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Regent unveils ‘Dinner and a Show’ concept

The 700-passenger Regent Seven Seas Mariner is shown departing on her world cruise from Fort Lauderdale last month. Photo by Michael Coleman

The 700-passenger Regent Seven Seas Mariner is shown departing on her world cruise from Fort Lauderdale last month. Photo by Michael Coleman

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has introduced a new entertainment concept, “Dinner and a Show”, aboard its 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony vessels Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner. The evening’s entertainment, consisting of a gourmet meal in one of the line’s exclusive alternative dining venues followed by an intimate cabaret-style performance in an elegant lounge, has already proved a hit during the recent introduction aboard both ships as they operate their respective world cruises.

Following a cocktail party featuring French canapés and cocktails, guests enjoy a gourmet meal, accompanied by fine wines, from a special Opera-inspired menu. Highlights of the meal include a Sicilian lobster salad to start, a choice of Tournedos Rossini or Branzino al Ferri for the main course, topped off with Gateau Opera and Petit Fours for dessert. The meal is served in Signatures Restaurant, one of the ships’ alternative dining venues.

After the meal guests adjourn to the redesigned Horizon Lounge for the evening’s performance. To date, these have consisted of special performances from Broadway’s Tony award-winning show Forbidden Broadway; and Key West and Palm Beach’s society singer/pianist Bobby Nesbitt and Friends performing their show The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. Future “Dinner and a Show” entertainers scheduled to perform are: Broadway Star KT Sullivan; Australian Mo award-winning singer Rhonda Burchmore; New York cabaret star Jeff Hamar; actress and singing star Susan Anton; and, direct from Buenos Aires, Tango e Tango.

As with all entertainment aboard the ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, there is no additional charge for “Dinner and a Show”. Reservations are required, however.

The line just spent some $40 million refurbishing both vessels complete with the addition of a Prime 7 Steakhouse. Fleet-mate Seven Seas Navigator will undergo an extensive refurbishment in April 2010 where, among a host of changes, the Prime 7 Steakhouse will also be added.

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