Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, invites discerning travelers to embark on one of several festive voyages in 2021, which not only showcase a range of unique global destinations, but spread the holiday spirit through a myriad of specially-crafted menus, dazzling decorations and joyous onboard activities.
Ranging between 10 and 34 nights, Regent’s holiday cruises runthroughout December 2021 across the line’s spacious and stylish ships including the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer®, and the ship that embodies luxury perfected, Seven Seas Splendor®. Destinations include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia & New Zealand and the Caribbean.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2021 Holiday Cruise Highlights
For those looking to escape and experience something more exceptional for next year’s holidays, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, offers seasonal vacations with all the luxuries, discoveries and adventures needed to make the 2021 festive period truly unforgettable.
Seven Seas Explorer will be sailing a collection of local cruisesacross Australia and New Zealand for the first time, at the end of 2021. Departing Singapore on December 2, 2021, the Bali, the Outback & New Zealand itinerary discovers the best of Asia, Australia and New Zealand over 34 incredible nights.
Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day will be spent in the bustling harbor city of Hobart, where guests can explore colonial-era cottages, indulge in farm-fresh Tasmanian oysters and sip on award-winning wines. From Hobart, Seven Seas Explorer will make her way to New Zealand, where she will ring in the New Year in the scenic towns of Wellington and Napier before heading to Auckland, where guests disembark.
Regent’s Caribbean Holidays voyage departs December 7,2021, where Seven Seas Splendor will complete a 20-night journey to tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, including St Barts, the Bahamas, Dominica and Antigua. On Christmas Eve, guests can explore the quaint coastal town of Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala and treat themselves to tours of an ancient Mayan ruin, lush rainforests and crystal-clear natural springs. Travelers will then spend Christmas Day in the mesmerizing beach town of Costa Maya, Mexico before returning to Miami.
Meanwhile, the remaining Regent fleet will also be cruising incredible destinations over Christmas and New Year. Seven Seas Mariner® will discover the Caribbean and Central America, Seven Seas Voyager® will explore Africa and South America and Seven Seas Navigator® will venture to South America and Central America.
An Unrivaled Festive Experience
When travelers explore the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises during the holiday season, the festive spirit is present throughout their entire experience – from start to finish.
Depending on the ship, guests are often greeted by Santa before stepping aboard, where they are welcomed with a customary glass of Champagne and a magnificent four-meter-high Christmas tree in the atrium. In addition to this striking centerpiece, Regent Seven Seas Cruises also adorns the entire fleets’ public areas with smaller, exquisitely presented Christmas trees, festive flower arrangements and Hanukkah ornaments.
“Our beautifully decorated ships are guaranteed to impress our guests. Typically consisting of 22 hand-crafted houses and 75 divine figurines, one of the most extraordinary installations that can be found onboard is the delectable gingerbread-house village located in the atrium. Smaller gingerbread houses are also dotted around the ship, so guests can enjoy the craftsmanship throughout,” said John Barron, Cruise Director,Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“Regardless of which incredible destination they are exploring, travelers will feel as though they are walking in a winter wonderland when they sail with us over the holidays,” Barron continued.
On Christmas Eve, an extravagant feast of traditional European dishes are featured in a sumptuous menu courtesy of Regent’s Bernhard Klotz, vice president food and beverage, and his expert culinary team. Nordic Gravlax with honey mustard sauce for the entree; roasted German Christmas goose with braised red cabbage, potato dumplings and an Armagnac-soaked prune gravy for the main; and a classic English Christmas puddingwith a vanilla and whiskey sauce are just some of the delights for diners to enjoy. Traditional Christmas cookies will also be delivered to children’s suites in the evening to ensure they have something to gift Santa when he comes to visit.
The festivities are elevated further on Christmas Day, where eggnog is served at every bar, and a Christmas lunch featuringdecadent baked ham and delicious sides is dished up at Compass Rose. For Christmas dinner, guests will be captivated by Chef Klotz’s unique American-inspired menu with dishes includinglump crab martini with vodka and spices for starters; roasted turkey with chestnut-stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes rosette and green beans for main; and pumpkin pie with cranberries and a cinnamon-vanilla sauce for dessert.
There is no shortage of entertainment available onboard during the holidays, with both traditional and jovial options on offer. Classic Christmas and Hanukkah services can be enjoyed by guests who wish to join in on prayers and hymns during their holiday cruise. For those who are wanting to experience somelight-hearted entertainment, festive-themed trivia nights and other joyful activities will be on offer. Another favorite of many guests is the Christmas Gala Teatime, where they can enjoy an array of holiday delights and tempting treats prepared by Regent’s expert pastry chef.
For more information please visit www.rssc.com, call 1-844-4REGENT (1-844-873-2381) or contact a professional travel advisor.
2020 has been a challenging year. Share the love this Christmas season, a time for embracing joy, with people who need it most.
This year, Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong continues its support for the fifth consecutive year of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF), through our Christmas Dreams Come True charity programme. Together, we have made over 250 beneficiaries’ dreams come true over the past few years.
“Love conquers all, and it only grows by sharing, especially during uncertain times. We invite our guests to share love with the children, and encourage them to stay strong and keep fighting against illness. I always feel warm to see smiles beaming when we present them with their dream gifts,” Mr Dalip Singh, General Manager of Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong said.
From 7 December until 25 December 2020, 80 gift wishes by children of the CCF, will be hung on Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel’s Christmas tree. Guests are encouraged to donate the gift value to the Concierge. The hotel will purchase gifts on guests’ behalf and deliver the presents to the Foundation.
For details of gift wishes, please visit here:http://www.marcopolohkg.com/Christmas2020/ChristmasDreamsComeTrue2020_GiftWishes.pdf
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