Regent Seven Seas Cruises Reveals Enrichment Voyages

From wine and food themes to gardening and Broadway

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Reveals Enrichment Voyages

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled a selection of eight new curated enrichment experiences on board Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Explorer.

The 2020 Regent Theme Cruise Collection

“Our guests will enjoy immersive and engaging experiences both in the spectacular destinations they visit during their voyages and in the enriching programmes we offer on board,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “From history and performing arts to gardening and the culinary arts, we invite luxury travellers to explore their passions with these classes, lectures and other unique engagements. Our Spotlight Collection demonstrates more reasons why Regent offers an unrivalled experience.”

Spotlight on Wine Theme Cruise

The World of Harlan Estate

This Spotlight on California wines lets guests meet famous wine makers from the renowned Napa Valley region in Northern California and learn from their decades of experience.  Harlan Estate has been described as “the ultimate cult winery,” with its limited availability and lofty status.  This wine theme cruise will explore the world of food and wine with special tastings, unique dining experiences and enlightening lectures. Private dinners and cocktail receptions allow for one-on-one conversations during the voyage. Amanda Harlan and Will Harlan will be featured lecturers for this voyage along with Phillip Norfleet, Director of Napa Valley Reserve. Special wine-paring dinners will be held in Prime 7 and in Chartreuse.

Trinchero Family Estates

This wine theme cruises guest lecturer is Barry Wiss, Vice President of Trinchero Family Estates. With a career spanning more than 25 years in the hospitality and wine industries, Mr. Wiss is a Certified Wine Educator, Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Spirits. The voyage will feature the Signature, Neyers and Folie a Deux wine collections.

Spotlight on Floristry & Garden Theme Cruise

Join Floral Expert and Artist Joseph Massie and learn new floral artistry techniques in onboard master classes, plus discover centuries-old botanical gardens on exclusive-themed shore excursions. Frequently referred to by the media as ‘the floral artist of his generation’, Massie is widely regarded as one of the world’s top artists working with flora.

Spotlight on Broadway Theme Cruise

This Spotlight’s host, Seth Rudetsky, has worked for more than 20 years on Broadway as an actor, writer, pianist and conductor, and wrote the opening numbers for the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards. He’s been in the orchestra for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Les Misérables, The Producers and Phantom of the Opera, and his album of Hair starring Jennifer Hudson was nominated for a Grammy Award. Guests will experience stellar concerts starring Rudetsky and some of his favourite Broadway stars as they perform hit songs from the Great White Way. Audiences will also hear hilarious inside stories about performing on Broadway and at the Tony Awards.

Other artists also appearing:

  • Stephanie J. Block. Block starred as Cher in The Cher Show for which she received her first Tony Award in 2019 for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. She was also Tony-nominated for her critically lauded performance as Trina in the acclaimed revival of Falsettos. Block has sung “Defying Gravity” hundreds of times as she toured North America and starred on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked.
  • Sebastian Arcelus. Arcelus is best known for his role as Lucas Goodwin in the Netflix series House of Cards. He enjoyed a successful career on Broadway, debuting in Rent and playing Fiyero on the first U.S. national tour of Wicked.
  • Cheyenne Jackson. Among his many TV credits are Behind the Candelabra, 30 Rock, Glee and Curb Your Enthusiasm. A veteran of the theatre, Jackson most recently starred in Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl, The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center, and The Most Happy Fella. Broadway credits include The Performers, Finian’s Rainbow, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Aida, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Spotlight on Heritage Theme Cruise

This special journey with Ancestry Pro Genealogists provides guests with the opportunity to retrace their roots on a journey to Southern Italy. On this voyage visit hometown ports along the southern coast of Italy -- Corato, Lecce and Crotone -- and learn about the destinations’ history and hear personal stories from the Senior Officers of Seven Seas Voyager. Guest lecturers will include Kyle Betit, a founder of Ancestry Pro Genealogists, whose research interests include immigration, DNA and genetic genealogy.

Spotlight on Public Broadcasting Theme Cruise

Commemorating the World Wars

Regent welcomes on board producers of four major TV series - shown on U.S. television channel PBS - on the histories of The Great War, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War in honour of the anniversaries of these significant 20th century conflicts. Invited speakers are Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick (The War, The Vietnam War), Writer’s Guild Award-winner Stephen Ives (The Great War, The Civil War), award-winning producer/writer/director John Maggio (Korea: The Never-Ending War, Finding Your Roots), Stephanie Carter (Secrets of the Dead) and acclaimed filmmaker Ken Rosenberg (Bedlam). This Spotlight includes lecture presentations, cocktail parties, a special excursion to the Battlefields of Normandy and private dining events.

The State of Journalism Around the World.

Join fascinating U.S. reporters as they discuss the state of journalism. PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff will provide a thorough, unbiased exploration of the Fourth Estate and the importance of press integrity during a complex geopolitical climate. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will offer commentary on his long reporting career and analyse the elections and decisions facing Americans. Political analyst Charlie Cook will provide insight on the viability of each U.S. presidential candidate and forecast Congressional races. All presentations will be non-partisan and include the evolving role of the media in covering government. These presentations will be coupled with celebrations of arts, culture and history courtesy of filmmakers from PBS’ American Experience and American Masters

Hooray for Hollywood Theme Cruise

A focus on the greatest television and film productions in entertainment history will be presented by Emmy Award-winning producers, acclaimed directors and beloved historians.

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