Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, has once again shattered the company’s previous world cruise opening day booking record, with reservations doubling the previous record set by the 2022 World Cruise. The line experienced the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history, with all Penthouse Suites and above selling out within a matter of hours when sales opened on September 23.
“Our world cruises are always highly anticipated, and I am delighted with the response to our latest global voyage, especially considering the unprecedented public health challenges we are currently navigating,” stated Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “This record-breaking 2023 World Cruise launch day demonstrates people’s willingness to take long cruises to exotic lands and the substantial appetite for luxury travel our guests have and it is a testament to the unrivalled Regent experience that our outstanding crew have perfected.”
Regent’s 2023 World Cruise is the line’s longest since 2011 and will explore South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Africa and Spain on a 143-night voyage across 72 ports of call.
The epic journey spans six continents from Miami, Florida to Barcelona, Spain in nearly five months, sailing January 7 to May 30, 2023. Full voyage details can be found in the dedicated brochure and an enticing World Cruise 2023 video has also been created.
Seven Seas Mariner®, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship, will take luxury travellers “Beyond the Horizon”, re-igniting a love for the water by sailing a total of 70,892 kilometres, including a full transit of the Panama Canal and the navigation of three oceans, 14 seas, straights, gulfs, bays and channels. On land, guests will have untold adventures in 42 countries with up to 356 FREE shore excursions, including access to 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Guests will also enjoy extended adventure in 11 ports, which feature overnight stays, and be treated to exclusive shoreside experiences in three highly exotic destinations – Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; and Walvis Bay, Namibia – as well as a glamorous pre-cruise gala event and 1-night hotel stay in Miami.
Though only a few suite categories remain available due to the record-breaking launch day, fares range from US$76,199 (HK$590,539) to US$207,199 (HK$1,605,783) per guest with every luxury included, and past World Cruise guests and Seven Seas Society® Members enjoy additional savings. The unforgettable expedition includes a broad collection of bespoke and exclusive amenities, such as unlimited valet laundry, dry-cleaning and pressing, onboard medical services, round-trip airport transfers, phone time per suite, a commemorative gift, US$950 shipboard credit per person and more. This is in addition to the highly personalised service, pre-paid gratuities, exquisite dining in ambient restaurants, premium beverages in a number of bars and lounges, entertainment and unlimited internet access found on board all Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyages – all included in the fare.
Should guests be hungry for even more adventure, Regent has designed 14 bespoke optional overland programs, half of which are completely new and will immerse travellers into fascinating destinations. The tailored tours, which are supplementary, are led by local expert guides and designed to maximise time on shore, with guests leaving the ship for up to four days at a time. Highlights include exploring the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, unlocking the mysteries of Machu Picchu and searching for Africa’s Big Five.
Montague continued, “Featuring a veritable treasure trove of up to 356 FREE shore excursions and a focus on lesser travelled areas of the globe such as Polynesia and Melanesia, Southeast Asia and Africa’s west coast, our 2023 World Cruise is one of the longest and most exciting sailings we have ever curated. This coupled with our highly personalised onboard service, and the fact that every imaginable luxury is included, creates a truly unrivalled experience and the perfect environment for guests to create life-long memories with fellow, like-minded travellers.”