Several cruise lines released itineraries stretching into 2024, with new ports of call, excursions and partnerships on the docket.
Regent Seven Seas
Regent Seven Seas is planning 15 maiden calls during the 2023-2024 season, including at Vanuatu’s Mystery Island; Syros, Greece; the Lofoten Islands in Norway; and Puerto Banus, Spain.
Offering 139 new itineraries, Regent will offer 129 overnight calls in destinations including St. Petersburg, Russia; Kyoto, Japan; Singapore; Lisbon; and Bordeaux, France.
Azamara’s planned maiden calls in 2023 include Alta, Norway; Brest, France; Cesme, Turkey; Fredericia, Denmark; and Mariehamn, Finland. The line will also offer two new pre- and post-cruise land explorations in 2023, a Switzerland Glacier Express Train and a two-night program in Gran Canaria that includes visiting the Bandama Caldera, one of the largest extinct volcanic craters.
Seabourn, meanwhile, revealed details of the Seabourn Venture’s inaugural itineraries from the U.K., departing this spring.
On sale Aug. 19, the itineraries depart in April on the first of the line’s two new purpose-built expedition vessels. The 12-day Wild & Ancient British Isles cruise goes from Greenwich (London), England, to Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland. The 12-day Scottish and Norse Legends Expedition out of Leith, on April 22, explores coastal Scotland and Norway en route to Tromso, Norway. From Tromso, the Venture will embark on its previously announced summer season in the Arctic, starting May 4.
Windstar Cruises said it renewed its relationship as the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation, a partnership that extends through 2025 and includes three themed cruises per year hosted by James Beard Foundation-affiliated chefs beginning in 2022. Dates and chefs for these cruises are to be announced soon, Windstar Cruises said. The cruises will include chef demonstrations and hosted dinners.
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