Here’s your chance to see the entire world! You just have to be willing to spend about 5 months on a cruise ship and fork over some serious money.
Around The World Cruise
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is announcing its next around-the-world cruise, set to sail in 2025. The 150-night voyage will be onboard the Seven Seas Mariner, which can hold 700 passengers. The cruise line is known for its luxurious cruises, but this will be its longest journey to date.
Regent’s “current” around-the-world cruise is 132 days and is slated to depart in 2024.
The 150-night cruise will depart Miami on January 7, 2025, and disembark in San Francisco on June 6. During that time, the ship will sail more than 36,000 nautical miles, visit 25 countries across five continents, and dock in 97 ports. The journey crosses 15 different bodies of water, including three oceans.
“We know that our guests are looking for extended travel in exotic destinations,” says Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Travelers will … sail as far south as Antarctica, as far east as Asia and as far north as Alaska,” Montague noted.
See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Regent’s 150-day cruise will visit 48 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first is the Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before the ship heads to Antarctica. After several days there, the cruise will sail up the coast of Chile to Rapa Nui National Park (also known as Easter Island), where visitors can marvel at ancient stone figures and shrines.
From South America, the ship will travel through the Pacific Ocean to Tahiti, Bora Bora, and finally New Zealand to visit Tongariro National Park, then to Australia to visit the Sydney Opera House. The journey then heads to Komodo National Park — named for the giant lizards that inhabit the area — in Indonesia, Botanic Gardens in Singapore, and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.
How Much It Costs
Seeing that much of the world is going to cost you. Prices for Regent’s around-the-world cruise begin at $87,000 per person for a Deluxe Veranda Suite. Prices go up from there to a whopping $250,000 per person for a Master Suite, which boasts two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, two balconies, and a private butler.
But, those prices include a lot! They include first-class flights, a gala in Miami before the cruise, luggage service, and valet laundry on board the ship, plus three onshore experiences highlighting local culture and cuisine in Argentina, New Zealand, and Thailand. Additionally, all meals and drinks (including alcohol) are also included.
Reservations for the around-the-world cruise will open on June 15, 2022, but Regent is currently taking requests for registration. Keep in mind that Regent’s 2024 world cruise sold out in 3 hours, so if you’re interested, be sure to act quickly once registration opens!
Regent Seven Seas Cruises prides itself on being a luxury cruise line with impeccable attention to detail. The Seven Seas Mariner only has suite rooms on board, and all of them have balconies. The ship has four restaurants, a pool, a spa, a fitness center, and a putting green.
Travelers can also enjoy world-class entertainment, a casino, and multiple lounges. Regent differentiates itself from other cruise lines by offering upscale furnishings, linens, products, and other offerings.
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