Regent Seven Seas Cruises is celebrating its 30th anniversary, kicking off a special series of curated anniversary voyages to entice both new and returning cruisers.
Peggy Nathan of Scarsdale, New York is one of the cruise line’s loyalists who doesn’t need much coaxing to take advantage of the excitement and perks of an anniversary cruise. Her six-decade long affinity for cruising pre-dated the launch of Regent Seven Seas in 1992. Nathan’s first ocean voyage was on a crossing from France to New York in 1957.
The cruise enthusiast’s first experience with Regent Seven Seas was on board the line’s inaugural world cruise in 2003. Every cruise line and ship has a distinct personality of its own and Nathan discovered that the ambiance on board Regent best suited her own sensibilities. Since then, she has tallied some 2000 nights on the same cruise line visiting some 30 countries. She boasts that her tenure has outlasted many of the crew.
Nathan’s first voyages on Regent were with her husband. Now a widow, she hasn’t lost her passion for cruising. In fact, she says that she has met so many people on board—both staff and crew—that these relationships tend to dictate her cruise choices rather than the ships’ itineraries.
Nathan’s been on a number of other luxury lines but, to her, sailing on Regent always feels at home. “I never pass anyone on the ship who doesn’t address me by my name with a smile,” she says.
During this anniversary year, Nathan will embark on a 78-night Grand Arctic Adventure from New York To Barcelona. She says her favorite dish is always the miso sea bass served on Seven Seas Society Night, which she looks forward to on each cruise,
Regent Seven Seas started out as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises in 1992, then only one of a handful of companies specializing in small, luxury cruises. The line took delivery of its first new build in 2001, Seven Seas Mariner, the first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship.
“We are incredibly excited to be celebrating our pearl anniversary, three decades of setting the standard in luxury travel, and I cannot wait to see what the next 30 years will bring,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in a press release.
The 19 anniversary voyages on the line’s five ships—Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Voyager—range from 7 to 21 days. Each of the ships is right-sized, not too big and not too small, holding no more than 750 guests The itineraries include ports in Africa, Alaska, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and South America.
The all-inclusive luxury line offers unlimited complimentary shore excursions in every port; fares that include round-trip, business-class air on intercontinental flights from the U.S. and Canada; gourmet cuisine in a range of specialty restaurants and al fresco dining venues; fine wines and spirits; entertainment; unlimited internet access: free valet laundry service: gratuities: ground transfers and one-night, pre-cruise hotel packages for guests staying in Concierge-level suites and higher.
In 2021, Regent Seven Seas Cruises made the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of editors’ picks for Best Cruise Ships in the World.
Guests on each Regent anniversary cruise will receive commemorative pins and surprise gifts, participate in an anniversary party on each voyage, and enjoy specialty cocktails and one-of-a-kind dining options as well as great entertainment. As an appreciation of their loyalty, repeat guests like Nathan will be able to take advantage of Seven Seas Society double savings.