FORT LAUDERDALE Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Nov 12, 2007 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Regent Seven Seas Cruises will provide its guests with a rare opportunity to witness the world-famous WinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parade at Rio de JaneiroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s legendary Carnival celebration, in conjunction with a 17-night South America voyage aboard 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas MarinerÃ‚Â®. The cruise departs February 4, 2008 from Buenos Aires, Argentina. RegentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s South America journey aboard Seven Seas Mariner will call at ports in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, including a visit to Rio de Janeiro on February 9, 2008. There, guests will have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned WinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parade in the Sambadromo (known as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“stadium of sambaÃ¢â‚¬Â). The WinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parade, also known as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Champions Parade,Ã¢â‚¬Â is the highlight event of the Carnival celebration.
The WinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parade takes place on the first Saturday after Carnival is complete, and features the top six samba schools from the five-day celebration. Each school presents several hundred dancers, huge percussion sections, and elaborate floats showcasing the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best and most beautiful samba dancers in action. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The rare opportunity to enjoy Rio de JaneiroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s world-famous Carnival celebration in the legendary Sambadrome is another example of RegentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s dedication to providing guests with unique travel experiences,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Darius Mehta, Director of Land Programs for Regent.
Seven Seas Mariner guests should contact RegentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Travel Concierge at 888-868-7321 or 888-TOUR-321 to order tickets, which will be delivered to guests upon arrival in Rio de Janiero. Ticket packages include transportation to and from the WinnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Parade, and an escort is provided for every 20 guests. The package costs $345 per guest. Because tickets are extremely limited, guests are encouraged to act quickly. Additional details can be found on RegentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website at www.TheRegentExperience.com.