Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the most inclusive luxury cruise brand on earth, and have always made a commitment to sending one of their gorgeous all-suites vessels to visit Alaska each and every summer. For 2017, Regent steps it up even further – perhaps due to the debut this past year of their new flagship, the Seven Seas Explorer (based in Europe) - by deploying the completely revitalized Seven Seas Mariner back to Alaska as well as having one individual voyage onboard the more boutique Seven Seas Navigator. Two Regent ships in Alaska for the very first time! And it’s a good thing, since Regent Alaska cruises and packages sell out well in advance, so you’ll want to confirm early.
The most popular itinerary is a one-week, one way voyage between Vancouver, BC and Seward, Alaska (or reverse), and from where you have the option of pre-arranging a fascinating and thorough extension into the heart of Alaska beyond just the cruise to explore more of the largest state in the Union. Some other cruises are one-time only departures that are longer and might include other stops, such as the Oregon Coast and San Francisco.
The Regent difference means true luxury, and cruising as it was meant to be – with no element overlooked or not included. Benefit by an all-inclusive onboard experience of verandah suites as the standard included accommodation, onboard gratuities fully paid and included, open bar throughout, free Wifi, and no additional cost for any meals nor specialty restaurants. But the inclusiveness extends beyond the voyage as well, such as including free airfare with your reservation as well as free and unlimited shore excursions in the ports. Regent Seven Seas Cruises has thought of everything so that you won’t have to, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the excellent value that this type of cruising offers.
Regent doesn’t have dedicated youth facilities, however, the luxury line does offer a youth program for children 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17 years old. Called the Club Mariner Youth Program, it is supervised by specially trained counselors.
Regent’s all-inclusive pricing includes unlimited beverages including fine wines and premium spirits. The drinking age onboard is 21 years or older. Bringing unopened bottles of wine or champagne is permitted and can be enjoyed onboard. At ports of call, any alcohol purchased is to be stored and consumed in your suite.
Gratuities are included in Regent’s cruise fare. Should you feel strongly about showing your appreciation, you are encouraged to make a donation to the Crew Welfare Fund at the Purser Office. This funds crew parties and events.
The attire is casual for daytime onboard or ashore. After 6 pm, the dress code onboard is elegant casual resort wear. Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, or tennis shoes are not permitted at dinner. Ties are not required and sport jackets are optional. On the last evening of the cruise, Regent relaxes the dress code to casual.
Women who are 22 weeks along or more will be unable to take the cruise. All pregnant women must travel with a written letter of permission from their doctor.
No infant minimum age requirements. However, it should be noted that medical facilities onboard are not equipped to handle neonatal needs.