Regent Seven Seas has claimed a record sales day after launching its 2024-25 Voyage Collection, which featured exclusively on Cruise Passenger’s podcast On Board.
The luxury line maintains the record booking day shows the amazing appetite for longer luxury journeys.
“Travel trends identified that guests are, like the previous year’s launch day, most keen to book exotic destinations with the desire to travel longer with sailings including destinations in Africa, Asia and South America making up approximately 70% of the top 10 itineraries reserved,” the line’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director Steve Odell told Cruise Passenger.
“More than a third of bookings have been for Regent’s distinctive suites and above, including the 413 sqm Regent Suite. These trends illustrate that travellers are putting more value on their time and experiences and are willing to spend more to explore the world in luxury, enjoying the highest possible standards of service in lavishly designed restaurants, lounges, and suites.”
Mr Odell revealed the most spent on a single reservation was close to US$275,000 (nearly AU$400,000) for a Grand Suite on board Seven Seas Mariner. And half the bookings came from clients who had not sailed on Regent before.
- Where Australians booked their luxury cruises
- Dubai – Athens 18-nights on Voyager in 2025, was the top booked destination locally
- Other top booked destinations include:
- Africa, Asia and South America making up approximately 70% of the top 10 itineraries reserved.
- The Mediterranean also performed well, as did the Baltic / Northern Europe
- Seven Seas Grandeur, the most highly anticipated ship to be launched in 2023, had a strong launch day with 3 sailings in the top 10, which includes a 2024 Barcelona to New York 16-night transatlantic as the third most booked sailing.
“This year’s voyage collection was highly appealing with more variety featuring 160 new port-intensive itineraries that discover every part of the globe, including on board our newest ship Seven Seas Grandeur once she joins in 2023,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises
There was also a strong demand for the line’s distinctive suites, as well as the palatial, 413sqm Regent Suite.
With seven of the ten most popular itineraries booked on the 2024-2025 Voyage Collection launch day including ports in Africa, Asia, and South America, luxury travellers are keen to try new experiences in unfamiliar and exotic locales, for extended periods of time.
This is illustrated by Seven Seas Splendor’s Lisbon to Cape Town 24 nights cruise. Hugging Africa’s West Coast with visits to Dakar, Senegal; Banjul, Gambia; and Abidjan, Ivory Coast; the itinerary attracted more reservations than any other.
Seven Seas Grandeur, the most highly anticipated ship to be launched in 2023, had a strong launch day with three sailings in the top ten, which includes a 2024 Barcelona to New York 16-night transatlantic as the third most booked sailing. Sister ship to hugely successful Seven Seas Splendor and Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Grandeur will be the next pinnacle in luxury cruising exemplifying Regent’s heritage of perfection with unrivalled space, unparalleled service, exceptional cuisine, and transformative experiences.
Of the top ten voyages booked on the day, no single voyage had a duration lower than 16 nights, with the longest being 25 nights and entry-level prices for the line’s spacious Veranda and Deluxe Veranda Suites ranging from AU$12,570 per guest and AU$21,220 per guest.
Other notable destinations featured in the top 10 sailings booked on the record launch day were the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South America sailings featuring the Amazon River.
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