Regent Seven Seas Cruises Makes Luxury History With Two World Cruises in 2009

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FORT LAUDERDALE, August 13 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer two World Cruise itineraries in 2009, becoming the first luxury cruise operator ever to offer two global winter cruises in the same year. Regent’s World Cruise guests will travel in sybaritic style aboard the 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager® and the 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner®. Seven Seas Voyager will embark on a 116-night January journey to the South Pacific, Orient, Arabia, the Mediterranean and Bermuda, while Seven Seas Mariner departs two weeks later for a 121-night sojourn to South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Russia and Alaska.

“We are delighted to schedule two World Cruises in 2009, an unprecedented deployment that will provide our guests with the ultimate travel experience aboard the only all-suite, all-balcony luxury ships in the world,” said Regent President Mark Conroy. “With two distinct itineraries spanning six continents, plus 23 combined overnight calls, exclusive on-board entertainment and the sumptuous amenities of two six-star luxury vessels, our dual World Cruises clearly place Regent Seven Seas Cruises at the forefront of cruising’s luxury category.”

Seven Seas Voyager’s 2009 Grand Circumnavigation World Cruise departs January 12 from Los Angeles with seven individual segments, each offering guests a choice of diverse Concierge Collection land adventures as well as enlightening onboard lecture programs and activities. For a dramatic beginning to their adventure, guests may combine Seven Seas Voyager’s World Cruise with a 15-night Panama Canal sailing from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles (December 29, 2008 to January 12, 2009) for a 131-night voyage. Travelers explore pristine Costa Rica, tropical Colombia, and the magnificent Panama Canal, followed by three stops in Mexico before the journey ends in Los Angeles.

Seven Seas Mariner’s 2009 Ring of Fire World Cruise departs January 26 from Fort Lauderdale with eight individual segments, each offering exclusive Concierge Collection land journeys, stimulating onboard lecture programs and activities. Seven Seas Mariner will offer more time in port with 12 overnight calls, including Rio de Janiero, Ushuaia, Laem-Chabang, Hong Gai (Hanoi), Osaka and Tokyo. Travelers can launch their adventure by combining Seven Seas Mariner’s World Cruise with a 12-night Caribbean departure roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale (January 14 to 26, 2009) for a 132-night cruise. The itinerary features the southern Caribbean jewels of Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and St. Kitts, along with San Juan and Grand Turk.

General bookings will be accepted as of September 21, 2007; segments open for bookings in early October and 2008 World Cruise guests will receive priority booking status. Cruise fares include all shipboard gratuities; exclusive gifts and special events; complimentary beverages, including select wines and spirits served throughout the ship; complimentary 24-hour room service; in-suite bar setup in butler suites; and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, beer and bottled water replenished daily.