Princess partner and Master Mixologist Rob Floyd in a chic bar setting. Take 5 will offer curated experiences honoring the roots of jazz, the birth of BeBop, contemporary jazz and iconic female artists, while highlighting how destinations helped shaped this musical genre. Take 5 celebrates this important American art form with live performances by dedicated jazz musicians, dance lessons, engaging speakers and workshops, guest performers and after-hours parties. It will also feature surprise, pop-up performances so no two nights are the same. Carefully curated, custom media content will play on screens including archival footage and iconic imagery.
CURTAIN RAISED ON SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR OFFERINGS Regent Seven Seas Cruises raised the curtain on five new theater performances that will debut on Seven Seas Splendor when the highly anticipated luxury cruise ship launches in February 2020. From a dueling battle between rock and country musical genres to a story of adventure and romance to a thriller filled with intrigue, these lavishly staged musical productions await guests. “These captivating theatrical performances on Seven Seas Splendor are unrivaled in luxury ocean cruising,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “They were created and produced by our team of Broadway choreographers and directors. We recruited some of the finest, most talented musicians and performers to deliver unforgettable and engaging productions for our valued guests.” In addition, Regent also revealed details of four entertainment lounges onboard: Splendor Lounge, Observation Lounge, Meridian Lounge and the Casino. During the evening these venues will feature resident musicians and entertainers, dancing, karaoke singing, games and more.
New Orleans and Princess Tiana Take Center Stage in Disney Wonder Enhancements The world of “The Princess and the Frog” will come to life in new ways on Disney Wonder with the addition of an exciting New Orleans-themed lounge that will transport guests deeper into the heart of the city’s iconic French Quarter. A perfect complement to Tiana’s Place Restaurant on Disney Wonder, the French Quarter Lounge will feature live music and themed activities for everyone in the family. Also debuting on Disney Wonder this fall will be a sleek new space for teens and a redesigned café just for adults. The new enhancements debut on Disney Wonder’s four-night sailing from Vancouver to San Diego on September 30. These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in its ships, helping to deliver
CARNIVAL PANORAMA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES SEA TRIALS Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, successfully completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea in July, marking a major milestone in anticipation
incredible family vacation experiences for years to come. While making these enhancements, crews perform regularly scheduled and wide-ranging maintenance to keep the fleet in tip-top shape, further demonstrating the unwavering commitment by Disney Cruise Line to continually elevate the guest experience. Guests sailing on Disney Wonder can experience a variety of itineraries and ports of call throughout the year, including summer sailings to Alaska, cruises to the Mexican Riviera and voyages to the Caribbean and Bahamas. For the first time, Disney Wonder will also call New Orleans home in 2020 with Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries departing from this new home port beginning February 7.
of its inaugural cruise from Long Beach on December 11 becoming the line’s first new ship on the West Coast in 20 years. As the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Panorama will offer innovations such as the first Sky Zone trampoline park at sea and a new ChooseFun WaterWorks aqua park inspired by the line’s Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, as well as popular onboard venues like Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse Brewhouse, featuring BBQ favorites created by Food Network star and longtime partner Guy Fieri and craft beers brewed on board. Carnival Panorama will also offer a variety of accommodation choices, including the tropics-inspired Havana area with colorful staterooms and its own THIRD QUARTER 2019 | TRAVEL & CRUISE 41