Regent Seven Seas Cruises has released its lineup of new itineraries for its 2017 and 2018 season, which will offer the inclusion of free business class air travel, as well as a new Northwest Passage Voyage onboard the Seven Seas Navigator.
The new inclusion of free, intercontinental roundtrip business class air will join Regent's other inclusive elements, such as free unlimited shore excursions, fine wine and spirits, unlimited internet access, prepaid gratuities, ground transfers and luxury pre-cruise hotel stays. Business class air will be available on all European, Asian and South American voyages where a guest would need to travel on an intercontinental flight in order to board or return home from a Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship. Air travel will be available from 26 U.S. and Canadian gateway cities and offered to all guests, no matter what category of suite booked.
2017 - 2018 Itineraries
In 2017 and 2018 Regent's four-ship fleet -- Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Voyager -- will make more than 100 voyages, including a summertime excursion through the Northwest Passage. The 30-night Grand Northwest Passage journey aboard Seven Seas Navigator departs from Seward and explores Alaska, Canada and Greenland, before sailing along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City and on to the final destination, Montreal.
The 2017 - 2018 season also includes additional departures from Los Angeles, increasing the number of voyages that visit the Hawaiian Islands, Mexican Riviera and traverse the Panama Canal. Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Mariner will make a record eight crossings of the Panama Canal as part of this Voyage Collection. Also of note, Seven Seas Explorer will embark on its inaugural season in Northern Europe, and Seven Seas Voyager will return to the Mediterranean for the summer and fall.
During this season Regent will also visit more than 35 new ports, one-third of which will be on Seven Seas Navigator's Northwest Passage voyage: Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Nome, Alaska; Herschel Island, Yukon; Tuktoyaktuk; Northwest Territories; Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut; Upernavik and Uummannaq, Greenland; Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
The remainder of the new ports include:
* Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain
* Saint-Pierre & Miquelon, France
* St. Helier (Jersey), Channel Islands
* Jakarta, Indonesia
* Eden, Australia
* Norfolk Island, Australia
* Sanya, China
* Gothenburg, Sweden
* Baltimore, Maryland
* Fuerte Amador, Panama
* Ensenada, Mexico
* La Paz, Mexico
* Chania (Crete), Greece
* Manzanillo, Mexico
* Ponta Delgada, Portugal
* St. John’s, Newfoundland
* Szczecin, Poland
* Hamburg, Germany
* Antwerp, Belgium
* Dartmouth, UK
* Nantes, France
* Ferrol, Spain
* Kingston, St. Vincent
Here are some highlights by vessel:
Seven Seas Explorer
In honor of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 25th anniversary, in April 2017 Seven Seas Explorer will sail a 10-night itinerary from Barcelona to Venice. Guests will enjoy a number of memorable events, such as dinners hosted by the line’s executives, a festive sail-away party, and a commemorative anniversary gift. After spending spring in the Mediterranean, Seven Seas Explorer will head north to the Baltic, visiting ports such as Copenhagen, Stockholm and Russia’s cultural center of St. Petersburg.
Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Mariner will spend the late spring and summer months embarking on several seven- to 11-night journeys throughout Alaska and along the coast of British Columbia. Fall will be spent in Nova Scotia and New England, before descending down the Atlantic Coast on the 14-night Autumn Foliage cruise, which travels from Montreal to Miami. Also on the docket is Coral Reefs & Island Feasts, a pre-Thanksgiving exploration of the Western Caribbean.
Seven Seas Navigator
Following its 2017 World Cruise, Seven Seas Navigator will set sail for a 60-night Grand Arctic Journey through the Northwest Passage. This cruise begins in Montreal and returns to New York, visiting dozens of ports throughout the North Atlantic and Europe along the way, from Paris to Ísafjörður in northwest Iceland. Seven Seas Navigator will also explore several Hawaiian islands on the 18-night Leis & Luaus cruise, roundtrip from Los Angeles.
Seven Seas Voyager
After spending the summer in Europe, Seven Seas Voyager sails to several ports in the Middle East and Asia, such as Towering Skylines, a 12-night, late December voyage. Ports of call include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nagasaki, Seoul (Incheon) and Beijing (Tianjin). In March 2018, the ship heads to Australia and beyond, including an 18-night Pristine Australian Peaks cruise that will visit Auckland, Norfolk Island, Brisbane, Cairns and Bali along with several other Australian ports.
As an additional Regent Seven Seas Cruises luxury inclusion, on select voyages guests can enjoy a free three-night, pre- and post-cruise land program. The Free Land inclusion is available on most of Seven Seas Voyager’s Asian cruises. A couple of such offerings include the Temples of Angor Wat tour, a three-night adventure to discover the temples of the ancient Khmer Empire, and the Jewels of Hong Kong tour.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises also offers free unlimited shore excursions in every port of call. Guests can also enjoy Gourmet Explorer Tours on Seven Seas Explorer as part of the Regent Choice Shore Excursion packages. Gourmet Explorer Tours range from a nominal $79 per guest up to $799 per guest.