Prepare wild salmon to grill over alder wood, the Alaskan way. Kayak past glaciers while spotting humpback whales. Practice the timeless art of Tinget weaving with a Native Tinget instructor. On a Regent Seven Seas Cruise, you’ll return home an Alaska authority, well-rested and well-informed. Luxury and learning go hand in hand on this elegant small-ship cruise line. The opportunity to travel as a participant rather than simply an observer is what a Regent cruise offers. Here are some of the highlights you’ll find on a Regent Alaska cruise:
The thousands of shore excursions offered by Regent on its numerous cruises are all FREE. On a single seven-night Alaskan cruise, you have as many as 43 excursions to choose from — the only problem you may face is deciding how to fit them all in! Ask your travel agent for advice when making that determination. On a Vancouver to Seward cruise, excursions include a history trolley ride and lumberjack show that delves into the local tribal culture of Ketchikan —there, you can view one of the world’s largest collections of totem poles. Meet locals on a pub crawl or learn all about indigenous flora and fauna on a rainforest canoe ride and nature walk. You can even pan for gold in the creek that launched the Juneau gold rush.
In addition to the numerous free excursions, other fascinating experiences are offered for purchase, and these adventures are certainly worth the fee. When else can you go dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier via helicopter, in the company of professional mushers? Or go rock climbing and rappelling down the steep cliffs of Skagway? Or race through Klondike treetops on wilderness zip line (screaming encouraged)? These excursions are not run-of-the-mill cruise fare. Regent has elevated the game when it comes to unforgettable excursions that immerse guests into the life of a region. You’ll go beyond the surface attractions to the history, culture and hidden gems that make a destination truly unique.
Imagine a five-star resort on the water, with all of the personalized service, impeccable cuisine and pristine interiors that come with it — that’s what you’ll find on a Regent cruise. From the moment you step aboard, greeted by friendly staff with a chilled glass of champagne, an atmosphere of luxury surrounds you. Nothing is off limits if it suits your desires — chefs are happy to prepare off-the-menu items and suite attendants will gladly fill your minibar with your beverage of choice at no extra charge. All rooms are suites and ALL have walk-in closets and a butler to manage each suite.
You’ll want to dine at each of the seven restaurants on board. Feast on perfectly prepared sole Grenobloise at the modern French restaurant Chartreuse, succulent filet mignon at Prime 7 steakhouse or siracha-prepared tiger prawns at Pan-Asian restaurant Tiger Prawn, to name a few options. For breakfast, it’s made-to-order omelets on La Veranda’s open-air deck, or 24-hour room service from the comfort of your suite.
Regent cruises never feel crowded, a feature that’s ideal in these safety-first times. Those who prefer a more private cruise experience will be satisfied, but passengers who wish to make friends will find opportunities to do so easily. With under 1,000 people on each ship, Regent avoids any issues of overcrowding that larger ships might encounter. Relaxation continues at the Canyon Ranch Spa Club —Japanese revitalization techniques and sleep-promoting treatments will have you well-rested and ready to face a week of Alaskan adventure.
To book an Alaska cruise, contact your travel agent today.