Fort Lauderdale – November 26, 2007 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises, voted the “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” in CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler’s 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards poll, is offering guests aboard its 2008 World Cruise a rare treat in Honolulu: a private evening reception featuring Hawai’i Governor Linda Lingle at her ceremonial residence, Washington Place.
“In keeping with our tradition of providing travelers with unique access to memorable experiences, we are delighted to offer Regent World Cruise guests this special opportunity in Honolulu,” said Darius Mehta, the line’s director of land programs. “Governor Lingle personally selected Washington Place as the ideal venue for this event due to its historic value and significance to Hawai’i.”
The reception takes place on January 13, 2008, and is open exclusively to guests participating in the full 115-night World Cruise. Best known as the former home of Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, Washington Place has been at the center of social and political life in Hawai’i throughout its 160-year history. Following the Queen’s death, this elegant Greek Revival treasure served as the Hawaiian governor’s Executive Mansion for 80 years, before finally being designated a National Historic Landmark earlier this year.
Departing January 6, 2008 from San Francisco, World Cruise guests will travel in stylish luxury aboard 700-guest all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager as she circumnavigates the globe, visiting 51 ports in 26 countries throughout the South Pacific, Orient and Arabia, as well as the Mediterranean and Bermuda. For more details, visit: www.rssc.com/voyage/search.do?region=WRLDCR .
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Regent Seven Seas CruisesÃ‚Â® (RSSC) is part of Carlson Companies, a global leader in the hotel, restaurant, business and leisure travel, and marketing industries. The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world, offering discerning travelers The Regent ExperienceSM with unique and personalized luxury. Regent Seven Seas (formerly Radisson Seven Seas) operates a fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports on all seven continents, including Antarctica. RSSC is consistently rated among the world’s top three cruise lines by readers of luxury travel magazines. Travel professionals worldwide voted RSSC the “World’s Best Luxury Cruise Line” for the third consecutive year as part of the 2006 Travel Weekly Awards and readers of CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler magazine voted RSSC “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2007.
For further information, contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises, 1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334. For brochures, call toll-free (866) 284-4079; for reservation information call toll-free (800) 285-1835; or visit: www.TheRegentExperience.com.