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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Hosts PTV at Sea

February 22, 2011 By: Sophia Bruneau


Seven Seas Voyager is set to host a lineup of Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) personalities, May 4 through May 24. The ship is operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The 20-day "PTV at Sea" voyage will travel to ports in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. During the voyage, the PBS and NPR enrichment team will share insights and anecdotes on politics, culture, personal finance, wellness and more. Guests can also attend book signings, movie screenings with commentary, VIP dinners, cocktail receptions and exclusive shore-side events, personally escorted by the guest lecturers.

A Three Seas Adventure

Guests embark Seven Seas Voyager in Dubai, UAE, headed for Oman’s Port Qaboos – gateway to Muscat – before sailing across the Arabian Sea to Salalah, also in Oman. Leisurely days on the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea offer ample opportunity to attend lectures, visit the Canyon Ranch SpaClub or lounge poolside with a bestseller.

Next, the cruise visits Petra from the port of Aqaba, Jordan, before calling at Egypt. In Safaga, an overnight allows guests to venture inland to Luxor before sailing to Sharm El Sheikh and Port Said, gateways to the Giza pyramids. *The political events in Egypt are being closely monitored by Regent Seven Seas Cruises and tourist sites, including the Egyptian Museum, have recently reopened.

From Egypt, the ship visits Ashdod and Haifa, gateways to the historic and Biblical treasures of Israel. Prior to disembarking in Civitavecchia (Rome), guests enjoy a visit to Sorrento, from where they can explore the ruins of Pompeii, the idyllic isle of Capri or Amalfi Coast resorts.

Lauded Luminaries

A team of all-star enrichment lecturers will be addressing the recent events in Egypt and the Arab World, among other topics. They include:

· Charlie Cook, publisher of The Cook Political Report and political analyst for the National Journal Group.

· Ari Shapiro, the well-known White House correspondent and reporter for NPR.

· Michael Childers, a photographer with more than 200 magazine covers, including Vogue, Esquire, Life and GQ.

· Jacki Lyden, an award-winning journalist, author and host of NPR’s "All Things Considered."

· Dr. Michael Ledeen, Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, published author, and Wall Street Journal contributor.

· Bill O’Leary, an esteemed staff photographer for The Washington Post.

In addition, guests will enjoy illustrated presentations from award-winning actor Michael York, who has appeared in 60 films including Romeo & Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run and Austin Powers and Jack Hanna, who is recognized around the world as America’s favorite zookeeper, and author of 10 books.

Cruise in Six-Star Splendor

Guests discover the world aboard the all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager, a 700-guest cruise ship that is as acclaimed for its luxurious accommodations and service. Air transportation, all-suite accommodations, gourmet cuisine, open bars, sightseeing tours and excursions, gratuities and taxes are included in the fare.

Public areas are resplendent with rich fabrics, textures and furnishings. Suites, among the most spacious at sea, measure from 300 to 1,200 square feet and offer tastefully appointed living and sleeping areas, marble bathroom, walk-in closet, flat-screen TV, fully stocked bar and private balcony. Facilities include several elegant bars, a show lounge, casino, library, Internet center, card room, outdoor pool, hot tubs and Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Seven Seas Voyager guests can enjoy four dining venues, including Prime 7 steakhouse; Signatures, serving Le Cordon Bleu cuisine; Compass Rose restaurant, which features Continental fare, American favorites and Canyon Ranch spa cuisine; and La Veranda, a sumptuous buffet with regional specialties and both indoor and al fresco seating.

Fares for this special 20-day "PTV at Sea" voyage start from $13,499 per guest. For reservations, call 800-285-1835. To enjoy the VIP dinners and exclusive events, please ask for promo code: PTV at Sea.


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By Sophia Bruneau | February 22, 2011
Seven Seas Voyager showcases public broadcasting personalities from PBS and NPR.