Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces Voyage Featuring PBS Talent, Broadway Artists and Pre-Cruise Visit with the Lady of Highclere Castle
Miami, Fl (June 17, 2014) – Continuing a longtime relationship with PBS, Regent Seven
Seas Cruises and partner Artful Travelers announced an exclusive 12-night sailing onboard
Seven Seas Voyager that will combine the
best in leisure and learning with celebrated PBS personalities. Guests sailing on this incredible voyage can take advantage of an
exclusive pre-cruise journey through the pastoral English countryside with a special lunch and afternoon hosted by best-selling
author Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, better known as the setting for the Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey"
on PBS Masterpiece.
Taking place during the Masters and Tsars itinerary departing on August 27, 2014, guests will have an opportunity to book an excursion
that visits locales featured in episodes of "Downton Abbey" prior to embarking the ship in Southampton and setting sail for a 12-night
voyage through the Baltic Sea to Stockholm.
"Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Artful Travelers have been successfully presenting public broadcasting themed cruises for ten years,"
shares Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. "What we have planned for this Masters and Tsars sailing is truly remarkable, starting
with a pre-cruise experience that offers an inside look at the world of Downton Abbey and continuing throughout the cruise with a robust
line-up of notable personalities that fans of PBS programming won’t want to miss."
After enjoying the charming scenery of the English countryside via luxury coach, a photo stop and tour awaits guests at Basildon
Park, the elegant house-setting for the "Downton Abbey" Christmas Day special from 2013. The afternoon features a lavish three-course
lunch at The Vineyard restaurant, during which guests will explore the history of Highclere Castle as told by Lady Carnarvon, the
longtime steward at the stately home, which serves as the primary setting for "Downton Abbey." She has been on set during much of the
filming of the landmark series, and will share her personal experiences with the cast and crew. The afternoon culminates with an exclusive
signing of Lady Carnarvon’s latest book, The New York Times best-seller "Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey."
Once onboard the award-winning Seven Seas Voyager, guests will enjoy lectures and informal discussions with esteemed PBS personalities
including Gwen Ifill of "Washington Week" and Executive Producer of "American Masters" Michael Kantor. In addition, David Zippel, Tony
Award-winning lyricist and director, and Tony Award-nominated vocalist and actress Christine Andreas will join guests for the sailing and
select shore excursions.
About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury cruise line. The line's fares include all-suite accommodations,
round-trip air, highly personalized service, acclaimed cuisine, fine wines and spirits, sightseeing excursions in every port,
gratuities, and a pre-cruise luxury hotel package and complimentary WiFi for those guests staying in concierge-level and higher
suites. 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 250 destinations around the globe. The line is currently building the 738-guest
Seven Seas Explorer, which will be delivered in summer of 2016.
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 & 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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