Meet Your Virtuoso Violinist | IGNACE "IGGY" JANG | 24 DE AGOSTO DE 2018 | Seven Seas Explorer® Virtuoso violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang brings his talents from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to the intimate theater aboard Seven Seas Explorer® for two exclusive performances. Mr. Jang was a grand prize winner at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held in Italy, where he was also the recipient of the Jury's Special Prize for outstanding musical personality. As a chamber musician, he was invited among others to the Berlioz, Triéves and Chirens festivals in his native France, and this past spring, Jang was a featured artist at the Music Teachers National Association convention in Los Angeles, California. Meet Your Wine Expert | SHARRON MCCARTHY | 25 DE AGOSTO DE 2018 | Seven Seas Voyager® Sharron McCarthy is the Vice President of Wine Education at Banfi Vintners. A legend in the industry, she was the former President of the U.S. Society of Wine Educators, aŽectionately known as “America’s First Lady of Wine.” Sharron has played an instrumental role in introducing Americans from all walks of life to an appreciation for the fruit of the vine. At the heart of her success is a refreshingly unpretentious, progressive approach, firmly aimed at demystifying wine. Meet Your Brewmaster | ANDY KLINE | 2 DE SETEMBRO DE 2018 | Seven Seas Mariner® Renowned local brewmaster and certified beer judge Andy Kline sails with you on your luxurious Alaska voyage to introduce you to the world of craft beer and spirits. Sample unique libations, from seasonal microbrew beers to gins infused with local ingredients, and revel in the opportunity to attend a delicious onboard lunch featuring perfectly paired brews. Also enjoy specialized excursions, including a visit to the internationally renowned Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau. Learn about this brewery’s humble beginnings and their mission to retain the same characteristics of the beers brewed in this region during the gold rush era. Meet Your Chef | TOMMASO BARLETTA | 20 DE SETEMBRO DE 2018 | Seven Seas Voyager® Chef Tommaso Barletta shares his extraordinary talent and culinary expertise aboard Seven Seas Voyager®. Known for his award-winning Italian restaurants across Southern California, he will host several cooking demonstrations of his famed family recipes. And during one evening of your Mediterranean voyage, Compass Rose will feature a degustation menu specially designed by Chef Barletta. Additionally, as part of our vast shore excursion menu, enjoy two new culinary- themed tours — continuing the delicious theme from ship to shore. A EXPERIÊNCIA REGENT | 25 Up Close with PBS Personalities | 8 DE OUTUBRO DE 2018 | Seven Seas Navigator® Meet fascinating filmmakers – those with their fingers on the pulse of politics, history, current events, finance, and the arts. As part of our Spotlight on Public Broadcasting programming, delight in a special shore excursion celebrating the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton and a visit to the public broadcasting studios of Boston’s WGBH station for a chance to meet producers and personalities from American Experience, American Masters, FRONTLINE and more. While on board, Robert Costa, moderator of PBS’ Peabody Award-winning flagship public aŽairs series Washington Week and a national political reporter for The Washington Post, hosts fascinating panel discussions and exclusive receptions. Be sure to mention the group code “ARTFUL” at the time of booking to be included in all Spotlight on Public Broadcasting activities. Meet Your Wine Expert | WILLIAM J. WHITING | 5 NOV 2018 | Seven Seas Voyager® William J. Whiting is the Wine Education Director for Banfi Vintners. His presentations focus on the wines of Italy, Chile, Argentina, and the Pacific Northwest. He’s actively involved with professional organizations such as the Society of Wine Educators, American Wine Society, and the Court of Master Sommeliers. As part of the third generation involved in the family business, Mr. Whiting is one of four sons of Joan Mariani Whiting, the only daughter of Banfi founder John Mariani, Sr.