Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a more thorough onboard and land experience for its guests with the addition of Destination Specialists.
"We don’t want to merely transport our guests to fascinating parts of the world," said Michael Day, senior director of entertainment for Regent. "We want them to return home having gained a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the places they have visited with us. In addition to the comprehensive array of shore excursions and overland tours, we also offer the knowledge and experience of our uniquely qualified Destination Specialists."
Specialists include: Terry Breen, a cultural anthropologist with expertise in Central and South America, Alaska and the Pacific; Sandra Bowern, a presenter, researcher and travel writer concentrating on Europe; John Tabbutt-McCarthy, a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, who will sharing his knowledge aboard Seven Seas Voyager’s World Cruise in 2009; and Captain Ira Feldman, who lectures on marine navigation.
Regent also announced that the personal wireless headsets that have been offered on select tours since June have been successful. The headsets, included in the cost of the tours and provided onboard, allow guests to clearly follow the commentary of the knowledgeable local tour guide while still allowing for an appreciation of sounds of the site they visit. Sample tours where the headsets are offered include a Vatican City and Rome Orientation, a Cape Town and Table Mountain tour, a tour of Rio de Janeiro and its Favelas and a Sydney Harbour Cruise.