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Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Alaska

Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Alaska

Building on its award-winning, 26-year heritage of offering the most luxurious and inclusive Alaskan voyages, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a new and unprecedented collection of authentic and immersive experiences both on-ship and on-land to be included in all 2020 Alaskan sailings. Conceived specifically for Regent guests, the cruise line’s new Alaska programming features exclusive engagements for guests to expand their knowledge of America’s 49th state.

“As the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, we continue to create even more immersive experiences for truly unrivalled Alaskan voyages in 2020,” said Jason Montague, president and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “First, we are bringing the destination to life onboard Seven Seas Mariner with unforgettable raptors, renowned folk singers, Tlingit historians, and cuisine and culture unique to the destination. Next, we are enhancing shore excursions with new ‘Go Local Tours’ and other engagements led by residents. Plus, for the first time Regent has created Alaskan excursions for youngsters enrolled in our Club Mariner Youth Programme.”

Destination experts will sail on the entire voyage and give commentary about the surrounding landscapes and the mighty Hubbard Glacier visit. During the voyage they will also offer presentations and lectures. Heritage and Culture experts include Lily Hope, a Juneau native and part of the Tlingit tribe; Amelia Wilson of both Tlingit and Irish heritage; Richard and Janice Jackson who are experts in their Tongass Tlingit ancestries; local Skagway entertainer Steve Hites who narrates his captivating tales and descriptive lyrics; plus Bobby Reynolds, a local Juneau favourite.

The new ‘Go Local Tours’ invite guests to engage in local experiences led by community residents. Guests will learn and savour some of the locals’ favourite spots to eat and explore the hidden gems of Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway and Sitka. These tours include: ‘Walking Tour from a Local Perspective’ in Sitka; a ‘Look into a Local’s Past’ in Skagway; ‘Behind the Scenes with a Local’ in Juneau; a ‘Native Tlingit Walking Tour’ in Ketchikan; and ‘Wrangell Through the Eyes of a Local’ - an enlightening look into Tlingit traditions which come alive in totems and tribal houses.

Showcasing the legendary Iditarod race will be an experienced, professional musher who will join the ship in Skagway, bringing tales of the Iditarod to enlighten guests about the world’s most challenging race. He’ll also bring along a good friend: one of his sled dogs. Alaska Raptor Centre staff will also come aboard with one of their Raptors in Residence to provide insight about birds in America’s ‘Last Frontier’.

  • 15th November 2019

Gary Buchanan

Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.