Most of us understand that you get what you pay for in life. If, for instance, you find something in the bargain bin, you are not entirely surprised if it doesn’t stand up to hard scrutiny or use. Well, times being what they are, we have had to readjust some of our thinking on the values that are now available in the luxury cruise market. We would never equate a vacation with Regent Seven Seas Cruises with a found item from the bargain bin, but we would say that the incentives that Regent is offering are some of the most attractive we’ve ever seen for a luxury cruise.
Regent, which delivers a superb luxury cruise vacation, is offering 2-for-1 savings on all 2010 cruises with free air and free shore excursions. Regent is also extending spending credits of $1,000 per guest, up to $2,000 per suite, in addition to its extensive menu of complimentary services that eliminate many of the niggling expenses that drive cruise passengers nuts — such as for wine, cocktails, bottled water and soft drinks. All of this adds up to an impressive set of savings that makes a Regent cruise much more affordable; those of us who are in position to buy during these lean times can certainly enjoy some fabulous bargains.
Regent Seven Seas is divesting the Paul Gauguin in January, but its three other ships will continue to deliver the history- and culture-rich itineraries that luxury guests expect. Varying in length from seven-night cruises in favorite areas such as Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean to an around-the-world Grand Voyage of 119 nights, Regent’s 2010 programs continue to offer a diverse collection of luxury cruise options:
Next year’s highlights for the Seven Seas Voyager include: