Fort Lauderdale – October 11, 2007 – Readers of CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler magazine voted Regent Seven Seas Cruises “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” in the publication’s landmark 20th annual Readers’ Choice Awards poll.
Nearly 30,000 readers participated in this year’s poll, ranking the world’s best cruise lines based on activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining and itineraries. The 2007 first-place finish is Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ second in two years; the line was voted #1 in the large-ship category in 2006. The Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet includes both “large” and “small” vessels under the poll’s guidelines.
“This is a tremendous honor coming from some of the most discerning travelers in the world, who for two straight years have recognized Regent Seven Seas Cruises as ‘the best’ among many outstanding candidates,” said Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Regent Hotels & Resorts, who accepted the award at a Wednesday evening ceremony. “The Regent ExperienceSM provides personalized service and unparalleled experiences for every guest aboard our luxury ships and hotels. To receive this award as CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler celebrates its 20th anniversary makes this a particularly noteworthy milestone for our company,” he said.
Regent’s fleet of six-star luxury vessels features some of the highest space-per-guest and crew-per-guest ratios at sea, calling on 300 ports worldwide on all seven continents. Each of the four ships, including Regent’s two largest ships, the 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager, recently completed multi-million dollar upgrades and enhancements.
The CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, one of the highest honors in the travel industry, celebrate the best-of-the-best in hotels, airlines, resorts, cruise lines, cities and islands and are derived from the largest independent poll of consumer preferences, second only to the U.S. Census. Complete awards listings can be found in the November 2007 issue.
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 Experience 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 Large-Ship Cruise Line” in 2006.
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.