Miami, March 13, 2012 – This summer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises kicks off its 20th anniversary season with the debut of Sette Mari at La Veranda. Translated from the Italian “Seven Seas,” the new restaurant will offer a casual dining experience that broadens the all-inclusive, luxury line’s diverse gourmet dining options.
Sette Mari at La Veranda Showcases Authentic Italian Specialties
Regent Seven Seas Cruises to launch new restaurant on all 3 ships
Each evening, La Veranda, a popular breakfast and lunch buffet venue, will transform into Sette Mari at La Veranda, where guests will enjoy an extensive menu of authentic antipasti and Italian specialty items paired with distinctive Italian wines. Using fresh, gourmet ingredients, each hand-crafted dish is prepared al momento (cooked to order) by Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ talented chefs. Al fresco dining is also available so guests can dine under the stars.
As guests enter Sette Mari they will be presented with a sampling of antipasti, including aged Parmesan cheese and marinated olives, bruschette, veal meatballs and savory pastry stuffed with tomatoes and mozzarella. Additionally, an elaborate antipasti bar will also be available for guests to select from.
A first course might be the specialty pasta of the day, prepared by a chef at the pasta station on the buffet or guests may order a traditional pasta dish from the menu. These include Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Penne Rigate alla Bolognese, Gnocchi de Patate al Pesto and Lasagna al Forno.
Secondi piatti – or entrées – will include Cioppino, the classic Italian seafood stew with lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and calamari, served in a garlic, white wine, parsley and fresh tomato broth, along with plenty of crusty Italian bread for dipping. In addition, guests can order delicacies such as veal chops, lamb chops and Mediterranean sea bass, among other choices.
For dessert, the perennial favorite of Tiramisu will be offered along with other traditional and delicious Italian sweets.
“This new restaurant concept is a substantial enhancement to current menu items featured for dinner in La Veranda,” according to Bernhard Klotz, culinary director for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Sette Mari will not require reservations based on guest feedback and offers the perfect complement to the dining venues on our ships,” stated Mark Conroy, the line’s president. “After a full day ashore, guests can select appetizers and the house-made pasta on their own and be finished in as little as 45 minutes or enjoy a leisurely evening ordering specialties from the menu.”
Long a leader in culinary innovation, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers a delicious array of dining venues as part of its all-inclusive, ultra-luxury experience including: Prime 7, a contemporary American steakhouse; Compass Rose, the ship’s elegant main dining room serving Continental specialties; and Signatures restaurant serving authentic French cuisine (available on Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager only).
Sette Mari will debut on Seven Seas Navigator (May 30), followed by Seven Seas Voyager (July 2) and Seven Seas Mariner (July 13). Sette Mari is open for dinner only; reservations are not required.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is widely recognized as the world’s most inclusive ultra-luxury cruise line with airfare, all-suite accommodations, award-winning cuisine, premium spirits and fine wines, live entertainment, shore excursions, gratuities and taxes, and a pre-cruise hotel stay included in cruise fares.
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About Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’s most-inclusive luxury cruise line. Fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, acclaimed cuisine, fine wines and spirits, sightseeing excursions in every port, a pre-cruise luxury hotel package and gratuities. Three award-winning, all-suite vessels, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Navigator, are among the most spacious at sea and visit more than 300 destinations around the globe.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings – Prestige Cruise Holdings is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management’s cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 5,200 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to more than 6,400 berths by 2012.