Transatlantic Crossing Also Features Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Workshops
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL., October 13, 2005 - Savings heat up when temperatures cool down this November and December, with two-for-one fares on six luxurious Seven Seas Voyager® and Seven Seas Mariner® cruises. Choose from a leisurely Transatlantic sailing or a smorgasbord of island-hopping Eastern and Western Caribbean and Mexican Riviera jaunts for five to eight nights, and prepare to enjoy sweeping ocean vistas from private balconies aboard the acclaimed 700-guest, all balcony-suite vessels.
Two “Spotlight” sailings on the Seven Seas Voyager feature a foot tapping Big Band theme on November 13 and a savory chocolate theme on December 5. In addition, the Seven Seas Mariner will welcome aboard Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society December 9 for an enlightening lecture series.
Open Water Oasis
On November 13 the Seven Seas Voyager departs the island of Madeira for eight tranquil nights crossing the Atlantic. En route to Fort Lauderdale, guests may enrich leisurely days at sea by learning professional slicing, dicing and sautéing techniques from world-famed Le Cordon Bleu® chefs in a series of three two-hour practical cooking classes ($395 per person, limited to a maximum of 16 guests per class). In addition, as the “Spotlight” turns to Big Bands, guests will be entertained with the lively tunes of the Nelson Riddle Orchestra (with none other than Christopher Riddle conducting from the bandstand).
Talcum sands, turquoise seas and balmy breezes set the island mood aboard the Seven Seas Voyager’s November 21, 28, December 5 and 12 Caribbean cruises, conveniently sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
With four restaurants to choose from, including one under the auspices of Le Cordon Bleu, those seeking a Thanksgiving feast at sea will be fully satiated on the November 21 seven-night cruise. Between calls at Key West (overnight), Cozumel (overnight), and Georgetown (Grand Cayman), children ages five to 17 will be kept happily busy with Club Mariner, a complimentary youth program.
Aboard the November 28 seven-night cruise, guests can relax on the sandy beaches of Nassau, take an adventurous ATV trek into San Juan’s El Yunque rainforest, “power snorkel” in St. Thomas and swim with the stingrays in Grand Turk.
A five-night tropical escape on December 12 reaches the shopping haven of Cozumel and Key West, the famous home of “Margaritaville” (overnight).
Chocolatiers, pastry chefs and chocoholics alike will join the Seven Seas Voyager for a truly “sweet” Caribbean adventure December 5. The seven-night “Spotlight on Chocolate” cruise welcomes aboard John Scharffenberger, a top boutique chocolate maker, who will illuminate the art of first-rate chocolate and its strong ties to the Caribbean as the vessel calls in Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk.
The beautiful west coast of Mexico awaits discovery aboard the Seven Seas Mariner’s December 9 eight-night sailing. Experts from Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society will be aboard to share their broad knowledge of Mexico’s vibrant and diverse ocean ecosystem with enrichment programs and a range of captivating shore excursions.
Prices for the Seven Seas Voyager’s November 13 eight-night voyage start at $2,148, with the November 21, November 28 and December 5 seven-night voyages starting at $2,248. The December 12 five-night sailing is priced from $1,648, and prices for the Seven Seas Mariner’s December 9 eight-night sailing are from $2,398. All prices are per person and include two-for-one savings, fine wine with dinner, all shipboard gratuities, an in-stateroom/suite bar set-up and all soft beverages. Low-cost air add-ons are available from 86 North American gateways.
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises was voted the “Best Large Cruise Line” by readers of Departures magazine in 2004.