Regent Seven Seas Cruises to return to Turkey
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), the most inclusive luxury experience™, has announced it will be returning to Turkey with eleven itineraries departing in 2019. This captivating country has long been popular with Australian travellers interested in rich culture, history, awe-inspiring architecture and exotic food.
Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar enhancement, the all-suite all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager® will sail eleven itineraries commencing in April 2019, calling at Turkish ports including Istanbul, Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Bozcaada. Guests can enjoy the beauty of the region from the comfort of one of the most luxurious ships at sea, with Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ all-inclusive fares including access to exquisite dining, free unlimited shore excursions, free unlimited wi-fi, unlimited beverages – including fine wines and premium spirits, specialty dining and pre-paid gratuities.
“Following a review of travel advisories and extensive research by our internal teams, we are delighted to announce we will once again be calling on Turkey. We’ve selected a collection of incredible ports to give our guests a truly memorable impression of this sought-after destination, not only for those interested in the historical significance of the country, but also those keen to explore a part of the region outside of most traditional, cruising itineraries. From the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul’s eclectic Old City and Ephesus – one of the ancient world’s most significant archaeological and religious sites – to the azure waters and authentic local culture of the island of Bozcaada, we can’t wait to share the sights and sounds of Turkey with our guests next year,” said Lisa Pile, Vice President Sales, Australia & New Zealand at Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Guests undertaking one of RSSC’s all-inclusive sailings to Turkey will be able to enjoy free unlimited shore excursions in every port of call. In Istanbul, guests can choose from an open-air evening city tour or hosted walking tours, taking in the 4000 stalls at the city’s bustling Grand Bazaar marketplace and lively Sultanahmet Square. On the tiny island of Bozcaada, visitors can experience the slower side of local Aegean life, exploring vineyards, visiting local tavernas and taking in the atmospheric Greek quarter. Visitors to Ephesus, via the gateway port of Kusadasi, will marvel at the marble pathways still featuring the grooves left by the wheels of chariots, the imposing Library of Celsus, the Great Amphitheatre carved into the mountainside, the Basilica of St John, the House of the Virgin Mary, and the Temple of Artemis – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Sailings returning to Istanbul include an 8-day itinerary departing from Rome on October 8th 2019 or guests can indulge in a 31-day sailing exploring some of the greatest destinations in the world such as Mykonos, Rome, Safaga (Egypt) and Dubai departing from Athens on October 16th, 2019.
For more information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises® or to receive a brochure, guests can call 1300 455 200 (AU) or 0800 625 692 (NZ), visit www.rssc.com or contact your preferred Travel Agent.