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Regent & Aston Martin F1 Unveil Exclusive Spotlight Voyage

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading ultra luxury cruise line, and the iconic Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team, have announced the next phase of their exclusive partnership, collaborating on an exhilarating new Spotlight Voyage sailing the Mediterranean in Summer 2025.

The Spotlight Voyage, hosted by former Formula 1® driver Pedro de la Rosa and members of Aston Martin Aramco including engineers and executives, will be on board Seven Seas Splendor’s® 22 July, 2025, 10-night sailing. Additionally, representatives from Aston Martin, the internationally admired ultra luxury road car brand, will also participate in the exclusive voyage through a series of workshops around innovation and design.

Immersing luxury travellers into the worlds of ultra luxury cruising and high-performance Grand Prix racing the cruise will visit destinations steeped in the rich history and tradition of motor racing such as Barcelona, Spain and Monte Carlo, Monaco with the brands working together to create unforgettable experiences both on and off the ship.

In addition, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has created incredible pre- and post-cruise motor-racing themed, multi-day land programmes for those guests who wish to extend their cruise holidays, which could see guests exploring famous racetracks and viewing exceptional private car collections, plus the chance to attend an Aston Martin Aramco Race Weekend Experience in Hungary, after the Spotlight Voyage.

“Our collaboration with the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team has been met with so much excitement and we are delighted to announce details of the next stage of our partnership with this incredible Spotlight Voyage,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “This one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime sailing aboard our newest ship will allow luxury travellers to immerse themselves in the world of motor racing and the rich heritage of Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team through fascinating experiences and perspectives, all the while enjoying the highest standards of personalized service, unlimited shore excursions and exquisite cuisine on board an all-inclusive, ultra luxury Regent cruise.”

“The Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Aston Martin Aramco partnership was formed on the basis of our shared passion for creating once-in-a-lifetime moments whether on land or at sea,” said Jefferson Slack, Managing Director – Commercial & Marketing, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team. “The newly unveiled Spotlight Voyage, which will take place right in the heart of the 2025 season, is the perfect way for guests to get an exclusive look into the fascinating inner workings of an iconic Formula 1 team.”

Spotlight on Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team with Pedro de la Rosa

The sailing will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime moments, bringing guests all the excitement of high-performance motor racing while enjoying the ultra luxury, all-inclusive Regent experience with on board meet and greets and Q&A sessions with Aston Martin Aramco driver ambassador Pedro de la Rosa, veteran of over 100 Grands Prix.

“I am thrilled to host this exclusive Spotlight Voyage aboard with our friends at Regent and even more excited to be sailing from my hometown of Barcelona,” said Pedro de la Rosa, Team Ambassador, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team said. “I’ve spent over three decades pursuing my passion for racing in every corner of the globe, and I can’t wait to share this passion and my unique experiences with both Regent and Aston Martin Aramco fans while cruising the Mediterranean on this special voyage.”

Throughout the cruise additional members of the Aston Martin Formula One® Team will conduct master-classes, workshops, meet and greets and panel discussions.

Off the ship, the brands are curating unique driving and motor-racing experiences around the destinations the sailing will visit.

Monte Carlo will be a particular highlight of the sailing with a chance for guests to immerse themselves in the glamour of Monaco through a bespoke tour fit for racing royalty. Beginning with a visit to the Classic Car Collection, a must for motorsports enthusiasts, luxury travellers can then experience the thrill of the iconic Monaco Circuit. A lavish lunch follows before discovering more of the famous circuit on a walking tour and a chance to delve into Prince Rainer’s personal car collection. Guests will then savour an aperitivo with F1 memorabilia overlooking Port Hercule before capping off the day with a panoramic helicopter flight, the quintessential race day arrival and departure experience.

Back on board, luxury travellers will be able to get up close and personal with a full-size replica of one of the team’s race cars, proudly featuring the Regent logo, which will be placed on a public deck of Seven Seas Splendor. The ship will also host an Aston Martin simulator so guests can test their skills on a virtual circuit.

The Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team Spotlight Voyage experience will be complete with special “Race Day” themed dishes, cocktails, deck parties, documentary airings, gifts, co-branded merchandise including hats, polo shirts, jackets and reusable water bottles in the ship’s boutique, plus special Culinary Arts Kitchen classes.

Regent guests can take advantage of unlimited included shore excursions from an extensive menu of culturally rich programmes in all the incredible destinations on the cruise as the ship calls at Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence (Marseille), France; Saint-Tropez, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Portofino, Italy; Tuscany (Livorno), Italy; disembarking in Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy.

Prices for the Spotlight on Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team voyage start from $8,449 per guest. Some shoreside experiences will be at an additional cost and have limited capacity.

Pre- & Post- Land Programmes

Pre-Cruise Land Programme in Barcelona, Spain
Embark on an exhilarating pre-cruise journey in Barcelona, spanning 3 nights and 4 days. Begin with a walking tour and a delectable dinner at a traditional Catalan eatery before revving up the excitement with a thrilling drive at Montjuic Historical Street F1 Racetrack, complemented by a scenic helicopter tour. Guests may then indulge in a sumptuous lunch paired with Catalan wines and discover iconic landmarks. The adventure is concluded with a memorable farewell dinner, savouring the flavours and experiences of this vibrant city before setting sail.

Post-Cruise Land Programme in Bologna, Italy (from Rome)

Embark on an unforgettable 4-night, 5-day journey through the heart of Italian automotive excellence. After travelling from Rome via Bologna, explore the legacy of Enzo Ferrari at the museum in Modena before a visit to the iconic Imola Racetrack. This is followed by vineyard tastings and visits to Lamborghini and vintage mechanic shops. The land programme will conclude with a farewell dinner after a day of Pagani and Ferrari experiences.

Post-Cruise Land Programme – Aston Martin Aramco Race Weekend in Hungary

Fly from Rome to Budapest to enjoy all the action of an Aston Martin Aramco Race Weekend Experience in Hungary. This 4-day 5-night programme is the perfect way for fans to end the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team Spotlight Voyage with hotel stay and more.

Full details and pricing of pre- and post- land programmes will be confirmed at a later date.

For more information, please visit RSSC.com/aston-martin-aramco, call Singapore +65 31 651 679/ Hong Kong and Rest of Asia +852 800-930222, or contact a travel professional.

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