PICTURE the scene: it is February and the skies over Britain are grey. It is dark by four o’clock, bitter winds are blowing, rain threatens—but here you are with your favourite person, cruising on the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, with all the luxury of a six-star hotel around you, strolling the palatial rooms, drinking your (complimentary) Champagne, all in the warmth of the southern seas.
Each day brings new pleasures on this, the perfect cruise ship, with the perfect itinerary for a Caribbean cruise: green volcanic islands peering from clear turquoise waters; gleaming white, sandy beaches; lush rainforests bursting with wildlife; coral gardens filled with bright-coloured fish; small settlements with pink bougainvillea-clad houses; a golf course overlooking a beautiful horseshoe bay.
The sun dips into the ocean, a large red ball. Behind you, your magnificent private suite glows pink. It contains all you could wish for. Press a bell and your personal butler arrives with more Champagne, or your favourite cocktail, with fresh and delicious canapés. You are, after all, on a six-star cruise aboard Regent Seven Seas Explorer, named ‘the most luxurious cruise ship in the world’—and you flew to board her on a complimentary British Airways flight. All you had to do was choose whether you wanted the 14-night cruise, leaving in February, or the 10-night voyage in December.
We are delighted with our CountryClubuk arrangement with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, set up so that you can benefit from exclusive Club rates which save you, as a Member, up to 49%—and which translates to substantial savings of thousands of pounds.
If an ocean cruise is the way to see a great many wonders of the world at your ease, and in a short space of time—then Regent Seven Seas is the way to see them with elegance and style, taking advantage of all-inclusive rates which give you complimentary flights, excellent wines, fine food in speciality restaurants, six-star private suites with balconies and multiple free top-grade shore excursions. And to give you some idea of what luxury means for Regent Seven Seas Explorer’s guests, on her graceful walls hangs an art collection including not one but two original Picassos, a Miro and a Chagall.
Regent Seven Seas is the cruise line which invented ‘all-inclusive’ and has won every accolade: Best Luxury Cruise Line 2018; Best Luxury Cruise Operator 2018; Best Small Ships 2018; Best for Accommodation 2017; Best for Luxury 2017; Best for Excursions 2017; and a host of other awards far too numerous to list here.
Regent have among the very highest crew-to-passenger ratio, the most spacious, relaxing accommodation, cuisine so haute it is heavenly . . . and they are totally, generously, no-holds-barred all-inclusive—meaning everything, from unlimited free shore excursions in all ports of call, to return flights, which may be Business Class on some cruises, to excellent wines and spirits, and more. And you receive your exclusive Club rates for every cruise, either across the world or across the Channel. These cruises give you the pleasures of the world in comfort and safety, with none of the associated hardships of attempting to reach multiple destinations by other means. So, where to start?
Our Members have cruised the Mediterranean on Explorer, pronouncing the experience ‘perfection’; other Members are cruising in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham from Singapore to Burma and Bangkok; another cruise is taking our Members to the eastern Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, across South America to Peru, ending with a train ride to Machu Picchu. So now, what about cruising the Caribbean in February, or December, in a style which surpasses the norm by a very long way?
As with so much about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the choices are great, the ambience is elegant and relaxed, with freedom to be yourself. So if it is your pleasure to enjoy a glass of chilled Champagne with canapés on your private balcony each evening as the sun sets over yet another beautiful seascape, consider it done: a bottle will arrive, on ice, at the appropriate moment. Whole Maine lobster and Alaskan king crabs? Fresh truffles and foie gras? Caviar with your scrambled eggs? All are yours for the ordering—and for Sunday brunch the caviar and Champagne bar awaits. Private dinner for two in your suite? Certainly: any time of the day or night. Roulette? The casino is open for play. Whisky and cigar? Time to visit the Connoisseur Club. Golf? Bocce? Tennis? Cabaret? A good book or film? Swimming? Sunbathing, iced cocktail to hand?
All are at your disposal—and there is no need to worry about carrying a wallet on board ship; it is all taken care of. Fares include all drinks, meals and speciality restaurants, excellent wines and premium spirits; return flights and transfers; vast numbers of free shore excursions (which with other cruise lines can really add to the costs); all onboard activities including guest lectures, fitness programmes and entertainment; 24-hour room service and in-suite dining; free Wifi, films and music; and all gratuities. On some cruises there are free three-night land programmes and free pre-cruise hotel stays. And European return flights are Business Class for the higher suites—again, all included.
For the savvy traveller the inclusive price of all these often makes a Regent Seven Seas cruise work out at a more advantageous price than other cruises, on which you have to pay for everything separately, with some hidden costs. These are important benefits—particularly with these advantageous Club savings—on this voyage our Members are saving from £3,000 to nearly £5,000 each, depending on your chosen suite. You are warmly invited to enjoy!
The cruise below is considered the finest of all Caribbean cruises, taking in the best of the islands’ ports of call: Jan 28, Miami, Florida; Jan 29, Cruising the Florida Straits; Jan 30, Cruising the Caribbean Sea; Jan 31, Oranjestad, Aruba; Feb 1, Willemstad, Curaçao; Feb 2, Bonaire (Kralendijk); Feb 3, St George’s, Grenada; Feb 4, Castries, St Lucia; Feb 5, Roseau, Dominica; Feb 6, Basseterre, St Kitts/ Nevis, US Virgin Islands; Feb 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten; Feb 8, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean; Feb 9, Cruising the Bahamian Waters; Feb 10, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Feb 11, Miami, Florida.
THE ADVANTAGES OF CLUB RATES
As a Club Member you have advantageous rates on all Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Even here, on a cruise giving you the cream of the Caribbean, both in itinerary and in date, you have savings of some £3,000 per person (saving £6,000 for two). Rates are per person for two sharing, with all the same all-inclusive benefits of passengers paying full fare, including free flights and transfers. This cruise is an extremely popular itinerary and will book up soon. The rates are:
Veranda Suite H: Full fare £8,679. CCUK £5,645. Deluxe Veranda Suite G2: Full fare £8,829. CCUK £5,767. Superior Suite F2: Full fare £9,219. CCUK £6,085. Concierge Suite E, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more: Full fare £9,759. CCUK £6,086. Penthouse Suite C, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £11,159. CCUK £7,669. Master Suite, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £18,519. CCUK £13,674.
If you can rearrange your diary to take in a 10-night cruise on Explorer in the Caribbean in December, the rates are even more advantageous and the excellent itinerary takes in a night’s stopover in Havana, Cuba, as well as Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Key West. This cruise brings you home in perfect time, refreshed, tanned and ready for Christmas, and the Club rates and savings are superb:
Dec 7, Miami, Florida; Dec 8, Havana, Cuba; Dec 9, Havana, Cuba; Dec 10, Cozumel, Mexico; Dec 11, Costa Maya, Mexico; Dec 12, Harvest Cave, Belize; Dec 13, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Dec 14, Roatan, Honduras; Dec 15, Cruising the Florida Straits; Dec 16, Key West, Florida; Dec 17, Miami, Florida.
Current rates are: Veranda Suite H: Full fare £6,149. CCUK £3,899. Deluxe Veranda Suite G2: Full fare £6,299. CCUK £3,999. Superior Suite F2: Full fare £6,299. CCUK £4,344. Concierge Suite E, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more: Full fare £7,159. CCUK £4,915. Penthouse Suite C, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £8,319. CCUK £5,774. Master Suite, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £12,739. CCUK £9,679.
¶ To check availability, call us on 020 7399 2960. Details correct at time of going to press, but may change without notice. For different dates and destinations, from Alaska to Asia, the USA, South America and South Pacific, let us know—all sailings available at Club rates.