In a clear showing that the luxury cruise market is being affected by the depressed economy, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is selecting 35 cruises in 2009 designated under a new inclusive pricing initiative. These voyages will afford guests complimentary shore excursions, free airfare and two-for-one fares. Regent says savings could amount to between $5,995 and $23,250.
Voyages that will include the free shore excursions include Seven Seas Voyager's Baltic and Mediterranean cruises in June, July, August, September; Navigator's Med and Caribbean cruises in July, September, October, November and December; and Mariner's Alaska and Asia Pacific cruises in June, August, September, October, November and December.
Excursions vary from city walking tours, to canoeing and swimming with stingrays.