Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the ultra-oceanic cruise line, will launch its new ship, the Seven Seas Splendor ™ in February 2020. This new ship will elevate the level of elegance in the cruise industry and perfect the luxury experience for travelers. The Splendor will be the fifth vessel in the company’s fleet and in which guests will enjoy impressive common spaces, as well as 375 suites with private balconies, beautifully decorated.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® in its eagerness to offer travelers an incomparable luxury experience, has presented new shore excursions through the Mediterranean and Northern Europe organized by exclusive local tour operators for guests traveling in the inaugural season of 2020 of Seven Seas Splendor ™. Excursions will be extended to all Regent ships that sail through Europe from 2021.
Fly by helicopter over the beautiful countryside just outside of Monaco on the way to an unforgettable lunch at La Bastide de Moustiers, created by the famous French chef Alain Ducasse, or on land riding an electric bike through La Cadiere d’Azur. Touring the stunning beauty of Sorrento, Italy, and admiring Caravaggio’s masterpiece, the seven works of mercy, exhibited at the Pio Monte della Misericordia Church in Naples, or under the tutelage of a master chef in Greenock, Scotland, learn and discover that there is much more than “haggis” in Scottish cuisine.
“We collaborate with the best local tour operators in each region to organize unique and memorable experiences that are truly unparalleled for guests navigating the inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor ™,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. ®.
Encompassing Croatia, France, Greece, Monaco, Montenegro, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, the excursions offer enthusiasm, learning and enriching opportunities, such as:
MAGNIFICENT PEOPLES OF FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE AND L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE (France)
Explore two charming villages of Provence in Marseille, France, that revolve around the meandering Sorgue River that connects them. The source of the river is a powerful spring for the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse from which abundant turquoise water flows through the beautiful Provencal countryside (included in the price of the trip).
A VISIT TO THE VILLAGE FARM OF AMBELONAS (Greece)
Tour a centuries-old farm in the fertile interior of Corfu and taste wines combined with organic delights that reflect the passion of the owners to preserve traditional production methods. During the tour guests will walk through the vineyard of the farm with one of the owners and learn about the two varieties of grapes grown in Ambelonas: red skopelitiko and white kakotrygis. The highlight of the visit to Ambelonas is a tasting of wines carefully combined with delicacies prepared on the farm (included in the price of the trip).
EXCLUSIVE VISIT OF CARAVAGGIO IN PIO MONTE (Italy)
In Naples, marvel at “The Seven Works of Mercy”, the exquisite oil painting by Caravaggio that represents seven acts of kindness in a single canvas, while explaining its artistic importance. With Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop, guests will stroll through the city to the 100-year-old restaurant, La Bersagliera, a delightful beachfront setting for lunch ($ 229 per guest).
TASTING TOUR OF MUSSELS IN RAPID BOAT (Montenegro)
Cruise through the beautiful Boka Bay in Montenegro to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks and then taste the freshwater mussels on a farm where they grow and harvest them. The pleasant boat ride will be extraordinarily picturesque, especially when approaching Our Lady of the Rocks, a small islet made by man. Boka Bay is also known for producing some of Montenegro’s best mussels, and guests will enjoy a private tour of the process at a commercial mussel farm ($ 129 per guest).
ELECTRICITY BIKE IN THE VINEYARDS OF THE CADIERE D’AZUR (France)
An electric bike tour from the charming village of La Cadiere d’Azur in France through the vineyards of the Bandol region to taste a selection of characteristic wines and serve yourself a “fougasse”, a crusty Provençal flatbread whose origins go back to Roman times ($ 199 per guest).