Regent Seven Seas Cruises And Aston Martin F1 Team Unveil Exclusive Spotlight Voyage

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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 the summer of 2025.

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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 Splendour’s 10-night sailing on July 22, 2025. Additionally, representatives from Aston Martin, the internationally admired ultra-luxury road car brand, will participate in the exclusive voyage through a series of workshops on innovation and design.

The cruise will immerse luxury travellers in the worlds of ultra-luxury cruising and high-performance Grand Prix racing. It will visit destinations steeped in the rich history and tradition of motor racing, such as Barcelona, Spain, and Monte Carlo, Monaco. The brands will work 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 guests who wish to extend their cruise vacations. These programmes 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.

Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said:

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. 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 personalised service, unlimited shore excursions, and exquisite cuisine on board an all-inclusive, ultra-luxury Regent cruise.

Jefferson Slack, Managing Director, Commercial & Marketing, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team, added:

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Aston Martin Aramco partnership was formed based on our shared passion for creating once-in-a-lifetime moments, whether on land or at sea. 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, a 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. “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 Aston Martin Formula One Team members 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 that is 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 delving 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, placed on a public deck of Seven Seas Splendour. 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, and 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. 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; and disembarks in Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy.

The Spotlight on Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team voyage costs $8,449 per guest. Some shoreside experiences are additional and have limited capacity.

Pre-Cruise Land Programme in Barcelona, Spain

Embark on an exhilarating pre-cruise journey in Barcelona, spanning three nights and four 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 with Catalan wines and discover iconic landmarks. The adventure concludes 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 visiting the iconic Imola Racetrack. Vineyard tastings and visits to Lamborghini and vintage mechanic shops follow. 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 perfect for fans to end the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team Spotlight Voyage with a hotel stay and more.

Full details and pricing for pre- and post-land programmes will be confirmed later.

Pedro de la Rosa

Imagery of Pedro de la Rosa from the 2024 pre-season photoshoot at Calvert Studios.

Spain’s Pedro de la Rosa undertakes marketing, commercial and communications duties as Team Ambassador for Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team. He also consults with Aston Martin Aramco’s driver development programme, helping to select, train, and develop young hopefuls for future Grand Prix success. Pedro forged his reputation in Japan’s ultra-competitive national championships, and his title victories in F3, Formula Nippon (Super Formula), and Super GT earned him a drive in F1. He competed in 107 Grand Prix between 1999 and 2012 but earned even more lavish praise as a development driver. He has driven more than 65,000 test miles in F1 machinery and, in roles at McLaren and Ferrari, helped to refine the high-tech simulation processes that would become commonplace in modern 21st-century Grand Prix racing.

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