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Grand Arctic, circle South America, maiden calls feature in Regent's 2019-20

Seven Seas Explorer, pictured off Sorrento, will sail Europe and the Mediterranean from April through November 2019, and the Caribbean from December 2019 through February 2020 Seven Seas Explorer, pictured off Sorrento, will sail Europe and the Mediterranean from April through November 2019, and the Caribbean from December 2019 through February 2020

A 77-night 'Grand Arctic Quest' and a 66-night 'Circle South America' voyage feature in Regent Seven Seas Cruises' newly unveiled March 2019 through June 2020 program, along with a bevy of new ports.

Both the new 'grand voyages' offer an extended experience with no destinations repeated. Sailing from London to New York aboard Seven Seas Navigator, 'Grand Arctic Quest' will visit the British Isles, Iceland, Scandinavia, Greenland and New England.

The 'Circle South America' itinerary, round-trip Miami aboard Seven Seas Mariner, also includes the Amazon River.

Travelers aboard a 'grand voyage' and the world cruise get even more included amenities from the already highly inclusive Regent, such as free first-class air, exclusive shoreside events, unlimited laundry, a commemorative gift and phone time.

The 2019-20 program offers voyages of seven to 131 nights in the Mediterranean and northern Europe, Alaska, Canada/New England, Bermuda, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific.

Fares include all-suite accommodations, business-class air on all intercontinental flights originating in the US and Canada and air on domestic flights, unlimited shore excursions, unlimited Wi-Fi, unlimited beverages (including fine wines and premium spirits), specialty dining, pre-paid gratuities and transfers between airport and ship. Travelers in concierge-level suites and higher also get a free one-night hotel stay before embarking their ship.

Seven Seas Explorer will sail northern Europe and the Mediterranean from April through November 2019, and the Caribbean from December 2019 through February 2020. Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) will be a maiden port on Christmas Eve 2019. The ship also will operate westbound and eastbound Panama Canal voyages in March 2020 before returning to Europe in April.

Seven Seas Mariner is back in Alaska from May through September 2019. The ship will cruise the Caribbean in October and make a maiden call at Acujulta (El Salvador) before embarking on the 66-night South America circumnavigation. After a Panama Canal transit from Miami, the ship's 2020 world cruise begins on Jan. 24 from San Francisco for a 131-night, round-trip.

Seven Seas Voyager will return to the Mediterranean from April through October 2019, and then sail Asia and the South Pacific from November 2019 through March 2020. Travelers also can choose from two Australia/New Zealand itineraries in January. Maiden ports include Kos (Greece), Calvi (Corsica, France), Miyazaki (Aburatsu, Japan) and Nelson (New Zealand).

Seven Seas Navigator will ply northern European waters in June and July 2019 and make maiden calls at Cherbourg (France), Fishguard (Wales), Galway (Ireland), Kollafjord (Faroe Islands), Patreksfjordur and Husavik (Iceland) and Molde (Norway). The ship will sail Bermuda and Canada/New England itineraries from August through October 2019, and then reposition to sail Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries through March 2020. In the South Pacific, Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Phllip Island (Australia) and Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands) will also be maiden calls.

On select Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator sailings in Asia and the South Pacific, passengers in all suite categories get a free, three-night pre- or post-cruise land program at destinations such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Sydney, New Zealand, Dubai and the Emirates. Additionally, travelers can choose optional one- to three-night overland programs that visit cultural landmarks such as India’s Taj Mahal, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Egypt's Luxor. Overland programs are priced starting at $999.

Posted 11 August 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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