The University of North Texas
Special Price Reduction
$1000 off per stateroom
if booked by September 17, 2010
Exclusive pre-cruise program also available
A voyage with Oceania Cruises is a luxurious, upscale experience that redefines living on the water, and life aboard the streamlined Regatta is one of elegant intimacy, where a crew of 400 caters to only 684 passengers. Choose from four fabulous restaurants and enjoy the finest cuisine at sea with menus designed by world-renowned master chef Jacques Pépin. Your stateroom or suite will be an oasis of comfort, featuring Oceania Cruises’ Prestige Tranquility Bed to ensure a restful night. Make yourself at home in these exquisitely appointed rooms, the vast majority of which have lovely teak verandas. Every amenity imaginable awaits you, and when you go ashore you’ll be well equipped with knowledge from guest lectures and seminars. Regatta offers the perfect blend of relaxation and discovery.
From cosmopolitan Vancouver, cruise along the unblemished coastline to Alaska, America’s last frontier. Traverse the scenic Inside Passage to charming Sitka, a city with many historical attractions, followed by a visit to Icy Strait Point, a secluded and intimate seaport nestled in the pure beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Gaze upon the spectacular Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, discover the tiny village of Kodiak, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, and explore Wrangell, one of the oldest non-native settlements in Alaska. Further enrich your experience in Ketchikan, the former “Salmon Capital of the World,” before ending your Alaskan adventure in Vancouver.
The moment you step onboard you’ll feel it, an immediate sense of calm and comfort. Feel warmly welcomed by an ambiance of effortless elegance, casual days at sea and impeccable attention to detail. For the 684 passengers who board Oceania Cruises’ Regatta it will be a voyage like no other. The ship’s décor will delight, lavished with dark rich woods, plush fabrics, intriguing artwork, and an abundance of fresh flowers. The streamlined size of Regatta allows for an intimate, convivial atmosphere and highly personalized service. On this ship, experience the pinnacle of luxury cruising.
Even the most minute aspect of your voyage has been carefully considered. With the perfect ratio of staff to guests, you’ll find all your needs and whims catered to. The international staff is schooled in the art of fine service, with their core principle being the desire to please. The exceptional service onboard this ship will almost magically anticipate your needs, elevating your entire cruising experience. Your stateroom or suite will be your private oasis designed with all the comforts of home. Furnished with only the highest quality in mind, you’ll feel awash in the serenity of soothing colors,soft textures, luxurious furnishings, and Prestige Tranquility Beds, considered by many to be “a slice of heaven.” A vast majority of the staterooms and suites on Regatta feature teak verandas, a private haven where you can relax with a flute of champagne or watch the sun set over the sea.
Host of numerous television shows, author of more than 20 cookbooks, and personal chef to several heads of state, Jacques Pépin is one of the world’s leaders in fine cuisine. He brings his legendary culinary talents to all of the unique restaurants onboard. From the European-inspired Grand Dining Room to the breezy Terrace Café, variety is part of the fun. Other dinner options include steak and seafood at the Polo Grill and regional Italian cuisine at Toscana. Options for lunch include the Grand Dining Room, the poolside grill at Waves, or a full buffet at the Terrace Café. In addition to the restaurants, Regatta also features 24-hour room service, high tea at 4:00 p.m., an ice cream bar, afternoon pizzeria and evening snacks. Each cruise offers menus featuring literally hundreds of different dishes. The chefs know no bounds in their pursuit of perfection, striving to please even the most discriminating palates.
Your concierge and shore excursion staff will provide you with a wealth of information about the places you will visit, and the prestigious and often famous guest lecturers will regale you with personal insights and expertise on the endless treasures waiting ashore.
Each day on Regatta will inspire you to try something new. Relax in a private cabana, enjoy a refreshing dip in the heated pool, or take a brisk walk around the oval track. Stop in the rejuvenating Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, join a Team Trivia game, or settle into an armchair with a book in the English-style library. Nightfall brings with it a variety of entertainment; enjoy the soft jazz styling of Horizons, listen to a classic string quartet under the stars, dance to the inspired sounds of a 12-piece orchestra, or try your luck at the ship’s casino. Every night brings a new critically acclaimed headliner and a great show in the ship’s lounge. There’s always something to do, and if you desire, nothing to do but relax and breathe in the ocean air.
All Oceania Cruises’ staterooms feature exclusive Prestige Tranquility Beds (two lower twin beds convertible to queen), 24-hour room service, twice-daily maid service, plush cotton towels, thick cotton robes and slippers, flat-screen television, DVD player, direct dial satellite telephone, wireless internet access, writing desk, security safe, 110/220 volt outlets and hair dryer. Suites feature these amenities and much more.
THE OCEANIA CRUISES DIFFERENCE
• Smaller, more intimate ships, with only 684 guests, providing access to more exotic ports.
• Guest to staff ratio is 1.7:1.
• Impeccable service.
• Four open-seating gourmet restaurants with cuisine inspired by Jacques Pépin; all for no additional charge.
• Resort casual attire – no formal nights.• 93% ocean view staterooms and suites, 74% of those with private verandas.
• Enrichment programs including seminars led by naturalists, historians and local experts.
• Critically acclaimed headline entertainers.
• Large heated pool and three whirlpool spas.
• State-of-the-art fitness center.
• Unlimited complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.
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June 7 - June 17, 2011
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CRUISE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE FROM SELECT OCEANIA CRUISES CITIES
- 10 nights’ accommodations and cruising onboard Regatta to historic and scenic ports of call
- All meals, entertainment and use of facilities onboard the ship
- Private Welcome Reception
- Complimentary bottle of wine
- Attentive service from an experienced Go Next program manager
- Comprehensive pre-departure information
- All surcharges, airline fees and government taxes
All stateroom/suite locations and prices are subject to availability.
Additional categories may be available.
* The Special Reduced Alumni Price shown above reflects the $1,000 per stateroom Early Booking Price Reduction if booked by September 17, 2010. Prices are per person, double occupancy. Advertised prices include all surcharges, airline fees and government taxes.
Round-trip airport transfers of $98 per person are additional.
Oceania Cruises’ FREE AIRFARE cities are Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/
St. Paul, Nashville, New York (JFK), Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix,
Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis,
Tallahassee, Tampa, and Washington D.C. (Dulles).
Many other departure cities are available for an additional fee of $199.
Call for a complete listing. All airfare is in coach class.
Airline-imposed baggage fees may apply.
Ports of Call
Called Shee Atika by the Tlingit Indians, then New Archangel by the Russians who ousted them, Sitka boasts a multicultural heritage. Two dozen of its attractions are on the National Register of Historic Places, including Castle Hill and Building 29, a structure built by the Russians in 1835. The Sheldon Jackson Museum exhibits one of Alaska’s oldest native culture collections.
ICY STRAIT POINT (HOONAH), ALASKA
Hoonah means “where the north wind doesn’t blow” in the language of the Tlingit Indians, who make up about 70% of the population of this village on the lee side of Chichagof Island. However, wildlife outnumbers everyone, so watch for bears, eagles, and humpback whales, which migrate here in the summer.
HUBBARD GLACIER, ALASKA
Hubbard Glacier is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving face over six miles wide. The ice at the foot of Hubbard Glacier is about 400 years old; it takes that long for ice to traverse the length of the glacier. Where the glacier meets the shore, most of the ice is below the waterline, and newly calved icebergs can shoot up quite dramatically. Due to this, ships must keep their distance as they ply their way up and down the coast.
The tiny village of Kodiak clings to the “Emerald Isle” of Kodiak, which is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. In summer, the island is a mosaic of flora that includes wildflowers, moss-laden spruce, Pacific red elder, and blueberries, on which the brown bears feast. You may also spot puffins, red foxes, and killer whales.
Once a Tlingit Indian stronghold, then a Russian outpost, and finally an American settlement in 1867, Wrangell honors the dramatic changes it has endured. See a preserved tribal house on Chief Snakes Island. Learn about the three gold rushes that transformed the area in the Wrangell Museum. See the ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks on the nearby beaches.
Totem poles are one of Ketchikan’s chief attractions, and the best places to view them are Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Park. Drop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center to learn about the local cultures and ecosystems.
In each port of call you may select from a variety of optional shore excursions for an additional charge, some of which are referenced in the descriptions above.