Regent Seven Seas is planning to celebrate the holiday season in December 2022 and 2023 with voyages ranging between 14 and 67 nights in destinations including Oceania, Africa, South America.
On December 21st, 2022, Seven Seas Voyager’s 15-night “Holiday Safari” will depart roundtrip from Cape Town, South Africa.
One highlight is the free “Winelands and Wildlife” pre- or post-cruise land program in Cape Town, with thecruise also visiting Namibia and Mozambique in addition to South Africa.
Guests can choose from up to 20 complimentary shore excursions, including a seal and pelican cruise where dolphins might play beside the boat in Namibia’s famed Walvis Bay Lagoon; a walking tour in Maputo, Mozambique, taking in the sights and sounds of the lively central market; and a game drive at the famous Hluhluwe Game Reserve in South Africa.
On this South African departure, and its other festive season cruises across the world, Regent Seven Seas will offer guests feasts designed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Hanukkah by the line’s culinary team.
Christmas Eve will feature European-style dishes, with an American-themed menu served on Christmas Day.
Seasonal plates will include baked ham with traditional trimmings, roast turkey with chestnut-stuffing, pumpkin pie with cranberries and cinnamon-vanilla sauce and classic English Christmas pudding with vanilla and whiskey sauce.
A specially crafted cranberry “Santa Clausmopolitan” and eggnog will be available in every bar to extend the pre- and post-feast festivities. Seasonal entertainment will range from Christmas and Hanukkah services to festive themed trivia nights and musical performances.
“Guests will be immersed in the festive spirit from the moment they step on board, with each ship decked out in spectacular seasonal style,” says Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
According to Odell, there will also be magnificent Christmas trees in the atrium, festive flower arrangements, a hand-crafted gingerbread village, and a display for the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah.
Other Christmas and New Year itineraries on offer for 2022 and 2023 include New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brazil and North America.
Seven Seas Explorer will sail voyages around Australia and New Zealand during the 2022 holiday season.
Departing from Singapore on December 12th, 2022, her 17-night “Coastal Beauties of the Pacific” voyage will visit Java and Bali, Indonesia and Thursday Island, Australia.
Guests will spend Christmas Day on Whitsunday Island and disembark in Sydney. They’ll also have the option of extending their holiday journey with a free three-night, pre-cruise land program.
On December 22nd, 2023, Seven Seas Explorer will depart Sydney bound for Auckland. Guests can look forward to a day sailing the scenic fjords of New Zealand and a choice of up to 46 free shore excursions across nine ports of call.
Seven Seas Grandeur, which joins the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ fleet in 2023, will sail a 16-night cruise from Miami to Los Angelese via the Panama Canal on December 21st, 2023.
Destinations along this route include the Cayman Islands, Nicaragua and both Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Seven Seas Splendor will undertake a 67-night “Circle South America” grand voyage that departs Miami on December 4th, 2023. Destinations include Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and beyond.
The ship will also offer overnight stays in both Panama City, Panama, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Guests can experience “Christmas in the Amazon” itinerary during Seven Seas Mariner’s 25-night roundtrip sailing from Miami, departing December 12th, 2023, or the 21-night “Earth, Fire & Ice” itinerary sailingbetween Callao (Lima), Peru and Buenos Aires aboard Seven Seas Splendor on December 20th, 2023.
Guests will have a choice of up to 33 complimentary shore excursions. Highlights include views of the UNESCO-listed wall of blue ice in Chile’s Laguna San Rafael; penguin colonies and the world’s southernmost Anglican church in the Falkland Islands; and the marina and beach resort at Punta Del Este, Uruguay.