To mark its inaugural sailings in Alaska, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, has unveiled new epicurean excursions and culinary arts kitchen classes where children under the age of 17 sail free onboard the Seven Seas Explorer.

And for the first time, the line has designed a culinary arts kitchen class specifically for 6- to 16-year-olds, led by chef Kathryn Kelly, executive chef director of culinary enrichment.

RSSC chef Kathryn Kelly (c) at a culinary arts kitchen class

Seven Seas Explorer will be the most luxurious ship sailing in Alaska this season offering seven and 15-night itineraries between Seward and Vancouver from June to September this year.

“Alaska’s untamed natural beauty and flourishing wildlife make it the perfect destination for multi-general travel which is why we are offering a Kids Sail for FREE promotion along with savings on select voyages,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of RSSC.

There will be three carefully curated epicurean excursions and three new cooking classes themed around the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest.

Highlights include a visit to a sustainable oyster and kelp farm, a catamaran ride through a glacier-carved fjord to a sustainable wild Alaska salmon hatchery. There will be ample opportunities to sample local seafood delights, paired with artisan-crafted beers – for adults only.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer Atrium

Families and guests – up to a total of 746 – will be able to explore Alaska at its wild, blossoming best while cruising the cliffs and waterfalls of the Misty Fjords. They will also be able to take in the colourful legends of Skagway and gaze wide-eyed and in awe as the Hubbard Glacier sheds enormous blocks of ice into the sea.

Onboard, they will dine in exquisite restaurants and stay in lavishly appointed suites where everything is taken care of.

Dining at special
Dining at specialty restaurant Chartreuse

A seven-night Vancouver to Seward itinerary onboard Seven Seas Explorer starts from $9,720 per person with up to 51 shore excursions included. The Alaskan cruise departs on 28 June.

Highlights of the epicurean excursions include:


Visit a family-owned sustainable oyster and kelp farm and learn how the oysters are nurtured from a thumbnail to market size. They will learn how conditions affect oysters and kelp and when they return they will take part in a 90-minute cooking class how to produce seven culinary techniques to serve flawless fish dishes.


This immersive tour to a local fish hatchery includes a catamaran ride through glacier fjords to learn about the salmon industry culminating in a seafood-centric lunch prepared by a famed local chef.


This scenic tour with a tasty lunch paired to artisan crafted beer includes a visit to the local town and gourmet shops specializing in delectable smoked salmon.

Culinary Arts Kitchen classes: Taste the Northwest Kitchen

For the first time on board Regent Seven Seas you will taste delicious recipes inspired by acclaimed chefs in Vancouver and Seattle.

Master Chef Junior

During this class, parents and grandparents will serve as sous chefs to their 6-to-16-year-old chefs.

Find Another Fish

This is to help guests choose more sustainable fish at local markets when cooking at home or ordering a seafood takeaway.

Bookings for RSSC’s Kids Sail FREE offer on six selection cruises in Alaska must be made before 31 May 2023.

For more information visit or call 1300 455 200 or contact your travel advisor.