With the 2018 Alaskan May-through-September cruise season complete, Regent Seven Seas Cruises says luxury travellers are booking its 2019 Alaskan voyages at a brisk pace.
More than 37,000 Australians took an ocean cruise to Alaska in 2017 according to CLIA’s Cruise Industry Source Report, demonstrating this scenic destinations popularity with local cruisers. Responding to this traveler demand, Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner is offering 17 Alaskan voyages from 16 May through to 30 September, 2019, ranging from seven to 12 nights. During the voyages, Seven Seas Mariner cruises the Inside and Outside Passage, visiting ports in Anchorage, Icy Strait (Hoonah), Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway and Wrangell, as well as the majestic Hubbard Glacier.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises President and CEO Jason Montague says luxury travelers are increasingly interested in visiting Alaska. “Guests who voyaged to Alaska return home and post their awe-inspiring pictures and stories on social media, prompting people who haven’t yet sailed to The Last Frontier to book their own luxurious Alaskan cruise for next year,” said Jason. “It’s a trend that becomes more pronounced every year, especially after the season ends. No camera lens, Facebook post nor tweet can truly capture the beauty and sheer awe of what it feels like to sail up close to a glacier or see an eagle soar overhead.”
A hallmark of Regent Seven Seas Cruises is immersive land experiences that create a deep connection between the guest and the destination. Regent’s 2019 Alaskan voyages will feature guest lecturer Terry Breen, a renowned, published Alaska specialist who has been sailing the Inside Passage for more than 20 years.
Regent also offers pre- and post-voyage land programs for Alaskan cruises. A new-for-2019 Ultimate Rocky Mountaineer Land Program is a five-to-six-night experience that takes guests on a train ride through iconic towns and cities of the Pacific Northwest, along the spectacular Canadian Rockies so guests soak-up dramatic scenery from the comfort of custom-built glass-domed carriages, complete with award-winning service and exquisite five-star dining thoughtfully created by executive chefs and presented in astonishing surroundings.
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