Spotlight for Public Broadcasting

Experience the Best of Public Broadcasting Aboard the #1 Cruise Line in the World.

A Spotlight on Public Broacasting sailing with Artful Travelers provide the incredible opportunity to meet with and learn from public broadcasting’s most dynamic and insightful personalities, aboard the all-inclusive luxury of the award-winning Regent Seven Seas Mariner.

This 10-night itinerary celebrates the best of Hollywood with award-winning film and television writers, producers and directors from PBS’ American Masters and from some of America’s most successful sitcoms. We’ll complement those presentations with inside Hollywood stories from some of America’s most fascinating storytellers while visiting Mexico’s sunniest, most relaxing ports of call.  

Meet and interact with some of the most perceptive and thoughtful minds of public broadcasting and entertainment, as well as their featured guests, at panel discussions and presentations. Additionally, private dinners and cocktail receptions allow for one-on-one conversations during the unforgettable voyage.

The insight and experience of these public broadcasting personalities and special guests is unparalleled and not available anywhere else in the world. An Artful Travelers voyage is, quite simply, a journey unlike any other.

Special guests for this sailing will be announced shortly, those currently invited include...

  • Michael Kantor: An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, Michael Kantor now leads the acclaimed PBS series, American Masters. Since he was named as the series’ executive producer in April 2014, he has overseen films for theatrical release under the American Masters Pictures banner, the creation of the American Masters Podcast, and the ongoing television series that attracts millions of viewers each year. Before joining American Masters, Kantor created PBS programs including Broadway: The American Musical (hosted by Julie Andrews), Make ‘Em Laugh (hosted by Billy Crystal) and Superheroes (hosted by Liev Schreiber). Kantor also wrote, directed and produced the award-winning profile American Masters: Quincy Jones: In the Pocket and served as executive producer of Give Me the Banjo with Steve Martin. He is president of Almo Inc., a company that distributes the American Film Theatre series, including Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, starring Katharine Hepburn, and Chekhov’s Three Sisters with Laurence Olivier. Kantor has co-authored three books, serves as a Tony nominator, and taught producing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He holds a BA from Cornell University, and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego;
  • Jeffrey Richman is a producer and writer, known for Modern Family (2009), Frasier (1993) and Wings (1990).  Jeffrey Richman is the Executive Producer of Modern Family…   this unique show about extended, eclectic, funny family with universally likable characters.   Jeff also served as Executive Producer on Wings, Frasier (another Emmy Award for Best Comedy), Stark Raving Mad, Charlie Lawrence (Creator), Jake in Progress, Stacked, Rules of Engagement, Desperate Housewives, and Back to You;
  • William J. Mann has “set new standards in movie biography,” according to historian and critic David Thomson. Mann’s biography of Katharine Hepburn, titled Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn, was named a Notable Book of 2006 by The New York Times, and praised by Gore Vidal. Mann’s latest study, How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood, goes behind the scenes to discover the ways Taylor (and her savvy agents, managers and publicists) fashioned the blueprint for the celebrity culture we know today. Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand followed in 2012. Mann's next book, Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood, is the story of how the Hollywood studio system and the Hays Office were established during the early 1920s, told alongside the famous, unsolved murder mystery of director William Desmond Taylor, which Mann solves.  A graduate of Wesleyan University, Mann has been writing about Hollywood since 1996. His first biography, Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, won the Lambda Literary Award;
  • David Lee: Nine-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director/writer (Cheers, The Jeffersons). With partner Peter Casey, he wrote and produced The Jeffersons (six years) and Cheers (four years).  In 1989, they added a third partner, the late David Angell. The first series they created, Wings, ran for eight seasons on NBC. Their second, Frasier,ran eleven seasons.  It has to date won more Emmy awards than any other sitcom… ever;
  • Steven Boggs: Director of Global Guest Relations for the Dorchester Collection of nine iconic hotels, including the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Steven has spent almost 30 years taking care of the rich and famous at the iconic “Hotel California.” His client list includes notables ranging from Lauren Bacall to Michael Jackson to Warren Buffet to Clive Davis.  A Los Angeles native, Steven has always been fascinated by the history of LA and Hollywood and has developed friendships with some of the people that helped create that history.  Steven will explore the history the Beverly Hills Hotel and the influence it had on the culture of Hollywood.

To be included in public broadcasting activities on this sailing, add this experience to your "On Board Options" via Destination Services once your booking has been confirmed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. A programming agenda will be delivered to your suite upon embrakation and exclusive invitations to events will be sent to your suite throughout the journey. We will keep you advised of related activities while you are on board and curate private dinners of your choice with speakers where space and schedules permit.

Scheduled Artful Travelers ports, fares, guests and dates are subject to change.