Cruises and Sailing
|December 24, 2002|
Radisson Seven Seas Voyager 94-Night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage
|Radisson Seven Seas Cruises has announced its first-ever 94-night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage aboard the new 700-guest all-balcony suite Seven Seas Voyager, sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles January 10, 2004. The luxury vessel, specially designed for extended cruising, will pamper her globetrotting travelers during the destination-intensive itinerary reaching 41 ports in 18 countries.|
Available in its 94-night entirety or five shorter, combinable segments of 15 to 23 nights, bookings for the Grand Asia Pacific voyage can be made starting January 6, 2003. To celebrate each cruise segment, there will be six complimentary shoreside excursions for all guests, including special private events, exclusive tours and hotel overnights in alluring Asian cities (full cruise guests enjoy three extra programs). Such inclusions are a hallmark of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, consistently named one of the best cruise lines in the world by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+ Leisure magazines.
"We are excited to announce the 2004 Grand Asia Pacific Voyage on the Seven Seas Voyager, setting our new ship on a new course, calling at eight new ports of call," said Mark Conroy, president and CEO of Radisson Seven Seas. "Recent booking trends and our guests' interests influenced our decision to develop this extended, concentrated Asia Pacific program. This first-ever itinerary offers our guests the benefit of extended touring time in 10 major cities with a total of 13 overnights in port."
Currently undergoing sea trials at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy, the Seven Seas Voyager will be christened March 31, 2003 in Monte Carlo, and will set sail on her maiden voyage April 1. Heading Southwest from Los Angeles on January 10, 2004, the Seven Seas Voyager will call at the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Tonga, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and Hawaii, with extended overnight calls in Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle (Perth), Singapore, Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tianjin (for Beijing), Kobe and Tokyo.
Luxury goes exploring as Radisson Seven Seas calls for the first time in eight new ports during this 94-night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage. In New Caledonia, the Seven Seas Voyager will visit exotic Ile des Pins. In Australia, she'll call on Adelaide, gateway to the country's wine valley; Fremantle & Perth, twin cities on the Swan River; charming Albany and its legendary whaling station, and Broome, renowned for its seawater pearls. In Taiwan, the Voyager will drop anchor in Taipei harbor and tranquil Kaoshing, and China's capital city Beijing will be within reach from the port city of Tianjin.
The Seven Seas Voyager boasts the ultimate in luxurious accommodations with the largest lead-in suites in the industry (356 sq. ft. with balcony), including expansive marble bathrooms with separate showers and full bathtubs. Her four dining venues will offer single, open seating, so guests may dine when and with whom they wish, and Le Cordon Bleu chefs will staff the alternative restaurant Signatures.
The Seven Seas Voyager will have an exceptional space ratio of 70 and a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.5. The ship will feature Club.com, an Internet café with eight computers, and a learning center with 21 computers. Suites will have hi-tech interactive TV systems with free movie channels, CD and DVD players, email capabilities, wake up service and more. The Judith Jackson Sea Spa will provide a popular alternative to traditional oceangoing spas. A twenty-first century pod propulsion system will not only minimize vibration and noise, but will allow for premium aft-facing "Horizon View" suites, offering sweeping views overlooking the stern. Butler service will be extensively offered, available in the top 88 suites of category B and above.
With a maximum capacity of only 700, the Seven Seas Voyager will provide every Grand Asia Pacific Voyage guest an intimate luxury cruising experience. Those who book the 94-night cruise by May 31, 2003 will enjoy 10% Early Booking Savings, with prices starting from $38,695 per person, including first class air from 84 North American gateways and up to $1,000 shipboard credit to use onboard at leisure.