In 2021 Regent Seven Seas Cruises will set sail on an incredible 117-night, 30-country journey around the world, visiting 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way. This luxury cruise will go to six continents and stop at 61 ports across South America, French Polynesia, Australia, Asia and the Mediterranean. According to Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ president and chief executive officer, this UNESCO World Heritage cruise itinerary was designed to bring guests to unique destinations they want to explore, ranging from iconic destinations to hidden gems.
Caribbean Islands and South America
Passengers will embark from Miami in January and sail through the picturesque Caribbean Islands before heading through the Panama Canal and down the Pacific coast of South America. This part of the journey will include visits to the Peruvian UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Chan Chan, Machu Picchu and Pisco’s Nazca Lines. The Moai statues on Chile’s Easter Island will also be a top feature.
French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia
Travelers will next sail over to French Polynesia, New Zealand and Australia. Guests can visit beaches and pristine islands like the Bay of Islands, a small and stunning district of New Zealand’s Northland region. Some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this leg of the trip include the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House.
Asia and Beyond
Next, Seven Seas Mariner will sail around Indonesia to Oman and head towards unique Asian destinations. Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Jordan are some of the countries that will be checked off the list. A visit to the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the Wonders of the World, Petra in the Wadi-Rum desert, is on the itinerary.
In the Mediterranean, guest will visit the Medieval City of Rhodes, Greece, Santorini and the Amalfi coast. The archeological site of Troy in Bozcaada, Turkey is also a highlight as this epic journey winds down and finally ends in Barcelona, Spain.
A trip of this magnitude doesn’t come cheap though. Fares start at $62,000 per person. All of that includes business class air, a choice of up to 324 shore excursions, door-to-door luggage service, a visa package, laundry, on-board medical service, pre-paid gratuities, and unlimited Wi-Fi. The 2021 World Cruise can be booked by visiting rssc.com.