Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, invites discerning travellers to embark on one of several festive voyages in 2021, which not only showcase a range of unique global destinations, but spread the holiday spirit through a myriad of specially-crafted menus, dazzling decorations and joyous onboard activities.
Ranging between 10 and 34 nights, Regent’s holiday cruises run throughout December 2021 across the line’s spacious and stylish ships including the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer®, and the ship that embodies luxury perfected, Seven Seas Splendor®. Destinations include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia & New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2021 Holiday Cruise Highlights
For those looking to escape and experience something more exceptional for next year’s holidays, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, offers seasonal vacations with all the luxuries, discoveries and adventures needed to make the 2021 festive period truly unforgettable.
Seven Seas Explorer will be sailing a collection of local cruises across Australia and New Zealand for the first time, at the end of 2021. Departing Singapore on 2 December 2021, the Bali, the Outback & New Zealand itinerary discovers the best of Asia, Australia and New Zealand over 34 incredible nights.
Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day will be spent in the bustling harbour city of Hobart, where guests can explore colonial-era cottages, indulge in farm-fresh Tasmanian oysters and sip on award-winning wines. From Hobart, Seven Seas Explorer will make her way to New Zealand, where she will ring in the New Year in the scenic towns of Wellington and Napier before heading to Auckland, where guests disembark.
Regent’s Caribbean Holidays voyage departs 7 December 2021, where Seven Seas Splendor will complete a 20-night journey to tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, including St Barts, the Bahamas, Dominica and Antigua. On Christmas Eve, guests can explore the quaint coastal town of Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala and treat themselves to tours of an ancient Mayan ruin, lush rainforests and crystal-clear natural springs. Travellers will then spend Christmas Day in the mesmerising beach town of Costa Maya, Mexico before returning to Miami.
Meanwhile, the remaining Regent fleet will also be cruising incredible destinations over Christmas and New Year. Seven Seas Mariner® will discover the Caribbean and Central America, Seven Seas Voyager® will explore Africa and South America and Seven Seas Navigator® will venture to South America and Central America.
An Unrivalled Festive Experience
When travellers explore the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises during the holiday season, the festive spirit is present throughout their entire experience – from start to finish.
Depending on the ship, guests are often greeted by Santa before stepping aboard, where they are welcomed with a customary glass of Champagne and a magnificent four-metre-high Christmas tree in the atrium. In addition to this striking centrepiece, Regent Seven Seas Cruises also adorns the entire fleets’ public areas with smaller, exquisitely presented Christmas trees, festive flower arrangements and Hanukkah ornaments.
On Christmas Eve, an extravagant feast of traditional European dishes are featured in a sumptuous menu courtesy of Regent’s Bernhard Klotz, vice president food and beverage, and his expert culinary team. Nordic Gravlax with honey mustard sauce for the entree; roasted German Christmas goose with braised red cabbage, potato dumplings and an Armagnac-soaked prune gravy for the main; and a classic English Christmas pudding with a vanilla and whiskey sauce are just some of the delights for diners to enjoy. Traditional Christmas cookies will also be delivered to children’s suites in the evening to ensure they have something to gift Santa when he comes to visit.
The festivities are elevated further on Christmas Day, where eggnog is served at every bar, and a Christmas lunch featuring decadent baked ham and delicious sides is dished up at Compass Rose. For Christmas dinner, guests will be captivated by Chef Klotz’s unique American-inspired menu with dishes including lump crab martini with vodka and spices for starters; roasted turkey with chestnut-stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes rosette and green beans for main; and pumpkin pie with cranberries and a cinnamon-vanilla sauce for dessert.
There is no shortage of entertainment available onboard during the holidays, with both traditional and jovial options on offer. Classic Christmas and Hanukkah services can be enjoyed by guests who wish to join in on prayers and hymns during their holiday cruise. For those who are wanting to experience some light-hearted entertainment, festive-themed trivia nights and other joyful activities will be on offer. Another favourite of many guests is the Christmas Gala Teatime, where they can enjoy an array of holiday delights and tempting treats prepared by Regent’s expert pastry chef.
For more information, please visit RSSC.com, call 1300 455 200 (AU), or 0800 625 692 (NZ), or contact your preferred travel advisor.