries are dedicated to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Asia.
“When in Stockholm, guests enjoy plenty of time to explore the Royal Palace, the famous waterways, world-class museums like Vasa Museum and the Nordic Museum, and the beautiful Gamla Stan – the magical Old Town.”
“In Shanghai there are some truly captivating experiences to be had, like dining on the Bund – which overlooks the Huangpu River – or going to the fashionable Xin Tian Di, or even taking a day trip to Suzhou, the silk capital of China. For those who are feeling adventurous, you can catch the four-hour bullet train to Beijing to experience a truly different part of the country,” Pile said.
Quizzed by LATTE if the Immersive Overnights could lure a younger Australian demographic to the luxury cruise brand, Pile said: “In Australia, we are already seeing a much younger demographic of luxury cruisers – many of whom are new-to-brand or even new-to-cruise. However, I don’t necessarily think it’s just the younger guests who will find these new voyages enticing. The variety of ports and the incredible immersion opportunities appeal to all age groups,” she said.
For all the details on the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Immersive Overnights, see rssc.com/immersive-overnights