Virtuoso Names Regent Seven Seas Cruises “Best Luxury Cruise Experience”

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Fort Lauderdale – Aug 22, 2011 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been recognized as the “Best Luxury Cruise Experience” by Virtuoso®, the leading luxury travel network. The award-winning luxury line was chosen above other nominees as the very best in its category demonstrating dedication, innovation, hospitality and overall performance.

The prestigious Virtuoso Performance Awards for 2011 were revealed August 18 at a gala dinner during Virtuoso’s 23rd annual Travel Mart conference, which took place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises was also recently rated the “World’s Best Cruise Line” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The ultra-luxury brand is the world’s most inclusive cruise line and offers seven- to 119-night voyages to Alaska, Europe, India, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Caribbean.

“We are proud to be recognized by Virtuoso as the best in a highly competitive set,” stated Mark Conroy, president, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We take great pride in exceeding our guests’ expectations every day. Our shipboard and shore-side staff has but one goal and that is to be the world’s finest cruise line.”

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 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world’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 – 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.

About Virtuoso – Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,200 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel services and benefits provided by MasterCard® for participating World Elite MasterCard® programs. To view Virtuoso’s latest video content, visit www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.