With just four small ships, Regent Seven Seas Cruises calls on more than 300 ports worldwide each year, from Alaska to Africa, and does so in high contemporary style. Regent is notable for its relaxed luxury, its spacious suites and its all-inclusive fares. The fares cover not only suites with balconies but also basic gratuities, shore excursions, some hotel stays, internet services, pre- and post-cruise tours and virtually all drinks (from soda to liquor). This is a premium cruise line that very much deserves its “all-inclusive” label. And for the 2017–2018 season, Regent will cover even intercontinental round-trip business-class airfare for all its guests.
Regent Seven Seas’ commitment to luxury sailing began more than a decade ago in 2001, when the line introduced the first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship in the industry, the 708-passenger Seven Seas Mariner. The 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator and the 708-passenger Seven Seas Voyager followed suit. All three ships are noted for their elegance, attentive service, open-seating main dining rooms and gourmet specialty restaurants, as well as their casinos, theaters, nightclubs and Canyon Ranch SpaClubs. A favorite of professional couples over age 50, affluent retirees and seasoned travelers, Regent Seven Seas Cruises provides relaxed experiences tailored to socializing, and although not required, many passengers dress for dinner.
Regent grabbed some big headlines this year with the inauguration of its fourth vessel, the 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, heralded as the most luxurious ship at sea. To live up to its billing, Regent added a spa with an infinity pool and an 18-station hands-on Culinary Arts Kitchen, complementing an already impressive lineup of French, Asian and steak-and-seafood specialty restaurants. The exclamation point on the Seven Seas Explorer is its Regent Suite, at 3,875 square feet the largest stateroom in the cruising industry. This super-cabin spans the entire width of the ship, affording passengers a 270- degree panoramic view. Equipped with its own spa, sauna and steam room; the services of a driver at every port for private excursions; and a custom-built Steinway grand piano, this stateroom makes a statement.
The Seven Seas Explorer set sail on its initial cruise this July from Monaco and is now calling on ports in the Mediterranean. Starting in December, Explorer will winter in Miami and from there sail the Caribbean in the same exceptional but informal style as Regent’s three original and recently refurbished ships.
For those who can plan well in advance, Regent has another treat in store, too: a 137-day Navigate the World cruise on the Seven Seas Navigator. Setting out in January 2018, this circumnavigation of the globe breaks into six convenient segments that can also be booked separately — Los Angeles to Auckland, Auckland to Perth, Perth to Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town, Cape Town to Rio and Rio back to L.A. — bolstering Regent’s claim that its luxury voyages encompass the best of the best across the world’s “seven seas.”
A new and expanded campus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum has been completed, reopening this summer and featuring new architecture designed by the architectural office of OMA New York, led by partner Shohei Shigematsu and project architects Lawrence Siu and Paxton Sheldahl, with Cooper Robertson (executive architect). The new expansion includes the Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building and extensive renovations to existing buildings. A $20-million commitment from New York State and Governor Kathy Hochul helped fulfill the expansion’s budget and completes the $230 million capital campaign, the largest campaign for a cultural institution in the history of Western New York State.
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Ever since opening in 2021, Nobu London Portman Square has served as the focal point for many gatherings, stays and experiences. This fall the hotel’s Nobu Bar adds four more reasons to visit with an exciting array of offerings, menus and events.
There’s no doubt the northern lights are awe-inspiring and spectacular. Unfortunately, they’re also fickle and fleeting, and despite your best-laid plans of checking this item off your bucket list, sometimes Mother Nature’s luminescent show just doesn’t cooperate. But one cruise line has a new fail-safe in place.
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Think you need a degree in sailing to enjoy a yachting holiday? Dream Yacht Worldwide, a leader in yacht charters, wants you to relax and enjoy the journey. Newly expanded to include the British Virgin Islands, Martinique, Tahiti and the Seychelles, the "Easy Crewed” offered by Dream Yacht Worldwide also include charter options in Greece and Croatia.
In a dramatic plot twist that seems to have emerged from one of Shakespeare’s own plays, Vicenza, Italy, recently informally accused fair Verona, Italy, of stealing the claim to the famed Romeo and Juliet. For centuries, visitors have made the trip to Verona’s Juliet House to see the famous balcony.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
When making your travel plans for fall, winter or any season in 2024, don’t overlook the beauty and excitement travel by rail in North America offers. Vacations by Rail offers an unforgettable experience filled with history, culture and natural beauty. Here are some beautiful and culturally rich destinations in North America to consider: