Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled a collection of 13 new Spotlight Voyages sailing in 2021 and 2022, featuring curated enrichment experiences. The collection has been designed to appeal to culinary and wine enthusiasts, history buffs, Broadway aficionados and performance art followers, as well as journalism and science fans. The culturally immersive sailings include cuisine-themed voyages with accomplished chefs and wine tastings with renowned connoisseurs, plus panel discussions about the arts and journeys through time.
“We pride ourselves on offering our guests culturally-enriching programs and immersive itineraries that go beyond just the destinations that we visit,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a press statement. “This new collection of Spotlight Voyages gives travelers the unique opportunity to engage with esteemed experts and ambassadors from the culinary arts, to the world of wine, public broadcasting, and many others. We invite luxury travelers to get lost in their passions with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.”
Check out the new Regent Seven Seas Cruises itineraries:
- Spotlight on the State of Journalism—Dec. 8, 2021, Miami – Miami, 10 nights Seven Seas Mariner
Providing insights into the state of journalism today, some of America’s most celebrated reporters and journalists will host talks and special dining experiences on this engaging Caribbean cruise. A highlight will be a “look at the numbers” with regard to the current and future political landscape with Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report.
- Spotlight on Public Broadcasting: 50 Years of Excellence—Feb. 4, 2022, Bali – Bangkok, 14 nights Seven Seas Explorer
For more than 50 years, PBS has delivered factual reporting, artistic endeavors, wildlife adventures, cultural insights, and so very much more. During this tour of Southeast Asia hosted by PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff and husband, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, guests will have the opportunity to meet speakers in-person, attend lectures and enjoy fascinating private dinners to hear more about the acclaimed work of public broadcasting entities from America.
- Spotlight on Cuisine with Mark Bittman—April 15, 2022, Lisbon – Barcelona, 10 nights Seven Seas Voyager
Award-winning food writer and bestselling author, Mark Bittman, has written 30 books, including the bestselling “How to Cook Everything” and “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00” and was also the lead food writer for The New York Times Magazine. From cocktail parties to hosted shoreside experiences to cooking demonstrations, guests can mingle with Mark as he shares his love for cruising and delicious meals as they cruise the Iberian Peninsula, Canary Islands and Morocco.
- Spotlight on Broadway with Seth Rudetsky & Friends—April 19, 2022, Barcelona – Venice, 7 nights Seven Seas Splendor
Guests can enjoy concerts staring Seth Rudetsky, acclaimed SiriusXM radio Broadway host, and some of his favorite Broadway stars and longtime friends. Audra MacDonald will bring her power aboard this marvelous journey, accompanied by her two-time Tony-nominated husband Will Swenson, as well as the Tony winning LaChanze and her Tony-nominated daughter, Celia Rose Gooding. Guests will hear hit tunes and insider stories, and get opportunities to spend time with Seth and his Broadway friends while sailing the Western Mediterranean.
- Spotlight on Wine with Harlan Estate—May 5, 2022, San Francisco – Vancouver, 13 nights Seven Seas Mariner
Hosted by winemakers Amanda Harlan (Harlan Estate) and David Cilli (Promontory), along with director of ultra-premium winery and club The Napa Valley Reserve, Phillip Norfleet. Guests will experience Alaska, and may also enjoy specially curated shore excursions, wine masterclasses, speaking events and tastings, as well as hosted gourmet lunches and dinners with exclusive menus.
- Spotlight on Heritage with Ancestry—July 3, 2022, Dublin – London, 12 nights Seven Seas Voyager
Cruise the British Isles from the sights of London along the shores of Scotland and the northern isles before reaching the Emerald Isle. Throughout this journey guests will explore the power of genealogy with Kyle Betit and Celia Heritage of AncestryProGenealogists through presentations, private sessions, and daily reveals from their experts on select individuals.
- Spotlight on Wine with Mondavi Wines—July 23, 2022, Barcelona – Rome, 14 nights Seven Seas Explorer
A third-generation co-proprietor of the iconic Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley in California, Peter Mondavi, Jr. hosts this Spotlight Voyage, which gives travelers the unique opportunity to pair destinations with world-class vintages and gourmet cuisine through a variety of seminars and tastings. While sailing the Western Mediterranean, guests will gain an insider’s perspective into the nine estate vineyards Peter oversees that produce wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay grape varieties.
- Spotlight on The World Wars—Aug. 23, 2022, London – Amsterdam, 10 nights Seven Seas Voyager
Guests are invited on an immersive itinerary through the historic locales of Northern Europe that commemorates the 104th anniversary of the end of WWI, and the 77th anniversary of the end of WWII. Guests will learn new insights from producers of four major PBS series on the histories of The Great War, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as on a special excursion to the Battlefields of Normandy. Invited to speak on these great PBS works are Erik Ewers, Stephen Ives, Stephanie Carter and LTG (Ret.) Daniel W. Christman. Guests will also experience presentations, private dinners, screenings, and more.
- Spotlight on Cuisine with Chef Tommaso Barletta—Aug. 30, 2022, Istanbul – Venice, 12 nights Seven Seas Explorer
Chef Tommaso Barletta shares his talent and culinary expertise on a Spotlight Voyage along Greece, Croatia, and Italy. Known for his award-winning, fine Italian restaurants across Southern California, Chef Barletta will host several cooking demonstrations of his family recipes, and design a special degustation menu during one evening in the elegant Compass Rose. In addition, two new themed tours continue the culinary adventure from ship to shore.
- Spotlight on Wine with Gargiulo Wines—Sept. 29, 2022, London – Barcelona, 12 nights Seven Seas Splendor
With an overnight stay onboard in Bordeaux’s wine country, guests can participate in wine tastings and wine-paired dinners, shore excursions, and educational sessions on this Spotlight Voyage. The cruise is hosted by the founders of Gargiulo Vineyards: Jeff Gargiulo and Valerie Boyd, who create wine in two vineyard locations in Oakville, Napa Valley.
- Spotlight on Hollywood—Oct. 3, 2022, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, 12 nights Seven Seas Mariner
This U.S. West Coast and Mexican Riviera Spotlight Voyage showcases the best of Hollywood with award-winning film and television writers, producers and directors from some of America’s most successful sit-coms, including producer and writer Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family, Frasier and Wings) and 9-time Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer David Lee (Cheers, The Jeffersons). The Constellation Theater will host special screenings while unique dining experiences and opportunities to directly engage with these experts of the craft of filmmaking will punctuate an unforgettable voyage while visiting Mexico’s ports of call.
- Spotlight on the American Musical—Oct. 23, 2022, New York – Miami, 14 nights Seven Seas Navigator
Celebrating one of America’s great art forms, Regent welcomes on board an array of highly acclaimed performers who will share their stories and insights into the Broadway musical. Meet and engage with experts and their featured guests at curated panel discussions, private dinners and cocktail receptions, which allow for one-on-one interaction during the voyage. This fully immersive Broadway adventure combines the glitz, glamour, and fanfare of the timeless Broadway tradition, all while sailing the waters of the Caribbean.
- Spotlight on Science & Exploration—Nov. 3, 2022, Los Angeles to Lima, 16 nights Seven Seas Mariner
Cruise the Pacific from Southern California to the coasts of Peru on a 16-night voyage spotlighting some of the best science and exploration-centric shows and series. Meet and learn from the minds behind some of the programming of NOVA and other PBS productions. Highlights will include opportunities for one-on-one interactions with the filmmakers and producers through unique presentations, special screenings and dining experiences.
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