Hearing Regent Seven Seas

Individual listening system brings new touring opportunities

By: Marissa Tinloy

This summer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is launching a new individual headphone system intended to enhance the guided portions of land tours and shore excursions. The new system, which includes a small microphone, allows guides to communicate with guests in a clear, effective and engaging fashion that reaches beyond the range of normal speaking.

The lightweight headsets, which were designed in Italy, are especially useful at historical and religious landmarks where loud conversation is inappropriate. With this new technology, Seven Seas’ guides and expert lecturers can better share their insight and historical knowledge with cruise guests. The headsets are disposable and individually packaged, so that guests will receive a new sanitary set on each tour.

In June, the system will debut aboard the 700-guest Seven Seas Voyager and the 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator, which are both bound for Europe and the Baltic. In September, 700 guests aboard the Seven Seas Mariner’s Grand Asia Pacific cruise will also enjoy the new technology.

“Having our own system allows us to use it across a wide spectrum of Regent shore excursions and gives us the flexibility to provide our guests with enlightening information and commentary at all times,” said Regent Seven Seas’ director of land programs, Dairus Mehta. “The system represents another first for the Regent Travel Concierge, giving our guides an intimate and effective way to provide key details to guests as they tour historic landmarks.”