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September 22, 2005

RSSC Unveils "Circle of Interest" Options for Seven Seas Voyager's Oct.30th sailing

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RSSC Unveils "Circle of Interest" Options for Seven Seas Voyager's Oct.30th sailing

Onboard & Ashore: Excursions, Workshops and Lectures Focus on Nature, Antiques, Archaeology

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. (September 12, 2005) - Radisson Seven SeasŪ today unveiled an innovative "Circle of Interest" concept, offering guests of select cruises their choice of exclusive packages featuring ship and shore programs linked by a common theme. The enrichment programs will be launched on the Seven Seas Voyager"sŪ October 30 Athens to Monte Carlo voyage where nature, antiques and archaeology themed experiences will feature onboard lectures and workshops plus specially created excursions and events led by "Circle" guest experts.

Following the July rollout of its "Travel Concierge" program, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises has added another highly customizable ship to shore option for guests. "The easy-to-book 'Circle of Interest' packages enable guests to adjust their experiences in various ports through their own personal lens on the world," said Mark Conroy, president of Radisson Seven Seas. "Our 'Circle of Interest' offerings will provide an entertaining, educational means for them to obtain these enriching experiences, while drawing fellow guests into a social circle of shared interests - the kind that foster an easy spirit of camaraderie."

The inaugural seven-night "Circle of Interest" cruise on the 700-guest all balcony-suite Seven Seas Voyager departs Athens for Monte Carlo on October 30, calling at Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion, Sorrento, and Civitavecchia (Rome). These classical Mediterranean ports will come to life through three optional "Circle of Interest" packages: "Explore the Natural Beauty of the Mediterranean" with acclaimed environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau; "Archaeology & Ancient History" with well-known destination author and world traveler Dr. Sandra Bowern; and "Antiques, Art & Artifacts" with experts from the popular BBC television series Antiques Roadshow.

Stunning Scenery

From plunging cliffs to charming countryside villages, guests will "Explore the Natural Beauty of the Mediterranean" during four excursions through some the area's most exquisite coastal destinations. Among the package's highlights are "Positano & Lunch at Hotel San Pietro with Jean-Michel Cousteau" (Sorrento), "Panoramic View of Rhodes," "Flavors of the Etruscan Countryside" (Civitavecchia), and "Acardi and Old Rethymnon" (Heraklion). The tour package is $395 per person, and is limited to just 50 participants.

Discover the Past

Participants of the "Archaeology & Ancient History" package will enjoy in-depth historical perspectives of ancient Mediterranean sites from Dr. Sandra Bowern. In addition to two exclusive onboard evening events, four shore excursions are featured: "Ephesus & the Sirinee Villas with Sandra Bowern" (Kusadasi), "The Palace of Knossos & the Heraklion Museum," "Medieval Rhodes & the Grand Masters Palace," and "Ancient Pompeii" (Sorrento). The tour package is $246 per person.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden treasures of Turkey, Greece and Rome with be unearthed during the "Antiques, Art & Artifacts" program. Antiques Roadshow experts will host workshops to help guests find the most unique local offerings, and provide advice on appraising quality and price. In addition to the experts leading forays in Kusadasi and Rome, guests will also enjoy three half-day tours (which will allow time for independent shopping): "Cretian Pottery and Vineyards" (Heraklion), "Panoramic View of Rhodes," and "Ancient Ephesus" (Kusadasi). At the end of the week, an "Antiques Boatshow" will be staged onboard, where participants can share their discoveries with the appraisers. The tour package is $260 per person.

Per person fares for the October 30 Seven Seas Voyager cruise start at $3,746 and include 25% savings, all shipboard gratuities, wine with dinner, all juices and soft beverages, and an in-suite bar set up.

Radisson Seven Seas Cruises was voted the "Best Large Cruise Line' by readers of Departures magazine in 2004.

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