Regent Seven Seas to host Emmy Award-winning filmmaker on Asia cruise
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will host Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy for an exclusive preview of her latest project, Last Days in Vietnam, on a Seven Seas Voyager cruise.
The 18-night sailing through Asia will depart on February 21, 2015 and feature a Q&A session at the end of the screening to “provide insight into the making and significance of the film”.
The ‘Dynasties and Dragons’ cruise will sail from Beijing, China, and take in the likes of Shanghai, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which has teamed up with Artful Travelers and US television network PBS, said the sailing will offer an “enlightening travel experience with rare opportunities to meet and interact with some of [America’s] most celebrated minds and admired media figures.”
The documentary focuses on the final days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon.
As well the film’s director, guests scheduled to appear on the voyage include Steven Johnson, author and host of PBS’s How We Got to Now; Mark Bailey, screenwriter and bestselling author of Last Days In Vietnam; and Lauren Prestileo, series manager of PBS series American Experience.
To join the cruise, guests or travel agents need to request the promotional code ‘ARTFUL’ at the time of booking.
Meanwhile, the cruise line has also revealed the first rendering of its new ship, Seven Seas Explorer (shown below), and launched a dedicated microsite at rssc.com/explorer.
The ship will debut in the summer of 2016.
Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said: “We’re building the most luxurious ship ever created, and our loyal guests and travel agent partners are eagerly awaiting detailed information about Seven Seas Explorer.
“This dedicated microsite provides us with a platform to provide our passionate brand advocates with the latest updates and exciting developments surrounding this extraordinary new ship from now through launch.”
Reservations for ship’ s maiden voyage and inaugural season open January 19, 2015 exclusively for Seven Seas Society members, and become widely available from February 11, 2015.