Wellness Focus in the Mediterranean

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Onboard the elegant all-suite of Regent Seven Seas, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager® guests have the unique opportunity to participate in a new holistic wellness program.  Choose among 11 excursions with a focus on health and well-being and pair with one of five rejuvenating spa treatments.  Hurry! Book these European voyages departing in August and September 2017 before they are sold out.

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On Mediterranean sailings aboard Seven Seas Voyager® treat yourself to a rejuvenating experience with Seven Seas Wellness. This ultimate luxury is available for only $299 per guest.
 
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2-FOR-1 ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES INCLUDE:

  • FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* on Intercontinental Flights
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package*
  • 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 Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship*
  • FREE Unlimited Wi-Fi

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Published: 24/07/2017

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* Fares are subject to increase. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of U.S. and Canada, based on double occupancy, for new bookings only and may be increased or withdrawn at any time. Not all promotions are combinable. 2-for-1 Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract. FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air on intercontinental flights includes ground transfers and applies to flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, FLL, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, MSP, ORD, PBI, PHL, PHX, SAN, SEA, SFO, TPA, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. All airline fees, surcharges and government taxes are included; however airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Custom Air arrangements may be made 270 days prior to sailing (custom air fees apply). Guests who elect not to participate in Regent Seven Seas Cruises® FREE Air Program or do not purchase transfer arrangements from Regent Seven Seas Cruises® will be responsible for their own transfer arrangements to and from the ship. FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package applies to guests 1 and 2 in Concierge Suites and higher, includes transfers from hotel to pier only and is not available for new bookings made within 60 days of departure. FREE Unlimited WiFi applies to all suite categories and is for one log-in per suite. Ships’ Registry: Bahamas. ©2017 Regent Seven Seas Cruises® All offers may not be available in all markets. All prices shown are per person, based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated. Fares do not include taxes or other fees unless otherwise stated. Fares, schedules, Virtuoso exclusive amenities, events and benefits are subject to availability, blackout dates, international currency fluctuations, and may change without notice. Virtuoso Voyages benefits are available to the first two guests per stateroom or suite. Virtuoso Voyages events require a minimum/maximum number of participants and may not be combinable with other offers. Space is limited and other restrictions may apply. See your Virtuoso travel advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. Virtuoso assumes no responsibility for the presentation confirmed within, including errors in pricing. The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo, SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL, WE ORCHESTRATE DREAMS and RETURN ON LIFE are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 – Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. 351727 07/17. YYZ Travel Group, TICO:#04332359. 7851 Dufferin Street, Suite 100. Thornhill, Ontario L4J 3M4.

 

The Best Destinations for your Summer 2017 Trip to Europe

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

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Best for: Solo travelers

Enjoy open-air movies and theater performances, rooftop terraces, beautiful parks and alleys, outdoor activities, dances, yoga classes, sport and music events. Although summer months are quite hot in Madrid, this is a time when the city never sleeps; there are plenty of national and international events and many guests (but not as many as in spring and autumn). You will surely have a lot of fun and make exciting acquaintances.

Advice: don’t forget to bring a hat, suntan lotion, and a water bottle – these things will make it easier to deal with the heat.

Nice, France

Nice, France

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Best for: Couples

Mediterranean coast, turquoise seas, white-sand beach cafes, and amazing promenades .What could be more romantic than the stunning French Riviera in summer? Nice is a special city – a wonderful combination of Italian chic and Mediterranean maritime freshness. Here everything is full of romance.

Berlin, Germany

Nice, France

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Best for: Groups

Berlin is wonderful during the summer months. It is especially nice in August, when everyone is preparing for festivals. There are so many amazing places in Berlin! But only in summer can you visit the International Beer Festival and numerous outdoor activities that are not available in other seasons. Hang out at street cafes and restaurants, lounge in the parks and quaint alleyways, and generally enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere of the German capital.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

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Best for: the whole family

Bruges is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Its mysterious streets along with cozy ambiance, attractive squares, and lovely cafes make everyone fall in love with this amazing city. There is a stereotype that the best seasons to come to Bruges are spring and autumn. Whether it is true or not, you can check for yourself. However, our travel agents suggest you visit in July and August, and for good reason: the temperature is extremely comfortable (21C) and the city looks like a fairytale.

Corfu, Greece

Corfu Island, Greece, Europe

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Best for: Honeymoon travelers

Greece is an incredible place for diverse travel. Whether you are searching for an opportunity to do all kinds of surfing, including wind and kite, or you would like to enjoy the beautiful streets of Corfu Island, its wonderful atmosphere, warm summer weather and romantic seaside. One of the best destinations for honeymooning couples, this Greek island is a truly magical, romantic and ideal place for your perfect summer trip.

Published: 13/07/2017

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Why is Paris One of the Most Romantic Places in the World?

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Romantic Paris

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Why is it so popular among lovers, newlyweds, and happily married couples?

Whether you are a fan of this city or not, you have to admit that Paris is very special. As a favorite destination for romantic holidays, the French capital greets thousands of excited tourists every year. There is something in the air in the city of Paris, and you feel it when you first step in to the “Romance Capital.”

It all started 900 years ago when beautiful Héloïse fell in love with her teacher, Peter Abélard. She was only 17, so they were forbidden from dating, but their love was so pure and true that they decided to run away. They got married in another city, and Héloïse gave birth to a son.

However, their story was not always happy. Héloïse gave up her love to Peter Abélard; she did it for his dream. They went through a lot of difficulties and suffered long for love’s sake. In the 19th century, their grave was moved to Père Lachaise Cemetery. Since that time, lovers have come to Paris on the 14th of February to honor the memory of their love.

Romantic Paris

Paris. Photo: depositphotos.com

Paris is a city of beautiful parks, famous galleries, wonderful museums, fine perfume, and exceptional people. There are many remarkable places to go with your significant other to create everlasting memories: a trip down the Champs Elysée, an excursion to the Louvre or Versailles, and, of course, a climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Walks along the banks of the Seine River are most romantic.

Parisian courtyards are simply excellent. Small lodges are decorated with flowers. Old street lights shine around historical areas that were laid out in stone. And in fresh air cafes, it is possible to spend a perfectly romantic summer evening with a glass of red or rosé wine. In the gray of winter, young couples prefer to be wrapped in a plaid blanket drinking hot chocolate and listening to romantic music.

Strolling along the streets of Paris one can see many couples kissing, embracing, and looking extremely loving. Paris is wonderful in any weather and during any season. If you visit this city with your significant other, your relationship will become even stronger and more romantic. Come to the city of lovers and you will have pleasant impressions and unforgettable memories.

Published: 03/07/2017

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More than a Cruise, an Experience!

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Published: 02/06/2017

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Where to Travel Each Month of the Year? Part 2

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AUGUST – The Bahamas

 

It is not a secret that the best period to visit The Bahamas, the so-called high season, starts in May and finishes in October. This period is perfect considering weather conditions, hotel and flight deals, and water temperatures.

While June and July are the most popular months for crowds of tourists assailing the group of islands, August is not so overcrowded, but the temperatures are milder and the weather is not as good.

 

 

The average temperature is around 26°C (79°F), while the water temperature is about 30°C (86°F). Brilliant? Oh yes! Especially for those who love bright national events: Emancipation Day and the Cat Island Regatta.

The latter takes place in Southern Bahamas, when Cat Island becomes extremely vivid and bright. Here you can enjoy performances of music bands, take part in quadrille dancing, learn ancient national contests and games, and try wonderful dishes of local cuisine.

Interesting facts about Bahamas:

  • On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became independent from the United Kingdom.
  • The Bahamas is located on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle.
  • The highest mountain in The Bahamas is Mount Alvernia on Cat Island.

 

 

SEPTEMBER – Paris

 

The most romantic European capital is wonderful in any season. However, the best time to visit Paris is April through October when the weather is parfait (perfect) and there is almost no rain.

However, as you may know, during high summer season Paris is extremely over crowded as it is one of the most popular world destinations.

Honeymooners, lovers, families, people learning French and millions of others who are passionate about this city come here in high season. All hotels, restaurants, concerts are booked in advance.

Moreover, June and July are the periods of “Les Soldes”, six-week shopping sales in the fashion capital.

 

 

In order to avoid over-booked everything, we suggest you come to Paris in September, which is a calmer and milder month in every sense of the word.  This month is also perfect for visiting beautiful Paris Gardens in its blossoming period.

The weather is dry and sunny, with a rare shower. The average temperature is around 19°C (66°F) which is a wonderful weather to explore the French capital and enjoy its beauty.

 

If only we could spend every #Sunday at this #Paris cafe. 💕 Photo by @jasminetartine

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Interesting facts about Paris:

  • Paris was originally a Roman City named “Lutetia.”
  • Paris has 6,100 rues (streets)
  • The French capital is so fond of coffee that you can get an espresso for €1 in 181 spots

 

OCTOBER – Mauritius

 

The average temperature in October in Mauritius remains at around 23°C (73°F). October is generally very mild and warm, with rare rains and high humidity. The sea temperature stays the same almost year round at about 24°C (75°F), which is only 4°C (7°F) cooler in February.

While summer in Mauritius starts in November  bringing high temperatures, the month of October represents the shoulder season, with lower temperatures than in summer but warm enough to feel comfortable and enjoy beach recreation.

 

paddling w/ a view #paradise

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Interesting facts about Mauritius:

  • As Mark Twain wrote: “From one citizen you gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”
  • Mauritius does not maintain a standing army.
  • Mauritius’ cuisine is a combination of Creole, French, Chinese and Indian influences.

 

NOVEMBER – Cancun

 

The weather in Cancun is warm year-round. However, November is a perfect time to visit as it cools down from the summer heat and becomes less scorching.

Moreover, it is when hurricane season draws to an end. However, the official high season starts from the end of November, when the temperatures get higher and the climate becoming more humid.

Sometimes an occasional Norte, or even cold front, can bring a chilly wind to the area. However, a cold rain quickly changes with tropical weather.

 

 

Interesting facts about Cancun:

  • Cancun used to be called Ekab, literally “black earth”
  • More than a third of Mexico’s tourism revenue is generated from Cancun

 

DECEMBER – Havana, Cuba

 

The average temperature in Havana in December is around 23 °C (75°F). Cuba’s capital city Havana holds such great events as Havana Jazz Festiva (music festival), Parrandas de Remedios (with street parades and rumba percussion), Charangas de Bejucal (street party fest).

Everyone who is searching for the perfect Cuban atmosphere, wonderful beaches, a lot of music, bright costumes, verdant nature and ideal weather, should come in December.

 

 

Interesting facts about Havana:

  • In 1848, Havana became the third city in the world to receive gas lighting.
  • There are no credit card machines in Havana and no ATMs.

 

Published: 25/05/2017

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