Change is in the Air, and at Regent Seven Seas

by  Amber Nolan | Jan 23, 2009
Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Regent Seven Seas Mariner / Photo courtesy of the cruise line

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Regent Seven Seas has been full of surprises lately. Last week, the luxury cruise line announced the completion of the first phase of its refurbishment program. This means that two lucky ships, the Seven Seas Voyager, and the Seven Seas Mariner have undergone a mini-makeover. Lucky passengers will have even more comfort in redesigned public lounges and rooms complete with spanking new carpeting and upholstery. On the dining front, some highlights include the creation of a contemporary grill restaurant, a new coffee and snack bar on the Seven Seas Voyager, and the addition of more casual dining options on both ships. The next phase of this estimated transition begins in April 2010, when a third ship, the Seven Seas Navigator will undergo similar improvements, so that it too will have that “new cruise ship smell.”

Refurbishing its fleet isn’t the only new program Regent has unveiled. The cruise line has unofficially re-defined the term all-inclusive with new added perks for cruisers, like free unlimited shore excursions on select cruises, free airfare, and two-for-one cruise fares starting from $3,995. In a time when all those little add-ons quickly add up, a truly all-inclusive cruise is a welcome change. The free shore excursions encompass a wide variety of activities, from glacier hikes and canoe trips in Juneau to a kangaroo and koala tour in Melbourne. Although Regent gets props for a top-notch selection of complimentary trips, keep in mind that some of the more pulse-pounding excursions are an additional charge. Visit their website for a complete listing of shore adventures.

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