For all voyages sailing after Jan. 1, passengers booked in Master, Grand, Seven Seas, Horizon, Mariner, Navigator and Voyager suites will receive unlimited free Internet access. This will be available for the duration of the cruise and accessible in all public spaces and suites via the ship-wide Wi-Fi system.
Unlimited free Internet is already a feature of some river cruise vessels, such as those of AmaWaterways, but is new to ocean cruising. Viking Cruises has said its ocean-going ships will have free Wi-Fi, subject to certain usage policies.
Regent noted it had completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade to Internet systems on all its ships that entailed doubling bandwidth to increase speed and reliability, and expanding the Wi-Fi system to provide connectivity throughout the entire ship, including all public spaces, outdoor decks and suites.
'The expansion of our free Internet program, coupled with widespread enhancements made to the ships during recent drydocks, strengthens the luxury proposition found on Regent Seven Seas Cruises and better prepares us for the arrival of Seven Seas Explorer, which will be the most luxurious ship ever built,' Regent president Kunal Kamlani asserted.
While passengers in top suites will get unlimited Internet access, those booked in Penthouse and Concierge suites will continue to receive free Internet time based on cruise length. For example, passengers on a seven-night voyage receive 200 minutes free and the amount of gratis Internet time extends to 500 minutes for voyages long than 16 nights. Members of the loyalty program Seven Seas Society who achieved gold status or higher will continue to receive unlimited free Internet access on board, regardless of suite selection.
Among Regent's other inclusives are round-trip air, a pre-cruise hotel night stay, fine wine and spirits, unlimited shore excursions in every port, specialty dining, ground transfers and gratuities.