Regent Seven Seas Cruises opened reservations for its newest Navigate the World – Elements of the Pacific voyage, which is distinct from previous world cruises.
The Elements of the Pacific-themed world cruise embarks in January 2022 on a 120-night, roundtrip journey from San Francisco, California, circumnavigating the Pacific Rim aboard Seven Seas Mariner. It sails to 17 countries and 59 ports of call with 18 overnight stays, while providing access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and nearly 300 free shore excursions. Elements of the Pacific is Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ first world cruise to Asia-Pacific since 2009.
43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Guests sailing on the two-ocean, three-continent Elements of the Pacific voyage will have access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including:
- Taputapu?tea from Raiatea, French Polynesia
- Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens from Melbourne, Australia
- Wet Tropics of Queensland from Cairns, Australia
- Borobudur Temple Compounds from Semarang (Java), Indonesia
- Historic City of Ayutthaya from Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
- Classical Gardens of Suzhou from Shanghai, China
- Himeji Castle from Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
- Volcanoes of Kamchatka from Petropavlovsk, Russia
Voyage highlights include three new unique shoreside experiences, exclusively for world cruise guests:
- A Classical Rendezvous in Sydney. Sydney, Australia — February 22, 2022
Before the Opera House took center stage, the Sydney Town Hall was the jewel of entertainment venues in the Land Down Under, with Victorian interiors, high ceilings, stained glass and one of the largest pipe organs in the southern hemisphere. Savor a 3-course lunch at one of Sydney’s local venues, prepared as part of this afternoon of entertainment. Then join Australian performer and conductor Bernard Walz with full concert orchestra and soloists for a presentation of classical music in the Centennial Hall.
- Candles, Cuisine & Caves in Ha Long Bay. Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam — March 27, 2022
Ha Long Bay — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — houses nearly 1,600 islands and islets, jutting out of the bright green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Arrive at Vung Duc Cave, a site that is comprised of multiple caves, and experience the welcoming of a dragon dance prior to entering. The dinner show, featuring a local band with accompanying dancers, entertains guests as they savor a local seafood supper complete with wine pairings.
- Japanese Ceremony, Art & Cuisine in Tokyo: Tokyo, Japan — April 14, 2022
Tokyo is home to both modern amenities and rich cultural experiences. Step back in time at Meguro Gajoen, a place that celebrates traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy a welcome filled with Japanese hospitality, as guests enter through verdant gardens, art-adorned halls and various wood works. Sample an array of sushi and partake in a tea ceremony. Witness the art of Kabuki, a classical Japanese dance-drama recalling ancient stories by performed by geishas.
18 Overnight Stays
The 28,000 nautical-mile voyage includes overnight stays in:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Brisbane, Australia
- Bali (Benoa), Indonesia
- Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Hu/Da Nang (Chan May), Vietnam
- Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
- Hong Kong, China
- Xiamen, China
- Shanghai, China
- Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
- Tokyo, Japan
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- San Francisco, California
Optional Overland Programs
Several opportunities are available to world cruise guests to learn more about the pacific via optional supplemental overland programs. Guests set out in small, private groups, led by guides. They may disembark the ship for as many as five nights and explore through an insider’s perspective, experiencing cultures, landscapes, and landmarks before rejoining their ship. These include:
- Off the Beaten Track: Two-Night from Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | February 10-11, 2022
Guests uncover New Zealand’s culture on this two-day expedition out of Tauranga. In Waikato, participants enjoy tea and tour the 99-acre tea estate of Zealong. They experience the local art on display at the Inspirit Art Gallery, committed to supporting local talent, as well as the Lava Glass and Sculpture Garden of glass artist Lynden Over. Guests taste the region’s vintages at the historic Church Road winery with a lunch on your second day before taking in Napier’s spin on art deco architecture.
- Inside Angkor Wat: Two-Nights from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | March 22-24, 2022
Angkor Wat is accessible to guests on this three-day expedition into Cambodia. Guests enter the Bayon Complex through the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom before moving through the Terrace of the Leper King. They discover Ta Prohm Temple, and take in Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, as the conclusion to this shoreside adventure.
- The Great Wall & Terracotta Warriors: Two-Nights from Xiamen, China | April 2-4, 2022
The wonders of China are on display during this three-day journey from Xiamen to Shanghai. Guests witness the Terracotta Warriors Museum, an excavated burial ground of 7,000 lifesized, uniquely created terracotta warriors, horses and chariots, all armed and ready for battle. They depart for Beijing the next day and explore the Forbidden City, home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, before visiting Tiananmen Square. Day three takes guests on a scenic ride to Juyongguan to visit the Great Wall of China.
Voyage Fares and Amenities
All-inclusive fares start at $63,999 per guest, all inclusive. Past Regent guests and Seven Seas Society Members enjoy fare savings. This expedition will begin with a pre-cruise gala event in San Francisco and includes a broad collection of amenities, such as free first-class air, door-to-door luggage service, unlimited valet laundry, on-board medical services, visa packages, 300 unlimited shore excursions, three exclusive shoreside experiences in Sydney, Australia; Ha Long Bay, Vietnam; and Tokyo, Japan, and more.