Regent Seven Seas Cruises Introduces New Culinary Classes and Gourmet Tours for Seven Seas Explorer

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the only cruise line to offer free unlimited shore excursions in every port-of-call, is developing new classes and tours in specific Caribbean destinations aboard the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer. Beginning this winter and extending through spring of 2017, guests sailing select 10 and 14-night Caribbean cruises will delve deeper into the region’s culture and history through highly personalized cooking instructions, hands-on training and local tours meant to highlight each destination’s unique culinary charm.

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Known as the Culinary Arts Kitchen, this exciting onboard activity will feature cooking stations, top-of-the-line induction cooktops, essential cooking utensils and stainless steel sinks in the Culinary Arts Center on deck 11. The following will be offered in the cooking sessions:

  • Fiesta on the High Seas: Using a special recipe developed by the director of culinary enrichment, guests will learn to make delicious chocolate pepita shortbread. Master the art of grilling the perfect carne asada in addition to making tortillas from scratch. This is certainly a Mexican food lover’s haven!
  • Caribe: Spice things up with the special flavors of the Caribbean using local specialties you can replicate anywhere in the world. Once you get home, making Bermudian ginger beer and grooving to the beats of the Caribbean will come naturally.
  • Who Doesn’t Love Brunch?: Create trendy brunch cocktails with infused sugars as you learn new recipes to jazz up your afternoon meals.
  • Viva Espana: Add traditional Spanish tapas and authentic sangria to your list of culinary skills. You’ll also receive a paella demonstration from the master instructor at the Culinary Arts Kitchen on how to make aioli from scratch.
  • Opa! Modern Healthy Greek: Explore a variety of Crete-inspired dishes for your healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

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November 15, 2016   No Comments

New High-Speed WiFi for Norwegian, Oceania and Regent

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

WiFi connectivity at sea just got a whole lot better for guests sailing on Norwegian, Oceania and Regent ships starting July 2016. Experience lightning-fast WiFi powered by SpeedNet, as the ongoing efforts of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to enhance internet experience on all 23 ships prove the company’s commitment to excellence at sea.

The current bandwidth across its fleet will be quadrupled to deliver popular websites at speeds that imitate high-speed fiber optic networks. This will allow guests to stay in touch with family and friends back home, keep up with social media postings and access internet content of choice.

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May 13, 2016   3 Comments

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Introduces Its First Female Ship Captain

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s most inclusive luxury cruise line, recently announced the promotion of Serena Melani from Staff Captain to Captain of Seven Seas Mariner. As the first female Captain in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet, a native of the Tuscany region of Italy, and one of the handful of women to ascend the rank of captain in the cruise industry, Captain Serena Melani exemplifies the epitome of passion, commitment and enamor for the high seas.

Attaining her first shipboard position in 1998, her transition from working on roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships, oil tankers and gas tankers to the cruise ship industry is quite fascinating – a decision impacted by her love for exotic places and interest in meeting new people.

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March 10, 2016   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Agrees to Acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc.

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Couple in Hot Tub - Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., otherwise known as “Norwegian” has announced their bold move to acquire two premium cruise brands, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises through their $3.025 billion purchase of Prestige Cruises International Inc.

“The acquisition of Prestige represents an extraordinary opportunity for Norwegian Cruise Line to expand our market presence by adding two established, award-winning brands in the upscale cruise segment with loyal followings,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. As Norwegian points out, their expertise in contemporary leisure travel, when combined with the luxury touches of Prestige, will open near limitless cross-selling opportunities, brand collaboration and overall growth of the company’s market share. “We are excited to become part of the Norwegian family and start a new chapter for our company,” said Frank Del Rio, chairman and CEO of Prestige.

Prestige currently operates a total of eight ships between their two brands with Oceania Cruises as the market leader in the upper-premium cruise segment. Additionally, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the market leader in the luxury cruise segment and operates three award-winning, all-suite ships. “The combination of three distinct brands, each serving a different market segment, under one umbrella immediately creates an industry-leading cruise operator with an unmatched growth trajectory and a portfolio of products that allows us to appeal to guests at every stage of their life cycle,” added Kevin Sheehan.

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises, call 1-800-377-9383 or complete our online quote request and one of our cruise experts will contact you shortly.

 

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September 3, 2014   3 Comments

Free WiFi Onboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Free WIFi in 2014 with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Starting on October 31, 2014, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will begin offering its passengers up to 500 free minutes of WiFi use while onboard their ships. This is a major breakthrough as WiFi has previously only been offered at an added cost or only for those who have attained a certain loyalty level, and in some instances only available through short-lived promotions.

This offering will be consistent aboard Regent’s entire fleet. However, there are a few caveats to this perk. The free minutes are only available to passengers staying in Concierge level suites or higher. The minutes are also doled out according to the length of the cruise.

  • If the cruise lasts 1-7 nights then each qualifying stateroom will get 200 minutes.
  • If the cruise lasts 8-10 nights then each qualifying stateroom will get 300 minutes.
  • If the cruise lasts 11-15 nights then each qualifying stateroom will get 400 minutes.
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October 2, 2013   2 Comments

Oceania & Regent President Kamlani Visits The Cruise Web

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Tina and Kunal Visit 2On June 3, 2013, The Cruise Web office received a visit from Tina White (Regional Sales Director Mid-Atlantic/New England Region, Oceania Cruises) and Kunal S. Kamlani (President, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) to discuss 2013 initiatives, our successes during this past year, and some exciting news regarding both cruise lines in the upcoming year. [Read more →]

June 4, 2013   No Comments

Defining Luxury Cruising

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Popping Open a Bottle of ChampagneLuxury is hard to define; it’s not a tangible thing. It’s  sometimes seen as extra special care and attention, or a high quality product made with precious materials. It can be defined by some as a feeling of being treated like royalty and knowing you are in good hands. There is no singular definition, but it’s something you know when you see or experience it. To help us define what luxury cruising is, a few of our Cruise Web cruise consultants and staff share stories of the luxury experiences they and their clients have had.

We’ve also added a few facts in the article about what kind of services are offered on a luxury cruise. These are the passages in italics.

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“The most luxurious moment for me was popping open a bottle of champagne at midnight with my family on the pool deck celebrating New Year’s Eve!!”

In fact, on many luxury cruise lines, drinks from the bar are included in the price, making a celebration that much more enjoyable.

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February 19, 2013   No Comments

The Cruise Web Gets Spooky

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Cruise Web Halloween CostumesThe Cruise Web team got in the holiday mood this past Halloween. From the familiar witch to the truly unique smurfette, our staff had some fun and funny costumes. On top of our festive coworkers, we were treated to a deceptively delicious lunch provided by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. [Read more →]

November 14, 2012   No Comments

The Cruise Web Joins the Regent Seven Seas Council

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Cruise Web was honored to join the Regent Seven Seas Council this year. Joining the  council is a special honor recognizing The Cruise Web’s ongoing partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Being a member of the council entitles The Cruise Web to access exclusive deals for our customers. It also gives The Cruise Web more face time with the President and senior members of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ organization. [Read more →]

August 22, 2012   No Comments

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 2013 Mediterranean, Baltic & Alaska Cruises

Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has begun accepting reservations for cruises from April 2013 to December 2013. The ultra-luxury line’s Summer Collection features more than 50 itineraries in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Alaska, plus fall cruises to New England and Canada and an Amazon River itinerary.

Highlights include new ports of call, extended voyages of up to 43-nights, two-for-one fares and bonus savings of up to $13,000 per suite and Business Class air for just $999 each way when booked by June 30, 2012. Guests in Penthouse suites or higher will enjoy free Business Class upgrades on transatlantic flights. [Read more →]

March 21, 2012   No Comments