EXCITING NEW WORLD EVENT


Join us on the ultimate luxury cruise:
Be first to experience a celebrated new six-star,
multi-million-pound cruise ship on her
maiden voyage from Europe to the USA





We are delighted to announce this opportunity to be the very first guests to sail on the newest luxury ship in a celebrated international fleet, the magnificent Regent Seven Seas Splendor, on her historic inaugural cruise.

The voyage will be from Barcelona in Spain to Miami in Florida, USA,
and the dates will be immediately after her launch in February 2020:
This will be an unmissable, celebratory 14-night luxury cruise open only to 'in-the-know' Regent Seven Seas' loyal guests and cruise aficionados—and Members of CountryClubuk. The ship is already almost fully booked, with waiting lists. But seven fabulous suites have been set aside for our Members so you do not miss out!




To join a new luxury cruise ship of this supreme quality—Splendor is sister ship to the world famous Regent Seven Seas Explorer, already named 'the world's most luxurious cruise ship'—on this, her maiden voyage, is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, hence all the excitement.

On board there will be a unique feast of celebrations, the party atmosphere and fanfare welcome at each new port adding to the most luxurious cruise possible. This being Regent, it also includes free return flights (Business Class for some suites), free excursions, free wines and gourmet food, gratuities, Wifi and much else. And to enjoy all this our Members have exclusive access to a magnificent seven reserved suites for the first to book, as well as an exclusive Club rate which saves you £3,158 or more per person.


This transatlantic cruise would be marvellous even if it were not a maiden voyage: we shall leave the British winter in early February to enjoy some magical ports of call already experiencing the joys of early Spring. We shall experience the treasures of Barcelona and the excitement of Cadiz and Seville, the pleasures of the Isle of Madeira, 'land of Eternal Spring', and the glamour and warmth of Bermuda prior to arriving under the sunny Florida skies in Miami—with up to 29 free port excursions including much anticipated delights such as the Royal Andalusian Equestrian School, the bull and horse breeding studs of Spain, wine tastings in Jerez, Madeira and more, flamenco dancing, tapas tastings, hammam spa days and a cruise of Bermuda's exquisite pink sand shore.



And because this is a transatlantic voyage you will have more days and nights to fully experience the style, the pleasures, the facilities and the gorgeous surroundings of Seven Seas Splendor—already tagged 'luxury perfected', a challenge to her fabulous sister ship, Seven Seas Explorer.

Everything is included—Regent is famed as the most inclusive luxury cruise line in the world:
and you will be the first to experience your brand new luxurious suite with your private veranda, the first to enjoy the fine dining in the new speciality restaurants, the new shows in the theatre and the casino, the viewing decks, the luxurious bars and coffee houses, the spa and all the ravishing new décor—including the new art gallery, which, since Explorer includes original art by Picasso and Chagall, will be of similar stature for your own private view.



Add to all these the exclusive, top-notch free shore excursions and the fact that the
gratuities, return flights and transfers are all taken care of: All that is left for you to do is
relax and enjoy a maiden voyage that is truly beyond compare

Regent Seven Seas Cruises wins the most coveted awards:
Best for Accommodation: Best for Luxury: Best for Excursions:
Best Luxury Cruise Line: Favourite Cruise Line and more

And for all this fully-inclusive luxury, you have exclusive access to
your reserved suites—and to special rates available only to you as a CountryClubuk Member.
Read on . . .

 

Dear Member,

To take a maiden voyage on a ship which will likely take the crown as the world's most luxurious cruise ship as soon as she is launched, is an unmissable experience—and we are delighted to announce that as a CountryClubuk Member you are invited to be among the first to experience the exhilaration and luxury of a cruise aboard this ship. It will truly be the ultimate luxury cruise.

In 2020, the newly launched Regent Seven Seas Splendor—considered 'luxury perfected' in this ultra-luxurious fleet, will make her maiden voyage from Barcelona in Spain to Miami, Florida, USA. It will be a 14-night feast of pomp and ceremony, celebrations and style—and we have reserved seven magnificent suites for our Members on this palatial ship's first voyage. Not only this, but you have exclusive CountryClubuk rates, not open to any other passengers.



This cruise is aptly named 'Splendor at Sea'. And Regent Seven Seas is the cruise line which invented 'all-inclusive' luxury and has won every accolade: Best for Accommodation 2017; Best for Luxury 2017; Best for Excursions 2017; and a host of awards too numerous to list here. Regent have among the highest crew-to-passenger ratio, the most spacious, relaxing accommodation, the highest haute cuisine . . . and they are totally, generously, no-holds-barred all-inclusive—meaning everything, from unlimited shore excursions in every port of call, to return flights, to excellent wines and spirits, gourmet food and more.

Moreover, on Seven Seas Splendor you will be the first to experience the elegance and style of a new luxury ship—to see the grace of her sleek hull as she cuts through the ocean, the first to enjoy a luxurious suite with its own private balcony, the first to book tables in the gourmet restaurants, and the first to luxuriate in the spa, play poker in the casino, enjoy the nightly live shows in the theatre, raise a Champagne toast to the new ship in the bars, luxuriate in the club lounge and see the islands appear on the horizon from your private balcony or viewing lounge. You will also be first to discover, up close, the details of the treasures on board, from the exquisite craftsman-created marble patterns around you to the soaring ceilings topped by cut-glass chandeliers, and the art which will vie with that of sister ship Explorer for the title of 'finest treasures at sea'.



As the owners say, 'For more than 25 years we have made it our passion to bring you to the world's most beautiful destinations while indulging your every wish with impeccable personalised service aboard intimately spacious ships. We are proud to usher in a new era for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and yet again set a new standard for luxury by striving for the ultimate achievement—perfection. In our pursuit to exceed your expectations we are creating a work of art, from bow to stern. No expense, no effort, and no detail is spared in the design of our new ship. In the smallest detail you will find care and meticulousness, and across opulent restaurants, spacious suites and sumptuous lounges, witness the majesty of expert craftsmanship and excellence in design.'

Along with these aspirations, Regent Seven Seas is inviting our Members to be among the very first to experience their new ship. And you will also be able to take advantage of the all-inclusive rates which give you complimentary flights and transfers, multiple free top-grade shore excursions and prepaid gratuities—so that nothing can get in the way of your unadulterated pleasure and enjoyment of the ship.



This cruise from Barcelona to Miami gives just seven Members the unique chance to be part of a maiden transatlantic voyage to Florida in early February, leaving the British winter behind and enjoying early Springtime in beautiful ports of call along the way. This being February, the holiday crowds have disappeared, while the budding warmth of the Mediterranean, followed by Madeira, Bermuda and Miami, are at their most comfortable—as we all know, February can be a really good time to be away from the UK!

Added to which, this 14-night transatlantic cruise gives you long, leisurely days and nights to really explore and luxuriate in Seven Seas Splendor herself. By the time she is launched she is more than likely to be hailed the most luxurious cruise ship ever built, succeeding her beautiful, eye-sweet sister Explorer, who currently holds the title. All of which means that Splendor will be a marvellous place, a discreet and tasteful pleasure palace to be enjoyed—not only 'luxury perfected' but having that exclusive maiden-voyage party atmosphere as everybody on board—passengers, crew, owners and invited guests—joins in celebrating Splendor's launch. After all, it is not every day that a multi-million-pound luxury ship takes to the water for the first time, and on this maiden voyage she will create a ripple of excitement everywhere she sails.



The inaugural itinerary begins on Friday, February o7, embarking at Barcelona, Spain: Feb 08, Cruising the Mediterranean; Feb 09, Seville (Cadiz), Spain; Feb 10, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean; Feb 11, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal; Feb 12-16, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean; Feb 17, King's Wharf, Bermuda (two days); Feb 19-20, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean; Feb 21, Miami, Florida, USA. Regent will make sure that the 29 complimentary port excursions are a fitting extension of Splendor's onboard pleasures. At each port of call you can partake in as many of the shore excursions as you wish—and have energy for!—among the variety of visits and events, historic insights, entertainment, wine and food tastings, dining, dancing and discovery.



Take, for example, your first port of call, Spain's Cádiz (for Seville). You can really get under the skin of Cádiz, Andalusia's world-renowned capital in this its carnival month, with its music and palm trees, its gracious squares, flower-filled parks, red-tiled buildings and bustling street markets. Beyond Cádiz you can see beautiful, vibrant Seville, the famous Alcazar, majestic Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower and more. Or take a trip to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, home to the majestic Andalusian horses, see the horses in training, perhaps also visiting the bull and horse breeding studs. Don't miss the evening flamenco show, Jerez wine and tapas tastings, or the 16th-century Andalusian palace where parts of 'Lawrence of Arabia' were filmed.

As dawn breaks, Splendor will sail into Funchal Harbour on the island of Madeira for the first time. Described as the 'Island of Eternal Spring', Madeira's climate and volcanic soil combine to produce an abundance of sub-tropical flora and this, with the rugged landscape, scenic fishing villages and magnificent vistas make it a serene and lovely place in which to relax and escape the British winter. See the famous Botanical Garden, ride the cable car, explore the wealth of history—and enjoy tastings of the exceptional varieties of Madeira wines.



It is now that the real transatlantic crossing begins, and shipboard life aboard Splendor comes into its own. This is the time to fully appreciate your luxurious suite with its private balcony, and all the extra details which her marine designers say have perfected the Explorer class as the ultimate luxury vessel. And of course it's the time to luxuriate in spa and sauna, pools and gym, sports courts and galleries, to drink good wine, dine on gourmet food, see the shows, play games, enjoy the music and dance the night away under the stars as she makes her way to Bermuda, remembering that, as you sail through February 14 you will celebrate the Feast of St Valentine.

So if it is your pleasure to toast the day with a glass of chilled Champagne with canapés on your private balcony, consider it done: they will arrive at the appropriate moment. Whole Maine lobster and Alaskan king crabs? Turbot and dry aged Chateaubriand steak? Fresh truffles and foie gras? Caviar with your scrambled eggs? All are yours for the ordering. Private dinner for two in your suite overlooking the panoramic ocean and starlit sky? Certainly: at any time of night. Roulette? The casino is open for play. Whisky and cigar? Enjoy the Connoisseur Club. Golf? Bocce? Tennis? Cabaret? The latest book or film? Swimming? Sunbathing, iced cocktail to hand?



All are at your disposal—and there is no need to worry about carrying a wallet on board ship; it is all taken care of. Fares include all drinks, meals and speciality restaurants, excellent wines and premium spirits; return flights and transfers; unlimited shore excursions (which, with other cruise lines really add to the costs); all onboard activities including lectures, fitness programmes and entertainment; 24-hour room service and in-suite dining; free Wifi, films and music; and all gratuities. And return flights are Business Class for higher suites—again, all included.

After five days at sea, Splendor will arrive for the first time in Bermuda. When this lovely ship slips into sight of this tiny, sun-blessed island you will see how beautifully Bermuda balances on two circles of extinct volcanoes, fringed by those world-famous rose-pink-hued, soft-sand beaches. Though but two miles wide and 20 miles long, it is in fact about 180 small, picturesque islands linked by bridges. The town of St George is the oldest English speaking colonial town in existence. Bermuda secured paradise status in the 17th century and has no need to make any changes: it has a languid charm and beauty, and a way of life that is elegantly distinct from that of any of its Caribbean neighbours—here you will experience a little piece of an older, gentler Britain in the semi-tropical mid-Atlantic.



As with its two volcanoes, Bermuda effortlessly combines two Empires: pre-war Britishness and gentle, upscale, latter-day Americanism. HM The Queen’s birthday and Remembrance Day are public holidays. The streets are clean, litter-free. You might catch sight of a British bobby or a NYPD cop. You will certainly post your cards in a red British postbox. Bermuda is a sight to see, and you will have two days to experience its laid-back charm, to stroll along the famous pink sand beaches, or immerse yourself in maritime history—the Royal Naval Dockyard was built for the British Navy as a base between Halifax and the West Indies. Cruise the turquoise Bermudan waters in either a glass-bottom boat for the scintillating colours of the marine life, or a larger boat for a cruise along the pink-sand shores for the sights of Bermuda and the warmth of the sun.

Two more days at sea and you will sail with great fanfare into Miami under the sunny Florida skies. There is no doubting the welcome which Splendor will attract as she reaches America for the first time. This cosmopolitan city, 'Gateway to the Americas', with its sun- and celebrity-drenched South Beach, will be alive to her arrival and the Press will be out in force!

Disembarking Splendor for the final time, you may of course opt to stay on in Miami and absorb its cosmopolitan life, or fly on to other parts of the Americas, or fly home—knowing that you have shared a unique experience: the first of Seven Seas Splendor's many voyages across the world.

HOW TO TAKE THIS LIMITED OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK AND SAVE UP TO 38%

As to the details of costs, for the savvy traveller the all-inclusive price often makes a Regent Seven Seas cruise work out more advantageous than cruises where you have to pay for everything separately—and this is the case even on this, Splendor's inaugural cruise. Members are saving from £3,158 to £3,542 per person on the brochure fares, depending on the chosen suite.

As a Club Member of course you have special rates on all Regent Seven Seas Cruises—but this maiden voyage of Seven Seas Splendor is even more special. You not only have an exclusive rate but reserved suites. Bookings opened last week and already the ship is almost fully booked, with waiting lists for many suite categories. So we are thrilled to have been able to reserve in advance a magnificent seven suites so that our Members can secure a suite on this voyage. Below are details of our reserved suites and our superb Club savings. Rates are per person for two sharing, with all the same all-inclusive benefits of passengers paying full fare, including free flights and transfers.

This maiden voyage is already intensely popular and we have been able to reserve only seven suites for a very short time. Therefore bookings will be made under a strict first-to-book policy. So even though the cruise is not until 2020, please don't delay contacting us because when our seven suites are gone there is nothing we can do to reserve any more!

Superior Suite F2: Full fare £8,249. Current best available rate £5,949. CCUK £5,091 (saving over 38%). Two suites only. Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Superior Suite F1: Full fare £8,469. Current best available rate £6,169. CCUK £5,269 (saving over 37%). One suite only. Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Concierge Suite E, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more: Full fare £8,849. Current best available rate £6,549. CCUK £5,579 (saving over 36%). One suite only. Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Concierge Suite D, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay and more: Full fare £9,069. Current best available rate £6,769. CCUK £5,759 (saving over 36%). One suite only. Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Penthouse Suite C, including free Business Class flights, additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £11,509. Current best available rate £9,209. CCUK £7,997 (saving over 30%). One suite only. Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Penthouse Suite B, including free Business Class flights, additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, personal butler and more: Full fare £11,809. Current best available rate £9,509. CCUK £8,267 (saving 30%). Click here to register your interest and for more details

To compare the benefits and other details of some of the above suites on this transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami, please click here. For more information, call the Member Services team on 020 7399 2960 or click here to email your request.

Interested in different cruises, dates and destinations, from the Mediterranean to Alaska, the Caribbean, Asia, USA, South America and the South Pacific? Click here to see some dates, itineraries and exclusive Club rates saving you up to 54% on different cruises. Some sailings are coming up soon—others are later this year, in 2019, and of course in 2020.


 


WINE, DINE AND LIVE IN LUXURY ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THIS ELEGANT, ARTISTIC NEW SHIP



When Seven Seas Splendor launches in 2020 you will be among the very first guests to enjoy her, to experience her beauty, elegance and style, and to celebrate on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

The sheer beauty of her lines, the excellence of her craftsmanship, the sumptuous and artistic nature of her décor—and her eye-wateringly high cost—mean that she is anticipated to win the title of 'the world's most luxurious cruise ship' from her sister ship, the beautiful, £350 million Regent Seven Seas Explorer, launched in 2016.



The owners are intent on Splendor being 'luxury perfected' and 'a work of art from bow to stern'. With artwork and sculptures everywhere, lined with Carrera marble, glittering with chandeliers, and displaying masterpieces plentiful enough to stock an art gallery, Splendor will be a palace. But as with Explorer, this isn’t the glitz and bling of some ships. Everything on Splendor is designed to create an ambiance of style and culture: impressive and sophisticated, never showy.



Then there is her space ratio, which on a ship is essential to make you feel relaxed, surrounded by openness. Space to breathe, and wind down, is a vital element on a truly relaxing cruise and Splendor is designed to achieve this, making certain changes to the original Explorer class design to perfect the guest experience.

You will be the first to enjoy this experience: for instance, when you open the door of your chosen suite it will welcome you as its inaugural guest—and it will be as if you are arriving in your own new beautifully furnished apartment.

In fact, all Splendor's cabins are suites, and every suite includes a private balcony. Even the lowest-class balconies are 88sq ft—large when compared with other luxury ships. All suites include indulgent touches—marble and granite bathrooms with rainfall showers, walk-in wardrobe, European Sleep Slumber beds, high-end linens and French toiletries.



You might not require Splendor's showcase £5,000-per-night Regent Suite with 4,443 sq ft of space. But all Splendor's suites are much more spacious than many competitors—and this living space makes the entire cruise feel more tranquil: As with Explorer, Splendor is no place for queuing.

As for the food, this is gourmet cuisine whether you crave a seven-course banquet or a light lunch. You will be first to book tables in the new gourmet restaurants—where the owners say 'the artistry of our Chefs will amaze you'.

In every element of the dining experience, they intend to excel. As well as pan-Asian cuisine in Pacific Rim, guests will enjoy Parisian dining in Chartreuse, steaks in the surroundings of a private London club in Prime 7, the contemporary look of Compass Rose and the feel of the 1960s Italian Riviera in La Veranda. For hands-on cooking there will be the Culinary Arts Kitchen, lessons included!



Explorer's many breathtaking features are recreated, even enhanced, on Splendor. The spa will be from the celebrated Canyon Ranch Spa Club, suitably stylish, opulent and airy, with state of the art treatments and facilities.

The numerous stylish lounges include floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible ocean views. And the two-tier Constellation Theatre is the entertainment hub for everything from expert lectures to Broadway quality live music and entertainment.



If you think it all sounds just a little expensive, you might think again. Because Regent’s fares include flights, transfers, multiple shore excursions, excellent wines, spirits and other drinks, speciality restaurants, free Wifi and gratuities, the cost per person per day can actually work out less than taking a smaller suite on a premium cruise line ship twice the size.

This is true even on such a prized cruise as this maiden voyage—which is even now on its way to being over-subscribed—and this is even more obvious when you factor-in your exclusive savings as a Member of CountryClubuk.



And if this inaugural cruise from Barcelona to Miami in February 2020 is not for you, then you might like Alaska or the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, South America or the USA aboard Regent's six-star luxury fleet—we have selected just some of the destinations, all ready for you to book at your special Club rates! Click for details.

You have special Club rates on all Regent Seven Seas Cruises: just call us on 020 7399 2960 for more details.

All bookings are subject to availability when booking and are made subject to our full terms and conditions, and those of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Rates and other details are correct at time of going to press, but may change without notice. The full excursion programme is not yet finalised and may be subject to amendment. For more details, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.



11 Princes Street, Mayfair, London W1B 2LJ, UK. Tel: 020 7399 2960.
E-mail: info@countryclubuk.com. Web: http://www.countryclubuk.com

We sent you this e-mail as a Member of CountryClubuk. If you wish to stop receiving e-mails through our eNews service then please simply reply typing 'unsubscribe' in the subject, or follow the link below and please accept our apologies for the intrusion. Click here to "unsubscribe" to stop any future e-mails of CountryClubuk eNews.