$800 shipboard credit per couple!

Splendors of Southern Europe Cruise

Exploring Medicine, Dentistry & the Mediterranean Healthcare Model
Lisbon to Malta on Regent Seven Seas Navigator
September 28 – October 9, 2023

Sail the Mediterranean in style for 10 nights with PES on the “World’s Most Luxurious Fleet,” Regent Seven Seas! Indulge in the simple pleasures and cultural riches of coastal Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Malta with every luxury included aboard the 482-guest Seven Seas Navigator.
Hosted by Joann and Bill Chaney!

Cruise Itinerary Highlights:

  • Discover Portimão’s impressive coastal cliffs and nearby villages, or travel to the ancient city of Silves, the former Moorish capital
  • Admire Seville’s historic center and colossal Gothic cathedral, or delight in Andalusia’s charming whitewashed villages
  • Granada boasts the Alhambra palace and the Albaicin, the city’s old Arab Quarter
  • Bask on the white-sand beaches of Alicante in renowned Costa Blanca
  • Visit the old quarter and Plaza de España market in Mahón on the isle of Menorca
  • Immerse yourself in Rome and its abundance of historical and architectural treasures
  • The Amalfi Coast’s Salerno is your gateway to Positano, Sorrento, and Pompeii
  • Adventure through ancient ruins and warm beaches on the Aeolian Island of Lipari

All-Inclusive Cruise Package:

  • Roundtrip business class air on all intercontinental flights from select gateways with free transfers between airport and ship
  • One-night Regent pre-cruise hotel package for Concierge Suites and higher
  • Multiple award-winning shore excursions in every port
  • Exquisite cuisine with open-seating, free specialty restaurants, and 24-hour room service
  • All beverages including fine wines, beer, premium spirits, specialty coffees, and bottled water, plus an in-suite mini-bar
  • Pre-paid gratuities, free valet laundry service, and unlimited Wi-Fi
  • $800 shipboard credit per couple

Brief Itinerary

*Free 1-Night Pre-Cruise Package when booked in a Concierge Suite or higher

Port Highlights:

Legend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. On All Saints’ Day in 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the city. The Baixa (Lower City) was rebuilt on neo-classical lines that still form the heart of the city. The elegant ‘City of Explorers’overlooks the River Tagus, and offers a number of distinctive neighborhoods to discover. Tour the Alfama, where the winding streets still retain much of their Moorish atmosphere. Stroll to Bairro Alto and hear the melodious sounds of Portugal’s Fado music. Nearby excursions transport you to the lavish 18th-century palace of Queluz and Sintra’s Royal Palace.

Framed by golden sands and impressive cliffs, Portimão offers a relaxing beach getaway for sun-seekers. For lovers of history and architecture, take a stroll through the medieval Castle of Alvor, and for those that enjoy the beauty of nature delight in the cultivated fields and slopes covered with pine trees and wildflowers. Visit the Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Conceição that dates back to the 14th century. After a devastating earthquake it was restored with an altar made from walnut wood and the interior walls that feature religious depictions in azulejos tiles. Bring home traditional lace, ceramics, leather goods and baskets.

Cádiz, Andalusia’s world-renowned capital, has undergone major restoration in recent years. Palm trees, gracious squares, flower-filled parks, ubiquitous red-tile roofed buildings, and bustling street markets make this a most delightful port. The old town, on the tip of the peninsula, is buzzing with beautiful, lively plazas. To get there, you pass through the new town, an elegant metropolis with excellent beaches. Cádiz is also a good starting point for a day trip to nearby Seville, where you can visit the Alcazar, a beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture surrounded by lovely gardens; majestic Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla); and Giralda Tower, offering excellent photo opportunities.

Sunny Motril along Spain’s Costa Tropical is a pleasant gateway to Granada, the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors and one of Europe’s most storied cities. Tucked away among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain’s Andalusia region, its top draws are a pair of UNESCO World Heritage sites: the astonishing Alhambra palace complex, once the opulent seat of Granada’s Nasrid emirs and site of the finest Islamic buildings in Europe; and the Albaicin, the old Arab Quarter and medieval heart of Granada. Wander narrow, cobblestoned streets full of dazzling architecture, colorful shops, lively flamenco shows and hidden restaurants that uphold the Andalusian tradition of complimentary tapas with wine.

There is something for everyone in Alicante. The historic Mediterranean port city is located in renowned Costa Blanca, within the region of Valencia. From outdoor cafés to white-sand beaches to museums that house rare masterpieces, this town has everything one would expect of a Mediterranean escape. Be sure to visit the picturesque town of Guadalest, one of the most unique destinations in all of Spain.

Visitors delight in Mahón’s charming shops and eateries, and the traditional Georgian buildings of its hilly old quarter. Explore the island and savor its dramatic views, quaint villages and well-preserved taulas of the island’s megalithic civilization. Be sure not to miss the Plaza de España, with market stalls lining the arcades of the former Carmelite friary, where you can purchase local art work and souvenirs. Savor fresh seafood, some paella, delightful local wines, and Mahón’s signature cheese at quaint local tapas bars.

Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome. Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fame.

As is true of the rest of the Amalfi Coast, this city boasts beautiful vistas, charming open-air cafés and captivating landmarks with historic roots. One example is Duomo di Salerno, an absolute must see for lovers of art, history and architecture. This Italian cathedral showcases an impressive design, powerful frescoes and melodious mosaics spanning the centuries as far back as the 11th century, when it was built by the Normans.

Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands, along the north coast of Sicily. Lipari’s landscape is stunning with Mount Chirica dominating the horizon. Visit the ruins of several towers and other medieval structures at the Archaeological Park, which also has an expansive museum with a beautiful collection of urns, along with galleries comprising of pottery from the 4th and 5th century B.C, when the Greeks occupied the area. Among the pristine beaches of Lipari are Spiaggia Bianca (White Beach) to the north of Canneto and Acquacalda (Warm Water) with its majestic white mountain that lords over the beach.

Malta’s major port and capital, the entire city of Valletta was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The centerpiece is the impressive 19th century Mosta Dome, visible from anywhere on the island, with its inlaid marble floor and the gilded, carved stone flowers set around the interior dome. For a tranquil afternoon, stroll the San Anton Palace Gardens, artistically laid out in Three Villages – Attard, Lija and Balzan. Or, for spectacular vistas, take a day tour to Dingli Cliffs, which offer striking views of the sea and rugged coastline. Valetta is also a portal to day trips to nearby Mdina, with its landmark Baroque Cathedral of St. John; and Rabat, the provincial township that was once part of the Roman city of Melita, where you can explore several fascinating archaeological digs.

PES Suite Rates:

$800 shipboard credit per couple!

Rates include port taxes of $254 per person.

Cruise & Air Rates include domestic air from select gateways, roundtrip business class air on intercontinental flights, and ground transfers between airport and ship.

Cruise Only Rates include a $2,400 business class air price reduction per person. Ground transfers are not included.

Concierge Suites & higher include one-night Regent pre-cruise hotel package or receive a $150 per person hotel credit per night.

Double pricing is based on double occupancy or two people per suite.

Single Occupancy: Please inquire for single prices.

Reservation Booking Terms and Conditions:

Required Deposit: 

Cruise: 15% of cruise fare and a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person

Seminar: $200 per person

Final Payment: June 1, 2023

Passports: Passports are required for all guests and must be valid for six months after the end of the cruise.

Additional Services: Please contact your PES Travel for any additional services you may need including airfare, pre- and post-cruise packages, transfers, and tours.

PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 15 days of deposit for additional benefits.

To protect your travel investment, please contact your PES Travel Advisor.

Cancellation Penalties: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person paid at deposit in addition to the below schedule:

From time of deposit until May 31, 2023 $100 per person
From June 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023 15% of full fare
From July 1, 2023, to July 30, 2023 50% of full fare
From July 31, 2023, to August 29, 2023 75% of full fare
After August 29, 2023 100% of full fare

Cancellation of Regent Ancillary Items:

Pre- and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages, Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Packages, Pre-Bookable Adventures Ashore, Visa Packages, Airfare, Air Supplemental Fee, and Free Hotel Package 100% fee within 60 days prior to departure (July 31, 2023)
Shore Excursions, Private Transfers, and Private Cars & Vans 100% fee within 36 hours of departure
Custom Air Fee 100% fee from when requested