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'Regent Presents' Tour & Lunch

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Hi there,
Has anyone been invited to a 'Regent Presents - Tour & Lunch' before?
Just wondering what to expect as far as any special deals offered on the day perhaps.
We've been invited aboard Seven Seas Explorer, which sounds fabulous.

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21 minutes ago, ClanMcLean said:

Hi there,
Has anyone been invited to a 'Regent Presents - Tour & Lunch' before?
Just wondering what to expect as far as any special deals offered on the day perhaps.
We've been invited aboard Seven Seas Explorer, which sounds fabulous.

How does one get this type of invitation?

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4 minutes ago, Kwaj girl said:

How does one get this type of invitation?

 

We've never been with Regent before. We've always traveled with Cunard. I'm sure there must have been an email asking people to register an interest in the event, and then the invitations went out about 2 months later.
It certainly seems like an a great opportunity. We're really looking forward to it.

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Does sound like this may be a newer way to move people from the "premium'" cruise lines to the Luxury market.  We have sailed all 4 of Regent's ships and are booked for the first 2 voyages of the new Splendor in Feb.

You will surely have a great experience.  And if given the chance to book on board...Do It!  

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Kwaj girl said:

Does sound like this may be a newer way to move people from the "premium'" cruise lines to the Luxury market.  We have sailed all 4 of Regent's ships and are booked for the first 2 voyages of the new Splendor in Feb.

You will surely have a great experience.  And if given the chance to book on board...Do It!  

Thanks 🙂
We always book Queens Grill on Cunard, so I'm hoping to get a sneaky peek at a couple of the suites onboard. I'll need to do some research as to whats comparable.

 

 

 

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We, too, used to book QG. On Cunard.  If  butler service is preferred you'll want to book a Penthouse category or higher. Take some time to look at itineraries that may be of interest, review the ship deck plans (they differ among the ships) and peruse the Regent website to see all of what's included in the fare.  No nickel-and-diming here.  And we Regent people are a friendly and sociable bunch...you can get a lot of good information on this Regent board as there are many posters with a wealth of experience.  Ask away!  We will be glad to help.  

 

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Thanks so much 🙂
We're not overly fussed about a butler, it's the space we value, as we have our 9 year old son who travels with us.
Off to look at potential
itineraries now.

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It was an invitation to lunch on board Seven Seas Voyager in 2009 that first attracted us to Regent. Since then we have cruised exclusively on Regent ships. 

So be careful - being exposed to the Regent experience can become addictive 😉, but in a good way.

 

The event we attended was when Voyager was in Southampton prior to a Private Charter around the British Isles. We went on board mid morning and had the opportunity to look around the ship and suites, followed by lunch in the main dining room, Compass Rose.

 

There was no formal presentation and no hard-sell during the day, but we came away with a Future Cruise Credit that we subsequently made use of.

 

I am sure you will have a great time looking around Seven Seas Explorer.

 

If you do fall under Regent's spell make sure you use a Travel Agent that specialises in luxury cruise-lines and offers a reasonable discount off Regent's web prices (unlike North America, UK TAs are allowed to discount Regent prices, using part of their commission)

Also take advantage of Regent's Ambassador Programme. If you do not already know someone who cruises with Regent I can supply my details for you.

However, be sure that you are happy with Regent before you book as in the UK you have to make a 20% deposit which is non-refundable 🙁. (Sometimes there is a promotion reducing the deposit on specific cruises to 10%)

 

 

Edited by flossie009

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1 hour ago, flossie009 said:

 

If you do fall under Regent's spell make sure you use a Travel Agent that specialises in luxury cruise-lines and offers a reasonable discount off Regent's web prices (unlike North America, UK TAs are allowed to discount Regent prices, using part of their commission)

 

1 hour ago, flossie009 said:

 

Just a slight clarification about U.S. based TA's that discount.  They do discount - just in a different way ....... by giving a percentage back of your cruise fare (also taken from their commission).  

 

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35 minutes ago, Travelcat2 said:

 

 

Just a slight clarification about U.S. based TA's that discount.  They do discount - just in a different way ....... by giving a percentage back of your cruise fare (also taken from their commission).  

 

Sorry, I should have said that UK TAs are allowed to apply an up-front discount i.e the customer receives the benefit at time of final payment rather than, as I understand it, in the US the customer has to await a rebate that is only sent to the customer near the date of sailing.

OK?

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1 hour ago, flossie009 said:

Sorry, I should have said that UK TAs are allowed to apply an up-front discount i.e the customer receives the benefit at time of final payment rather than, as I understand it, in the US the customer has to await a rebate that is only sent to the customer near the date of sailing.

OK?

 

Yes - that is correct.  Some TA's make you wait and send the check at the conclusion of the cruise while most send out checks 2 weeks prior to embarkation.

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FWIW, our first cruise was on Regent (Navigator in the Med) and the following year we gave Cunard a try (Caribbean from NYC).  As you can see from my signature, it's been noting but Regent ever since.  And I'm good with that...

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Our TA does regular ships visit with drinks and lunch invites when Regent and Silversea ships are visiting Invergordon cruise port.

There is an onboard OBC provided when a cruise is booked after the visit. 

Regent also offers same TA invited visits when ship is in Glasgow and Edinburgh ports.  

Jean.

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