After a six-year hiatus, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will once again offer a World Cruise in 2017.
The 128-night cruise onboard the Seven Seas Navigator will depart January 5, 2017, from Miami, following a one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay and gala dinner (with live entertainment) at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami.
After departing Miami, Seven Seas Navigator will cruise the Caribbean with a stop in historic George Town in the Cayman Islands and a call in Cartagena, Colombia, before making its way to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal. After departing the canal, guests will enjoy scenic calls at several Central American coastal cities and sail along the Baja coast before calling on San Diego and Los Angeles. From there, the ship will venture to the islands of Hawaii, French Polynesia, American Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand, and explore the east and north coasts of Australia.
After sailing the South Pacific, Seven Seas Navigator will then traverse the Timor Sea en route to Indonesia before sailing across the Java Sea and Indian Ocean to Singapore. From there, guests will pass through the Strait of Malacca heading to Thailand before cruising the Andaman Sea to Myanmar, followed by four ports of call in India. A northwestern passage across the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman through the Strait of Hormuz will bring the ship to the United Arab Emirates, before it cruises south along the coast to Oman, through the Gulf of Aden and into the Red Sea to call on Jordan, Israel and Egypt.
Seven Seas Navigator will then continue its global voyage by sailing through the Suez Canal en route to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, and then cruising the scenic Dardanelles and returning to Greece before taking the Messina Strait to Italy, Monaco, France and Spain. After cruising the Mediterranean, passengers will visit Gibraltar before sailing to additional ports in Spain, Portugal and the Portuguese island of Madeira. After departing Europe, Seven Seas Navigator will make the transatlantic voyage back to Miami.
During the course of the cruise, Seven Seas Navigator guests booked on the full voyage will be able to take advantage of three free cultural experiences:
- Honolulu City Tour and Kualoa Secret Island Luncheon, January 27
- Dubai Sahara Experience, April 2
- Café de Paris Gala Dinner and Casino Visit in Monte Carlo, April 26
Also available during the World Cruise, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer an Adventures Ashore program that will allow guests to further explore destinations in small, private groups hosted by a knowledgeable guide. At the end of the tour, guests rejoin the ship and continue the voyage. These special tours are available at the following destinations:
- Angkor Wat Experience - Three-night overland program from Bali, Indonesia
- Ancient Temples of Bagan - One-night overland program from Yangon, Myanmar
- Taj Mahal Experience - Three-night overland program from Cochin, India
In addition to these offerings, Seven Seas Navigator will offer complimentary shore excursions to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Petra in Jordan, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Léon Cathedral in Nicaragua and Elephanta Caves in India.
Bookings for the 2017 World Cruise are now open, and guests who reserve their suite by October 1, 2015, can take advantage of fares starting at $54,999 per person. Additionally, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is providing special World Cruise Signature Amenities to guests who book a suite on this voyage, which include the following:
- Exclusive Pre-Cruise Hotel and Gala at the Biltmore
- Free First Class Air
- Free Exclusive Shoreside Events
- Free Door-to-Door Luggage Service
- Free Comprehensive Visa Package
- Free Unlimited Laundry, Including Dry Cleaning and Pressing
- Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship
- Free Phone Time Per Suite
- Free Commemorative Gift
- Free Onboard Medical Service