By Michael Coleman
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is offering a series of all-inclusive, year-long perks for guests sailing aboard her three luxury ships in 2010.
Look for two-for-one cruise fares, free roundtrip airfare and free unlimited shore excursions on all 2010 departures. Guests won’t have to worry about signing chits for soft drinks, bottled waters, fine wines, premium spirits or even gratuities when onboard: each is included in the cruise fare.
“We are offering our discerning travelers the opportunity to purchase almost every element of their cruise vacation up front,’’ said RSSC president Mark Conroy. “This will ensure a hassle-free, relaxed vacation at sea and ashore.’’
Additional savings of up to $1,000 per person are available for potential guests who make a deposit on a future Regent voyage by Sept. 30, 2009.
The line operates two 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony vessels — Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner — and the 490-guest, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator.
2010 Itinerary Highlights
Varying in length from seven nights in favorite cruise areas such as Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean to an around-the-world voyage of 119 nights, Regent is offering a diverse collection of luxury cruise travel options in 2010. In fact, the line’s 92 cruise departures of varying lengths encompass every major cruise area of the world.
Highlighting the year will be Seven Seas Voyager departing on her 119-night odyssey — the line’s 10th consecutive world cruise — from San Diego on Jan. 14, this after exclusive, private performances for world cruise guests by comic Jay Leno and rock ‘n roll icons The Beach Boys. The voyage can be purchased in its four-month entirety, or in five shorter segments from 14 to 35 nights.
Look also for Voyager to offer a series of seven-to 14-night cruises to the Baltic and Russia in the summer months, punctuated by a 15-night cruise through the Norwegian fjords to the Arctic Circle. In the fall Voyager moves south to the Mediterranean for five 10-to 14-night cruises before sailing transatlantic to Fort Lauderdale for four Caribbean cruises from South Florida.
â€¨Seven Seas Mariner will operate a 65-night Circle South America cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, departing Jan. 10. The trip can be purchased as a two-month itinerary or in three shorter segments from 14-to 30-nights. The ship will then re-position to the Mediterranean to offer seven-to 12-night voyages beginning or ending in Monte Carlo, Rome, Athens, Venice or Istanbul.
Navigator, meanwhile, begins 2010 with a transformational makeover. She’ll be in a 22-night dry-dock in January before emerging with a bow-to-stern refurbishment highlighted by the addition of a new steak house (Prime 7). She’ll then operate a series of seven-to 11-night cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America during the winter months followed by a summer/fall season of seven-night Alaska cruises between Vancouver and Anchorage. She’ll then offer a 96-night Grand Asia pacific voyage, departing Anchorage on September 15. The voyage can be purchased in its three-month entirety, or in five shorter segments from 15-to 22-nights.
Both Voyager and Mariner emerged earlier this year from their own extensive makeovers which also included the addition of the no-charge, Prime 7 restaurant.
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