Luxury line Regent Seven Seas has revamped its shore excursions, introducing two new concepts – a Behind the Design and Eco-Connect tours.

Regent is offering over 150 Eco-Connect tours to choose from around the world, allowing guests to engage with local groups and businesses to learn about how they are working to conserve and sustain their surrounding environment.

The tours, many of which provide an educational element, allow guests to participate in a variety of experiences, including sampling organic wine at a sustainable vineyard in Bordeaux, France; helping to create a paradise for sloths to roam in Puntarenas, Costa Rica; or gaining a new appreciation for the diverse flora and fauna around Hue, Vietnam on a hike through the beautiful Bach Ma National Park. Eco-Connect tours span the globe including a wide variety of destinations such as Africa, Alaska, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Europe and South America.

“We understand that while our guests love the all-inclusive and superior service standards found on board our luxury fleet, their primary reason for travel is to discover and explore,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“That’s why our incredible destinations team has worked tirelessly over the last two years, creating unique and immersive ways to explore hundreds of destinations with completely fresh perspectives and unique experiences.”

Many of the tours are included as part of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ included Unlimited Shore Excursions, with select experiences offering another level of engagement as Regent Choice Shore Excursions, starting at AUD$395 (NZD$425) per guest. The new tours are scheduled to roll out across the fleet from winter 2022.

The Behind the Design tours offer incredible insights into some of the world’s architectural feats, such as the Royal Library and the Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Equinor office building and the Munchmuseet in Oslo, Norway; and the La Villa Mediterranée and MUCEM in Marseille, France.

There is a total of 10 Behind the Design tours for the initial launch, which is exclusive to European destinations in Europe’s summer season for 2022, with further international destinations expected to be announced later in the year.

All offer special, little-known stories and information from knowledgeable guides about the inspiration, reasoning and genius that brought these marvels to life. Other Behind the Design tours being launched focus on sites in Barcelona, Spain; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; La Coruna, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Sete, France.

“The new Behind the Design and Eco-Connect tours were created to offer experiences that even the most seasoned traveler has yet to enjoy,” stated Christine Manjencic, Vice President Destination Services, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“We are immensely proud to add these two new touring concepts to our already varied portfolio of incredible destination experiences which include Unlimited Shore Excursions, Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Go Local tours, Gourmet Explorer tours and Wellness tours.”

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The Blue Planet in Copenhagen