RSSC’s Lisa Pile names her top seven voyages for 2019
With the cool temperatures of winter setting in, now is the perfect time to stop dreaming and start planning your next holiday to an exotic destination with Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC).
Lisa Pile, Vice President of Sales AUNZ at RSSC, has shared her top seven all-inclusive luxury voyages for 2019 aboard ‘The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet’, visiting the likes of the Mediterranean, the Baltic, Asia and the Middle East, to name but a few.
For a limited time only, these voyages are offering guests the chance to enjoy up to 55% off the original fare with RSSC’s Suite Sale.
Lisa Pile’s top seven voyages for 2019
1. Dubai to Singapore, 16 November to 6 December 2019
Departing 16 November 2019 from Dubai aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Opulent Capitals & Sacred Shines voyage is a 20-night itinerary that visits some of the Asia’s most sought-after destinations including Fujairah, Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore, Kochi, Colombo, Yangon, and Phuket. Guests can save up to 15% on this sailing, and will have access to 40 free shore excursions including the opportunity to experience an off-road desert safari in the United Arab Emirates; visit a special selection of ancient temples and places of worship in Mumbai; and meditate at a Theravada Buddhist temple with monastic elders in Colombo. This sailing also features RSSC’s acclaimed Spotlight on Public Broadcasting enrichment series, which showcases acclaimed writers, directors, journalists and filmmakers through fascinating presentations, casual discussions and group receptions.
Lisa says: “There’s something I find so mystical about this part of this world, which is why this is my favourite itinerary of the year. It’s hard to go past such an incredible voyage that offers the chance to see an array of exotic destinations like Dubai, Mumbai and Colombo, as well offer such an interesting onboard enrichment series to our guests”
2. Oslo to Stockholm, 20 to 30 August 2019
Departing 20 August 2019 from Oslo aboard Seven Seas Explorer, the Scandinavian Summer itinerary is a 10-night voyage visiting a raft of glorious Scandinavian ports, including Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Visby and Stockholm amongst others. Guests can save up to 25% off this sailing and will be able to take advantage of 37 free shore excursions, including the chance to part in a range of incredibly-Scandi activities like cycling through the flat enchanting streets of Copenhagen; experiencing local life by sampling several beers and Danish cuisine; and discovering Visby’s stunning beauty and storied past during a wonderful visit to Gotland’s capital city.
Lisa says: “With seemingly endless sunlight, effortlessly chic cities and stunning forests, Scandinavia is on the bucket list of many travellers – including myself! This voyage is also on board The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built™, which offers an experience to our guests like no other during sea days, such as sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and all-balcony suites.”
3. Rome to Athens, 8 to 16 October 2019
Departing 8 October 2019 from Rome aboard Seven Seas Voyager, the Crossroads of Antiquity itinerary is an eight-night exploration of the rich history, stunning landmarks and rustic villages of the Mediterranean, including Sorrento, Taormina, Ephesus, Istanbul and Bozcaada. Guests can save up to 20% on this voyage and experience 31 free shore excursions, including a memorable trip to the Amalfi Coast on a private tour bus; experiencing country life in a small rural village in Kusadasi; exploring the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palaca and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and enjoying a sweeping view of Bozcaada Town atop a 15th-century castle.
Lisa says: “October is the perfect time to visit the Mediterranean, as guests will be able to explore the region without the summer crowds. This itinerary is also particularly impressive as it also takes you to some of the lesser-travelled parts of the region such as Bozcaada and Ephesus in Turkey.”
4. New York to New York, 15 to 25 October 2019
Departing 15 October 2019 from New York aboard Seven Seas Navigator, RSSC’s Escape to the Cape sailing is a 10-night round-trip of the coastal towns, stone streets and quaint atmosphere of the North Atlantic, including Newport, Cape Cod Canal, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, and St George’s. Guests can save up to 20% on this itinerary and take advantage of 35 free shore excursions, including the chance to walk along Newport’s spectacular Cliff Walk trail; experience an insider’s tour of the prestigious Harvard University; sip on Nova Scotia’s renowned brews at Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery and the Stag Head’s Inn; and snorkel two of the finest reefs off Bermuda.
Lisa says: “I believe the North Atlantic is a part of the world that is highly underrated as a travel destination. With its vast forests, island getaways and seaside villages, this itinerary invites guests to an endless amount of wandering.”
5. Barcelona to Athens, 19 to 29 August 2019
Departing 19 August 2019 from Barcelona aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Aegean Adventures sailing is a 10-night itinerary that visits a some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating landscapes, historic city centres and pristine waters including Provence, Monte Carlo, Tuscany, Rome, Valetta, Santorini and Ephesus. Guests can save up to 35% off this itinerary and enjoy 62 free shore excursions including the chance to savour a selection of Provence wines paired with locally produced cheeses; visit wonderfully historic and captivating towns on the French Riviera; and browse through one of Europe’s oldest markets in Livorno.
Lisa says: “There’s nothing quite like a European summer, and this itinerary offers the perfect selection of Mediterranean destinations to make the most out of it.”
6. Singapore to Singapore, 6 to 20 December 2019
Departing 6 December 2019 from Singapore aboard Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Enlightened Passage voyage is a 14-night round-trip of the ancient cultures, unique cuisines and sacred spaces that form Southeast Asia, including Ko Samui, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. Guests can save up to 20% on this voyage and will have access to 32 free shore excursions including the chance to visit Bangkok’s Ancient City; learn the art of Tai Chi in a Saigon park with a master; explore picturesque sites of Nha Trang aboard a pedicab; and visit a wildlife centre and traditional pottery factory in Kuching.
Lisa says: “What better way to kick off the festive season than with a round-trip exploration of Southeast Asia just before Christmas! Asia is rich in culture, cuisine and landmarks, and not to mention is only a short distance away from our shores. It’s the perfect time to buy those last-minute Christmas gifts.”
7. Monte Carlo to Venice, 29 July to 9 August 2019
Departing 29 July 2019 from Monte Carlo aboard Seven Seas Voyager, RSSC’s Summer on the Adriatic voyage is an 11-night exploration of the modern marvels, ancient cities and sun-soaked sceneries of the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean, including Provence, Barcelona, Palma De Mallorca, Rome, Sorrento, Koper and Split. Guests can save up to 35% off this itinerary and enjoy 56 free shore excursions, including the chance to discover the classic village of St Remy De Provence; explore the underground world of the Caves of Drach; hike through the wilds of the Sorrentine Peninsula; and meet the world-famous Lipizzaner horses that have been bred in Koper for more than 430 years.
Lisa says: “Ancient ruins, iconic cities and sun-kissed beaches – this voyage has it all! With a variety of shore excursions to suit every kind of traveller, this sailing would be the trip of a lifetime.”