Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, is giving travellers the chance to discover the delights of Europe in even greater style as part of its Upgrade in Europe offer which includes a FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade and50% Reduced Deposits on bookings made before 30 June, 2021.
Whether visiting for the first time or returning to discover new destinations, Europe has always been a drawcard for Australian and New Zealand travellers enticed by its rich history, language, cuisine and cultural heritage. Available on more than 70 Mediterranean and Northern Europe voyages between February and November 2022, Upgrade in Europe enables guests to immerse themselves in their most coveted European locales, while enjoying immense added value with extra indulgences and even more unrivalled space at sea.
“Northern Europe and the Mediterranean continue to be two of our most popular destinations, particularly among our culture enthusiasts, keen to explore the myriad of galleries and gardens, bistros and bazaars, cathedrals and castles that the region is famed for. Upgrade in Europe provides travellers with the reason to return and discover both iconic and emerging destinations with exquisite comfort and personalised service onboard,” said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“While all our suites on board The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet™ are exceptionally generous, guests who upgrade to a Concierge Suite will enjoy additional unrivalled space and very desirable perks including a free 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay, which includes free transfers, breakfast and porterage. To elevate their experience even further, travellers who upgrade to a Penthouse Suite will enjoy a raft of extra benefits such as a personal butler, daily canapés, luxurious Guerlain amenities, personalised stationery and more.
“For many luxury-seeking Australians and New Zealanders who have been unable to travel internationally for some time, Upgrade in Europe provides exceptional value and the perfect reason to return to Europe. We encourage guests who are interested in making a booking to be quick, in order to secure their choice of itinerary and suite,” added Odell.
Regent’s luxurious ships sailing the region – including Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager – and the range of 2022 European and Mediterranean itineraries available across each vessel, provide the opportunity for real immersion and authentic cultural experiences in the 170 ports visited – some of which are inaccessible by larger ships.
On a Regent voyage every luxury is considered both onboard and offshore, with FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions available for all guests in every port of call. Additionally, Regent Choice Shore Excursions deliver bespoke experiences such as private gallery viewings and exclusive access after-hours, away from tourist crowds. Regent’s exclusive Go Local Tours, available in most European ports, provide another level of engagement, presenting a perfect opportunity for guests wanting to uncover off-the-beaten-path places and unique cultural connections with the communities they visit. Whether undertaken in Stockholm or St. Petersburg, Malta or Montenegro, Croatia or Corfu, all shore excursions are undertaken as small group tours, allowing for a more immersive, personalised experience.
Upgrade in Europe Itinerary Highlights
Below are seven of Regent’s most rewarding cultural immersion experiences available to guests with Regent’s Upgrade in Europe offer:
Seven Seas Splendor®
Stockholm to Copenhagen
30 June 2022 – 8 nights
Guests start their luxury experience in Stockholm, Sweden, which is architecturally one of the finest cities in the world. For a taste of the stunning building highlights, a walking tour visits Old Town, taking in the Royal Palace and beautiful Riddarholm Church, and the Skeppsholmen Museums. This unique voyage continues to seven countries offering insights into the architectural delights of the region including the neoclassical buildings of Helsinki, the stunning cathedrals and churches of St. Petersburg, the ancient convents, steepled churches and guild houses in Tallinn’s Old Town, Estonia, culminating in an all-inclusive tour of the theatres, museums, and art galleries in Copenhagen.
Seven Seas Explorer®
Rome to Barcelona
13 July, 2022 – 10 nights
Visiting five countries over ten nights the Corsican Summer voyage on board Seven Seas Explorer® takes in ports in Italy, Malta, Monaco, France and Spain. While in Malta, guests can take time to visit the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highlight of this unique shore excursion is the impressive 19th century Mosta Dome, with its inlaid marble floor and gilded, carved stone flowers. Later in the day, travellers can take a leisurely stroll through San Anton Palace Gardens, or for the most spectacular vista, the Dingli Cliffs offer incredible views across rugged coastline.
Seven Seas Voyager®
London to Reykjavik
15 July, 2022 – 15 nights
Starting in London and taking in ports in Ireland, Greenland and Iceland, one of the highlight excursions of this itinerary is a visit to Nuuk, the largest city and cultural centre in Greenland. Nuuk’s picturesque colonial harbour features quaint heritage buildings and a local market where locals sell their daily catch. Guests can take a glimpse into Greenland’s history with a visit to the National Museum or explore the cultural treasures in the Nuuk Museum of Art or the Katuaq Cultural Centre. Nuuk is also close to one of Greenland’s most exquisite fjords where, if lucky, guests will be able to spot whales and seals frolicking in the water, while reindeer, foxes and arctic hares watch on.
Seven Seas Explorer®
Rome to Athens
6 August, 2022 – 14 nights
With up to 95 FREE excursions, the Historic Mediterranean Shores voyage is a true bucket-list itinerary, and the memories from the trip will last a lifetime. Seven Seas Explorer visits 14 ports along the way including perennial favourites such as Venice, Corfu, Montenegro, Turkey’s historical Ephesus, and Dubrovnik in Croatia. Made famous by the Game of Thrones as the setting for fictitious King’s Landing, with its marveled city walls and stunning harbour setting, Dubrovnik is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and here guests will see unique marble-paved squares, impeccably restored houses, steep-cobbled streets and glorious fountains.
Seven Seas Splendor®
Copenhagen to Stockholm
19 August, 2022 – 7 nights
Arts lovers will delight in the visit to Kadriorg Palace, one of the 33 FREE excursions available during The Fine Art of Europe voyage on board Seven Seas Splendor. A short scenic drive from Tallin, Estonia, Kadriorg Park was founded by Peter the Great, in honour of his empress wife Catherine. Before visiting the palace itself, guests can take a stroll around the beautifully tiered gardens which have all been planted in contrasting styles, followed by a wander past the Swan Pond, with its picturesque island and grottos. Mikkel’s Museum is sure to be a visual highlight – its ceramics collection is one of the largest and most valuable of its kind in Estonia and the only collection that provides a complete picture of European porcelain art history.
Seven Seas Explorer®
Venice to Athens
13 August, 2022 – 7 nights
There are 47 FREE shore excursions available on the World Heritage Exploration voyage, which takes in some of the most significant and stunning historical sites in Europe. The highlight for many is Turkey’s Ephesus, which was one of the largest cities in all of the Roman Empire. Now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis. Travellers can admire the authentically restored façade of the AD 125 Library of Celsus and be inspired by the splendor and history of the breathtaking Great Theater, which has a capacity of 24,000 spectators and is still in use today. History buffs will leave inspired and educated.
Seven Seas Voyager®
Copenhagen to London
11 August, 2022 – 12 nights
Guests on board Seven Sea Voyager’s Cobbled Roads to Catherine’s Palace journey are in for a magnificent cruise as the ship sails from Copenhagen, taking in ports along the way such as Riga, Gdansk, Bruges and St Petersburg – home to Catherine’s Palace, the lavish summer residence of the imperial family until the time of the last tsar. Guests who choose to visit the Palace as one of the 51 FREE shore excursions available, will be in awe of the spectacular white marble Grand Staircase and the equally stunning baroque Great Hall – a truly astonishing room of gilded carvings, mirrors and huge ornate ceiling paintings. In the Cavalier’s Dining Room guests will marvel at the china, which was made for Catherine the Great herself, and during an afternoon wander around the formal geometric gardens, guests will be delighted by the Italian marble statues and baroque pavilions.
Upgrade in Europe offer at a glance
Guests can journey in comfort and take their travels to the next level with a FREE 2-Category Suite Upgrade. A FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package can be enjoyed as part of an upgrade to a Concierge Suite, while the perks of an upgraded Penthouse Suite include the services of a private butler. Plus, receive 50% Reduced Deposits for bookings made by 30 June 2021
For more information, or to request the new Europe 2022 brochure, please visit RSSC.com, call 1300 455 200 (AU), or 0800 625 692 (NZ), or contact your preferred travel advisor.
SOURCE: Regent Seven Seas Cruises