Fort Lauderdale – July 9, 2007 – Regent Seven Seas guests can now experience multi-million dollar luxury following a recently completed $20 million fleet-wide refurbishment.
“As a six-star luxury cruise line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers top-of-the-line amenities and experiences for our guests. These latest refurbishments allow us to continue offering our guests the very best in comfort and elegance at sea,” said Mark Conroy, Regent’s president.
Thanks to refurbishments completed during their spring 2007 dry-dock, 700-guest all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas VoyagerÃ‚Â®; and Seven Seas MarinerÃ‚Â®, as well as 490-guest all-suite Seven Seas NavigatorÃ‚Â® now feature wireless service for laptop computers and faster Internet connectivity overall, cell phone service, and iPodsÃ‚Â® with BoseÃ‚Â® speakers in Butler suites. To truly create a home away from home, other enhanced amenities include bed linens, duvets, cashmere throws and bathrobes from the distinguished luxury brand AnichiniÃ‚Â®; new towels and slippers; new Regent-brand bathroom amenities and new carpeting in public areas. Master and Grand Suites aboard the three ships now also feature personal NespressoÃ‚Â® coffee machines, while each of the three ships’ Club.com computer lounges also now feature a state-of-the-art espresso bar.
Regent Seven Seas will continue to offer superlative, intuitive service; as part of last year’s re-branding, all Regent employees received training in the Tao of RegentSM, the guiding principles for its brand essence, values and service philosophy.
New services to guests include an ÃƒÂ la carte butler menu now available aboard all four ships in suites with butler service, offering guests the added benefit of choosing their preferred canapÃƒÂ©s each day from a variety of options. Seven Seas Mariner’s March 2007 drydock also brought a welcome new addition on board – a coffee bar now located on deck six features edibles ranging from breakfast treats to oversized pastries to lunch dishes with international sandwiches, salads and soups. The bar will also offer after-dinner drinks, including a <>list with a selection of ports and cognacs, chocolate truffles and pralines.
Aboard the Seven Seas Navigator, the gymnasium and aerobics room have been relocated to the area previously home to the Observation Lounge and a new Navigator Suite has been added on deck 11.
Regent Seven Seas has also announced entirely new entertainment programming aboard the Mariner, Voyager and Navigator, including a new nine-piece band, “The Regent Signature Orchestra,” the largest aboard any luxury cruise line. In addition to lending concert-quality musical support to each of the production shows on board, the orchestra will be available for intimate performances as a smaller group at other times aboard the ships. The new entertainment programming is also distinguished by an emphasis on live musical performances, with five new productions by “The Regent Singers and Dancers.”
The 330-guest Paul GauguinÃ‚Â® also completed extensive refurbishments in 2006, including upgraded soft goods in each stateroom and suite, new seating and carpeting throughout public areas, a new piano bar and newly renovated casino. Five additional staterooms with aft-facing private balconies were also added.
Seven Seas Mariner was the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship on her debut in 2001 and offers cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, Grand Asia Pacific, South America and the Panama Canal. Regent’s second all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship, Seven Seas Voyager, sails the Mediterranean and Baltic, the Caribbean and Panama Canal and also offers World Cruises. Seven Seas Navigator features an all-suite design (90 percent with private balconies) and sails the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Bermuda as well as the Middle East, India, Africa and South America. Paul Gauguin recently embarked on her 10th year of uninterrupted service in Tahiti, and is the most elegant vessel to be based in French Polynesia year-round.
Photographs of the newly renovated vessels are available for download at: idisk.mmgworldwide.com/epankenier
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Regent Seven Seas CruisesSM (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 ExperienceSM 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.