Regent Seven Seas Cruises Launches New Blog: Luxury Goes Exploring Chronicling the Culture, Cuisine and Unique Experiences of the Luxury Line’s Ports of Call
Miami, January 8, 2013 – Yesterday, at the Condé Nast Traveler Exchange - The Travel Specialists Summit in Grand Cayman, Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its new blog, Luxury Goes Exploring. The blog, which launches today, celebrates the tastes and traditions of the places that the all-inclusive luxury line visits along with valuable insider tips and destination information guests can use when planning their cruise vacation.
"Our discerning guests share our passion for exploring the world and learning more about the people, the culture and the food of the more than 300 ports of call we visit a year," said Randall Soy, the line's executive vice president. "The new blog and our enhanced social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter will provide guests with fascinating and useful information about the ports they will visit and give them a more intimate experience with cultures and customs of the world."
As part of this effort, the line announced the appointment of Mara Papatheodorou as its special contributing editor. Papatheodorou, a taste and traditions expert, will provide a regular blog feature called Sail, Sip & Savor. A former editor at Bon Appétit magazine who oversaw the magazine's international and entertaining stories, Papatheodorou will explore the history of cuisine and culture in popular ports of call and will also provide suggestions on where to dine locally and shop for special ingredients and other products unique to the region.
From Papatheodorou's extensive travels with a culinary perspective, she knows it is all there for the tasting whether it is limoncello in Capri, pizza in Naples, herbs in Provence, honey in Greece, whiskey in Scotland, paella in Valencia or gelato in Florence. As Papatheodorou says, "the joy of travel mixed with the intrigue of ingredients of a country's culture and cuisine is a delicious and unforgettable combination." She will also share her insights on the line's Facebook page and Twitter feeds.
Other regular blog features include More to Explore, an inside look at the best tours and excursions for every destination, and Insider, a behind-the-scenes look at the line from executives, staff and crew as well as special announcements on topics relevant to travelers.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury cruise line. Fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, acclaimed cuisine, fine wines and spirits, sightseeing excursions in every port, a pre-cruise luxury hotel package and gratuities. Three award-winning, all-suite vessels, Seven Seas Navigator, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Voyager, are among the most spacious at sea and visit more than 300 destinations around the globe.
Mara Papatheodorou is a nationally established Tastes & Traditions Expert and has interpreted the cuisine and experienced the cultures of more than 65 countries worldwide. She was an editor at Bon Appétit magazine for 11 years and a columnist and editorial producer for the European edition of W and Harpers & Queen in London for 10 years. To learn more about Mara, visit www.marapapa.com
About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman and CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President and COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
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