Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced plans for another epic voyage tocircumnavigate the globe in 2018, with an innovative itinerary that explores sensational destinations across the Southern Hemisphere. The 137-night Navigate the World voyage will set sail aboard the luxury line’s most intimate ship, Seven Seas Navigator, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment and features a stunning and sophisticated new look.
Setting sail on 8 January 2018, the 38,528-nautical-mile sojourn will begin and end in Los Angeles, taking a southerly route to explore the world’s most exquisite destinations, visiting five continents – including Australia – 28 countries and 64 ports of call encompassing 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 490-guests onboard will be able to indulge in Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ most inclusive luxury experience, which includes a vast array of complimentary and unlimited shore excursions – allowing guests to become immersed in each destination visited.
Guests sailing on the world cruise will also enjoy several complimentary shore side experiences as they traverse the globe, including exclusive engagements such as a pre-cruise gala at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles, dinner in the bush at the Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve in Richards Bay, South Africa and a tranquil visit to the Australian countryside including a tour and tasting at a local winery in Adelaide, Australia.
In addition to free, unlimited WiFi which is extended to all guests sailing with Regent Seven Seas Cruises, passengers sailing on the full world cruise will receive additional included amenities such as unlimited laundry service, satellite phone time, and onboard medical services.
“The overwhelming response to our 2017 world cruise prompted us to offer another unprecedented global adventure,” said Mr Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings – parent company of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The newly refurbished Seven Seas Navigator is absolutely stunning, and for our 2018 Navigate the World voyage we have added more ports of call, more immersive onshore excursions and additional included amenities, making this world cruise the most luxurious and inclusive world cruise available.”
Seven Seas Navigator was the first Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship to be refurbished as part of a US$125 million fleet-wide renovation project. Now featuring the same elegant style and indisputable attention to detail famously featured on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ newest ship, Seven Seas Explorer, highlights include a fresh and elegant upgrade of all suites and a ship-wide, interior transformation including the reception area, restaurants, library and guest lounges.
The 137-night journey departs from Los Angeles and sails across the Pacific Ocean to the lush Hawaiian Islands and tropical oases of French Polynesia, American Samoa and Fiji. Multiple stops in picturesque ports of New Zealand and Australia precede a cruise through such exotic Southeast Asian destinations as Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
Seven Seas Navigator will then cross the Bay of Bengal, making many stops to explore the cultural wonders of Richards Bay, Durban, East London and Cape Town of South Africa.
Crossing the Atlantic, the ship will arrive in South America with stops in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. From there, Seven Seas Navigator will cruise the Caribbean Sea to Curacao and Aruba and then traverse the iconic Panama Canal. The ship will explore delightful Central American ports in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala before returning home to Los Angeles on 25 May 2018.
Navigate the World: Ports of Call Highlights
Highlighted destinations are 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including:
- Australia – Sydney Opera House, recognised internationally as a 20th century architectural masterpiece
- Singapore – Singapore Botanic Gardens, the 156-year-old tropical garden is the only tropical garden recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Nicaragua – Ruins of León Viejo, a site that preserves the original layout of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in the New World
- Malaysia – Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site that boasts more than 5,000 vascular plant species and more than 90 lowland mammal species
Additionally, Navigate the World includes a number of free unlimited shore excursions, valued at nearly US$10,000 per person for all 64 ports of call. Among them are:
- Hawaii – A memorable visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where guests will have the opportunity to encounter an active volcano closer than ever imagined
- Cape Town, South Africa – A tour with wine tastings in the Stellenbosch wine district
- Bali, Indonesia – A sightseeing tour that explores the temples, dance, cuisine, arts and crafts of historic Bali
Ahead of her 2018 Navigate the World cruise, Seven Seas Navigator will spend the 2016 European summer traversing the Mediterranean before embarking upon a series of sensational South African itineraries. Departing on 19 July 2017,she will sail a brand new 30-day Northwest Passage itinerary which includes 11 ports never before visited by regent Seven Seas Cruises: Homer, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor and Nome in Alaska; lesser known Canadian ports such as Herschel Island, Yukon, Tuktoyaktuk, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Corner Brook and Nunavut; and Upernavik and Uummannaq in Greenland. From October 2017 she will sail a number of 10 to 18-day Northern American and island cruises visiting the US East Coast, Hawaii and the Panama Canal.
Click here to view Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 2017-18 Voyages Collection itineraries – now open for booking.
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