"Suite" Savings: Choose From Free Economy Air Or $1,000 Off;
Ocean Explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau & Spotlights On Antiques, Plus Sinatra
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL., May 5, 2005 - Cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and valuable savings on three of the 700-guest, all-balcony suite Seven Seas Voyager's® cruises in October and November will make autumn the ideal time to explore the Mediterranean. While the October 22 and 30 "Greco Roman Empires" voyages offer guests their choice of either free economy air, $1,000 per person savings, or business class air at economy rates, the November 6 "Moorish Discoveries" sailing features 40% per person savings.
Additionally, guests who book the October 30 cruise by May 31 will enjoy a complimentary two-category suite upgrade.
Coupled with this variety of "suite" savings are engaging Spotlight themes. Explore the mysteries of the deep with ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, treasure hunt in Greece, Italy and Turkey with an Antiques Roadshow expert, and sing along to snappy Sinatra tunes during a weeklong tribute to the legendary artist.
Luxury Goes Exploring
Classical Mediterranean ports of call are in the offing aboard the Seven Seas Voyager's eight-night cruise on October 22 from Monte Carlo to Piraeus (Athens). From the shopping mecca of Livorno (Florence), to the ancient ruins of Civitavecchia (Rome), and the charms of Sorrento, Naxos (Taormina), Rhodes and Kusadasi, guests will be pampered in six-star luxury on the vessel named "World's Best Medium-Size Ship" by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2005.
The Seven Seas Voyager's seven-night voyage on October 30 will take its cue from the classic film "The Maltese Falcon" (which will be shown onboard), featuring a guest lecturer whose specialty is antiques and valuables. From ancient to modern times, this Spotlight on Antiques cruise takes adventurous travelers, and casual or serious art lovers, from Piraeus (Athens) to Monte Carlo via Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion, Sorrento, and Civitavecchia (Rome). En route, guests will have the opportunity to tour ports with Hilary Kay of the Antiques Roadshow, and on the last night of the cruise, they'll be free to show off their antique finds at the Seven Seas Voyager's "Antiques Boatshow."
This sailing will also be enhanced by deep sea explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau who - through an exclusive partnership with Radisson Seven Seas Cruises® and his Ocean Futures Society - will share his enthusiasm for environmental issues in the regions visited via a series of intimate talks, lectures and shore excursions.
Big Band music enlivens the Seven Seas Voyager's seven-night cruise on November 6 from Monte Carlo to Funchal, when a Spotlight on Sinatra takes to the high seas. Calling at Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Casablanca, Agadir, and Lanzarote, the acclaimed vessel will become a stage for the popular Nelson Riddle Orchestra, inextricably linked with one of the greatest singers of all time. This swinging cruise will also feature a quartet of ballroom dance professionals to demonstrate their suave moves and instruct interested guests.
To further enrich this voyage, culinary novices and veterans alike can participate in six-hours of optional hands-on Le Cordon Bleu® cooking workshops, taught by master chefs in intimate classes of 16. Cost is $395 per person.
Per person prices for the Seven Seas Voyager's October 22 cruise start at $4,196; the October 30 cruise fare starts at $3,796 per person. Both sailings include the choice of either complimentary roundtrip economy air, $1,000 per person savings, or business class air at economy air add-on rates. Guests who book the October 30 cruise by May 31 will receive a complimentary two-category suite upgrade.
Per person prices for the November 6 cruise from $2,936 include 40% savings. The three cruise fares include shipboard gratuities, wine with dinner, all juices and soft beverages, and an in-suite bar set-up.