Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its 2021 World Cruise, which will feature 56 UNESCO world heritage sites across the globe.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2021 World Cruise sails aboard the Seven Seas Mariner for 117 nights from Miami to Barcelona – visiting six continents, 30 countries, and 61 ports across South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia, and the Mediterranean, including 11 overnight stays.
“We thoughtfully designed 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,” said Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ president and chief executive officer. “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 personalized 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.”
The voyage departs on Jan. 5, 2021.
World Cruise Highlights
Embarking From Miami, guests will journey to the Caribbean islands before crossing the Panama Canal to explore South America’s west coast. This leg of the voyage will include visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan — an ancient adobe city built by the predecessors of the ancient Incas — as well as Peru’s Machu Picchu, Pisco’s Nazca Lines, and Easter Island’s moai statues.
Sailing French Polynesia, New Zealand, and Australia, guests will encounter beaches, islands, and marine life, especially at lesser-known places like the Bay of Islands, a small district of New Zealand’s Northland region featuring 144 islands. Other highlights include exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the 74 islands that comprise Whitsunday, the majority of which are uninhabited national park islands.
Making her way from Indonesia to Oman, Seven Seas Mariner will visit Asian destinations that are unlike any other, including Fujairah. The only one of the UAE’s seven Emirates not located on the Arabian Gulf, the destination is set amongst the beautiful Hajar Mountains and surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Oman. Compare that landscape to that of Petra, home to the famed Wadi Rum desert and ruins of Petra, which is lapped by the Red Sea.
In the Mediterranean, guests will visit Limassol, where they can stroll the coastline on Governor’s Beach; Amalfi; and the lesser known Furore. Known for its fjord, it is a natural fortress that is hidden from the world and only lit by the sun in the afternoon.
Guests sailing this 33,500-nautical mile journey will enjoy overnight stays 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.
Highlights of the 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites guests can visit include:
- Great Barrier Reef off the shore of Cairns, Australia
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India
- Old City of Acre outside of Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel
- Medieval City of Rhodes in Rhodes, Greece
- Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain
- Archaeological Site of Troy in Bozcaada, Turkey
- Bahla Fort (Muscat), Oman
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is including these three unique land experiences exclusive to world cruise guests:
- Mystical Moai Experience, Hanga Roa, Easter Island — January 27, 2021
Explore Rapa Nui’s pink-sand beaches, its volcanic cones and windswept grasslands, and of course, the monumental Moai statues. Not only will you be able to see these sculptures firsthand, but also participate in a recreation of a celebration called Tapati.
- Arresting Australia, Brisbane, Australia — February 28, 2021
After a welcoming cocktail reception, guests will embark on a tour of Boggo Road and will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with a former inmate. The prison yard is transformed into a dinner venue, where guests will dine and mingle.
- Royalty of Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan — April 11, 2021
The evening’s celebration is set against the backdrop of a castle replica in Jordan’s Wadi Rum where guests will enjoy a Bedouin tradition. In addition to a welcome by a traditional Dabke dance that is widely performed at weddings and other joyous events.