Ciao, Opera Mavens. Below is a time-sensitive message from Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel.

NOW through May 25 we can offer an exclusive $1,100 shipboard credit per suite on our Mediterranean OPERA group sailing for next May, 2018 aboard the world’s most luxurious ship,” Regent Seven Seas’ newest six-star, ultra-luxury 750-passenger ship, the m/s “EXPLORER.”

The 7+9 (16-day) itinerary includes:  Barcelona ~ Valencia ~ Alicante ~ Malaga ~ Gibraltar ~ Seville (Cadiz) ~ Portimao  ~ Lisbon/Lisbon ~ Oporto ~ La Coruna ~ Bilbao ~ Bordeaux (two days) ~ Lorient ~ St. Malo ~ St. Peter Port (Guernsey) ~ London, Southampton).  Pre-cruise Barcelona and post-cruise London extensions are available.

The cuisine, magnificent specialty restaurants, and gourmet wines are nonpareil and Business Class air, transfers, pre-paid gratuities, premium spirits, fine wines, free open bars, free WiFi, plus world-renown specialty restaurants and your choice of 98 complimentary excursions … are all included!

We may be completely sold out by June!  Our 16-day sailing is selling out so quickly.

Opera Possibilitiesit’s still too early to find Barcelona, Bordeaux, and London opera schedules for May-June, 2018:

Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu  (May 14, 2018) 

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona (May 14, 2018)   

Opéra National de Bordeaux (May 26, 2018) 

LONDON: ROYAL OPERA (May 31st and June 1st)

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA (May 31st & June 1st)

The building of the brand new $450 million six-star, ultra-luxury cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas’ m/s “EXPLORER” was featured in PBS’ one-hour NOVA series: “The Ultimate Cruise Ship  ~ Seven Seas “Explorer” on PBS Nova. Please let Tom know that “Opera Bob sent you.”

Tom Taffel, (415) 566-7673

Tom’s Group Cruises