The desire to get back to traveling and start living again is almost overwhelming, and the thought of hopping aboard a magnificent cruise ship and setting sail is more intoxicating than ever. During the past year's crisis, cruise lines have had to dry dock ships, scale back, and cancel voyages. Yet, the luxury cruising industry has risen to today's challenges, coordinating with the CDC to create the most robust health and safety protocols, protecting the health and safety of guests and crew.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been busy crafting their exciting return to sail plan. Slated for 2022 are an epic world cruise, additional Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, and Northern European itineraries. All five Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships are scheduled to be back on the water in 2022, marking the prestigious cruise line's 30th anniversary.
RSS Voyager in Monaco
On a Regent Seven Seas Cruise, guests greet each day with a different glittering vista, assured their day will be chock-full with local experiences and adventure. Each ship boasts the trimmings of a five-star hotel, with magnificent furnishings, art, gourmet cuisine, and fine wine, plus a myriad of activities like lecture series, cooking demos, and first-rate entertainment. In addition, Regent Seven Seas Cruises' five luxury cruise ships are all-suite vessels. Even the Deluxe Veranda Suite, the smallest suite onboard, sports a king-size bed, private balcony, walk-in closet, and a sitting area with a fold-out sofa, large enough to accommodate three guests. The Grand Suite includes one and a half baths, a spacious living room, a private butler, and a dinner invite from one of the ship's Senior Officers. Grand Suite guests also get to throw their own soiree with eight fellow guests.
RSS Voyager Penthouse Suite
No matter the size of the suite, your butler will make you feel like royalty, with twice-daily cleanings, fresh fruit, and a mini-fridge plentifully stocked. The guest-to-staff ratio is one of the highest in the industry. Regent Cruises are all-inclusive, with unrivaled roomy ships, unlimited excursions, nightly entertainment, Wi-Fi, and top-shelf service.
Set your culinary expectations high; Regent ships offer various restaurants, such that guests can enjoy a new cuisine every night, from a Parisian-inspired brasserie to a New York City praiseworthy steakhouse to a Pan-Asian culinary adventure.
At each port, we reveled in memorable excursions. We perused the bazaars in search of the best ouzo on the Greek island of Mytilini. On the Black Sea, we stood mesmerized, watching the parade of private dinghies dancing amongst the huge tankers navigating the narrow Bosphorus. At a winery in Aix, we feasted on local cheeses and wines at a vintner's table. Finally, anchoring in Rome, we explored the ancient culture in the Jewish quarter.
In Capri, we were whisked to the tippy-top of the iconic rocky island on an ancient chair lift to be rewarded with stunning views and sumptuous gelato. Staying in Istanbul's port for two days, we could fully explore the historic city. Regent's impeccably planned and expertly guided tours took us to Istanbul's closely-knit Christian and Jewish neighborhood, the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, and remarkable mosques and palaces.
In addition to all of these immersive experiences, at day's end, we relished arriving back onboard to be spoiled with a couple's Ayurvedic massage or refreshment on the pool deck.
RSS Voyager pool deck
The fitness center with the options for personal training, running track, golf simulator, putting green, pool, and hot tub provided calisthenics galore. Days at sea were enjoyed with a galley tour by the Chef, award-winning wine tastings, expert-led lectures, and restorative fitness classes and wellness treatments at the Serene Spa, to name just a few of the myriad of options.
Travel is back, and there's no better way to explore the world than on a luxurious Regent Seven Seas Cruise.