The lobby onboard Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer, a new addition to the Regent fleet // © 2016 Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Feature image (above): New itineraries for 2017-2018 onboard Seven Seas Explorer have recently been released. // © 2016 Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which raised the all-inclusive bar when it included unlimited free shore excursions on its cruises, has taken another step forward by including business air travel. The feature is available on all European, Asian and South American trips where a traveler would need an intercontinental flight in order to board or return home from a Regent ship. Free business-class air is available from 26 U.S. and Canadian gateway cities and available to all passengers, regardless of what category of suite they have booked.
In addition, Regent’s fare includes free fine wine and spirits, unlimited Internet access, gratuities, ground transfers and luxury pre-cruise hotel stays.
Along with the business air announcement, Regent has also released its new itineraries for 2017-18. The company is spreading its four-ship fleet wider with the addition of Seven Seas Explorer — a taste of what clients can expect in 2020, when Explorer’s recently announced sistership will bring the line’s fleet total to five vessels.
With more than 335 ports of call that include 35 new destinations, the 2017-18 season heralds additional departures from Los Angeles to Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera, as well as a record eight crossings through the Panama Canal.
Seven Seas Explorer will launch its inaugural season in Northern Europe, and Seven Seas Voyager will return to the Mediterranean for the summer and fall.
The company has also scheduled an unusual Northwest Passage sailing from Seward, Alaska, with maiden visits to Alaskan ports including Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor and Nome; to Herschel Island, off the coast of Yukon; to Canada’s Tuktoyaktuk, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Corner Brook and Northwest Territories; and to Greenland’s Upernavik and Uummannaq, before sailing along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City and Montreal.
“The upcoming launch of Seven Seas Explorer and our $125 million fleetwide refurbishment program will ensure our ships are the most luxurious sailing the oceans of the world, and with this new inclusion of business-class air, we are furthering our position as the most inclusive luxury experience available,” said Jason Montague, president and COO of Regent. “If you couple our unrivaled inclusive luxury experience with the dramatic new itineraries just unveiled, our guests will find it is the perfect time to sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.”