At Jump Start 2020, FFS announced the location for the next Dream Destination Conference in 2021: we will be returning to the beautiful Mediterranean aboard a luxurious Regent Cruise! Set sail with us for a tour of Spain, France, and Italy, and this time you’ll be the first to climb aboard a brand-new cruise ship—the lavish and luxurious Seven Seas Splendor™.
The Splendor is setting a new standard for luxury at sea. Every suite is a balcony suite, giving you full panoramic views of the Mediterranean at nearly every moment. Accommodating 750 guests, it’s at the perfect intersection of intimate and spacious, and sets benchmarks for the cruise industry in all categories: style, service, cuisine, and comfort.
Here are all the places we will go aboard the Splendor:
Port #1: Barcelona, Spain – By balancing the medieval charm of its Gothic Quarter with the beauty of its modern boulevards, Barcelona is considered one of Europe’s most visually stunning cities. While ashore, visit the Picasso Museum or witness the unique passion of a flamenco show.
Port #2: Palma de Mallorca, Spain – Mallorca (also spelled “Majorca”) is a wind-swept island of contrasts, with tall cliffs, rocky valleys, and cozy villages to the north, and elegant hotels, busy bars, and dazzling nightlife to the south.
Port #3: Ajaccio, France – Ajaccio is Corsica’s largest town, located on the island’s west coast—between its verdant mountains, the plazas are lined with trees and the harbors are stuffed with colorful sailboats. This city is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his presence dominates the city both in statues and street names.
Port #4: Olbia & Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy – This port on the eastern coast of the island of Sardinia has attracted history buffs with its Roman artifacts, Punic burials, and the mysterious remains of ancient Nuraghc culture. This history has inspired the countless artisanal goods you can buy, such as handmade carpets, baskets, silk shawls, and jewelry.
Port #5: Sorrento & Capri, Italy – Sorrento is built atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, and the breathtaking view of bright buildings stacked on top of each other can make it feel like the most beautiful city in the world.
Port #6: Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy –The Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, Aventine Hill—take in all of these famous historic monuments and more in the Eternal City. No matter what you do there, you’ll find Rome is overflowing with majestic sights and sounds.
Port #7: Portofino, Italy – Picturesquely situated in a narrow cove, Portofino is considered to be one of the most beautiful Mediterranean ports, owing its popularity to its beautiful setting, agreeable climate and lush and luxuriant vegetation. It has long been known as an exclusive gathering place for the wealthy, artists and actors with an ever-growing number of waterfront restaurants, cafes, and tourist hot-spots.
Port #8: Provence, Marseille, France – Located in southeastern France, Marseille is the cosmopolitan capital of southern Europe, boasting a picturesque Old Quarter, lively sidewalk cafes and shops, and the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, all overlooking the steep cliffs that reach down to the sea below.
Whether it’s walking the winding alleys of Barcelona or exploring the ancient ruins of Rome, your dream can come alive if you qualify for DDC21 this year. We will be releasing more information about the cruise as the year goes on, so stay tuned to our blog for more information on what you can look forward to at each Mediterranean port. Get ready for sun, sea, and Splendor!