Seven Seas Explorer to Delve into Oceania in 2023

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ luxurious Seven Seas Explorer to explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand in 2023 and 2024.

If you missed the opportunity to cruise Asia during Seven Seas Explorer’s inaugural cruises in the region this month, you’re in luck, as Regent Seven Sea Cruises releases exciting itineraries in Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 2023 and 2024.

Dubbed ‘The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’, Seven Seas Explorer will offer unrivalled levels of luxury when she cruises Asia and Oceania on all-inclusive itineraries into 2023 and beyond.

With the demand for cruising close to home higher than ever, Regent is delighted to bring an unrivalled experience to Asia-Pacific waters, with a series of itineraries that take advantage of some of the most coveted locales and ports of call throughout the region. Itineraries include Wildlife Exploration Down Under, a 17-night journey from Bali to Sydney departing December 5, 2023 on which guests can enjoy up to 33 included excursions during visits to Bali (Celukan Bawang), Gili Mas (Lombok), Komodo, Darwin, Cairns and Airlie Beach, and Sydney, Australia. A highlight includes shore excursion to Komodo Island in search of the famed dragons.

As part of her maiden season, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Explorer explores Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

The 14-night New Zealand New Year itinerary travels from Sydney on December 22, 2023 bound for Auckland, during which guests can enjoy up to 46 included excursions in locales across Australia and New Zealand, including Melbourne, Dunedin, Christchurch (Lyttleton), Wellington, Napier, Rotorua (Tauranga) and Bay of Islands. In Rotorua (Tauranga), experience traditional Maori life in a local tribal village, where guests will listen to storytellers, marvel at crafts being made by hand, and enjoy an authentic cultural performance before driving to nearby Minden Lookout for a stunning view of the Bay of Plenty.

Finally, the 12-night Onsens & Overnights in Japan itinerary is a roundtrip voyage from Tokyo departing March 6, 2024. With up to 44 included excursions, guests will be able to embark on a cultural exploration of Japan with this scintillating sailing during cherry blossom season. From the ethereal bamboo forest of Kyoto to the gardens of Osaka Castle, the beauty of Japan beckons. This roundtrip voyage with Regent is the ultimate way to take in the hidden shores of Beppu, Oshima Island and Kochi, and to explore both the ancient and modern marvels of Japan’s vibrant capital. Visit the oldest temple in Tokyo and ride up a futuristic broadcast tower for a phenomenal view of the city on this enthralling tour of the city during an included shore excursion.

Taking cruising to the next level, Seven Seas Explorer delivers the ultimate experience at sea, starting from the state-of-the-art deluxe fittings and finishes, including 473 chandeliers, a US$7 million art collection, including pieces by Chagall and Picasso, and more than 4,262 square metres of marble. Meticulous craftsmanship and artistry meld with the finest entertainment and leisure, offering an unparalleled experience that impresses at every turn, from the exceptional service to the bespoke personalised touches throughout.

As part of her maiden season, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Seven Seas Explorer explores Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Onboard amenities range from the relaxing Pool Deck and Sports Deck with a golf net, putting green, paddle tennis court and bocce court, to the Serene Spa and Wellness™ centre and Culinary Arts Kitchen, where guests can take cooking masterclasses from international chefs. The opulent flagship restaurant Compass Rose is the largest such restaurant at sea, while the Serene Spa and Wellness centre promises to deliver complete rest and relaxation for those in need of respite at the end of the day.

Epicureans can sample delicacies from around the world, choosing from French cuisine at the art-deco Chartreuse, inventive Asian at Pacific Rim, a classic steakhouse meal at Prime 7 or casual, intimate Italian dining at the popular Sette Mari.

For the evening’s entertainment, there’s never a dull moment with several elegant lounges for enjoying a cocktail at night, and the Constellation Theater performing nightly musical revues and more. As for accommodation onboard, 366 spacious suites ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, with sumptuous linens, oversized marble bathrooms and high-tech amenities for all the creature comforts at sea.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the only cruise line offering guests unlimited all-inclusive shore excursions in every port, included unlimited beverages, including fine wines and spirits, included speciality restaurant dining, a complimentary in-suite liquor and mini bar replenished daily, pre-paid gratuities, included valet laundry service, and unlimited Wi-Fi. Those booking a Concierge Suite or above can also enjoy a complimentary pre-cruise one-night hotel package, as well as a hotel-to-ship transfer.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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