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On Board emerge featuring 14 new venues, additional staterooms, an expanded Mandara Spa and new complimentary dining venues will be introduced. Making their debut are Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge, which features the Humidor Cigar Lounge. Splash Academy, the children’s waterpark, will be replaced with the adults-only retreat Spice H2O, a daytime lounge featuring two new hot tubs and a dedicated bar, which transforms into an after-hours entertainment venue. In addition, Onda by Scarpetta will debut onboard Norwegian Spirit, joining the portfolio of critically acclaimed Scarpetta restaurants, and bringing the charm and effortless elegance of its urbane Scarpetta sister to the sea.

“JIM HENSON’S INSPIRED SILLINESS” TO DEBUT ON SKY PRINCESS & ENCHANTED PRINCESS From the brilliant mind of legendary puppeteer, Jim Henson’s Inspired Silliness debuted with no strings attached onboard the new Sky Princess – and will follow with an encore on Enchanted Princess in 2020. New and exclusive to Princess, the show recreates and reimagines several of Jim Henson’s hilarious, innovative and magical works from early in his prolific career in a 30-minute performance with singers and dancers animating the comedy, mind-blowing visuals, memorable music and world-renowned Henson style.

Venturing into Seabourn’s New Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ship Seabourn is busy preparing for the launch of its new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, set to begin cruising the world’s most coveted and remote destinations in June 2021. Travelers on Seabourn Venture and her sister ship will find a wealth of masterfully crafted onboard spaces, including The Colonnade, where guests can find a variety of delicious meal options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue is part of the eight dining experiences expedition travelers will enjoy onboard the forthcoming expedition ships. Renowned designer Adam D. Tihany has shaped public spaces that capture the romanticism of early explorers with the vibrant energy of present day, invoking a timeless sense of adventure while maintaining the familiarity of the venues that past guests have grown to enjoy. The Colonnade is a casual and inviting elegant setting that is sure to be among the most popular spots for guests to savor the line’s highly acclaimed all-inclusive international dining selections. The Colonnade is inspired by the wooden hulls of historic maritime design. The riveted curved wood panels of the ceiling will give guests the feeling

REGENT COOKING UP MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Cooking classes on a cruise are among the top foodie experiences for luxury travelers, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is cooking up 16 new Culinary Arts

of being inside the hull of one of the first expedition ships, a concept that echoes throughout the space with decorative metal plate details, integrated wood flooring, and art displays of intricate nautical knots. Guests will have the option of enjoying dinner, served tableside at The Colonnade, while breakfast and lunch will be available via table service and buffet-style at stations featuring three-dimensional textured tile and white stone countertops. A sleek copper ceiling above each station will give guests the feeling of walking through a working kitchen. Special theme nights will feature Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller’s family-style dinners that pay homage to his American childhood. His interpretations of classic comfort dishes, such as Clam Bake and BBQ Ribs will be served family-style on platters to complement the essence of sharing in a relaxed spirit of fun and togetherness. Kitchen classes that will debut during the 2020 inaugural season of Seven Seas Splendor before being expanded to Seven Seas Explorer in April 2020. Inspired by Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural 2020 season sailing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, the two-hour classes were designed by Kathryn Kelly, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ executive director of culinary enrichment. Chef Kelly, a Culinary Institute of America graduate, has spent 40 years traveling to explore the world’s many different cuisines and the cultures that created them. “When I was younger, we used to go to friends’ homes, and they would pull out their projector and tell us about their trip through pictures. Today, our guests can FOURTH QUARTER 2019 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 35

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Travel & Cruise 4th Quarter 2019  

4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA and the cru...

Travel & Cruise 4th Quarter 2019  

4th quarter edition of Travel & Cruise Magazine. Published quarterly, Travel & Cruise is the official magazine of the FCCA, CLIA and the cru...

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