A NEW WORLD TRAVEL EVENT

Join us on the world's most luxurious cruise ship,
Regent Seven Seas Explorer, for an historic
five-star, 10-night Mediterranean cruise,
saving you an exclusive £3,469 per person or more





Enjoy some of Europe's most beautiful and ancient places,
from the treasures of Florence, Rome, Pisa and Lucca,
to the historic ruins of Pompeii and awesome Mount Etna,
Valletta in Malta, the Isle of Gozo, and Messina in Sicily, as well as the
glamour of Monte Carlo, the joys of Provençe, Antibes and
the French Riviera, the romance of the Italian Riviera, Sorrento
and the Isle of Capri—with up to 63 free port excursions



Everything is included: your luxurious suite with its
private veranda, return flights and transfers,
excellent and unlimited wines, fine dining in speciality restaurants,
exclusive, top-notch shore excursions, gratuities and more . . .
all that is left to do is relax and enjoy your travels

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
special rates available only to you as a CountryClubuk Member.

So here, for starters, is a fabulous 10-night, five-star
Mediterranean cruise in September aboard the flagship Seven Seas Explorer,
with exclusive, unbeatable Club savings of up to 46%,
which saves you at least £3,469 per person! Read on . . .

 

Dear Member,

We are delighted to announce a new arrangement with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, set up so that you can luxuriate in what is officially 'the world's most luxurious cruise ship' and more, at exclusive CountryClubuk rates. If an ocean cruise is the way to see a great many wonders of the world at your ease, and in a short space of time—then Regent Seven Seas is the way to see them with elegance and style, taking advantage of the all-inclusive rates which give you complimentary flights, excellent wines, fine food in speciality restaurants, five-star private suites with balconies and multiple free top-grade shore excursions. And to give you some idea of what luxury means for Seven Seas Explorer's guests, on her graceful walls hangs an art collection including not one but two original Picassos, a Miro and a Chagall.



Regent Seven Seas is the cruise line which invented 'all-inclusive' 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, cuisine so haute it is heavenly . . . 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, and more. And you receive exclusive Club rates, not open to other passengers.

These cruises give you the pleasures of the world in comfort and safety, with none of the associated hardships of attempting to reach multiple destinations by other means. Where to start? What about cruising the Mediterranean this September in your private suite with its own balcony aboard what is officially the world's most luxurious cruise ship?



We chose Regent's 10-night 'Crossroads of History' cruise (departing Thursday, September 27, 2018) for all of the above benefits—and for its exceptional itinerary: its beautiful and historic multiple ports of call give chance to see, in a single trip, everything from the treasures of Florence, Rome, Pisa and Lucca, to historic Pompeii, Herculaneum, Valletta and Gozo in Malta and Messina in Sicily for Mount Etna and more, for the fun of Barcelona as well as the glamour of Monte Carlo, the joys of Provençe, Antibes and the French Riviera, the Isle of Capri and Sorrento on the Italian Riviera—and giving you up to 63 free port excursions along the way so that you can really absorb these cultures and delights.

This being late-September, when the summer holiday crowds have disappeared and the warmth of the Mediterranean is at its most comfortable, it's an excellent time of year for this cruise: added to which, 10 nights gives you a longer, more relaxing time with more ports of call than the shorter cruises. And your ship will be Seven Seas Explorer, the most expensive cruise ship for its size ever built—it is a wonderful place to be—the lap of luxury personified.



The itinerary begins on Sep 27, embarking at Barcelona, Spain: Sep 28, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Sep 29, Provençe (Marseilles), France; Sep 30, Antibes, France; Oct 1, Monte Carlo, Monaco; Oct 2 Florence, Pisa, Lucca (Livorno), Italy; Oct 3, at sea; Oct 4, Valletta, Malta; Oct 5, Messina, Sicily (and Mount Etna); Oct 6, Naples (and Pompeii), Italy; Oct 7, Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. With just a single full day at sea, the 63 port excursions really come into their own. At each port of call you can partake in as many 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, Palma de Mallorca. You can tour the beautiful old town's historic sites, see flamenco dancing and enjoy tapas, wines and sangria; see the spectacular underground Caves of Drach and Martell Lake; and panoramic Valdemossa; take the famous Palma-Soller train through the mountains and groves of oranges and almonds. See the Cathedral, Bellver Castle and La Granja—and the lovely Mallorcan beaches—and visit the historic Bodegas Ramanya to taste the wines.



In Provençe there's a tasting of the fine Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines of Maison Bouachon, followed by lunch at Auberge de la Treille in Avignon and a tour of the historic walled city, a World Heritage site. See glorious Aix-en-Provençe and the beautiful French villages: Castellet, St Remy, Arles, Rousillon, Lourmarin, Gordes and Les Baux-de-Provençe.

At Antibes, for the heart of the French Riviera, watch master glassblowers in Biot create their works of art; explore the Old Town of Antibes; drive along the Golden Corniche to Cannes, or Nice for wine tastings and time for strolling and shopping. From here (or from the next port of Monaco) enjoy an historic walk in this stunning capital and see enchanting Saint-Paul-de-Vence, with its modern art, tasting the wines of St Jeannet and creating your own perfume by Fragonard. See the treasures of the exquisite Cap Ferrat Peninsula on a visit to Villefranche, and Eze, a jewel of the Cote d'Azur.



From Livorno, the wealth of the Italian Renaissance treasures are yours to enjoy. Florence is breathtaking—go it alone, or with a guide to explore the Uffizi and Accademia. A day is hardly long enough—it will tempt you to return—but if you have seen Florence, or Pisa, already, then visit instead the peaceful, picturesque Mediaeval town of Lucca, enjoy Tuscan wine tastings, cooking classes, and perhaps an inside view of the life of the great tenor Andrea Bocelli: make a record at his studio, sample the wines from his vineyard, dine at his restaurant and tour his private amphitheatre.

With a day at sea on the way to Malta’s major port and capital, Valletta, there is time to relax and enjoy your ship—itself one of the wonders of the seven seas. Wine and dine in style, enjoy the art, the casino, the spa, the sports, the shows, and of course the pleasures of a relaxing day in your own private suite and on your balcony, taking the sunshine and sea air. And then, early next morning, awake to see that beautiful, historic harbour of Valletta. This is a World Heritage Site for good reason. Explore every facet of this city, old and rare, its scenic coastline—especially the cliffs of Dingli—the Three Cities and the Mosta Dome: and afterwards, enjoy a wine and food tasting. Malta is famous for its gardens—see the exotic San Anton Gardens, created by Grand Master Antoine de Paule, the island ruler in the 1600s. And go to Gozo—the beautiful island is perfect for an afternoon on the beach!



Messina is where European knights started out for the Crusades: it is also the starting point for scaling Mount Etna Crateri Silvestri. See this breathtaking live volcano first from the vantage point at Taorminato, then travel by 4x4 and cable car to see, up close, the awesome cavities in the mountain at 9,500ft above sea level. A professional Alpine guide will be with you—so take a walk to the most recent lava flow. A visit to Sicily would also be incomplete without wine, and you'll visit San Michele Estate, where the terroir of the vines and the beauty of the scenery are transformed by Mount Etna towering up to its summit.

On to Naples—and from here the highlight is Pompeii, the world's most famous ruins. The city frozen in time under the ashes of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire offers a peerless historical and cultural wealth, as well as the unique beauty of its location. Walking through the city, buried in ash, it's impossible not to feel what it must have been like to live here—so too with the village of Herculaneum. One everyday feature of Roman life is there for you to enjoy even now—at Stufe de Nerone, bathe in thermal waters in use since Roman times. Naples is at your feet to explore too—and lovely Sorrento, farther along the coast—and you can cruise to the blissful Isle of Capri. Who could resist?

Next morning, it is Civitavecchia and time to disembark, ready for Rome. Either fly back to the UK or add a night or two in the Eternal City. As with so much about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the choices are great, the style is elegant and relaxed, with freedom to be yourself.



So if it is your pleasure to enjoy a glass of chilled Champagne with canapés on your private balcony each evening as the sun sets over yet another beautiful seascape, consider it done: a bottle will arrive, on ice, at the appropriate moment. Whole Maine lobster and Alaskan king crabs? Fresh truffles and foie gras? Caviar with your scrambled eggs? All are yours for the ordering—and for Sunday brunch the caviar and Champagne bar awaits. Private dinner for two in your suite? Certainly: any time of the day or night. Roulette? The casino is open for play. Whisky and cigar? Time to visit the Connoisseur Club. Golf? Bocce? Tennis? Cabaret? A good 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 can really add to the costs); all onboard activities including guest lectures, fitness programmes and entertainment; 24-hour room service and in-suite dining; free Wifi, films and music; and all gratuities. On some of the cruises there are free three-night land programmes and pre-cruise hotel stays. And European return flights are Business Class for the higher suites—again, all included.

For the savvy traveller the inclusive price of all these often makes a Regent Seven Seas cruise work out more advantageous than cruises where you have to pay for everything separately. As you can tell, these are important benefits—particularly with these seriously advantageous Club savings—on this voyage our Members are saving from £3,252 to £4,450 or more per person, depending on your chosen suite. You are warmly invited to enjoy!

HOW TO BOOK AND SAVE UP TO 45% AS A CLUB MEMBER

As a Club Member you have special rates on all Regent Seven Seas Cruises, starting with this 10-night cruise from Barcelona to Rome on September 27, 2018. Below are some of the suites and 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 cruise is already popular, and bookings are of course subject to availability, so please don't delay!

Veranda Suite H (limited availability): Full fare £7,439. Current best available rate £5,739. CCUK £3,989 (saving over 46%). Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Deluxe Veranda Suite G2: Full fare £7,739. Current best available rate £6,039. CCUK £4,129 (saving over 46%). Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Superior Suite F2: Full fare £8,109. Current best available rate £6,409. CCUK £4,369 (saving over 46%). 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 £8,769. Current best available rate £7,069. CCUK £4,815 (saving over 45%). Click here to register your interest and for more details.

Penthouse Suite C, including additional free one-night pre-cruise luxury hotel stay, Business Class flights, personal butler and more: Full fare £10,889. Current best available rate £9,189. CCUK £6,253 (saving 42%). Click here to register your interest and for more details.

To compare the benefits and other details of three of the above suites on this Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Rome, 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 dates and destinations, from Alaska to the Caribbean, Asia, USA, South America and the South Pacific: click here to see dates, itineraries and exclusive Club rates saving you up to 54%. Some sailings are in a few days' time—perfect, if you have time, to escape the British weather. Others are later this year, in 2019, and even in 2020!

 


WINE, DINE AND LIVE IN LUXURY ON THE WORLD'S MOST LUXURIOUS CRUISE SHIP—IT'S OFFICIAL!




If ever a luxury cruise ship started life at the top of the 'rich list', the £350 million
Seven Seas Explorer is the one. Built in Genoa, Italy, christened by a Princess in Monaco in 2016, she is 'the most luxurious ship ever built'—an accolade based on the millions of pounds she cost per suite, exceptional space-to-passenger ratio and crew-to-passenger ratio. So celebrated was her launch that the Explorer was even the subject of a Channel 5 TV documentary.



With artwork and sculptures everywhere, lined with Carrera marble, glittering with chandeliers and Murano and Lalique glass, and displaying masterpieces plentiful enough to stock an art gallery, the Explorer is a palace. But this isn’t the glitz and bling of some ships. Everything looks valuable, impressive and sophisticated rather than showy. Then there is that space ratio, which sounds boring but on a ship is essential to make you feel relaxed and less crowded. Space to breathe, and wind down, is a vital element on a truly relaxing cruise . . .



For starters, all the cabins are suites, and what sets Explorer apart is that every suite also includes a balcony. Many of even the lowest-class balconies are 10ft deep—large when compared with other luxury ships. The average balcony size is 138 sq ft. 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 by Guerlain or L'Occitane's Mer & Mistral.



You might not require the showcase £8,000-per-night Regent Suite's 4,443 sq ft of space. But the fact is that all of the 375 suites on Explorer are much more spacious than many competitors—and this living space makes the entire cruise feel more tranquil: Explorer is not a place for queuing.



As for the food, this is gourmet cuisine throughout the ship. Guests can choose to lunch or dine in no fewer than six restaurants—all serving excellent and distinctive dishes. As well as pan-Asian cuisine in Pacific Rim, guests enjoy Parisian dining in Chartreuse, steaks in the surroundings of a private London club in Prime 7, the contemporary look of Compass Rose (only plates by Versace are good enough for this restaurant!) and the feel of the 1960s Italian Riviera in La Veranda. For hands-on cooking there is the Culinary Arts Kitchen, lessons included!



The spa is the celebrated Canyon Ranch Spa Club, suitably ritzy in style and decorated with silk fabrics, Swarovski crystal and twinkling lights. At 750 sq ft, the spa is the fleet's largest, spanning two levels, and has its own infinity pool, eight treatment rooms; a large thermal suite with heated ceramic loungers and a private outdoor deck. It also includes infrared saunas, aroma steam rooms and cold rooms. The treatment menu is vast and impressive.



Numerous stylish lounges include The Observation Lounge, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible ocean views. This lounge also features a classic Art Deco theme with dark wood furniture and deep leather sofas.



As well as excellent expert lectures, entertainment ranks high on Explorer: the two-tier 694-seat Constellation Theatre has the vibe of an upmarket jazz club and the nightly shows—more elaborate than on other vessels—range from American jazz to London dance, a Parisian-style burlesque that blends dance, song and spectacular costumes, and Tony Award-winning music and comedy from Hollywood’s golden age.



If you think it all sounds just a little expensive, you might think again. Because Regent’s fares include flights, 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—and this is even more obvious when you factor-in your exclusive savings as a Member of CountryClubuk.



And if the Mediterranean in September is not to your taste, then you might like Alaska or the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, South America or the USA—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 correct at time of going to press. For more details, call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.



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