FT. LAUDERDALE, FL., April 4, 2005 - For guests of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises®, 2006 will spotlight the enchanting ports of Europe (both Mediterranean and Baltic), the beauty of French Polynesia, the exotic cultures of Asia and the tropical allure of South America.
A celebrated global operator of luxury cruises reaching over 300 ports on five continents plus Antarctica, Radisson Seven Seas will welcome in its 11th year with a wide range of attractive sailings. Bookings are now open on all 2006 voyages.
The acclaimed luxury line will make the world its oyster as “luxury goes exploring” with longer cruises, including a 108-night full globe circumnavigation on the Seven Seas Voyager® as well as a 96-night Grand Circle Pacific adventure and 62-night Circle South America voyage with Jean-Michel Cousteau on the Seven Seas Mariner®.
Rounding out the enticing cruise prospects for 2006 will be a series of 10- to 17-night sailings in French Polynesia aboard the Paul Gauguin® - in addition to her year-round seven-night itineraries, and the Seven Seas Navigator’s® first full summer in Europe since 2002.
Luxury Goes Exploring
The 700-guest all-balcony suite Seven Seas Voyager will depart Los Angeles January 10, 2006, on a 108-night World Cruise. The six-segment total circumnavigation of the globe will feature Le Cordon Bleu® classes, Spotlight Cruise themed programming, guest lectures, and first-time calls in Rangoon (Myanmar) and Tripoli (Libya), in addition to complimentary shore side events, including a VIP reception at the famed Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.
If the continents were to vie for top honors in rhythm, South America would be a contender. Feel the pull of the beat aboard the Seven Seas Mariner’s 62-night Circle South America Voyage January 10, 2006, featuring idyllic panoramas of the Chilean fjords and vistas of the dense rainforests of Brazil as well as a new port call at Pirate’s Cove in the Pearl Islands off Panama's Pacific coast. Three complimentary shore events, a host of guest lecturers including famed ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau, and experts from his Ocean Futures Society will round out the four-segment voyage reaching 33 ports in 15 countries.
After spending a full season as the only six-star ship sailing Alaska in the summer of 2006, the all-balcony suite 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner will explore the exotic beauty of the Far East and South Pacific on a September 13, 96-night Grand Circle South Pacific voyage. This extended sailing will have 11 onboard overnights and visit some of the most intriguing lands of the Pacific Rim and Australasia in seven combinable seven- to 19-night segments. The Mariner will also sail a 26-night Tahiti/Hawaii voyage roundtrip from San Francisco on April 18, 2006.
On April 21, 2006, the all-suite (90% with private balconies) Seven Seas Navigator will sail across the Atlantic for her first full Europe season since 2002. Cruising a series of convenient seven-night voyages from April to October, the remarkable 490-guest ship will join the Seven Seas Voyager calling at some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful ports and the Baltic’s most historic cities.
In 2006, the Paul Gauguin will offer guests a selection of 35 seven-night Society Islands itineraries plus an expanded series of 10-, 11- and 14- night sailings reaching the Marquesas and the South Pacific. There will also be one special 17-night cruise from Brisbane to Papeete.
Explorations of the Great White Continent are also in the offing again next year with two exclusive Antarctica expeditions aboard the world’s top-rated expedition ship, Explorer II, on January 16 and 27, 2006. The 11-night voyages will sail roundtrip from Ushuaia, Argentina.
Radisson Seven Seas’ 2006 cruise atlas will include an expanded choice of pre- and post-cruise hotel programs with extras like personal shoppers and private cars included in these two-night packages. The European Capitals program - in partnership with Four Seasons Hotels - will offer guests the opportunity to start their cruise in the land locked cities of Vienna, Budapest, Prague or Berlin. In addition, extended land programs will feature exciting new options like “Agatha Christie’s Egypt” tour.
Seven Seas Society Members
As Radisson Seven Seas puts the finishing touches on a new, tiered loyalty program, past passengers are offered the opportunity to book any 2006 cruise and enjoy 5% Seven Seas Society savings on bookings deposited by May 15, 2005. At that time, the cruise line will announce the new program which will include savings of 5% -10% on select sailings in addition to several value-added components to reward its loyal customers. For more information, contact your travel agent.