Regent Seven Seas Cruises has entered into a partnership with renowned public broadcaster PBS International to curate and exclusively show 12 captivating documentaries via a dedicated in-suite channel on board its new ship Seven Seas Grandeur.
Debuting in November 2023, Seven Seas Grandeur will be the first ever ship to feature PBS content at sea, offering a lineup of fascinating documentaries that span diverse topics, from ancient Amazon civilizations to WWII codebreakers, from feats of engineering, to exploring the world’s most extraordinary manmade wonders and lost cities.
“Seven Seas Grandeur embodies our over 30-year legacy of delivering unrivaled experiences to discerning luxury travelers, which is why partnering with PBS, with its own history of producing renowned and award-winning content, is perfect to enhance our guests’ exploration of the world,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We are proud to be the first cruise line to collaborate with PBS to deliver this exclusive documentary collection, which will enlighten our guests on a range of stimulating and thought-provoking subjects while enjoying the pinnacle of personalized service, epicurean perfection, and opulent suites.”
12 PBS documentaries to be broadcast at sea for the first time
Inspired by the past and stunningly reimagined for the future, Seven Seas Grandeur will exemplify Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Heritage of Perfection with unrivaled space, unparalleled service, epicurean perfection and transformative experiences in an eclectic range of destinations across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean due to FREE unlimited shore excursions in each port of call.
Regent’s cultured guests can now also continue the joy of discovery while on board with 12 enriching hour-long PBS documentaries, which can only be viewed at sea aboard Seven Seas Grandeur.
New Eye on the Universe: In July 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope released its first images, looking further back in time than ever before to show our universe in stunningly beautiful detail.
Ancient Builders of the Amazon: Recent stunning discoveries are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished there for centuries.
The Codebreaker: This is the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work decoding thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII.
Nazca Desert Mystery: One of the world’s greatest ancient enigmas, the Nazca lines are a dense network of criss-crossing lines, geometric shapes, and animal figures etched across 200 square miles of Peruvian desert. Who created them and why?
World’s Greatest Animal Encounters: Ocean Animals: There can be few better ways to reconnect to nature than coming nose to beak or cheek to jowl with wildlife. This extraordinary 6-part series reveals the best places on the planet to encounter the world’s wildest animals.
World’s Greatest Manmade Wonders: Machu Pichu: A celebration of human endeavor through the ages, this series ventures to Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, Tikal, Petra, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, the London Eye and more.
American Ballet Theatre: A History: Delving into the rich history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances, and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures to chronicle the rise of the company from its earliest days as a small, financially struggling collective to its pinnacle as one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world.
World’s Greatest Engineering Icons: Castles: The world is full of extraordinary buildings that soar and inspire; monumental marvels that have become cornerstones of our heritage and culture.
Ice Age Footprints: Thousands of footprints stretch for miles across New Mexico’s White Sands National Park, capturing moments when Ice Age humans encountered now-extinct beasts, including enormous ground sloths and mammoths.
The Ghost Army: During World War II, a hand-picked group of American GI’s undertook a bizarre mission: create a road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the Nazi German Army as their audience.
Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous: Celebrated painter Mark Rothko is considered one of the most renowned figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement. This film explores the artist’s tumultuous journey and includes interviews with Rothko’s daughter Kate and son Christopher, Academy Award-nominated writer John Logan, and scenes from the Tony Award-winning play “Red,” with Alfred Molina in the role of Mark Rothko.
Mystery of the Artic Cairn: A sub-zero adventure with a historical twist, Mystery of the Arctic Cairn follows four men and their tempestuous Inuit dogs on a 1,200-kilometer journey into the icy wilderness.
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