Regent Seven Seas Cruises Guests Can Attend Rio de Janeiro’s World-Famous Carnival Competition

FORT LAUDERDALE – Nov 12, 2007 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises will provide its guests with a rare opportunity to witness the world-famous Winner’s Parade at Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Carnival celebration, in conjunction with a 17-night South America voyage aboard 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner®. The cruise departs February 4, 2008 from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regent’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 Winner’s Parade in the Sambadromo (known as the “stadium of samba”). The Winner’s Parade, also known as the “Champions Parade,” is the highlight event of the Carnival celebration.

The Winner’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 world’s best and most beautiful samba dancers in action. “The rare opportunity to enjoy Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnival celebration in the legendary Sambadrome is another example of Regent’s dedication to providing guests with unique travel experiences,” said Darius Mehta, Director of Land Programs for Regent.

Seven Seas Mariner guests should contact Regent’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 Winner’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 Regent’s website at