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FORT LAUDERDALE – October 8, 2007 – Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), voted the world’s #1 large-ship operator by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, has scheduled three Circles of Interest enrichment programs focusing on world history in 2008. Circles of Interest offer RSSC guests exclusive onboard and shore-side experiences and feature world-class lecturers, instructors and authorities from the realms of art, cuisine, history, environmental conservation, photography and wellness.

RSSC’s history-focused Circles of Interest programs will be offered aboard 2008 winter and summer voyages of the 700-guest, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner® and  the 490-guest, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator®. British naval hero Commodore Jamie Miller will host “The Falklands Conflict,” a 19-night South America voyage departing January 16 aboard Seven Seas Mariner, while Emmy® Award-winning journalist and network news producer Elyse Weiner hosts “Barcelona and Florence Revealed” aboard Seven Seas Navigator’s June 14 and August 16 Mediterranean departures.

RSSC’s history-focused Circles of Interest programs offer guests rare opportunities to discover the secrets of diverse regions through the lens of a particular interest. The programs offer the insight and perspective of knowledgeable hosts, and feature the camaraderie of an intimate community of guests sharing similar interests. Commodore Jamie Miller, the United Kingdom’s Naval Regional Commander for Wales & Western England and a survivor of the sinking of the HMS Coventry during the Falklands War, will share personal stories of his adventures both in the Falklands and around the world’s oceans during Seven Seas Mariner’s journey from Callao, Peru to Buenos Aires. The cruise will feature a visit to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, where Miller will lead a tour of battle sites.

Elyse Weiner, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and television news producer, is the host for “Barcelona and Florence Revealed” aboard Seven Seas Navigator’s June 14 and August 16 departures. Weiner spent many years at ABC News, was Tom Brokaw’s foreign producer at NBC Nightly News and also served as news executive at CNBC. Over the years, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Pope’s visit to Cuba. A seasoned traveler, she is founder of iJOURNEYS, which provides mp3 walking tours in Europe. Weiner will lead informative tours in Barcelona and Florence that will provide participants with the eye and experience of a resident, plus the perspective and knowledge of a world traveler.

“Regent’s history-focused Circles of Interest for 2008 extend our tradition of providing guests with enriching experiences based on personal discovery,” said Sophie Vlessing, the line’s vice president, marketing and guest strategy. “These programs offer rare insight from world-class experts and also provide the added enjoyment of a core group of travelers who share similar interests. Through onboard and shore-side events, our 2008 history Circles of Interest will deliver truly memorable experiences.”

“The Falklands Conflict” Circles of Interest program aboard Seven Seas Mariner’s January 16 voyage is available for $305 per person (exclusive of cruise fare), while “Barcelona and Florence Revealed” on Seven Seas Navigator’s June 14 and August 16 departures costs $415 per person additional.

Further details on these programs can be found on Regent’s website,

About Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Regent Seven Seas Cruises® (RSSC) is part of Carlson Companies, a global leader in the hotel, restaurant, business and leisure travel, and marketing industries. The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world, offering discerning travelers The Regent Experience with unique and personalized luxury. Regent Seven Seas (formerly Radisson Seven Seas) operates a fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports on all seven continents, including Antarctica. RSSC is consistently rated among the world’s top three cruise lines by readers of luxury travel magazines. Travel professionals worldwide voted RSSC the “World’s Best Luxury Cruise Line” for the third consecutive year as part of the 2006 Travel Weekly Awards and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted RSSC “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” in 2006.        

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