Luxury cruise line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will visit 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites during its 2021 World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner.
The sailing departs from Miami on 5 January 2021, embarking on a 117-night sailing where it will end in Barcelona.
During the cruise, guests will visit six continents, 30 countries and 61 ports in South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean.
The cruise also features 11 overnight stays, allowing guests to feel truly immersed in their ports of call. These are featured in Lima, Peru; Hanga Roa, Easter Island; Auckland, New Zealand; Brisbane, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Mumbai, India; Dubai, UAE; Luxor (Safaga), Egypt; Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel; and Istanbul, Turkey.
Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ President and CEO said:
“We thoughtfully design world cruise itineraries to bring guests to sites they desire to explore, ranging from iconic destinations to the hidden gems that can only be accommodated on a cruise of this length.
“Guests embark on world cruises to discover many destinations in one voyage with immersive experiences, visit museums, see historical sites, appreciate local arts and culture, and enjoy exclusive shoreside activities offering a unique way to understand our world. On this 2021 voyage, guests can visit 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in ports like Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jerusalem, Israel and Limassol, Cyprus, and each night return to their spacious and luxurious suite and enjoy personalised service on board. What’s more, we feature 11 overnight stays in some of the world’s premier destinations, so world cruisers feel fully immersed in these ports of call.”
Highlights of the sailing, including the UNESCO heritage sites include:
- UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan, an ancient city built by the predecessors of the Incas
- Exploring the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands’ uninhabited national parks
- Visiting the Old City of Acre outside of Jerusalem
- Encountering history at the archaeological site of Troy in Bozcaada, Turkey
Regent also includes a number of exclusive shoreside events for guests to enjoy during their sailing, which have been created for complete exclusivity for Regent guests.
Mystical Moai Experience
With the Mystical Moai Experience in Hanga Roa, Easter Island where guests can explore the monumental moai statues. More than 800 of these statues stand on the island, a testament to a long-lost, complex society. During the event, participate in a recreation of celebration called Tapati, with folk music performances, body painting and an authentic lunch.
In Australia, there is the Arresting Australia where guests can enjoy a welcoming cocktail reception and tour of Boggo Roa Gaol – often referred to as the Alcatraz of Queensland. Enjoy an intimate and insightful tour of the facilities which were once a penal colony and home to one of the most notorious prisons in the world. After the tour, the prison yard is transformed into a dinner venue where guests can dine and mingle surrounded by the towering red brick walls.
Royalty of Wadi Rum
Set against the backdrop of a castle replica of Wadi Rum, enjoy a rustic meal under the stars accompanied by traditional music. Guests are welcomed by a traditional Dabke dance, followed by entertainment such as belly dancing, a performance from a Bedouin folk band and artists adorning your hands with Henna tattoos. Feast on complimentary champagne and canapes as well as a selection of authentic dishes and classic Arabian sweets.
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