Regent Seven Seas Cruises has shattered the company’s previous world cruise opening day booking record – set only last year – with reservations doubling the previous record set by the 2022 World Cruise. The luxury cruise line experienced the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history, with all Penthouse Suites and above selling out within a matter of hours when sales opened on 23 September.
At 143 nights, Regent’s 2023 World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner is the line’s longest since 2011 and will explore South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Africa and Spain.
Departing from Miami, Florida on 7 January 2023 the nearly five-month voyage will explore six continents before winding up on 30 May in Barcelona, Spain.
“Our world cruises are always highly anticipated, and I am delighted with the response to our latest global voyage, especially considering the unprecedented public health challenges we are currently navigating,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
“This record-breaking 2023 World Cruise launch day demonstrates people’s willingness to take long cruises to exotic lands and the substantial appetite for luxury travel our guests have and it is a testament to the unrivalled Regent experience that our outstanding crew have perfected.”
By the numbers
- Three oceans
- 14 seas, straits, gulfs, bays and channels
- 42 countries
- 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- 72 ports of call
- 356 free shore excursions
- 70,892 kilometres
Extended adventure in 11 ports which feature overnight stays and exclusive shoreside experiences are also available to guests in three exotic destinations – Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; and Walvis Bay, Namibia – as well as a glamorous pre-cruise gala event and overnight hotel stay in Miami.
Regent has designed 14 bespoke optional overland programs, half of which are completely new and will immerse travellers into fascinating destinations. The tailored tours, which are supplementary, are led by local expert guides and designed to maximise time onshore, with guests leaving the ship for up to four days at a time. The program includes:
- NEW: Wild Wonders of the Galapagos — three nights from Manta, Ecuador
- Mysterious Machu Picchu — two nights from Salaverry, Peru
- Romantic Escape — one night from Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- NEW: Koalas, Uluru and Kakadu — four nights from Cairns, Australia
- NEW: Reef Life and Desert Delights — four nights from Cairns, Australia
- Inside Angkor Wat — two nights from Hue/Da Nang (Chan May), Vietnam
- NEW: Khmer Kaleidoscope and Angkor Wat — four nights from Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
- The Taj Mahal and Gems of Jaipur — four nights from Mumbai, India
- Safari Adventure: Kruger National Park — four nights from Maputo, Mozambique
- NEW: Leopard Mountain Safari — one night from Maputo, Mozambique
- NEW: Wildlife and Warriors in Zululand — four nights from Maputo, Mozambique
- Phinda Mountain Lodge — three nights from Richard’s Bay, South Africa
- NEW: Big Game and Bold Wines — three nights from Richard’s Bay, South Africa
- Sossusvlei Desert Adventure — two nights from Cape Town, South Africa
Though only a few suite categories remain available due to the record-breaking launch day, fares range from AU$102,980 to AU$280,000 per guest with every luxury included, and past World Cruise guests and Seven Seas Society® Members enjoy additional savings.
Full voyage details can be found in the dedicated brochure.