Regent Seven Seas
Monte Carlo to Athens
October 4, 2016 ~ 8 nights
MASTERS & LEGENDS
Hosted by Dr. Janetta Bento; Smithsonian Journeys
Embrace Your Passion for Travel on the Seven Seas Explorer
CULINARY ARTS KITCHEN CLASSES
The Culinary Arts Kitchen aboard Seven Seas Explorer
will provide guests with all the ingredients to expand their
culinary skills in a welcoming environment reminiscent of
the most prestigious cooking schools in France in both layout
and design. The culinary workstations are fully equipped with
top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and
a comprehensive collection of cooking essentials. Guests
attending classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen will receive
highly-individualized hands on instruction. The curriculum
will appeal to a wide range of tastes and cater to all levels
of aptitude, from beginner to experienced chef instructors.
THE SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® and the Smithsonian
Institution are pleased to bring you an extraordinary
onboard experience to complement your unforgettable
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys is
an engaging enrichment program led by a wide range of
specialists, from noted art historians to leading
authors to former diplomats, who are eager to share
their first-hand knowledge and expertise. More than a
lecture series, this program is completely interactive,
encouraging you to participate in insightful discussions
with informative Q & A sessions, exchange ideas on a
personal level in a social setting.
Delve deeper into magnificent cities, quaint coastal towns
and island paradises, as you learn from one of the many
specialists from The Smithsonian Collection by
DISTINCTIVE GOURMET EXPLORER TOURS
offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer®,
allows you the unique opportunity to experience the
culinaryculture of the world’s most delicious destinations.
From savoring the authentic flavors of a region to learning
new techniques in local cooking classes and then honing your
skills on board at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. To venturing
out to local markets to find exotic spices, sampling
delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savoring gourmet
meals expertly prepared by renowned chefs.
Executive Director of Culinary Enrichment
Chef Kathryn Kelly
Our Gourmet Explorer Tours were specifically designed to match the unrivaled level of guest experience found on board Seven Seas Explorer. We have created an unbelievable collection of culinary-inspired tours where our guests can partake in true once-in-a-lifetime epicurean experiences. Our tours were expertly crafted to provide our guests with unique opportunities to dine at a highly coveted and world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, visit iconic markets and palatial vineyard estate homes, and learn from some of Europe’s premier chefs with personalized, hands-on instruction.”
Each Gourmet Explorer Tour was handcrafted by the line’s Executive Director of Culinary Enrichment, Chef Kathryn Kelly. In preparing the tours, Kelly partnered with a vast network of Michelin-starred chefs and local culinary experts to bring Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ guests the finest array of culinary experiences available for each destination. The resulting tours are both luxurious in nature and distinctly authentic to the region’s culinary heritage.
Distinguished Professor of Art History
Dr. Janetta Benton
Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectured for many years at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has served as the lecturer on trips worldwide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she recently returned from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Art History at European University as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French, Chinese, and Farsi), as well as numerous scholarly articles published in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and elsewhere. She holds degrees/diplomas from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University. Janetta is a popular Smithsonian Journeys expert and has led land programs and cruises to Spain, Italy, France, and many other unforgettable destinations.
Culinary Kitchen Classes
As the cuisine to which all others aspire, this class is designed around classic French technique. Learn the difference between French bistro and haute cuisine, as well as explore the various regional cuisines of France. This class focuses on classic techniques designed to elevate your kitchen skills at home. Sample two French wines and learn the art of pairing French food and wine.
AT HOME ITALIAN
In Italy, no dish is more symbolic of home cooking than pasta! In this class, learn how to make pasta from scratch and surprise yourself at how simple and quick it really is. Master the fundamentals of great pasta cookery, whether using fresh or dried pasta. Then, discover the art of pairing the ideal sauce with the proper pasta…all while enjoying a glass of fine Italian wine. This class also provides insight on how to buy, store and cook with extra virgin olive oil.
There is no need to sacrifice flavor when cooking healthy…and this class aims to prove that very point! Explore the Mediterranean diet – reputed to be the healthiest on the planet – and learn how to bring more vegetables, grains, legumes and seasonings into your cooking. The secrets of extra virgin olive oil will be highlighted and you’ll learn the art of “healthifying” traditional favorites. Many techniques and recipes for this class are used in the Canyon Ranch® cooking school and spas.
Gourmet Explorer Tours
CHEF’S ‘FAVORITES’ ROMAN CULINARY TOUR – FROM ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY
Enjoy the day exploring Rome with a small group and your Chef from the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Your first stop is the Mercato Trionfale where you’ll be joined by a local Roman chef for a tour of the market and some tastings along the way. After a panoramic drive through Rome to feast on the sites, enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch at the famed Camponeschi restaurant. After lunch enjoy a chef’s treasure hunt in the neighborhood for coffee and gelato.
MEMORABLE CULINARY DAY AT FAMED DON ALFONSO – FROM SORRENTO, ITALY
If your ideal day in Italy is a truly authentic experience – atop Sorrento with unmatched hospitality and food, then this is the tour for you! Make cheese at the artisanal fromagerie from cows milked that morning, watch a culinary demonstration by a master chef and then be wined and dined surrounded by luxury, family history and the famed gardens of the Relais & Château property, the stunning Don Alfonso.
TUSCAN FOOD & WINE AT PRIVATE VILLA – FROM LIVORNO, ITALY Whether this is your first trip to Tuscany or your tenth, enjoy a day in the countryside and a truly authentic food and wine experience. Visit the Mercato Centrale with your Chef and local guide. Travel to Villa Dianella for a cooking demonstration and sumptuous luncheon with wines from the villa. Learn about the olive oil and winemaking traditions here dating back to when the Medici family used the villa as their country home in hunting season.
Fares Include 2-For-1 All-Inclusive Fares, Early Booking Savings, FREE Roundtrip Air, FREE Business Class Air in Penthouse Suites and Higher on European Voyages (indicated by the icon below), FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel in Concierge Suites and Higher, FREE Specialty Restaurants, FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits, FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities, FREE Unlimited WiFi for All Suite Categories throughout the ship*, FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship and much more.
Fares from $6799.00 per person with free air and $900.00 shipboard credit per cabin & a bottle of wine in your stateroom!
Day 1 – MONTE CARLO, MONACO
Tiny, but packed with fun, Monte Carlo offers a wonderful
combination of history, beauty, entertainment and leisure.
The wealthiest spot in Monaco, Monte Carlo is an enchanting
place, known as the international capital of luxury and for
its celebrity-sightings, casinos and nightlife. Yet the old
world shines through in its art and architecture. Palaces,
cathedrals and museums dot this small municipality in an old
town full of rich history. Be sure to catch the once-daily
changing of the guard, then tour the public areas at the
Palais du Prince, home to the royal family, whose most famous
resident was famous actress Grace Kelly.
Day 2 – LA SPEZIA (CINQUE TERRE), ITALY
Head out of town and discover the five stunning, colorful
towns clinging to the cliffs along the coast. Hike along
the trail connecting them or take a boat tour and see them
from the water as ancient seafarers did. Go ashore and
explore a picturesque town and its castle. Or visit
intriguing Porto Venere, another colorful town rising above
one end of La Spezia’s harbor with breathtaking views and
the lovely Church of San Pietro. It was once a playground
and inspiration for poets from Dante to Byron and Shelly.
Day 3 – FLORENCE/PISA (LIVORNO), ITALY
Livorno, located in the center of Tuscany, is the gateway
to the glory of Renaissance Florence and Pisa. From the
13th to 16th centuries, this era of creative freedom
encouraged the genius of Dante, Donatello, Michelangelo,
Giotto, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Machiavelli to create
some of the world’s most noted masterpieces. Elegant
Florence offers the Galleria dell’Accademia, with its
iconic masterpiece, Michelangelo’s David. The Uffizi is
home to the most renowned art gallery in Italy, with
representative works by the titan’s of Renaissance art.
Join us for an excursion to Pisa, and tour the city’s
beautiful and historic Campo dei Miracoli. Nearby Siena
captures the spirit of Medieval Italy and Lucca offers
the memorable chance to bicycle through the fragrant
Day 4 – ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY
Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps
and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful
Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural
glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this
truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day
outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city
vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome.
Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi
Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides
you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial
Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fame.
Day 5 – SORRENTO/CAPRI, ITALY
Sorrento is surely one of the world’s most beautiful towns, built on a coast with breathtaking views and landscapes. Yet it is far from a frivolous vacation destination. The houses, people and the entire region are filled with a history and culture so deep that it can be traced back to the 11th century BC. Overlooking the bay of Naples, the town is the key point on the Sorrentine Peninsula and is one of the most popular destinations of the entire Campania region. Make sure to plan a day trip to Capri, one of the most celebrated Italian islands, noted for its natural beauty.
Day 6 – CRUISE THE STRAIT OF MESSINA
Day 7 – NAUPLION, GREECE
Nauplion is one of Greece’s most beautiful towns with narrow streets, elegant Venetian houses and gracious neoclassical mansions. In the 13th century, following Byzantine rule, the Franks, Venetians and Turks each took possession, each leaving behind architectural monuments and traces of their culture. Take in the recently reopened Archeological Museum in Constitution Square, with a collection that includes pottery, jewelry, and some unique Mycenaean terracotta idols; and the National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, with a permanent exhibition of paintings of the Greek War of Independence, as well as frequently changing temporary exhibits of local artists’ work.
Day 8 – MYKONOS, GREECE
Steeped in Greek mythological history, Mykonos was named after Apollo’s grandson, Mykons, and was the location of the grand battle between Zeus and the Gigantes. Today, this island is one of Greece’s most adored destinations due to its picture- postcard setting and growing nightlife. Mykonos is a superb example of Cycladic architecture, and by law even new buildings have to be built in the same style of whitewashed, organic, cube-like buildings. Be sure to plan a day trip to take in picturesque Little Venice, the unique Paraportiani church, and the archeological dig at Delos.
Day 9 – ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE
Piraeus is the gateway to the ancient city of Athens, known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” because of its immense impact on cultural and political achievements throughout the world. Due mainly to tourism and the 2004 Olympics, Greece has redeveloped many sites in Athens. A historian’s delight, Athens is home to such magnificent wonders as: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the atmospheric winding streets of the Plaka, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike, and the Archaeological Museum with the world’s finest collection of ancient artifacts.
Monte Carlo Bay Hotel
Open in October 2005, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is the innovation of Monaco. More than a new hotel, more than a new resort, this is a new concept to discover in Monaco. Enjoy 4 acres of gardens and luxury on the water’s edge, 334 rooms, a spa, restaurants, casinos, shows, and a night club. Located east of the Larvotto peninsula on Avenue Princess Grace, the Resort boasts sweeping views of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the Monte-Carlo Beach complex.
Number of Nights: 1, Price: $559.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 2, Price: $928.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 3, Price: $1,297.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Divani Caravel Hotel
Divani Caravel Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Fully renovated in 2003, the Divani Caravel epitomizes refinement, elegance, and exceptional service. This deluxe Athenian hotel embodies the classic elegance of days past with the style and amenities of the present. Ideally located just minutes away from Constitution square, just a short walk from the fashionable Kolonaki district with its boutiques, famous cafés and restaurants, as well as from all major cultural points such as museums, galleries, theatres, our luxury hotel in Athens is the ideal base from which to visit the key attractions of the beautiful historic city.
Number of Nights: 1, Price: $209.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 2, Price: $358.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 3, Price: $507.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
SU (Concierge-Level Suite Pricing)
Number of Nights: 1, Price: $199.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 2, Price: $338.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
Number of Nights: 3, Price: $477.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
BUSINESS CLASS AIR SPECIALS
This voyage features a specially-priced Business Class Air* Upgrade for only $499 each way, while guests in Penthouse Suites and higher receive FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air*.
SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER INAUGURAL SEASON
In addition to our all-inclusive amenities, this voyage also features FREE Unlimited WiFi for all suite categories, 2-for-1 All-Inclusive plusEarly Booking Savings of $2,000 per suite!
$900.00 per cabin shipboard credit & a bottle of wine in your stateroom!
2-For-1 All-Inclusive Fares, Early Booking Savings, FREE Roundtrip Air, FREE Business Class Air in Penthouse Suites and Higher on European Voyages (indicated by the icon below), FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel in Concierge Suites and Higher, FREE Specialty Restaurants, FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits, FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities, FREE Unlimited WiFi for All Suite Categories throughout the ship*, FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship and much more.
AFTER I MAKE A RESERVATION, WHEN DO YOU NEED A DEPOSIT?
Bookings made more than 120 days from sailing are required to deposit 15% of applicable cruise fare within 7 days of booking. Bookings made between 91 and 120 days of sailing are required to deposit within 3 days of booking and bookings made within 90 days of sailing are required to deposit by the end of the booking day. Bookings not deposited as per this schedule will automatically be cancelled.
Unless otherwise noted, final payment must be received by Regent Seven Seas Cruises 90 days prior to cruise departures for voyages 14 nights or less and 150 days prior for voyages 15 nights or longer. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to cancel any booking not fully paid at time of final payment. Payment may be made by personal check, American Express, MasterCard, Discover Card or Visa.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Infants must be one year of age as of the first day of the cruise. Guests traveling with a young infant that does not meet the infant policy will be denied boarding. No refunds or other compensation shall be due from Regent Seven Seas Cruises to anyone as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage infant or any accompanying guests. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and occupy the same suite as an adult 18 years or older. Regent Seven Seas Cruises does not provide for the care, entertainment or supervision of children. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the spa or fitness facilities, even if supervised by an adult. Special promotional rates are available for children on select sailings. To be eligible, the child must be under the age of 18.
CAN I BOOK MY CRUISE ONLINE?
Yes, you may book your cruise online by clicking on the Plan My Cruise link next to the voyage you are interested in.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP TRAVEL BENEFITS?
Nothing beats traveling the world with a group of like-minded companions, sharing discoveries and enjoying great memories for years to come. Contact your travel professional for more information on booking a group.
DO YOU OFFER HOTEL AND LAND PROGRAMS?
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers its guests the option to purchase hotel stays or land programs. You may extend your stay in your port of embarkation or disembarkation in one of the hotels listed, or opt for a special exclusive package in some of the most prestigious hotels in the world. The prices include room, tax, service charges, full breakfast, porterage and transfers as applicable. Please note that rates do not include early check-in or late check-out. Official standard check-in time is usually 3:00 pm and check-out time 11:00 am. One night or additional night accommodations may be purchased to ensure early check-in for guests arriving on early flights, or for guests with late flight departures. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to substitute hotels.
Some optional land programs are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not achieved. Cancellation penalties apply on land/hotel programs cancelled within 90 days of departure. Guests participating in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises Air/Sea Program and not deviating will receive airport transfers to/from the pier or hotel. For guests with independent flight arrangements, a private car transfer from the airport to the pier can be purchased in advance and flight information must be advised at least thirty days prior to departure. We regret that motorcoach transfers cannot be booked pre-cruise for guests with independent flight arrangements.
All post-cruise transfers can only be booked on board at the Destination Services desk.
DO YOU OFFER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SUITES?
Yes, details of our wheelchair accessible suites can be found here.
For details on a prearranged rental program, please contact our authorized vendor:
Special Needs at Sea
Phone: (toll-free) 800-513-4515 or 954-585-0575
HOW SHOULD I PLAN A TRIP?
To plan and book your sailing, Regent Seven Seas Cruises strongly recommends the services of your professional travel agent. He or she is best qualified to assist you with all your travel needs.
SHOULD PREGNANT GUESTS HAVE ANY SPECIAL DOCUMENTATION?
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during, the cruise.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CRUISE FARE?
Please click here for a list of what is included in our all-inclusive fares.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARIES?
Day-by-day itineraries can be found on the Overview tab of each voyage.