Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, have announced an exciting new partnership with Queensland Ballet for 2021.
Established in 1960, Queensland Ballet is the premier ballet company of Queensland, offering a year-round programme of world-stage performances, academy talent development and community engagement.
The year-long collaboration will provide an opportunity for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises to support the state’s vibrant arts industry, while raising awareness of Queensland Ballet’s incredible in-house performances to valued guests and trade partners. Experiences on offer include exclusive access to opening nights, intimate dress rehearsal performances, cocktail receptions with performers, backstage experiences and tours, and interval drinks in the private dressing room of Artistic Director Li Cunxin AO.
“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Queensland Ballet for 2021,” said Steve Odell, managing director, Asia-Pacific at Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “There is a natural synergy between Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Queensland Ballet. Our leading upper premium — and luxury cruise lines — offer some of the most electrifying entertainment at sea, extensive art collections and enriching cultural activities, reflecting the same level of luxury and prestige as Queensland Ballet. We cannot wait to introduce Queensland Ballet’s extraordinary local performances to our esteemed guests and travel partners.”
“On behalf of Queensland Ballet, I am delighted to be partnering with two premier cruise lines that have the same degree of appreciation for the local arts industry as we do,” Cunxin said. “We look forward to working with Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises this year, to connecting more people with dance across Australia, and to showcasing our spectacular performances and talent.”
2021 marks Queensland Ballet’s triumphant return to the stage, kicking off the year with its 60th Anniversary Gala. Taking place from 5 – 20 March, at the Playhouse Theatre, QPAC, the 60th Anniversary Gala will present an exciting retrospective telling of Queensland Ballet’s evolving story and showcase exciting excerpts from five world-class productions. The company’s 60-year history will come alive on stage, performed by some of the country’s best dancers, and highlight the coming of age of this extraordinary company.
To explore Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ extensive onboard celebration of the arts, see below:
Oceania Cruises’ Onboard Entertainment
Arts aficionados will revel in Oceania Cruises’ onboard entertainment, with unforgettable evenings just steps away from guests’s staterooms. Featuring a smorgasbord of unique shows and entertainers to pique travellers’ interests, the line-up includes pianists, classical string quartets, dynamic vocalists and more. Sailing on one of Oceania Cruises’ small, luxurious vessels, guests will also enjoy energetic musical performances, including the fast-paced nostalgic journey of The Great American Song Factory and Tuxedo, a fresh take on the music of the Rat Pack.
In addition to musical entertainment, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to other artistic activities. Part venue, part experience, the Artist Loft Enrichment Centre is a studio space on board Marina and Riviera for budding artists who enjoy creative exploration and a unique way to socialise. Talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction in classes ranging from painting to sketching.
For those who like to blend their love of fine cuisine and art, The Culinary Center – a state-of-the-art cooking school on Marina and Riviera – allows guests to partake in professional hands-on cooking classes and master a variety of exquisite, region-specific dishes.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Onboard Entertainment
The perfect follow-up to an amazing day exploring the wonders of the world is an evening of exceptional entertainment. Guests can enjoy high-calibre theatrical productions on display in the Constellation Theater and spirited, themed dance parties, resident musicians and entertainers in lavishly designed lounges.
From a duelling battle between rock and country musical genres, to stories of adventure and romance, Regent’s lavishly staged musical productions are unrivalled in luxury ocean cruising.
Held in the two-deck high, state-of-the-art Constellation Theater, each performance has been created and produced by a theatrical team of accomplished choreographers, writers and directors. Some of the most talented musicians and performers have been recruited to deliver unforgettable and engaging productions for discerning guests.
Productions include Bohemian Soul, which showcases a group of bold travellers who chase the sun, collecting a rich array of music, dance and cultural styles along their journey; and Diamond Run, a heart-pounding spy thriller that follows an international man of mystery who crisscrosses the globe in pursuit of a priceless blue diamond and the beautiful jewel thief who wants it for herself.