Fort Lauderdale – September 1, 2011 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced today that beginning in fall 2012 it will join sister company, Oceania Cruises, at the Port of Miami. The lineâ€™s ultra-luxury ships presently sail out of Port Everglades. The combined brands will account for more than 30 ship calls annually.
â€œWe are looking forward to making the Port of Miami headquarters for both our cruise brands,â€ stated Frank Del Rio, chairman and CEO of Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of both Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises.
Regent Seven Seas will operate from Port Everglades for one more year before moving operations to Miami. â€œWe are appreciative to Port Everglades for its many years of excellent service to our valued guests,â€ said Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. â€œRegent and Oceania will have a dedicated terminal in Miami and the added flexibility of operating itineraries any day of the week.â€
Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises ships will berth at the Port of Miamiâ€™s newly renovated Cruise Terminal J. The port has invested nearly $3 million on facility renovations and dockside improvements. Additionally, the new tunnel project will greatly improve accessibility to the port.
â€œWith the introduction of Regent, we are looking forward to growing the ultra-luxury market at our port,â€ said Bill Johnson, director for the Port of Miami. â€œWe are in the process of upgrading Terminal J into a ’boutique’ facility to cater to the mid-size ships that serve the upscale market.â€
To receive a brochure or for more information on Regent Seven Seas Cruises, see a professional travel agent, visit www.RSSC.com or call toll-free 800-285-1835.
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises â€“ Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the worldâ€™s only cruise line that includes award-winning service, acclaimed cuisine, premium spirits and fine wine, gratuities, hotel packages and sightseeing excursions in every port for the ultimate ultra-luxury vacation. A fleet of perennially praised and elegantly appointed, all-suite ships operate seven- to 119-night voyages to more than 300 destinations worldwide.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings â€“ 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 4,000 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to more than 6,500 berths by 2011.