Itinerary Changes for 2020

As with so many facets of the travel industry, our planned 2020 itineraries have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. All cruise travel has been cancelled until at least November 2020 or until cruise lines meet new CDC guidelines. Regent is proactively implementing several preventative measures to address the CDC requirements and hope to be back at sea as soon as possible. While new sailing dates are pending, we wanted to share important information for those that are currently booked or considering joining us on one or more of our upcoming adventures:

  • Our May 2020 sailing, Commemorating the World Wars, has been postponed. We are thrilled to announce, thanks to our valued partners at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, that this fascinating adventure has been re-scheduled for an August 2021 departure. This sailing will travel to Europe's most treasured ports as we explore the history of the world's major military conflicts and more. Originally scheduled speakers and performers whose availability permits will join us to produce the original program on this new itinerary.
  • We regret that we have cancelled the Spotlight on Wines: The Harlan Family Domain, originally scheduled for a June 2020 sailing. We have also cancelled the Pre-Cruise Land Program at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort and Spa. Will Harlan, Managing Director of the Harlan Family Domain, shared, “We hope to reengage Artful Travelers and Regent Seven Seas Cruises guests when this crisis subsides and, together, celebrate wonderful food and fine wines. Hopefully, see you in 2021!” We thank the team at the Harlan Domain, Meadowood and the Regent food and beverage team for all their efforts. Anticipating the experience of Napa’s premiere wines paired with Regent’s six-star culinary experience is motivation to sustain all of us as we weather the next few months.
  • Politics are surely not exempt from the reach of the COVID-19 virus. Our planned The State of Journalism Today sailing in August 2020 will be re-scheduled to a date in 2021 or 2022. Our thought is to return with Judy Woodruff, Al Hunt and Charlie Cook, and others, to discuss how journalists build and deliver their important stories.
  • Finally, our October 2020 sailing, Hooray for Hollywood, celebrating the very best of arts and entertainment, will be re-scheduled shortly for a date in 2022.

New Spotlight on Public Broadcasting sailings will be announced as soon as possible. We’ve committed to work with Regent to support and program cruises later this year and early next year. As new itineraries are announced, probably closer to home, we will provide programming plans and updates to enhance the unrivalled Regent experience. You’ll be the first to know!

Like you, we are realistic in our outlook about the near-term future. The safety and well-being of our friends and cruise family is paramount. We very much look forward to traveling the globe to showcase the very best of public broadcasting and more… when our world returns to a sense of calm and certainty. Until then, we will keep you informed. We are always available to speak with you via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we send our sincere well wishes. Take care and stay strong, until we sail again. And we will be sailing again!