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SEVEN SEAS MARINER CRUISES THE ORIENT; CLUB MARINER PROGRAMS; NEW PORTS, CARITA SPAS
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 30, 2004 - New this year, Radisson Seven Seas inaugurates its first ever Grand Asia Pacific Voyage and circumnavigation of Australia on the new Seven Seas Voyager; launches a series of Orient cruises on the Seven Seas Mariner; deploys four ships in the Caribbean; expands Club Mariner, Spotlight Cruises, Le Cordon Bleu and bridge programs; calls in 23 new ports around the world; and introduces Carita Spas fleet wide.
Wonders Down Under and mysteries of ancient dynasties are enchanting guests of the Seven Seas Voyager's first ever 94-night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage. The roundtrip Los Angeles sailing on the 700-guest all-balcony suite vessel, is reaching 41 ports in 18 countries with complimentary shoreside events on each segment. A major highlight is an exclusive concert by world-renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with the New Zealand Philharmonic Orchestra on February 6.
Another highlight of the Grand Voyage is the line's first cirumnavigation of Australia and maiden calls at Adelaide, Albany, Fremantle (for Perth) and Broome. The Voyager will also inaugurate calls at Keelung (for Taipei) and Kaoshung (Taiwan), and Midway.
In addition, Radisson Seven Seas will have four ships sailing the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera this year, with exciting, new shore excursions. Currently, the Seven Seas Navigator and Radisson Diamond are the only luxury ships dedicating the winter season to regular Caribbean itineraries.
In September, the 700-guest all-balcony suite Seven Seas Mariner will cross the Pacific from Seward to Tokyo, sail two Tokyo/Hong Kong cruises and return by way of Los Angeles. New ports of call on these first-time voyages include Kodiak and Dutch Harbor (Alaska), Petropavlovsk/Kamatcha Peninsula (Russia), Hakkodate, Sendai and Kagoshima (Japan).
Radisson Seven Seas will also add new port calls to the Seven Seas Voyager's and 350-guest twin-hull Radisson Diamond's European itineraries: Constanta (Romania, for Bucharest), Odesa, Sevastopol and Yalta (Ukraine), Nessebur (Bulgaria), Gravdal (Norway), Gythion (Greece), Narsaq (Greenland) and Ayr (Scotland).
The 490-guest all-suite Seven Seas Navigator will make an inaugural call in Nuuk (Greenland).
Carita of Paris
Building on its six-year success with the legendary Carita of Paris on the Paul Gauguin in Tahiti, the cruise line is launching Carita spas throughout the fleet. The House of Beauty makes its new exclusive shipboard homes on the Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator and Radisson Diamond.
Also new in 2004 is a fleet wide, expanded series of Spotlight Cruises with 40+ themed voyages. Among the educational and entertaining options are Spotlights onWine, Menus & Music, the Beatles, Well-Being, American Chefs, Chocolate and more. Returning for a second year are popular "Antiques Boatshow" sailings with Antiques Roadshow TV hosts/appraisers aboard. Additionally, hands-on Le Cordon Bleu culinary workshops will be featured on 14 Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner cruises.
The Club Mariner children's program will be offered on more voyages than ever before. Summer itineraries on the Seven Seas Voyager in the Baltic, Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska and Seven Seas Navigator in Bermuda will cater to youngsters ages six to 17. Caribbean holiday sailings (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) on the three ships and the Radisson Diamond will also offer Club Mariner programs.
With the new year also came a new partnership; "Audrey Grant's Better Bridge" provides a uniform and comprehensive bridge program on every sailing of the Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator.
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises was voted "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" in Conde Nast Traveler's 2003 "Best in the World" Readers' Choice Awards. The Paul Gauguin and Seven Seas Navigator were rated the world's #1 and #2 ships in the same poll.