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(2024 - Spring/Summer Issue)

Writer: GRACE TOBY



Seated at the ship’s bow in the Observation Lounge that overlooks the nearing coastline, you’d be forgiven to think you’re aboard your private yacht. And this magical impression is by design. The six ships within the Regent Seven Seas Cruise line lean into small-ship intimacy with colossal opulence. Each vessel is limited to 375 rooms and no more than 750 guests. Streamlined for efficiency with a keen eye for modern design and state-of-the-art amenities, they ooze quiet luxury.

Suite Life

When booking your suite, no need to click ocean view as your preference. The ships are designed with suites running along the perimeter, ensuring every guest receives ocean views. This all-suite layout includes a large, private balcony that provides additional footprint and a respite from the other decks.

The Butler Did It

Need to arrange a private surprise dinner? Find a book on the history and culture of your upcoming destination? Want to pick up a specialty baked item from a port? Your butler or an attendant can help with these off-menu requests. Guests of Penthouse Suites and higher enjoy butler service, adding to that yacht-life vibe. Plus, with a crew-to-guest ratio of nearly one-to-one, the attentive staff can help support everything from ship (unpack, pack, valet laundry) to shore (assist with disembarkation and organize excursions).

Cruise Control / Sea Legs

Along with living in a floating luxury five-star hotel, waking up in a new time zone with a new view is a perennial favourite for cruisers. Another perk: You can add an extra stayover at a favourite destination. The Immersive Overnight option allows for single or multiple-night stays in some of the world’s greatest cities, giving you the best of both worlds. Take a tour of Venice from the comfort of a private motor launch; tour the walled old city of Dubrovnik; enjoy a private piano concert and lunch in the Eternal City; enjoy belly dancing and dine on traditional Turkish dishes in Ephesus.

Watering Hole

Enjoy breakfast alfresco on the shaded, open-air deck where you can plan your day. From casual to fine dining that spans various cuisines, your biggest dilemma will be where to dine. Book a cosy corner table with plush leather wingback chairs at Prime 7 Steakhouse and order the dry-aged steak or the Maine lobster. For a plant-based meal, choose from over 200 gourmet options like falafel fritters with harissa mayo or zucchini ribbon bowls. At cocktail hour, your go-to bartender can prepare your French 75 to your liking—extra tart, less sweet. For dinner, order fine wine and premium spirits without worrying you’ll get dinged. Of course, round-the-clock room service is available anytime. Looking to perfect that butter-sage gnocchi from lunch? Grab an apron and head to the Culinary Arts Kitchen for a hands-on lesson at the state-of-the-art teaching kitchen.

Catch the Wave / Ride the Wave

Idle the day away reclined in the saltwater pool or grab a shaded lounge chair dockside. When you’re ready to emerge from vacation mode, there are several activities on offer: hit the card room or casino for blackjack, poker, craps, roulette and slot machines. Peruse the stocked library with book-club-worthy titles or catch a show at the theatre. Hit the fitness centre and running track with inspiring views and play a game of bocce, tennis, or golf on the putting green. For special pampering,  book services at the spa, like the hydrothermal suite with infrared sauna and experiential shower, soak in the Jacuzzi or infinity pool, or try a zero-gravity treatment. For a cultural night in, order room service and take a digital art tour on Seven Seas Grandeur (learn about Picasso and Walter Goldfarb’s work) from the comfort of your cabin.

Along with a surge in the popularity of their cruises has been the additional demand for extended world trips (note: many are already booked up for the remainder of the year). Regent’s longest voyage is a full circumnavigation of the globe that spans 150 nights to 25 countries on five continents. Whether it’s a week or months-long voyage, if British poet John Masefield’s words, “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,” tugs at your sea-loving wanderlust or if you have what the Italians call “iron fever,” then may you have fair winds following the seven seas.

Sample Itineraries:

The Seven Seas Grandeur will make its maiden voyage in Canada and New England in September 2024. It features five itineraries and the following ports of call: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Montreal, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Boston, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Bar Harbor, Maine.

Then, at the beginning of 2025, she heads south with 12 Caribbean and Panama Canal voyages to explore vibrant ports: Roatán, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Willemstad, Curaçao; Gustavia, St. Barts; La Paz, Mexico; Los Angeles, California and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Did you know?

A Regent all-inclusive cruise truly means that. Not only are your flights included (every ticket covers round-trip business-class air on intercontinental flights from the U.S. or Canada, all for free) you’ll store the wallet too. Other fabulous cruise line inclusions are specialty and fine dining, fine wines and spirits, and shore excursions. Plus, free unlimited Wi-Fi.

There are over 2,000 unlimited, complimentary shore excursions across 550 destinations. Observe a lion pride hunting and giraffes grazing on an African game reserve; take a helicopter ride over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa; kayak and hike your way through the unique landscapes of Patagonia.

Travel Planner

For more travel information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, visit RSSC.com, call 1-844-473-4368 or contact your travel advisor.

 
 
 
 
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