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Barcelona/Auckland
76-night Barcelona to Auckland Cruise
November 6, 2020
Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Explorer®
Barcelona/Auckland
Vacation Offer ID 1317706
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It's All Included...

  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Suite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship

Concierge Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority Online Shore Excursion & Dining Reservations
  • Discounts on Regent Choice Shore Excursions and Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® espresso maker and cashmere blanket

Penthouse Suites & Higher Also Enjoy:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • Guerlain Bath Amenities & Men’s Unscented Shaving Kit
  • iPhone® docking station to accommodate all iPhone® models
  • Complimentary use of iPad®
  • Selection of Bed Pillow styles
  • All Concierge-Level amenities

Regent Suite Guests will Enjoy:

  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car & Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Spa Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry & Pressing
  • Guerlain Amenities

Available Add-Ons

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

76-night Barcelona to Auckland Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Barcelona

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Visit the old city (Ciutat Vella) with the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the Betlem church, Palau de la Virreina, Casa Bruno Cuadros, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Boqueria Market, Santa Ana Church and entrance to the Güell Palace (closed on Mondays). Afterwards drive to the Montjuic Mountain with lovely views over the city and Ports. 

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The Rambla is possibly the most well known avenue and represents a typical postcard of the city. A place for public and sport celebrations, the Rambla is a boulevard that starts in Plaça Catalunya (Barcelona’s commercial area) and ends in the Port, offering a multicoloured picture of people enjoying a walk, live statues, artists, musicians, painters and atmosphere. One of the symbols of the Rambla is the Fountain of Canaletes. Tradition says that visitors who drink from this source will return to Barcelona.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the different stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market.
It is worth to stop for a moment and visit the Church of Betlem and the Palau de la Virreina, with permanent exhibitions of interest. A visit to the Market of la Boqueria is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.
Walking down the avenue, in direction to the sea, we find the Plà de la Boqueria. Its pavement is decorated with a mosaic of Joan Miró. Very near is the Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Opera House), recently reconstructed after a devastating fire in 1994. Crossing the Rambla we find the Plaça Reial, an interesting porticoed square, ideal to relax and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants.
In Nou de la Rambla Street is located the Palau Güell, a beautiful palace of recommended visit where you will be able to appreciate all the creative capacity of Antoni Gaudí. Afterwards the great gothic Shipyards. The Rambla ends in the port, dominated by the Columbus Monument, built in 1888.
One of Barcelona’s finest landmark buildings is the Reials Drassanes, the medieval shipyards which are a unique example of civic Gothic architecture with a full-scale replica of the royal galley used by Juan of Austria at the Battle of Lepanto, 
Some of the modern facilities are the inheritance from the 1992 Olympics. Their mark can also be seen on the hill at Montjuïc, beside the monumental work from the 1929 World Exhibition. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional and the Olympic Ring are a few of its most important works. The Olympic Stadium, the Calatrava Tower and the Sant Jordi Sports Centre.

 

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

A walking tour through the Ribera quarter of the city with the Santa Caterina Market, Palau de la Musica, Santa Maria del Mar church, the Born Cultural Center, the Montcada street with medieval mansions and visit the Picasso museum.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the city center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



 
La Ribera quarter was in Roman times a place for country homes. In the 6th century, the area was dominated by a Christian necropolis. The first monastery was raised here in the 11th century. In the 13th century it was a busy tradesmen’s district and Passeig del Born was Barcelona’ s main square from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Jousting tournaments, executions and other public entertainments took place in the Middle Ages.
The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the templeof the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.
The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908 by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner and it is an architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau, the only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia.
 
The Santa Caterina market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. The refurbishment of Barcelona’s first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The food market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market.
 
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a clear example of the ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona. Here, he not only received sound academic training but also the artistic effervescence that lit the fire and opened the doors towards modernism.
Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso's youth and period of training but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

A walking tour through the gothic and Jewish quarters of the city with the San Felipe Neri and Santa Maria del Pi churches, Plaça del Rei, Palau Reial Major, Plaça Reial, Sant Jaume square, roman ruins, City Hall, Governor Palace and a visit to the gothic cathedral and the old synagogue.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the City Center; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic and Jewish Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The oldest synagogue in Europe dating back to 1306 is in Barcelona. The site of the older Call of Barcelona –the Call Major– is located between l’Arc de Santamon, Call, Bisbe and Sant Sever Streets. In the mid-13th century, the geographic space designated to the Jewish community was amplified. On the outskirts of what is today the Church of Sant Jaume, the Call Menor (Minor) sprouted and thrived.

 

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Panoramic tour by night driving through the streets of Barcelona, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and plazas. A dinner will be enjoyed at a "Tablao Flamenco". Afterwards watch a typical Flamenco Show where a performance of flamenco folklore will thrill you.
OR just to watch the Show with one drink included.

 
3 hours tour
Evening tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided or just with the driver; one drink or dinner.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art, and to be more exact an genuine Southern Spanish art. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, guitar playing.

Gypsies are very often named as its fathers, and at least it can be taken for certain that they played an important part in its creation. But also the popular songs and dances of Andalucia have influenced early Flamenco considerably.

Certainly there were other influences, too, as it will not surprise in a country that has been dominated by most diverse cultures and civilizations during its different historical epochs. There were the legendary Tartessos, and seven centuries of Muslim occupation hardly could have passed without leaving traces. All that, directly or indirectly, influenced Flamenco.

 

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Visit La Pedrera inside, a building of great fantasy and impressive façade, the gothic and Jewish quarters, the cathedral and the old Synagogue inside, the Sagrada Familia church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) and the Park Güell. 
 
8 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, situated on the site of a Paleochristian basilica. Construction began during the Romanesque period but was finally completed during the Gothic period, which is the dominant style. The interior naves are at nearly the same height, which causes the impression of being in a single site. The dome base is covered on the inside with handcrafted woodwork. The door from the cloister to the cathedral and the chapel of Santa Lucía are of great interest.
 
The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family) are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city. The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today.
One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way.
Barcelona overlooks the sea, and it has a waterfront that encompasses many different artistic styles. Les Drassanes, formerly a dockyard and now home to the Maritime Museum, and the Llotja del Mar are part of the medieval port facilities. Arcaded houses lead to the Olympic Village, the beaches and the Port Olímpic.
Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.

 

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Drive through countryside villages to the Benedictine abbey of Montserrat Monastery which contains the most revered image in Catalonia, the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of the catalan people. You will be able to attend to a recital by the Escolania, one of the oldest choirs in Europe and visit the museum.

5 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The moreneta of Montserrat. The adoration of this Virgin extended all over South America when the monk Bernat Boil accompanied Christopher Columbus to the New World.

 

It is said that an image of the Virgen de Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. Situated 45 kilometres Northwest of Barcelona, the monastery was founded by Abbot Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that in the year 888, there was a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. In the 12th century the Romanesque church was built and in 1223, the first European School for child singers. Leon XIII declared the Virgin of Montserrat patron saint of Catalunya. In the year 1500, San Ignacio de Loyola arrived as a pilgrim. The library has over 300,000 books. We have a choir school. There is a museum with paintings by artists such as El Greco, Picasso and Dalí. There are even treasures from ancient Egypt, amongst which one of the most outstanding treasures is a mummy. Montserrat lost most of its heritage during the Napoleonic Wars. However, since the Monastery was restored in 1844, the Museum has formed a valuable collection of artistic works. Private donations, from the artists themselves, and the sensitivity of the monks have made this possible. The Museum is divided into different sections organised in an instructive way. There are 13th century documents that prove that a choir school already existed in Montserrat. It was a religious and musical institution, made up by choir boys.

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Drive south Barcelona to the villages of Sant Sadurni or Vilafranca wine & cava country to visit a cellar and taste wine or cava (catalonian champagne). Then we drive to mediterranean village of Sitges for shopping, walking tour and visit the Cau Ferrat museum and house-studio of Santiago Rusiñol.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & apperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified

Located between the sea and the mountains and at 35 minutes from Barcelona, it is a lovely fishermen and Mediterranean village with a nice beach promenade and city center.

 

Casa de la Vila, a nineteenth-century Gothic revival building and Palau Maricel, with Renaissance, Baroque and medieval elements, are other interesting places to visit in the city. The Modernist aesthetics from the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century left in Sitges beautiful buildings like Cau Ferrat, the house-studio of writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol. This artist moved to Sitges in 1891 and turned it into a meeting point for artists and intellectuals, giving it the bohemian air that it still preserves. The house-studio of Rusiñol exhibits his works next to paintings by El Greco, Zuloaga and Picasso, among others. At the Maricel Museum they have Romanesque, Gothic and Modern art collections.

 

We will also visit a Cava or Wine Cellar in the Penedés wine/cava area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Cava is the local sparking wine (Catalonian champagne). Cava is a sparkling white wine made using the "Method Champenoise". For a wine to be classified as cava it must be in contact with the lees for a minimum period of 9 months before disgorgement. The grape varieties permitted in the production of cava are as follows Parellada, Macabeo (Viura), Xarel-lo, Chardonnay and smaller amounts of Monastrell and Pinot Noir.

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to visit this important medieval city, with the Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, it is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies. The Arab baths, the gothic Cathedral and the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants.

7 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified.

The so-called "City of the Four Rivers", shows us a historic centre dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella" you can find the culiminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic centre from the modern city.

 

The old centre of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B. C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

 

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Girona has other key pieces of religious architecture, like the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. The convent of Sant Doménech, built in Gothic style and a clear example of the importance of the religious orders in the colonisation and repopulation of Catalonia during the Middle Ages, stands amid gardens.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

In the 12th century, Jews moved to a lower part of the city. In 1160 they were already inhabiting the Call, the name given to Jewish quarters in Catalonia. It is a name coming from Latin callis (street), which would become carrer in Catalan and calle in Spanish. In medieval times, call meant a "group of narrow streets". These paved, narrow and labirynth streets constituted the urban space where most of the Jewish population in Girona settled in the 13th and 14th centuries. The community's main body was formed by tradesmen and craftsmen: tailors, shoemakers, weavers, barbers, furriers, blacksmiths, goldsmiths and silversmiths opened their workshops in the Call´s narrow streets. Others devoted their time to medicine and astrology, while those who had the means became money-lenders. In Girona there is The Bonastruc ça Porta Centre, located in the emblematic building that housed the last synagogue of Girona, is currently the home of the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Nahmanides Institute for Jewish studies.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta jewish center, the arab baths & the gothic cathedral. Afterwards to Figueres to visit the Dali fascinating surrealist theater-museum, a monument to the artist´s fervid imagination.

9 hours tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

 

Also to this historical period belong important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. So, you will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centres of cabbalistic study. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain.

 

Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

 

Figueres, county capital of Alt Empordà, extends over a river plain situated inland in the province of Girona. Known as the home of Salvador Dalí, this town with deep Catalan roots offers visitors the chance to go to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, dedicated to the genius of surrealist painting.

 

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is without doubt, however, one of the historical milestones that has left the greatest mark on the character of the town was the birth of Salvador Dalí. Situated in the old municipal theatre, has become one of the main cultural places to see in the city. Designed by the artist himself, it holds an important exhibition, which, through numerous works, allows you to take a trip through the career of the main considered a master of Surrealism. The site was extended with the Torre Galatea, where the artistic genius died.

Barcelona: Bike Tour

It is a different way to discover Barcelona, by bicycle, organising a tour which take you to the best corners of the city and accompanied by an assistant-monitor. A refreshment is included.

3 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center

 

Included: Transportation by Bike; Guided Tour; Refreshment

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified

The bicycle ride offer an
intimate, original and privileged way to discover Barcelona; its squares, monuments,
beaches, people, because cycling is a direct and enriching means to absorb the
environment.

 

The bike tour is interesting
for different reasons: cultural, pleasure, as a tourist, gastronomic ... and
they take place in a city that has more than 100 km of cycle lanes and an extensive
pedestrian old town, which means one can cycle in absolute safety. The warm
climate means bicycle tours run throughout the year. The evening tour allows
you to enjoy the illuminated transformation of the city.

 

The Tour: we can ride to
the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, Old Harbour, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia,
La Pedrera, Olympic Port, etc. and we ride mainly on cycling paths, pedestrian
zones and parks. We make stops to hear a very short explanation of our assistant-monitor,
to take some photos and to have a drink.

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

A walking tour through the gothic quarter of the city with the churches, convents, palaces, narrow streets, Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, Boquería market, la Rambla and the famous Spanish Tapas.

4 hour tour
Afternoon or evening tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 


Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; 

Not Included: Tapas on own or other services not specified

Its early city centre, which was surrounded by walls during Roman times, makes up what today is the Gothic Quarter. Narrow streets, with quiet squares and attractive corners, are home to an abundant collection of Gothic buildings, both civil and religious. Surrounding Barcelona's impressive gothic Cathedral, medieval palaces emerge, such as Casa dels Canonges and Casa d´Ardiaca. The Plaça del Rei brings together another labyrinth of marvellous buildings, such as the Palau Reial Mayor and the Chapel of Santa Ágata. The Plaça Sant Jaume holds the Palau de la Generalitat (headquarters of the Catalan government) and the City Hall.

The Santa María del Mar church is one of the best examples of 14th century Catalonian Gothic architecture. It is the work of the architect Berenguer de Montagut and was the temple of the shipowners and merchants in Gothic Barcelona. Seen from the outside, its appearance is solid and robust, dominated by straight lines. The inside consists of three naves, an ambulatory and is without a transept. The amazing height of the central nave with its majestic octagonal columns stands out.

One of the main arteries of the historic quarter, La Rambla, leads to the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city. The visitor is led through its different sections, from the Romanesque church of Santa Anna, to the bird and flower stalls, passing gorgeous examples of Baroque and Renaissance architecture on the way and the Boquería Market. And the terraces, pubs and bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of Spain is carried out: the “tapeo” (Tapas are essentially snacks. Bigger portions that are ordered to make up part of a meal are called raciones).

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour
Visit the Sagrada Familia magnificent church inside (The Temple of the Holy Family) Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece, the Modernist Sant Pau Complex by Lluís Domènech and the lovely Park Güell.

4 hour tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified



The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. 

The Sagrada Familia great expiatory temple: in 1883 the brilliant Gaudí agreed to direct this work, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death. Work to complete this great church still continues today. The first architect to work on this project planned a Neogothic building. However, following his death, Gaudí took over, respecting the original layout of the work, but soon leaving the mark of his personality and way of doing things. He finished only the chapel of San José, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The façades and the entire exterior show extensive decorative elements in bright colours. La Pasión entrance has a cryptogram there.

The Modernist Sant Pau Complex was built between 1905 and 1930 and designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a garden city for nursing the sick. After being used as a public hospital for a century, its newly refurbished pavilions shine again in all their splendour. A visit to this exceptional architectural ensemble is a unique experience. This is Europe’s foremost art-nouveau complex and an icon among Barcelona’s dazzling array of landmarks which embodies the city’s innovative spirit. It was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997 and now its architectural and artistic values have been brought to a wider audience with the new use of its pavilions.

Park Güell seems as if it were taken from the pages of a fairytale: strange, eccentric, even dream-like, but undeniably beautiful. A stroll through the park will awaken even the sleepiest imaginations. The peculiar shapes and daring color combinations mixed in with the park’s vegetation create a unique world to which visitors feel irresistibly drawn.
 

 
Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses
A walking tour in the city center to visit inside the Gaudi houses, Casa Milá La Pedrera, a beautiful and charming monument of great fantasy with its famous roof-top chimneys resembling medieval knights and the incredible Casa Batlló, an architectural gem with a mosaic façade and a tiled roof.  From outside the art nouveau buildings, Amatller with ornamentation of polychrome tiles and the Lleo Morera in floral style and the Modernist museum inside (closed on Mondays).   

4 hours tour
Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
   

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel if central located; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals, Taxis or other services not specified

   
 
The urban development of the central area of Barcelona was defined, towards the end of the 19th century, by the Eixample (urban expansion). An extensive grid, with large avenues and chamfered corners, joined the irregular layouts of old districts and outlying towns to the surrounding hills. The emerging Catalonian bourgeoisie chose this place to build its mansions and palaces, following the most daring principles of Modernism. Works by Gaudí, such Casa Milà “La Pedrera”, Casa Batlló and the temple of the Sagrada Familia (the Holy Family); Casa Amatller of Josep Puig i Cadalfach and Casa Lleó-Morera of Lluís Domènech I Montaner are just a few of the many modernist gems treasured by the city.
 
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for “The Quarry”), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was built for Roger Segimon de Milà. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”. The building does not have any straight lines. Most people consider it magnificent and overwhelming; some say it is like waves of lava or a sand-dune. This building seems to break our understanding of conventional architecture. The most astonishing part is the roof with an almost lunar appearance and dreamlike landscape.
Casa Batlló building looks very remarkable, like everything Gaudi designed, only identifiable as Modernisme or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. The ground floor, in particular, is rather astonishing with tracery, irregular oval windows and flowing sculpted stone work. It seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the façade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles (trencadís) that starts in shades of golden orange moving into greenish blues. The roof is arched and was likened to the back of a dragon or dinosaur.
The Museu de Modernisme Català is housed in a centrally located modernista building designed by the architect Enric Sagnier.n The top floor of the MMCat showcases the furniture and decorative arts and has a room dedicated to Antoni Gaudi. The ground floor displays paintings, sculptures and stained glass.
Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Cook the most traditional Spanish recipes with our team of professional chefs and enjoy the food you have prepared.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the city center
 

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Cooking class & a meal with drinks.

Not Included: Any other services not specified



Discover the local culture through gastronomy with our hands-on workshops. Our half-day workshops are highly hands-on. You will learn how to cook the Spanish dishes that have traveled the world. You will cook them yourself with the aid of an experienced chef and the complicity of a small group. Among scents, flavors and good wine, we will unveil the secrets of our cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal. 
 
You can start with a walking tour around the famous Boqueria market before your cooking class and learn how to get the best and freshest ingredients for your Spanish cooking. Our chefs will give you plenty of tips on picking local, seasonal products. Back at the school, you'll continue your cooking experience and you'll end your day adventure enjoying the food you have prepared in a friendly and casual atmosphere!
Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day
Drive to the Penedès wine country to visit a wine cellar and taste the Catalonian wines.

4 hour tour
Morning tour
No wheelchair
Light physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the Port or Hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees; wine taste & aperitifs.

Not Included: Any other services not specified


 
We will visit a Wine-Cava Cellar in the Penedés wine area located at 45 minutes from Barcelona. Penedès is a wine-producing region having a Spanish Denominacio d'Origen (DO). Penedès DO includes all Penedès region and municipalities of four other comarques: Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat and Tarragonés. The area is framed by the coastal hills of the Serra del Garraf and the higher inland mountains which skirt the Catalan Central Depression. Long considered one of the country's best wine-producing regions after the Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe.

 
Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion
Drive along the highway to Girona to visit this important medieval city, with the old Call Jewish quarter, the Bonastruc ça Porta Jewish center, the Arab baths and the gothic cathedral. Afterwards visit Besalú, a monumental example of the Catalan Middle Ages with the Romanesque bridge, the church of Sant Pere, the Jewish quarter and the Mikwé Jewish medieval bath.

9 hour tour

Morning or afternoon tour
No wheelchair
Moderate physical activity
Pick up and drop off at the port or hotel

Included: Pick up/Drop off at the Port, Transportation by Deluxe Vehicle; Guided Tour; Entrance Fees

Not Included: Any meals or other services not specified


The so-called “City of the Four Rivers”, shows us a historic center dominated by medieval buildings and reminders of Romans, Arabs and Jews. Inside the walled enclosure of "La Força Vella", you can find the culminating works of its historical destiny. One of the rivers, the Onyar, divides the historic center from the modern city.

The old center of this Catalan city preserves remains of its long history, from the time it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. To them we owe its original wall, whose remains stretch from the Archaeological Walk to the Wall Gardens.

Set in this walled enclosure (La Força Vella), stands the Cathedral. Its Romanesque origin is shown in its fortress-like appearance and strategic location, although the most outstanding aspect is an immense Gothic nave, the widest in Medieval European architecture. Inside, it preserves one of the textile jewels of Catalan Romanesque, the Creation Tapestry.

Also to this historical period belongs important displays of Arab and Jewish art, the result of these cultures living side-by-side with Christianity for centuries. You will discover the multitude of small streets making up El Call, the Jewish quarter of Girona. Calle Força is the heart of this district, which had a synagogue and centers of Cabbalistic studies in the Bonastruc Saporta center. The Call is currently one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain. Not far from here, a Capuchin convent houses the Arab Baths, where we should point out a pavilion built on eight fine columns and crowned by an octagonal cupola.

Besalú a lovely town with cobbled streets and façades which are the most distinguishable feature of the city center. The rich medieval legacy brings the visitor closer to both religious and civil constructions, and to the vestiges of a Sephardic quarter that used to exist in this town during the Middle Ages. Civil architecture works include the 12th-century Romanesque bridge that crosses the Fluvià river; the building of Cùria Real, devoted to law enforcement; and the residence of Cornellà, with a great Romanesque arcaded gallery.

Among religious monuments, we must point out the churches of Sant Pere, Santa María, and Sant Vicenç, alternating Romanesque and Gothic elements. Also worthy of note is the lavish ornamentation of the church of Sant Julià (17th century). In addition, in the Jewish quarter we can visit medieval public baths (Mikwé) that were devoted to Hebrew ritual ablutions.
Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona. Receive a warm greeting at the port from your private guide and driver and commence your half-day tour with a visit to Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece; the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be completed until 2028!

Continue along Passeig de Gracia to view Gaudi’s Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like Façade. Afterwards, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the medieval Gothic Quarter and visit the magnificent 13th
-century cathedral. Transfer back to the port at the end of your tour.


Highlights:
  • Visit the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
  • View Gaudi's Casa Batllo and Casa Mila

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local driver and guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours
An architectural delight awaits you today in Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in Europe! Receive a warm greeting at the port by your private guide and driver and commence your tour with a visit to Parc Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s most colourful creations.

Next visit Gaudi’s masterpiece, the impressive, but unfinished Sagrada Familia. Although work started on this project in 1882, this iconic church is not expected to be complete until 2028! Continue along Passeig de Gracia, to view Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Casa Mila, with its brilliant wave-like façade. After lunch lose yourself in the narrow streets of the true heart of the city - the medieval Gothic Quarter. Visit the magnificent 13th-century Cathedral, and the Picasso Museum, where some of the painter's earliest works are housed. At the end of your tour you are transferred back to the port.

Highlights:
  • Explore Park Guell, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Picasso Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
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Valletta
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Rhodes

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

Guests will be met by our English speaking guide to commence the tour. Upon completion of the tour, transfer will be provided back to the ship.

Our tour begins with a drive through Mandraki Harbour and the new part of the city of Rhodes. We make our way to Mount Smith to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and continue on to the ruins of ancient Rhodes. We will explore the Acropolis of Rhodes, where remains of the Temple of Apollo and the ancient Stadium of Diagoras dominate the skyline. At Porte d’ Amboise, we begin our walking tour through the old city of Rhodes, filled with historical reminders of the ancient and medieval past. We will walk through the northern part of town, where knights once lived, and view the Grand Master’s Palace and then continue our walk down Chevalier’s Road, and the shopping districts around Socratus street, where we will enjoy some free time.

Our drive continues along the picturesque coastline to Lindos, the most important of the three great cities of ancient times. Within its medieval walls, erected by the Knights of St. John, stands the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, 400 feet above the sea, crowned by the Temple of Athena. From the heights, you will have breathtaking views of St. Paul’s Bay, where the Apostle cast anchor during his voyage to Ephesus, and the Aegean Sea. If you prefer not to make the climb, you may remain below and explore the village with its many small shops and cafes. At a set time, we will all gather for a wonderful luncheon at a Restaurant by the sea, where we will enjoy an array of local Greek specialties with beverages. After lunch, we will have some free time to enjoy the beach or do some shopping in the village of Lindos prior to returning to the Port. 

Duration: approx. 8 hours

Notes:
•    The Grand Masters Palace is closed on Mondays
•    Steep, uphill walking is involved in Lindos. Guests with walking disabilities are recommended to stay in Lindos town for shopping.                                                         
•    It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable walking shoes.

Rhodes: Filerimos, Valley of the Butterflies & Ancient Kamiros (5hrs)
Description: This tour will take us to three different sites, all on the west coast of the island, each with its own charm and beauty. The drive will also take us through small villages and olive groves. Furthest from the city of Rhodes is the site of the ancient city of Kamiros.

Driving back towards the city of Rhodes, somewhat inland is the valley of the butterflies.  Every year from June to September thousands of butterflies gather there to mate. The valley offers ideal conditions (coolness and moisture) for mating.

 Finally, our drive will take us 270m above sea level to a mountain called Philerimos the acropolis of the ancient city of Ialyssos. A monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary is now found at the top, with famous icon that tradition says was painted by St. Luke. The view from the top of the cross is spectacular

*IMPORTANT: BUTTERFLIES ARE ONLY AROUND DURING MONTHS: JUNE - SEPTEMBER


Including:
Private Vehicle & Driver, Professional English Speaking Guide throughout the tour, Entrance Fees to Filerimos, Kamiros & Valley of the Butterflies

Not including:
Tips to the driver/guide, restaurant, Personal Expenses, Extra hours or kilometers use of the coach/guide/driver than the ones calculated in the above itinerary, Beverages or lunch, Sunday or Public Holiday Guide Supplement 75%, other entrance fees than the ones referred as included, whatever not mentioned as included

Tour Duration: 5hrs

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Tour Can Operate: Morning from May to October

 
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Limassol
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Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Haifa

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa driving to Tzipori (Sepphoris), the Talmudic town where the Mishna was signed; see the beautiful mosaics. Continue to Capernaum; see the ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century. Then, ascend the strategic Golan Heights for a greater understanding of the fierce battles that took place during the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stop at a former Israeli army bunker used as an outpost. Continue to a Golan winery for some wine tasting (time & schedule permitting). On your return to Haifa Port, view the golden-domed Bahai Shrine and the colorful Persian Gardens atop Mt. Carmel.

Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port
Highlights:
Depart Haifa and drive to Jerusalem. Begin the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate to the newly restored Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a com- pletely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. On to the Western Wall, the only remaining portion of the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Center; you’ll see a fantastic com- puter imaging presentation of the Temple Mount some 2000 years ago. Return to the port in Haifa. (Modest Clothing)


Tour Duration: One Day
Tour can operate: Morning – full day tour
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, itinerary may be adjusted
Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Pick up and drop off - passenger terminal
 
Not Included:
  • Tips and gratuities
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Suez Canal
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Suez Canal
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Sharm El Sheikh
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Luxor (Safaga)
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Petra (Aqaba)
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At Sea
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Salalah
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Fujairah
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Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

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Mumbai

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mumbai: 9 hours
With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India’s economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini–Manhattan!
 
8:30am - 9:30am:  
Depart   the   pier for the famous Gateway of India en route to Banganga. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark.
We then proceed to Banganga via Art Deco Marine Drive also called the Queens Necklace at night due to its curve shape around the bay.
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Walk around Banganga, the sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Bombay’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at the ancient Banganga Temples.

 
10:30am - 10:50am
Drive to Dhobi Ghat.

 
10:50 - 11:15
Visit the `Dhobi Ghat’, the city’s open-air laundry! where “Dhobis’ (washermen) attend to an astounding quantity of washing daily. Clothes, linen, towels… are washed in small open air cubicles rented out each day. An itemized account is logged in a notebook and clothes collected from households are returned a week later. Through the apparent chaos incredibly nothing gets lost from a countless number of pieces and most clothes somehow survive the beating they receive on the washing stones.

 
11:15pm - 11:45pm 
Drive to Churchgate Railway Station.

 
11:45am - 12:15pm
We stop at the Churchgate Railway Station to see the `Dabbawallahs’, members of the Bombay Union of Tiffin Box Carriers, described by Prince Charles as the symbol of this enigmatic and intriguing city.  Each morning, the 2500 dabbawallahs call on suburban housewives who pack a freshly cooked lunch into small circular aluminum or stainless steel containers - `dabbas’.  Typically the dabbawallahs collect 30-40 boxes, range them out on a long pole and cycle to the nearest station. Here he hands them over to a fellow dabbawallah who then transports them into the city for delivery to the consumer.  Over 100,000 lunches of maybe sabze (vegetable curry), chapattis (Indian bread), dal (lentils) and pickle, make their way daily across town to the breadwinner and back again. The service which costs a few rupees a week, is a good example of the fine division of labor in India, reliable and efficient for the dabbawallahs pride themselves on never losing a lunch.

 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Drive to `Khyber’ restaurant for lunch which specializes in the Northwest frontier cuisine.

 
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch

 
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Drive to Mani Bhawan passing through the teeming commercial areas, Crawford Market and many handsome buildings of Victorian Bombay, including the University and Victoria Terminus. 

 
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Visit the Gandhi Museum. Located on leafy Laburnum Road, a quiet lane named after its shady trees, Mani Bhavan is the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It's a pretty, two-storied structure that now houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo exhibition of the Mahatma's life, and well preserved memorabilia, including an old charkha or spinning wheel that Gandhiji used to use. 

 
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Before returning  to the  pier, we spend some time where it all began, where the  tide of  human life rolls down the center of the street, unruffled by vehicles from all quarters ploughing their way through it. No visit to Bombay is complete without a foray into the bazaars of Bhuleshwar.  The city’s densest concentration of lifestyle and retail jewelry stores is a crush of shop fronts, street stalls, hawkers and handicrafts and a seething mass of people. It may look like absolute chaos but the areas are closely knit, and cohesively built around the traditional residential complex, temples, flower markets, community halls, cow shelter and bazaars. Within a few square kilometers there are a dozen bazaars and more commodities for sale than you will see probably anywhere else in a lifetime.
 
4: 45  -  5:30
Drive back to the ship.

Added Value:
-     A good overview of the unique aspects of this unique city.

- Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch at the Khyber Restaurant.
- All the prevailing taxes.  
Mumbai: Elephanta Caves - 4.5 hours
Drive to the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It was also conceived as an entry point for passengers arriving on P&O steamers from England; these days it is remembered more as the place from where the British staged their final departure.

From the Gateway pier, we board local launches for a one hour cruise across the harbor to Elephanta island. Located some four miles from the city its original name was Gharapuri or Fortress City, which was later changed to Elephanta by the Portuguese who found a large stone elephant near the landing place. Within the main rock-cut temple, probably dating from between 450 to 750 A.D.  are  found  large  sculptured panels,  the  most  interesting  of  which  is   the   three  headed Shiva shown as the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. Other Shiva panels, includes one of the God dancing the `tandava’ and thereby causing the world to shake !

Added Value”
A fine example of ancient Indian art.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½  hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Strenuous
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
- Clothing Recommended :Light cottons, comfortable shoes, sun shades and sunblock.    

Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.
  

Special comments:
It is possible to get `carried up’ on palanquins from the start of the steps up to the caves and down as well. A team of 4 operate each palanquin and this forms a source of income for the local Island inhabitants. ( This cost is not covered in the package and can be paid for directly)
                                     
Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- Regular Motor launch tickets.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- All the prevailing taxes. 

Not Included: Meals.
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.

You will first explore the Fort area of Mumbai – Kala Ghoda, literally Black Horse – a neighborhood in South Mumbai. The crescent-shaped precinct is the city’s premier art district. You will drive past a large number of the city’s heritage buildings, full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions like the Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (previously called the Prince of Wales Museum) and The Arts Trust.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
Stop for a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant before you return to the port area.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee, Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified), Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted separately. 

*Terms and conditions apply

 
Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours
You will be met at the pier. (Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure). Once you disembark from your cruise-liner, you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. He will escort you to your waiting vehicle and together you will set of to explore India’s most cosmopolitan city and financial nerve centre – Mumbai.
 
Your first stop will be to take pictures at Dhobi Ghat, a sight unique to this city. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ or “washerfolks’ place”, is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and where Mumbai's traditional washer-folk - or dhobis - provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee.
 
Drive to Churchgate Station where you get the opportunity to see the famed ‘dabbawallas’ or ‘lunch box carriers’ in action.  The Mumbai dabbawallas are international figures now, thanks to Forbes Global. The Forbes story details the efficiency with which they deliver the dabbas or lunch pails of their customers. Around 5,000 dabbawallas collect and deliver 175,000 lunches every day and take the empty boxes back. Their operation has a six sigma rating which implies less than 3.4 errors in every million transactions. This is the same rating that has made companies like Motorola and GE world famous for their quality!
 
Later you will visit Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, a structure steeped in Indian history and culture. Built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, it contains 3,500-plus objects centering on Mumbai’s history. This landmark building was renovated in 2008.
 
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you continue on your tour.
 
You will end your tour with a visit to Mani Bhavan. As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934.  The museum showcases the room where the leader formulated his philosophy of Satyagraha (non-violent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign that led to the end of British rule and Indian independence.  
 
You will then return to the port area.

 

Inclusions: Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, private guide, complimentary soft beverages and bottled water in the car, monument entrance and still camera fee, meet and assist at all airports and hotels, porterage at airports, all current applicable taxes.

Exclusions: Expenses of any personal nature (laundry, telephone calls etc, unless specified), tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), meals (unless specified) any insurance or Visa, any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, air fare is quoted separately.

*Terms and conditions apply

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Goa (Mormugao)
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New Mangalore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Meet at the Port of New Mangalore
 Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

HALF DAY TOUR: 4 hrs

You will disembark the ship and will be met by your personal guide at the peir.
 

You will begin at the tile roofed low structure of the 10th century Mangaladevi Temple, the temple named after the a Malabar Princess, Mangala Devi who gave her name to the city; the 17th century Manjunath Temple has some superb bronze images of the Buddha dating to the 10th and 11th century, indicating that this site was previously a Buddhist temple.  You will also stop at St. Aloysius Church dating from 1899, situated on Lighthouse Hill, is an architectural gem.  The walls have remarkable 189th century frescoes painted by the Italian trained Jesuit priest, Moscheni, which covers the walls and ceilings in a profusion of scenes.  The town has a sizable Roman Catholic population. 
 

Virtually all the famous buildings in Mangalore are shrines. The Mangladevi temple and its deity reputedly gave Mangalore its name. The four-armed idol in the temple is one of the most revered in India.

Mangalore is the Cashew growing area of Karnataka and on your way back to the ship you will stop at a Cashew Factory to watch the cleaning, sorting and packing process. 


You will return to the ship 

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide,Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately

Mangalore - 4 hours
Mangalore is a typical South Indian experience with its quaint mix of old and new. From the pier, we drive towards the city center with our first stop at the Cashew nut processing factory for which the town is renowned. We then explore its cosmopolitan nature visiting the Gokarnath Temple belonging to the industrious Billora community offering an insight into the South Indian form of worship. Its religious hustle and bustle gets contrasted in the chapel of St. Aloysius on Lighthouse hill which has important frescoes depicting the life of Christ by Italian masters.

Added Value: -
-Great introduction to Mangalore city a typically small Indian town and very different from other Indian ports. The mix of the characters in this tour makes for a truly unique experience.
- The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e the Achal Cashew processing plant, the Gokarnath Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel etc..

Recommended:
Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress.

- Tour Duration: 4 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No
Please note: Cashew factory is closed on Sundays and Public holidays.

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- All the prevailing taxes.
Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours
A statue rising 12.6 meters and engraved from a single stone rises at a foot of a hill in Karkala erected in 1432 alongside a temple in honor of the great prince Bahubali or “the one with strong shoulders”. Bahubali fought a fierce battle with his brother for a throne but having succeeded then turned to meditation and prayer for 12 long years. Soon creepers started winding around him which gets depicted in this gigantic statue.
 
At Moodbidri, we see another masterpiece of the industrious Jain community which became on offshoot of Hinduism. They called them Basidas or residence of god.

Commissioned by king Devaraja Woodeyar in 1430 AD the temple has a thousand pillars no two of which are alike.
Interspersed between these two highlights is the Soan’s Farm started by the Swiss – German Basel Missionary society in 1926. Alfred Soans made innovative changes to the dry laterite soil and with inter cropping and better water management farmed superior qualities of upland rice, coconut, arecanut, banana, chillies, ginger, tapioca, mango and spices like clove, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom. Most famous are his Soan’s pineapples which we get to sample.

Added Value:
The imposing statute and the temple are great sights. The visit to the Soans horticultural Farm is a highlight of this tour. In the past, guests have thoroughly enjoyed this excursion.

Recommended: Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed at the temple & no skimpy dress. It may be advisable to carry a pair of socks for the temple walk.

- Tour Duration: 4 ½ hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
Physical activity level : High
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Please note the climb involves 212 steps to reach the statue atop the hilllock. Comfortable footwear, hats and sun block for protection against the sun. Footwear to be removed & advisable to carry a pair of socks.

 

Inclusions:
- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle - Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Light refreshments at Soan Farms.
- Credit card and bank charges.
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Kochi (Cochin)

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Meet at the port of COCHIN -KERALA 
(Excursion timings will be subject to the ship's arrival and departure)

COCHIN: 8HRS

Disembark from the ship and meet your personal guide on the pier.

You will drive to the historic Fort Cochin area where you walk in the area known as “Jew Town”.  

You will visit the Mattancherri Palace, which was commissioned by the Portuguese for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights.  The palace is two storeys’s high and is built in the traditional Kerala style known as “nalukattu” (four buildings around a central courtyard).  Made of wood and richly carved, the palace exhibits memorabilia from the Raja of Kochi’s collection, but it is best known for its outstanding murals painted on the walls.  Fast fading, one can still see some of these excellent 16th century paintings illustrating episodes from the great Indian epic – The Ramayana.

Surrounding the Synagogue are a jumble of antique and spice shops, and souvenir shop and it is a fun area to wander at leisure.

You will have time to explore the Heritage Zone, which with its varied architectural styles highlights Cochin’s history of being occupied by various foreign rulers.  In this area, which is protected, is St Francis’ Church, first established by the Portuguese in the 1500s.  This is one of the earliest European churches in the country.  The simple façade served as the prototype for future churches here.  Vasco Da Gama was buried here in 1524 before his body was taken to Portugal 14 years later.  You will also visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral which was built in the late 19th century and has impressive murals on its ceiling.  The walking tour ends at the Chinese Fishing Nets, which were first erected between 1350 and 1450 indicating trading ties with China. 

You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you drive to the Folklore Museum.  This Museum has an exceptional collection of private artifacts from all over the South and interestingly has a theatre attached as an added attraction.  The collection includes masks, beautifully carved old wooden doors, musical instruments, lamps and tribal jewelry.    You will watch a private performance of the classical Kathakali dance before returning to your hotel.

Early evening you will return to the ship.

Inclusions:
Private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle, Private guide, Complimentary Soft beverages and Bottled water in the car, Monument entrance and still camera fee,Meet and Assist at all airports and hotels, Porterage at airports, All currently applicable taxes


Exclusions:
Expenses of any personal nature (laundry,telephone calls etc, unless specified) Tipping at hotels and to guides/escorts (unless specified), Meals (unless specified) Any insurance or Visa, Any hike in monument entrances fee or revision in government taxes, Air fare is quoted seperately.

*Terms and conditions apply

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

9AM- 10:30AM 
Disembark the ship drive for 45 minutes to Tripunithura and visit the Hill Palace which was the official residence of the Cochin Royal family built in 1865. The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and in surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with a deer park. A fully fledged ethno-archaeological museum and Kerala's first ever heritage Museum are the main attractions. Displayed inside are 19th century paintings, murals sculptures in stone and plaster of Paris, manuscripts, inscriptions and coins belonging to the royal family.

10:30AM - 2pm
We are then invited to the garden home of our friends Nimmy Paul for a traditional cooking demonstration followed by a meal. The Paul’s belong to the Syrian Christian community of Kottayam. Nimmy’s legendry culinary skills have been featured in Saveur and Gourmet magazine amongst others.


2PM- 4PM     
In the afternoon, before returning to the ship which is towards the Silk Route trading post of Fort Cochin, these days a `Heritage Zone’. Beginning with the Chinese and Arabs in the 13th century, the Portuguese arrived in 1500 A.D. followed by the domination of the Dutch and British. See St. Francis Church originally built in 1510 and the first to reflect European influenced tradition. Portuguese hero Vasco Da Gama died on the site and was buried in the cemetery. 

At Matancherry, there’s the Dutch Palace built in 1557 by the Portuguese as a gift for the Maharaja of Cochin in exchange for trading rights. The Palace houses royal costumes, palanquins, furniture and weapons but its striking feature is a series of murals painted on wooden walls. Later, stop by the Pardesi synagogue, at the heart of what is locally called Jew town. (Closed for a visit on Fridays and Saturday)

4PM - 4:30PM   Thereafter return to the pier. 


Added Value: 

  •       Great introduction to Cochin city.
  •       The Tour covers the main highlights of the city i.e Depart the Fort Cochin, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry, the Dutch Palace and later Jew Street (or Spice Street) in Jew Town.    
  •       Traditional south Indian cooking demonstration and lunch with Nimmy Paul.     

- Tour Duration: 7 hours
- Tour can operate : Morning
- Physical activity level : Moderate
- Wheelchair Accessible : No

Closing dates : Fridays - Dutch Palace in Mattancherry  and Fridays & Saturdays – Jewish  Synagogue.     


Inclusions:

- Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle 
- Services of a local English speaking guide.
- All the entrance fees and camera fees.
- Credit card and bank charges.
- Lunch and cooking demonstration with Nimmy Paul.
- All the prevailing taxes.  

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At Sea
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Colombo
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At Sea
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At Sea
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At Sea
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Yangon, Myanmar
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Yangon, Myanmar
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Yangon, Myanmar
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At Sea
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Phuket
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Penang
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Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)
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Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 02 hours

Highlights

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Advisory

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Itinerary details

• Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall
• Sultan Mosque
• Malay Heritage Centre
• Esplanade
• Anderson Bridge
• National Gallery
• St Andrew’s Cathedral
• Kampung Glam
• Street Art
• Quaint Shophouses
• Kopi Break

Storyteller Shophouse Visits (meet the people that make this area famous for it’s scents, fabrics, and food!)

Note:
• Approximate duration: 02 hours 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 04 hours

Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Notes:

• Tour duration: 04 hours
• Operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
• Accessible Vehicle: Car or van
• The tour includes some food sampling, including a local breakfast and desserts. Please inform your guide if you would like to skip or substitute any item. Tour also includes visiting a wet market where various types of meat, including the killing of animals, may be seen. Discretion is advised
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour includes at least 2.5 hours of walking
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 3.5 hours

The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Notes:

• Availability: Preferably morning but afternoon still available. The market visit will be substituted if it’s closed for spring cleaning.
• Duration: 3.5 hours
• Including some food sampling
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Singapore

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam
A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 02 hours

Highlights

Take a spin on our Vintage Vespa Sidecar. Malay Enclave. Urban renewal in a conservation district. Trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Singapore’s narrowest lane. Largest Mosque in Singapore. Fascinating artistic doodles on walls and public spaces.

Advisory

Light tropical clothing is recommended. Please ensure sufficient personal insurance cover during tour

Itinerary details

• Haji Lane • Bussorah Mall
• Sultan Mosque
• Malay Heritage Centre
• Esplanade
• Anderson Bridge
• National Gallery
• St Andrew’s Cathedral
• Kampung Glam
• Street Art
• Quaint Shophouses
• Kopi Break

Storyteller Shophouse Visits (meet the people that make this area famous for it’s scents, fabrics, and food!)

Note:
• Approximate duration: 02 hours 
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)
Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour) 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 04 hours

Our guide will pick you up at the port (Marina Bay Cruise Center or Singapore Cruise Center).

Spend a wonderful morning as a local would visiting a wet market, enjoying a hawker breakfast and finishing off at a traditional heritage shop. Begin with a stroll through a local wet market, always an explosion of sights, sounds and smells! See where the term “wet market” comes from as you watch stall owners use water to wash the floors, to freshen up fruits and vegetables, and to keep fish and shellfish alive. Check out local favourites like century egg, black chicken and a wide array of spices. Continue to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest food centre and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Finally, stop by a traditional heritage shop where locals go for herbs, tonics and even pastries for a family tea time. End your tour on a sweet note with a sampling of local desserts.

Notes:

• Tour duration: 04 hours
• Operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
• Accessible Vehicle: Car or van
• The tour includes some food sampling, including a local breakfast and desserts. Please inform your guide if you would like to skip or substitute any item. Tour also includes visiting a wet market where various types of meat, including the killing of animals, may be seen. Discretion is advised
• Please wear comfortable shoes as the tour includes at least 2.5 hours of walking
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru
The Hidden Charms of Tiong Bahru 

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 3.5 hours

The Pinnacle @ Duxton takes the title of being the world’s tallest public housing project. Enjoy stunning view of the Singapore landscape from the 50th storey sky bridge.

Next is a visit to Tiong Bahru, one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estate built in the 1920s that has creatively evolved into a unique neighbourhood that balances heritage and swanky hipster lifestyle. The Tiong Bahru Market, built in 1955, may be the first modern market to be built in a housing estate but still boasts some of the best hawker stalls for local culinary delights. The 90-year-old Qi Tian Gong Temple, Singapore’s oldest temple honours the Monkey God, who bestows blessing and protection.

Visit a bakery where time stands still. With a history spanning four generations, Galicier Pastry is steeped in family tradition using only the freshest ingredients, bought daily, to create Galicier’s traditional nyonya kuehs and retro cakes.

The design and décor of Nostalgia Hotel are inspired by Singapore’s colonial years as well as the romantic history of the neighbourhood. After all, Tiong Bahru was once known as an area where the well-heeled kept their mistresses. It’s the old world charm with a dash of modernism.

Notes:

• Availability: Preferably morning but afternoon still available. The market visit will be substituted if it’s closed for spring cleaning.
• Duration: 3.5 hours
• Including some food sampling
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Semarang
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Surabaya
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Benoa
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Komodo
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Darwin

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Darwin: WWII History Tour - 4 hours
You will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a half day tour of Darwin.
 
Travel through the city past Parliament House to a viewing platform overlooking the harbour, where you will learn about the destruction of Darwin by the Japanese air attack on the city in 1942. See the Stokes Hill Wharf area before continuing to the World War II storage tunnels. The tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction located in the Darwin Wharf Precinct was reopened in 1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin. Located beneath the cliffs of the city, your private guide provides historical information relating to the concept of the tunnels. The WWII tunnels these days feature a photographic display of Darwin during WWII including photographs of the brave men and women who served in the protection of Australia.
 
Continue on to East Point Military Museum and Reserve. Visit the bunker where the army planned Top End defence strategy during World War II. The East Point Military Museum was Darwin's first museum. The museum includes artillery, videos, armoured vehicles and photographs. This military museum displays war memorabilia, gun aiming equipment, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits. There is also a video showing dramatic live footage of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. The surroundings are part of the East Point Reserve.
 
Upon conclusion of your touring, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, entry fees
Cost excludes: lunch
Darwin: City Sights and Surrounds - 8 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for a full day tour of Darwin and surrounds.

Your day begins with a visit to Darwin’s attractive waterfront region and historic Stokes Hill Wharf. Your guide will explain the history of Darwin, including the air raid bombings during World War II and Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city in 1974.
 
Heading out of town, your first stop is Fogg Dam; a vast, open wetland area that is home to large numbers of colourful birds at various times of the year.
 
Visit the Corroboree Road House for a brief stop and join a small group scenic cruise around the picturesque Corroboree Billabong, viewing a large variety of wetland birds and crocodiles in their natural environment. This area is part of the Mary River Wetlands system.
 
The return trip to Darwin takes you along the Marrakai Track, travelling past cattle stations and viewing the mighty cathedral and magnetic termite mounds, which tower over six metres in height.
 
On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal.
 
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise  ship, light lunch, entry fees
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Darwin: Litchfield National Park Discovery Tour - 8 hours

This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private guide and vehicle for your day tour to the Litchfield National Park.
 
Please note; please bring shoes suitable for walking short distances on uneven terrain, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimming costume and towel.
 
Travel approximately two hours south from Darwin past abandoned WWII airstrips and the town of Batchelor for the approximately one hour journey through the Litchfield National Park. Ascend the rocky Tabletop Range where dry woodlands and forests dominate the huge sandstone plateau. Arrive at Litchfield National Park. This fascinating, uniquely beautiful area was originally the home of the Aboriginal Wagait people.

Travel through the park to the famous Termite Mounds. One of Litchfield's unique sights, this collection of hundreds of termite mounds standing over six feet high in a wide swathe of empty ground has the appearance of a graveyard. The mounds are like enormous magnetic compasses with their thin edges pointing north-south and broad backs east-west, minimizing their exposure to the sun. This ingenious design keeps the mounds cool for the termites inside.

Drive to Wangi Falls. The falls flow into a large, easily accessible swimming hole surrounded by lush monsoonal rainforest making them Litchfield National Park's most popular attraction. 
 

On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to reboard your vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch

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Cooktown
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Airlie Beach
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Sydney

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Sydney - Harbour Lunch Cruise - HD Tour
Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational lunch cruise. A unique, luxury four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard Ambiance - a 54 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain & host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a gourmet 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.
 
Highlights:
  • See the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park and Fort Denison from the water
  • A barbeque lunch is served on board, while anchored in a secluded cove
Tour Duration: 4hrs (12.30pm – 4.30pm)
 
Tour can operate:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday
Departs with minimum 2-4 passengers depending on date
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Harbour Bridge Climb - HD Tour
Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit. A thrilling way to view the icons of Sydney's harbour and beyond.
 
Highlights:
  • Get up close and personal with this amazing structure
  • Celebrate with your group at the top and take photos that will last a lifetime
Tour Duration: 3.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Any time of year but weather dependent
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Moderate - High
 
Inclusions:
  • Return private transfers
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Sydney - Seaplane to Cottage Point - HD Tour
A mere 20 minutes flying time from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the exquisitely tranquil and award winning Cottage Point Inn. This beautiful restaurant is perched on the waters edge in the heart of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is renowned for offering exceptional modern Australian cuisine.
 
Highlights:
  • Stunning views of Sydney from the seaplane
  • Fly a circuit of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Tour Duration: 5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime, weather dependent
Seaplane is on a scheduled/shared basis.
At time of booking, guests individual weights are required as it is a legal requirement.
 
Wheelchair Accessible: No
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • 3 course lunch
  • Return transfers to/from Rose Bay
     
Not Included:
  • Beverages during lunch (payable direct to Cottage Point)
Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your luxury eco-tour into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, Blue Mountains.
 
Continuing your journey to the Blue Mountains National Park, where you will enter a little known hidden clearing to unlock a piece of Australia you would never have known existed. Enjoy morning tea in a secluded valley, where you may see kangaroos grazing in the wild.
 
Visit a number of scenic lookouts, including Kings Tableland with its breathtaking views over the Jamison Valley. See firsthand the ruggedness and beauty that the Blue Mountains are famous for.
 
Lunch is included today at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Then head to Wentworth Falls and take a short walk to the falls with your guide. Enjoy stunning views and experience the local flora and fauna up close as your guide shares their knowledge of the incredible geology of the Blue Mountains and how they were formed.
 
Re-join your vehicle and travel towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legend behind this famous rock formation while marvelling at the stunning views of Jamison Valley. Then continue around Narrow Neck Plateau for more incredible vantage points.
 
Then sit back and relax during your journey back through Sydney’s western suburbs and across the ANZAC Bridge to reboard your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, wildlife park entry fee, morning tea, lunch, national park fee
 Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Sydney: Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour - 10 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Hunter Valley.
 
180 years young, the Hunter Valley is Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region. It’s a dynamic and fascinating area that is home to over 150 top-class wineries, 65 indulgent restaurants as well as gourmet produce and boutique breweries.
 
Travelling north over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, your first visit is to a 5-star winery nestled in the Mount View region of the Hunter Valley, a well-renowned viticulture area, where you sample exquisite wines in a private area.
 
Then continue on to Leogate Estate, one of the most highly regarded vineyards in Australia. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award-winning wines can provide. Sample a selection of cheeses to accompany your wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the winemaking process. Then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch: a selection of platters with a glass of red or white wine, followed by a dessert of choice.
 
After lunch, travel to Keith Tulloch Winery, a small family owned winery and vineyard produces wines that express the unique terrain and climate from the ancient soils of the Brokenback Range. Enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”.  Sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the wineries current release wine – a sensational way to conclude our day in the Hunter Valley Wine Region.  
 
On conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal.

Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to cruise vessel, morning tea, lunch, wine tasting
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
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Eden
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Phillip Island
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Melbourne

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - FD Tour
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 550 km along the southern coast of Victoria. Climb aboard your light aircraft and take one of the world's truly great scenic flights. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.
 
Highlights:
  • Enjoy breath-taking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson's Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
  • Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach
  • Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne
  • See koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • View the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles
Tour Duration: 8.5hrs

Tour can operate: Anytime

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Private vehicle and driver/guide

Not Included: 

 
Melbourne - National Galley Australia - HD Tour
Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. It brings together a mix of creative attractions including the Australian collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
 
Highlights:
  • Experience one of nation's finest Aboriginal Art collections
  • All of the household names of Australia's artists are represented in the extensive collections including McCubbin, Streeton, Nolan and many more
  • Your guide, a museum and art curator by profession will take you on a private tour through the collection
Tour Duration: 1.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - Vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional tour  guide
  • Vehicle
     
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours
This extended half day tour is one of the best ways to get to know the ins and outs of Melbourne.
 
After meeting your private guide and vehicle at the cruise terminal, you will begin unravelling Melbourne’s history by driving along The Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
 
Migrant groups give Melbourne its edge. Visit some of Melbourne’s cultural precincts and grab a sidewalk coffee at a chic laneway café. For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, beaches and sport. Take some time to connect with the city and its people with this ‘local’s look’. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are real entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.
 
Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport. Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to the best and unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.
 

Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. After lunch, you are transferred back to the city and your cruise vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
 
Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours
This morning you will be met at the cruise terminal and transferred to Federation Square in the city by private transfer, where you start your private walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden gems.
 
Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many gems. Join this indulgent walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll. Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch.
 
The tour will conclude after lunch where you will be returned to your cruise vessel by private transfer.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: professional local guide, transfers from/to cruise ship, morning tea, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch, any extra purchases at shops
 
Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Great Ocean Road.
 
Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves. Visit and learn about the historic Split Point Lighthouse, located in the town of Aireys Inlet. This beacon of light is credited with saving hundreds of ships and thousands of lives along Australia’s treacherous ‘shipwreck coast’.
 
Soak up the atmosphere of Victoria’s premier holiday town, Lorne, before marvelling at the cliff-hugging road that stretches between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It is one of the most spectacular roads in the world, home to monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves and secluded beaches. En route, visit the wild Koalas of Kennet River and get acquainted with some of Australia’s most colourful birds.
 
A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included this afternoon. Then climb aboard your helicopter and take one of the world’s most truly greatest scenic flights. For the rest of the road you’ll be flying high. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson’s Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
 
Your journey back to Melbourne is a relaxing drive that will take you through the majestic Otway Ranges before arriving back at your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, scenic flight in light aircraft
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Alleyways & Arcades of Melbourne
Join an A&K historian for your own private walk through the heart of 'Marvellous Melbourne'. Your journey starts with a ride on one of Melbourne's iconic and much loved trams (trolley cars). Your guide will lead you through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways - you will discover lanes filled with trendy cafes and eclectic boutiques not to mention some 'out there' graffiti street art and of course you will have plenty of time along on the way to admire landmark buildings like the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian interior decoration or some truly grand 19th century commercial buildings like the Gothic Bank. You will see the hand of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed like old General Post Office. The Arcades and Alleyways tour is a wonderful way to discover Melbourne's architectural and cultural heritage.
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Melbourne

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road - FD Tour
One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 550 km along the southern coast of Victoria. Climb aboard your light aircraft and take one of the world's truly great scenic flights. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.
 
Highlights:
  • Enjoy breath-taking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson's Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
  • Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach
  • Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne
  • See koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • View the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles
Tour Duration: 8.5hrs

Tour can operate: Anytime

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Low

Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Private vehicle and driver/guide

Not Included: 

 
Melbourne - National Galley Australia - HD Tour
Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. It brings together a mix of creative attractions including the Australian collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
 
Highlights:
  • Experience one of nation's finest Aboriginal Art collections
  • All of the household names of Australia's artists are represented in the extensive collections including McCubbin, Streeton, Nolan and many more
  • Your guide, a museum and art curator by profession will take you on a private tour through the collection
Tour Duration: 1.5hrs
 
Tour can operate: Anytime
 
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes - Vehicle dependent
 
Physical Activity Level: Low
 
Inclusions:
  • The services of a professional tour  guide
  • Vehicle
     
Not Included:
  • Lunch
Melbourne: Highlights - 6 hours
This extended half day tour is one of the best ways to get to know the ins and outs of Melbourne.
 
After meeting your private guide and vehicle at the cruise terminal, you will begin unravelling Melbourne’s history by driving along The Golden Mile, past the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
 
Migrant groups give Melbourne its edge. Visit some of Melbourne’s cultural precincts and grab a sidewalk coffee at a chic laneway café. For Melbournians today, life revolves around food, fashion, beaches and sport. Take some time to connect with the city and its people with this ‘local’s look’. Meet the faces behind the produce at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Many are real entertainers and have had their stalls passed down through generations. Your taste buds will be left tingling as you sample their wares.
 
Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s sporting precinct to help you truly understand this city’s obsession with sport. Enjoy a stroll through some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways – home to the best and unique bars, galleries, boutiques and cafés in the city.
 

Lunch at a local restaurant is included today. After lunch, you are transferred back to the city and your cruise vessel.

Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
 
Melbourne: Laneways Walking Tour - 4 hours
This morning you will be met at the cruise terminal and transferred to Federation Square in the city by private transfer, where you start your private walking tour of Melbourne’s hidden gems.
 
Melbourne’s arcades and laneways hide many gems. Join this indulgent walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways. There is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll. Morning tea is included before a restaurant lunch.
 
The tour will conclude after lunch where you will be returned to your cruise vessel by private transfer.
 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: professional local guide, transfers from/to cruise ship, morning tea, lunch
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch, any extra purchases at shops
 
Melbourne: Great Ocean Road And Scenic Flight - 9 hours
Your private guide and vehicle will meet you at the cruise terminal for your full day tour to the Great Ocean Road.
 
Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves. Visit and learn about the historic Split Point Lighthouse, located in the town of Aireys Inlet. This beacon of light is credited with saving hundreds of ships and thousands of lives along Australia’s treacherous ‘shipwreck coast’.
 
Soak up the atmosphere of Victoria’s premier holiday town, Lorne, before marvelling at the cliff-hugging road that stretches between Lorne and Apollo Bay. It is one of the most spectacular roads in the world, home to monstrous cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves and secluded beaches. En route, visit the wild Koalas of Kennet River and get acquainted with some of Australia’s most colourful birds.
 
A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is included this afternoon. Then climb aboard your helicopter and take one of the world’s most truly greatest scenic flights. For the rest of the road you’ll be flying high. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the 12 Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light station, Gibson’s Steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay.
 
Your journey back to Melbourne is a relaxing drive that will take you through the majestic Otway Ranges before arriving back at your cruise vessel.
 
Tour duration: approximately 9 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, scenic flight in light aircraft
Cost excludes: beverages at lunch
Alleyways & Arcades of Melbourne
Join an A&K historian for your own private walk through the heart of 'Marvellous Melbourne'. Your journey starts with a ride on one of Melbourne's iconic and much loved trams (trolley cars). Your guide will lead you through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways - you will discover lanes filled with trendy cafes and eclectic boutiques not to mention some 'out there' graffiti street art and of course you will have plenty of time along on the way to admire landmark buildings like the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian interior decoration or some truly grand 19th century commercial buildings like the Gothic Bank. You will see the hand of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed like old General Post Office. The Arcades and Alleyways tour is a wonderful way to discover Melbourne's architectural and cultural heritage.
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Burnie, Tasmania
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At Sea
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At Sea
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Milford Sound
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Dunedin (Port Chalmers)
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Akaroa
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Wellington

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Wellington - Lord of the Rings Movie Magic - half day tour (5 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour delving into the magic that is the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

 

Sir Peter Jackson, Oscar winning film director & Sir Richard Taylor Oscar winning special effects director, both live in Wellington. Their studios, Post Production office, Weta Digital effects and Weta Workshops are based here. During the tour you’ll drive by the Embassy Theatre which hosted the World Premieres of LOTR, The Return of the King in 2003 & The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey in 2012.

 

Enjoy a 45 minute guided tour at Weta Workshop, where the story of the creative process is told by crew members, using the props, models and weapons they helped make for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. See the work being undertaken inside one of the world’s leading movie effects operations and visit Weta Cave Shop - a cavern of creativity in its own right boasts a huge range of movie merchandise.

 

Continue to Mount Victoria to view film locations for The Outer Shire & The Race to the Ferry, before returning to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 5 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Entrance to Weta Cave with Window into Workshop tour
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
Wellington - Eastern suburbs blossoms and bays - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour to the elegant Eastern Suburbs.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
Travel to the residential area of Lowry Bay, travelling via the Hutt Valley and Petone Esplanade, enjoying views of Somes Island and the Northern reaches of Wellington Harbour.
 
Arrive at a gracious private home and enjoy morning tea, followed by an optional walk in your Hosts garden.
 
Continue your scenic drive to Eastbourne and onto Days Bay, where you can enjoy a stroll on the level coastal track to enjoy vistas of the Wellington Heads, Cook Strait – and on a clear day, out to the Kaikoura Ranges.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and  touring as noted
  • Morning tea in a private home
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals

 
Wellington - City Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of New Zealand’s vibrant capital city, Wellington.
 
Wellington – Capital City and cultural centre of New Zealand.  Nestled between a dramatic harbour and bush clad hills, this thriving characteristic city is home to a feast of attractions including theatre, arts, parks and museums.
 
                                  Enjoy dramatic views of the city from Mount Victoria before continuing on a short drive to 'Te Papa' - The Museum of New Zealand where you will enjoy highlights on an informal guided tour.  There will be the opportunity for some shopping at the excellent souvenir shop.
 
Continue by driving past Old Saint Paul's Cathedral - the finest example of Revival Gothic architecture in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
Travel via the famous Beehive and Parliament Buildings, highlighting the differences in architecture between the old and the new.
 
Continue to the Botanical Gardens, where you will find the exquisite Lady Norwood Rose Gardens, which invite for a walk if time permits.
                                 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Guided tour at Te Papa (shared basis)
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
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Napier

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Napier - Hawke's Bay highlights - full day tour (7 hours)

You will be met dockside at the Port of Napier by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of Hawke's Bay, including highlights such as food and wine, sightseeing, history, Maori culture and artists and also spend time with some of the personalities of the Bay.

 

Taste wonderful wines, meet fascinating artists, explore stunning scenery, absorb history, enjoy a drive to the summit of Te Mata Peak for stunning views of the region (weather permitting) and enjoy a platter lunch at a winery restaurant.

 

Visit and talk with a Maori who can provide a spiritual insight into their culture and can clearly demonstrate what it is that makes this indigenous people so special. He will give you a cultural welcome on to their land.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 7 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at a vineyard
  • Winetasting
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch

 
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Gisborne
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Bay of Islands
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Auckland

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Auckland - City of Sails Highlights - half day tour (4 hours)
You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade half day tour featuring the highlights of Auckland City.
 
Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacific atmosphere and cuisine.
 
Enjoy a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum standing in the Auckland Domain on the rim of an ancient volcano, one of a number of extinct volcanoes within the Auckland region.
 
                                    Enjoy an authentic display of Maori culture. Following the Maori Performance experience what is known as the world’s best collection of Maori Taonga (Treasures) and South Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Museum.
 
For a bird’s eye view of Auckland, its harbour and outlying islands, visit the Sky Tower which soars to an incredible 328 metres above Auckland, offering the best views of the city. The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower has four observation decks including an outdoor deck, glass lift and floor panels, and multi lingual audio guides.
 
You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).
 
Includes:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Entrance to Auckland Museum with Maori performance and Maori gallery tour
  • Entrance to SkyTower
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
 
North Auckland - full day tour (8 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your tailormade tour featuring highlights of the north Auckland region,

the Takatu Peninsula and Matakana Coast.

 

The Takatu Peninsula is a very ‘undiscovered’ part of Auckland’s eastern coastline, looking out to Kawau Island and encompassing the fabulously uncrowded surf beaches of Tawharanui Regional Park. Vineyards, museums and the crafts and pottery at nearby Matakana add to the charm of the region.

 

Begin your drive north over the Auckland Harbour Bridge viewing the Waitemata Harbour and the North Shore areas of the city before entering the tranquil countryside of the Rodney District.

 

Upon arrival at Brick Bay Wines, enjoy a shared platter style lunch (including glass of local wine, tea/coffee and sweet treat) at the Brick Bay café overlooking the sculpture exhibits and vineyard.

 

Following lunch, enjoy walking through their sculpture trail. Showcasing contemporary sculpture by established and emerging artists, you will experience the art in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees and majestic palms, abundant birdlife, and green pastures all overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. It is a unique outdoor gallery experience, where an ever changing display of 25 to 30 works is sensitively sited along the 2 kilometre trail. The track is an easy one hour walk suitable for most ages and abilities. Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley, there are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail.

 

Continue to Tawharanui Regional Park - for a leisurely walk to view the natural wonderland of the bush and beach followed by a drive to the beautiful Leigh Harbour via the scenic Matakana countryside if time permits.

 

Return to Auckland - if time permits there may be the opportunity to visit some of the local vineyards, such as Ascension, Heron’s Flight Vineyard and Hyperion Wines.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 8 hours duration).

 
Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • Platter lunch at Brick Bay Wines
  • Sculpture trail at Brick Bay Wines
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Wine tasting charges

 
Auckland - West Coast - half day tour (4 hours)

You will be met dockside by your private guide and driver for your half day tailormade tour featuring the highlights of the Auckland region.

 

Auckland - ‘City of Sails’ is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. Set on the shores of the Waitemata, Maori name for ‘sparkling waters’, the city boasts marine reserves, golden swimming beaches and black sand surf. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has a diverse ethnic mix providing a myriad of cultural experiences, reflected in the Pacifica atmosphere and cuisine.

 

Travel west to the spectacular West Coast beaches, where you will experience the magnitude of the area, the softness of black sand and the cool ocean breeze. Visit Muriwai Beach to enjoy the opportunity of a light walk and explore this unique New Zealand coastal landscape with its rugged surf pounded cliffs .View the nesting sites of one of the world’s largest sea birds, the Gannet, in their natural environment.

 

Return to the Kumeu area - New Zealand’s most concentrated wine making region which has a distinct Mediterranean flavour. Many of the vineyards were settled by Dalmation migrants in valleys and on the sunny slopes footing the dramatic Waitakere Ranges. There is the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting if desired.

 

You will be returned to embark your cruise vessel following your touring (approximately 4 hours duration).

Included:
  • Private transfers (from ship) and touring as noted
  • New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Winetasting charges
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®: Seven Seas Explorer®
As soon as guests step aboard Seven Seas Explorer they know they have arrived somewhere special. She is the most luxurious cruise ship to ever grace the seven seas and at every turn her designer touches astound, just as her professional crew delights guests by tending to their every need at a ratio of 1 to 1.36. She is intimately spacious, boasting the highest space ratios ever seen in the cruise industry, the largest suite balconies at sea, and the exclusive top-of-the-ship residence with a private in-suite spa, called the Regent Suite among her 375 suites. Guests choose from five exquisite dining options, including the exclusive Pan-Asian restaurant Pacific Rim and they may learn to prepare their own masterful meals at the Culinary Arts Kitchen – Regent Seven Seas Cruises' first cooking school at sea.
It's All Included...
This is cruising as it was meant to be — where even the most sought-after amenities are included: FREE Business Class Air*, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, and much more. Guests enjoy unparalleled hospitality and impeccable service by professional staff in a sophisticated ambiance. They delight in the expansive spaciousness of all-suite accommodations, indulge in the exquisite cuisine of the finest dining experience at sea, and explore the world's greatest destinations without limits. Guests really can have it all aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.

REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISE FARES INCLUDE:

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi
  • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
  • FREE Specialty Restaurants
  • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits
  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship
  • European king-size bed or twin bed configurations featuring our exclusive Elite Slumber Bed®
  • Mini-bar replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water- all complimentary
  • Spacious walk-in closet and marble-appointed bathroom with tub or shower
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Bath Amenities
  • Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library and complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Welcome bottle of champagne with our compliments
  • 24-hour room service with dinner served course-by-course
Exquisite Cuisine
Dine whenever, wherever and with whomever you choose in any of our open-seating restaurants. Simply request a table when the mood strikes and the maître d' will happily seat your party*. Whether you’re delighting in a casual al fresco lunch at the Pool Grill while overlooking the ocean blue or are savoring a USDA Prime dry-aged porterhouse steak while enjoying the sophisticated ambiance of Prime 7, the highly trained culinary team has put their heart and soul into making your every bite more delicious than the last. From the warm welcome of your Maître D’ to the impeccable service of your Waiter to the elegant décor and flawless presentation of each restaurant, you will be consistently pleased – and that’s before you are swept away by the Chef’s creations and Sommelier’s perfect wine pairings.

*Based on availability

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim
Celebrating the culinary traditions of Asia, Pacific Rim delights guests with the perfect balance of delicious flavors and Zen-like ambiance. The restaurant is located on Deck 5, and the interior glows with muted lighting that illuminates intricate architectural details. During dinner, guests are treated to incredible ocean views through windows designed in an abstract lotus shape, a universal Asian motif. To complement the stunning décor, Pacific Rim’s chefs created a delectable menu of Pan-Asian creations with dishes such as grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops, wok-fried beans, eryngii mushroom and gochujang dressing. Pacific Rim is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required.

Chartreuse

Chartreuse
Featuring a modern French menu, Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll. Located on Deck 10 aft, wherever guests are seated in this regal restaurant, they will be treated to a succulent dinner while enjoying incredible ocean views. The restaurant ambiance is complemented by a menu that features dishes expertly prepared using modern techniques for a multiple course celebration of French gastronomy. Chartreuse is open for lunch on alternate port days and every day at sea, in addition to dinner each evening with reservations.

Prime 7

Prime 7
A true classic in every sense, the Prime 7 restaurant aboard Seven Seas Explorer personifies luxury at every turn. Handsomely decorated with ingenious uses of glass, metal and granite, you will feel as if you have arrived at an iconic members-only club. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before being taken to your personal banquette. And after savoring a succulent filet mignon or a mouthwatering côte de boeuf, delight in a digestif and a lively conversation with fellow guests in the comfort of supple leather wing-back chairs.

La Veranda

La Veranda
Located on Deck 11 aft, guests take in stunning ocean views while enjoying elegant breakfast and lunch buffets in the chic indoor dining room or al fresco on the shaded, open-air deck. Breakfasts include traditional favorites, as well as a made-to-order omelet station, a variety of fresh fruits and pastries, along with daily specials, like fluffy Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry compote. For lunch guests indulge in an array of choices from a bountiful salad bar, gourmet sandwiches, hot carving stations and delicious desserts.

Setti Mari at La Veranda

Setti Mari at La Veranda
In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.

The Café

The Café
Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, guests enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue is the perfect destination to relax, converse and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Compass Rose

Compass Rose
Our largest specialty restaurant at sea, this is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast and dinner. Located on Deck 4, Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic ice blue lighting theme at night. The new dinner menu is so encompassing and customizable that it provides guests with a seemingly endless combination of dishes to choose from, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments. Additionally, each evening the ship’s Executive Chef creates nightly specials, which adds more than a dozen mouthwatering appetizers, pasta dishes and entrée choices to the menu.

Pool Grill

Pool Grill
Located on Deck 11, the Pool Grill is open-air, yet abundantly shaded for comfortable dining. Choose your preferred table and one of our attentive staff will take your order. While the atmosphere is deliciously informal, the menu and preparation reflects the same attention to detail as the finest of restaurants. Enjoy grilled-to-order burgers, grilled seafood, sandwiches and fresh salads. Guests enjoy milk shakes, malts, and hand-dipped ice cream desserts sprinkled with all their favorite toppings.

Room Service

Room Service
Twenty-four hours a day, guests enjoy everything from a Continental breakfast in the privacy of their spacious balcony to a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to their suite. The in-suite menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts. During dinner time, the menu expands to include entrée selections from Compass Rose, the largest specialty restaurant at sea.
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.

Card Room

Card Room
The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Guests may gather their favorite teammates for lively afternoon or evening of board games, as well as enjoy a social game of Bridge or participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card Room is steps away from the Pool Deck on Deck 11 forward.

Library

Library
Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. A vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature are available. The Library is conveniently located across the Card Room on Deck 11 forward.

Meridian Lounge

Meridian Lounge
Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, the Meridian Lounge is elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished. Boasting an expansive bar and relaxed arm chairs, this space is an ideal location to gather for a cocktail, especially after one of the many exciting performances at the Constellation Theater. Entertainment-rich evenings continue with virtuoso performances by resident musicians.

Casino

Casino
Guests delight in the exciting gaming offerings inside our elegant, Monte Carlo-style casino. The Casino is located on Deck 4, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Glass doorways lead the way to games that include Blackjack, roulette, poker, and a full craps table, as well as slot machines.

Connoisseur Club

Connoisseur Club
Located on Deck 11 forward, the Connoisseur Club is the perfect venue to enjoy a fine cigar or imbibe a favorite libation while enjoying spirited conversation with new found friends. This elegant hideaway provides comfortable leather armchairs and a club-like atmosphere. Smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur Club.

Constellation Theater

Constellation Theater
Located on Decks 4 and 5 forward, the Constellation Theater features an intricate entry-way mosaic, table-top Murano glass lamps and comfortable cabaret-style seats. Enjoy thrilling shows such as Paradis, our bohemian cabaret featuring a sophisticated collection of vignettes that showcase a distinctive French style, and My Revolution, an enthralling, original musical that takes the audience back to when Beatlemania and the British invasion hit North America.

Explorer Lounge

Explorer Lounge
Located on Deck 4 mid-ship, the Explorer Lounge’s rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs and deep blue fabrics set the tone for the start of a wonderful evening. Our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes and special requests from an intimate stage arched with a golden proscenium. Guests may meet friends for a pre-dinner cocktail at the elegant, black marble bar.

Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge
Located on Deck 11 forward, the Observation Lounge brings to life opulence and indulgence with a rich color palate that features shimmering silver, gold, black and white color hues, while the floor to ceiling windows provide guests with incredible ocean vistas. The Observation Lounge musicians will entertain daily and it is the perfect spot for unwinding from afternoon tea time to pre-dinner cocktails to a nightcap.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
Welcome to the ultimate indulgence: a day at the serene Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Located on Deck 5 aft, guests can choose from an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, as well as facials. Guests may also choose from an extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon. View a complete listing of services and pricing.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center
On Deck 6 aft, above the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, is the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which features Lifecycles, free weights, striders, StairMasters, treadmills, weight benches, a Nautilus machine, workout mats and step benches. Canyon Ranch fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and aerobics and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment.

Jogging Track & Recreation

Jogging Track & Recreation
Whether an early morning run or a brisk walk in the evening, the Jogging Track on Deck 12 offers the best views. Also along the path is the dedicated sports area, featuring shuffleboard, putting greens, golf nets, bocce court and paddle tennis.
Distinctive Amenities
Guests of our Concierge-level Suites and higher experience the highest level of luxury, service and privilege offered at sea and land. These suites feature sumptuous included amenities, an expansive private veranda, and the ability to personalize many of its offerings. Guests in Penthouse Suites and higher indulge in the services of a meticulous Butler and those in Grand Suites and above have guaranteed reservations at the restaurant of their choice and may take residence as early as noon on embarkation day.

CONCIERGE SUITE COLLECTION

Guests of Concierge-level Suites enjoy accommodations that are adorned perfectly with large furnished verandas, with the added luxury of an in-suite illy® espresso maker and cashmere blankets. In addition they have the privilege of priority online dining and shore excursion reservations, as well as a 1-Night Hotel Package before their voyage.

DISTINCTIVE SUITE COLLECTION

From the one-of-a-kind Regent Suite to the exquisitely appointed Penthouse Suites, guests of our Distinctive Suites enjoy the expansiveness of multiple bedrooms and baths within these palatial accommodations. They indulge in the impeccable services of a personal Butler and one-of-a-kind touches of customizing their bath amenities and pillow style, to the ultimate privilege reserved for guests of the Regent Suite of a private car with driver and guide in every port and complimentary in-suite spa services.

CONCIERGE SUITE AMENITIES:
  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package*
  • Priority online shore excursion reservations
  • Priority online Prime 7, Chartreuse, Pacific Rim, and Signatures dining reservations
  • 15 minutes of FREE ship-to-shore phone time
  • 10% discount on premium wine and liquor
  • 5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
  • Binoculars, illy® maker and cashmere blanket

DISTINCTIVE SUITE AMENITIES:

  • Personal Butler committed to fulfilling your wishes
  • A variety of L'Occitane® and Guerlain or Hermčs® soaps, shampoos and lotions
  • Selection of bed pillow styles
  • Complimentary Pressing on the first evening
  • Complimentary use of Windows Tablet or iPad®

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, EXPLORER, VOYAGER, MARINER & NAVIGATOR SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  • Personalized in-suite full-liquor bar set-up
  • Bottega Veneta bath amenities and selection of bath salts

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, MASTER SUITES & GRAND SUITES AND HIGHER ALSO ENJOY:

  • Guaranteed reservation each night in any specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary cocktail party for eight
  • Access to your suite on embarkation day at 12:00 noon

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, REGENT SUITE ALSO ENJOY:

  • FREE First Class Air* for All Domestic (U.S.) Flights
  • FREE Business Class Air* for All Intercontinental Flights
  • FREE Roundtrip Private Sedan Transfers Between Airport and Home
  • FREE Personal Car and Guide to Explore Ashore
  • FREE Unlimited In-Suite Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Services
  • FREE Unlimited Laundry and Pressing

Boutiques

Boutiques
Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento to bring back home, guests may browse through designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. Located on Deck 4 just outside the Constellation Theater, The Boutiques offer a wide range of items from upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry in an intimate and unhurried setting.

Business Center

Business Center
Seven Seas Explorer offers FREE WiFi access throughout the ship, allowing guests to connect to the Internet with their own device. If a guest prefers to travel without a laptop, the staffed Business Center on Deck 5 offers desktop computers that allow them to access their emails and browse the Internet. Guests also have access to a printer for a nominal fee.

Reception and Concierge

Reception and Concierge
Our guests’ every wish, whim and want can be fulfilled at our welcoming Reception Desk on Deck 5 in the Atrium. Open 24 hours a day our office staff is happy to answer questions. The ship’s Concierge can be contacted at the Reception Desk as well. He or she is eager to provide guests with general assistance.
Enrichment Series
Of all the pleasures of cruising, enriching the mind can be among the most fulfilling. Gaining insider’s knowledge and participating in one-of-a-kind programs elevates the experience and brings unforgettable memories. While throughout all of our voyages guests can join in any number of complimentary enriching activities, our Spotlight Series voyages feature an in-depth focus on a particular subject. Enjoy the music and dance of world-renowned entertainers, learn the fine art of pairing wine with food, or simply gain otherwise unobtainable insight into world affairs at the hand of former ambassadors, politicians and other notables.

Featured Lecturers

Featured Lecturers
Part of what makes a cruise with us so rewarding is the way we augment traditional shipboard activities with bridge instruction and other enhancements. We also offer an excellent lecture series on select voyages. Lecturers provide insight and perspectives far beyond what you would read in the average guidebook. Many of our speakers have first-hand knowledge of these locales, and most come from the foreign service and leading universities, or perhaps from the world of the arts or journalism.

Onboard Happenings

Onboard Happenings
Each voyage aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises is unique, with special activities tailored to the region and season. Guests can watch celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes during demonstrations and, aboard Seven Seas Explorer®, they may learn essential cooking techniques at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. They can golf by day, dance by night, and partake in a host of recreational pursuits, as well as sip and savor their way through some of the world's greatest wine regions and the merriment of holidays and with decadent onboard celebrations.

Featured Programs

Featured Programs
This special series of cruises focuses on learning about and exploring the world around us. Guests gain perspective on our environment, rare locations on our planet, and even destinations beyond Earth. Respected scientists and explorers will share their unique perspectives on where we came from and where we are going next.

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys

The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys
The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys is an engaging onboard enrichment program led by a wide range of experts, from noted art historians to leading authors to former diplomats, who are eager to share their first-hand knowledge and expertise. More than a lecture series, this program is completely interactive. Smithsonian Journeys Experts sail for the entire duration of our voyages, allowing for the exchange ideas and social interactions on personal level, from dinners to cocktail parties, in addition to attending insightful talks.
Culinary Arts Kitchen
The Culinary Arts Kitchen exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer provides guests with all of the ingredients to expand their culinary skills in a welcoming environment reminiscent of the most prestigious cooking schools in the world in both layout and design. The 18 culinary workstations are fully equipped with top-of-the-line induction cooktops, stainless steel sinks and a comprehensive collection of cooking essentials. Guests attending the optional classes in the Culinary Arts Kitchen on Deck 11 will receive highly-individualized hands on instruction. The curriculum will appeal to a wide range of tastes and cater to all levels of aptitude, from beginner to experienced chef instructors. See below a list of the culinary classes currently available, which vary by voyage, for a minimal cost of $89 per person.

NEW! MODERN NORDIC
Delight in the delectable cuisine of Northern Europe! Among the traditional recipes presented are the Swedish Smörgĺstĺrta and a fish chowder that hails from Estonia.

EVERYTHING FRENCH
As the cuisine to which all others aspire, this class is designed around classic French technique. At the conclusion of the course, guests will know the difference between French bistro and haute cuisine, as well as explore the various regional cuisines of France. This class focuses on classic techniques designed to elevate the kitchen skills of amateur cooks at home.

MAJESTIC MEDITERRANEAN
Participants of this class will master signature dishes selected from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, and Spain. They will also learn why the Mediterranean diet is celebrated as both healthy and abundant in flavor. Throughout the class, they will sample unique wines from the Mediterranean and discover why they are perfect pairings for the foods of this majestic cuisine.

THE BEAUTIFUL BIRD
This technique-focused class allows participants to master the art of grilling, roasting and sauté. They will also learn about complementing their entrees with perfect side dishes. During the class, guests enjoy a white and red wine sample and taste how both can pair perfectly with the beautiful bird.

GONE FISHING
This class is a master-level instruction on eight techniques for fish cookery; sauté, shallow poach, deep poach, pan fry, curing, ceviche, grilling and baking. Guests will learn these crafts through hands-on work and from the lively demonstrations by their Chef Instructor. Upon completion of this class, learners will be proficient in fish cookery and boast a new confidence in their ability to prepare great fish dishes at home.

LIGHT MY FIRE
This class focuses on the mastery of high heat cooking, whether on a grill or stovetop. Participants will learn the secrets of perfect grilling and sautéing, and how to improve the flavor and consistency of their favorite meats.

AT HOME ITALIAN
In Italy, no dish is more symbolic of home cooking than pasta! In this class, guests learn to make pasta from scratch. They will also master the fundamentals of great pasta cookery, whether using fresh or dried pasta, as well as the art of pairing the ideal sauce with the proper pasta. This class also provides insight on how to buy, store and cook with extra virgin olive oil.

WHO WANTS DESSERT
Finishing a meal with the perfect dessert requires both art and skill. This class broadens the understanding of how to finish a meal to perfection! From the preparation of an artfully designed cheese plate to the selection of delicate dessert wines, guests will learn to elevate their skills and show them off at their next dinner party or entertaining event.

TEATIME AT THE ABBEY
Inspired by the acclaimed PBS series, Downton Abbey, participants will learn how to assemble both a sweet and savory teatime party complete with bubbly cocktails, as well as how to make an English scone and brew a proper pot of English tea. Learners will be amazed at the variety and flavor of the recipes intended to bridge the hours between lunch and dinner.

HEALTHY KITCHEN
There is no need to sacrifice flavor when cooking healthy…and this class aims to prove that very point! The secrets of extra virgin olive oil will be highlighted and participants will learn the art of “healthifying” traditional favorites. Many techniques and recipes for this class are used in the Canyon Ranch® cooking school and spas.

MODERN CLASSICS
Ask any chef what they cook at home and you may be surprised to learn that they enjoy making classic dishes. In this class, learners enjoy a return to the fundamentals of the great American recipes of James Beard, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin…with a modern spin.

THE PERFECT PAIR
This class is perfect for luxury travelers that indulge in fine wines paired with delicious food. Participants will learn how to properly select the right wine for a preferred dish, as well as finding for the right meal to pair with a favorite wine. The curriculum includes cooking several recipes and then pairing them with wines to explore how different varietals complement the dishes.

THERE'S AN "APP" FOR THAT
This class explores trendy and tasty foods to serve as appetizers. Selected from the cuisines around the globe – the Mediterranean, Baltic, Asia, South and Central America and New Zealand – these recipes display great variety and exciting flavors. At the conclusion of this class, learners will be ready to host a fabulous cocktail party with tastes from around the globe.

VIVA FIESTA
Taking inspiration from Spanish tapas, this class provides a robust menu for a tasty Mexican snacking party, including a lesson on how to make the perfect Mexican cocktails.

BRUNCH FAVORITES
Who doesn’t love brunch? For this class, instead of reverting to the “same old” brunch classics, the Chef Instructor has gathered the trendiest recipes. The class also includes a fabulous brunch cocktail buffet.

VIVA ESPAŃA
At the conclusion of this class, amateur chefs will be able to host a Spanish tapas party, complete with delightfully authentic Sangria. The Chef Instructor assembled their favorite tapas recipes from across Spain for a hearty and satisfying menu, including a demonstration of the art of paella.

HEALTHY GREEK
The birthplace of the Mediterranean diet was on the island of Crete and those same fundamentals were used to build the menu for this class. Participants will master plant-based dishes that are hearty and satisfying, and also learn to season meats to optimize their flavor. Lots of extra virgin olive oil and honey will flow during this class as well.

CARIBE
The Caribbean is a celebration of cuisines from all over the world. This class highlights the fresh ingredients and distinctive flavors of this cuisine with recipes that learners will make over and over again at home. Also part of the curriculum is the art of roasting spicy nuts and making a Caribbean cocktail to wash them down.

Gourmet Explorer Tours
Our distinctive Gourmet Explorer Tours, offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the culinary culture of the world’s most delicious destinations. From savoring the authentic flavors of a region to learning new techniques in local cooking classes, guests can choose from a variety of optional tours that take them to local markets to find exotic spices, sample delicious wines at breathtaking estates and savor gourmet meals expertly prepared by renowned chefs. See below a list of Gourmet Explorer Tours currently available.

NEW! NICE MARKET VISIT & CHATEAU EZA LUNCH – FROM MONTE CARLO, MONACO
This excursion offers a memorable day on the Cote d’Azur complete with an exquisite lunch at the restaurant, Chateau Eza. Guests will be hosted by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, as they wander through the open-air seaside market in Nice, known for elegant flowers, photo-perfect fruit and vegetable stalls, and quaint cafes.

NEW! CHEF MARKET TOUR AND TAPAS CLASS – FROM BILBAO, SPAIN
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants of this tour visit the Mercado de la Ribera in central Bilbao, followed by tapas and pintxos snacks in Plaza Nova. Guests will also enjoy a short photo stop at the exterior of the famed Guggenheim museum, and then back to the ship for a 90-minute Tapas and Pintxos cooking class for lunch.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! ATARAZANAS MARKET & ONBOARD TAPAS CLASS – FROM MÁLAGA, SPAIN
Participants of this tour experience Málaga like a true gourmand with a visit to the Atarazanas Central Market, an architectural gem housing a vivid collection of fresh fish, Spanish hams and cheeses and produce. Accompanied by the Culinary Arts Kitchen Chef Instructor, guests will shop for ingredients for their onboard tapas cooking class.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! MASTER CHEF, PROVENCE LUNCH & WINES – FROM PROVENCE, FRANCE
Renowned Michelin-starred Master Chef Rene Berard hosts guests at his private property where they enjoy a tour and Provencal cooking demonstration. An elegant lunch at Le Bistrot de Jef is included and it features the very best of seasonal Provencal wines. Under the glass rooftop, guests enjoy the view of beautiful Provence and savor Mediterranean inspired dishes prepared especially for our group.

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & PAELLA LUNCHEON – FROM VALENCIA, SPAIN
Guests will shop for the ingredients for their paella cooking class at the Central Market, a fabulously restored and vast modernistic building. After shopping in the market, participants will journey to Malvarrosa Beach for a causal seaside luncheon at one of Valencia's most popular paella restaurants, La Pepica. Then, they return on board for a private cooking demonstration with the ingredients purchased.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! CHEF MARKET TOUR, DEMO, LUNCH & GELATO – FROM VENICE, ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants immerse themselves in the traditions of Venetian cuisine by browsing the centuries-old Rialto Market and then watching a cooking demonstration with a Venetian master chef at her private villa. Afterwards, they enjoy a sumptuous and authentic lunch at the villa.

NEW! FISH WORKSHOP & TALLINN’S OLD TOWN – FROM TALLINN, ESTONIA
Accompanied by the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen, participants journey to a quaint fishing village for a culinary workshop on fish and fish cookery from a local fish expert. Then they travel to Upper Old Town Tallinn for a short guided tour that includes a photo-stop, which offers up a panoramic view of this enchanting old city.

NEW! ST. MALO WALKING TOUR & CASTELBRAC – FROM ST. MALO, FRANCE
A tender ride brings guests to the picturesque city walls of St. Malo, where they will enjoy a special meal at the restaurant of Castelbrac, prepared by Chef Julien Hennote. Chef Hennote is the recipient of the prized Escoffier trophy and specializes in using local products to produce his gourmet dishes. At the conclusion of lunch, guests will take a guided walking tour of the old city.

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & LATVIAN COOKING – FROM RIGA, LATVIA
Along with the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen and a local Latvian Chef, participants of this tour enjoy a tour through the Central Market of Riga – deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered Europe’s largest market and bazaar – where they’ll shop for produce and ingredients that will be used later for a Latvian cooking class and lunch once back on board the ship.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

NEW! CHEF’S MARKET TOUR & NORDIC COOKING – FROM HELSINKI, FINLAND
This tour takes guests to Helsinki's oldest food market where they will shop for produce, fish and Nordic ingredients under the guidance of the Chef from The Culinary Arts Kitchen. These ingredients will later be used for a hands-on cooking class. Along the way, participants enjoy tasting some local specialties at the market and taking in the sights on a brief panoramic tour through the city and along the seaside.

NEW! BALLYMALOE COOKING SCHOOL – FROM CORK, IRELAND
Together with the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests visit one of the world’s top culinary destinations, Ballymaloe. The estate includes a luxury inn in the Irish B&B tradition, as well as a world- renowned cooking school complete with kitchen gardens, herb gardens, free range chickens, greenhouses, a demonstration kitchen and an impressive culinary and wine shop. After touring the property, participants indulge in an intimate 3-course lunch.

CHEF MARKET TOUR: CANNOLIS & LUNCH WITH WINES – FROM TAORMINA (SICILY), ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests visit the renowned fish and produce market in Catania, learn how to make delicious cannoli from a Sicilian pastry master and cap off the day with lunch and a cooking demonstration at a famed Taormina restaurant with slow food Chef Turi. Wines from Etna’s award-winning Benanti winery will be paired during lunch by the winemaker himself for an authentically Sicilian wine-and-food experience.

CHEF MARKET TOUR: PESTO, PASTA & LUNCH – FROM PORTOFINO, ITALY
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests enjoy a short boat ride along the coastline to Rapallo. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Guido, a local culinary expert for tastings of the famous Ligurian olive oil and a guided stroll through the local farmers market. Later, they travel to Recco for an unforgettable pasta making class with a true master followed by a lunch of local specialties and wines.

CHEF TOUR OF CÁDIZ MARKET & TAPAS LUNCH FROM SEVILLE (CÁDIZ), SPAIN
Accompanied by the Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests will stroll through a traditional open-air fish and produce market in the Old Quarter. A spectacularly authentic market, the bounty of southern Spain’s land and sea are meticulously displayed by the local vendors here. The tour includes a tapas lunch at historic El Chato along the seaside.

CITY FOOD MARKETS & MICHELIN 2-STAR LUNCH – FROM BARCELONA, SPAIN
Guests join their Culinary Arts Kitchen Chef Instructor for an insider’s tour of Barcelona’s trendy food and wine scene. They visit the Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets to get acquainted with the ingredients used by both Catalonian chefs in Barcelona’s haute restaurants as well as local chefs. Then, experience an extra virgin olive oil tasting before enjoying lunch at 2-star Michelin restaurant ABaC and an insider’s peek at the kitchens of famed Chef Jordi Cruz.

MARKET-TO-TABLE CHEF TOUR & COOKING CLASS – FROM CORFU, GREECE
Guests embarking on this tour receive a shopping assignment from their Chef Instructor to gather produce, cheeses and specialties at the local market. They also get to enjoy a light lunch at a famed local taverna, before returning on board for a cooking class on Corfu cuisine using the bounty of their foraging efforts.

*Class fee included in price of Gourmet Explorer Tour

TUSCAN FOOD & WINE AT PRIVATE VILLA – FROM LIVORNO, ITALY
Guests enjoy a day in the countryside and a truly authentic food and wine experience. They visit the Mercato Centrale with their Chef Instructor and local guide. They travel to Villa Dianella for a cooking demonstration and sumptuous luncheon with wines, in addition to learning about the olive oil and winemaking traditions dating back to when the Medici family used the villa as their country home in hunting season.

PLEASE NOTE: Gourmet Explorer Tours are available on select voyages and priced from $69 per person. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Tours are based on availability and subject to change at any time without notice.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
2016
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Marshall Islands
Tonnage (GRT)
56,000
Guests (Lowers)
750
Total Guests
750
Passenger Decks
10
Number of Crew
542
Officers' Nationality
European
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
377
Suites
377
Balconies
377
Ocean/River View
Interior
Accessible
3
Guests aboard Regent ships delight in a warm and friendly ambiance fueled by extraordinary staff that hosts an array of onboard activities that enrich and entertain. Programming ranges from exquisite wine and artisan cheese tastings, as well as in-depth cooking classes at the Culinary Arts Kitchen. Guests may also participate in insightful lectures and discussions through The Smithsonian Collection by Smithsonian Journeys available on the majority of itineraries. And across all their ships, guests can choose to be pampered in the onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub® or in the heated shimmering waters of the sun-kissed resort pool. Each evening live music performances are perfectly paired with expertly prepared cocktails. And at the main show lounge guests can attend full-scale musical productions and rousing cabaret shows in an intimate venue where every seat is the best seat in the house.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities are included in the cruise fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Internet Access
    Computer centers are centrally-located on each ship and Internet access is available for a nominal fee. Wireless access is available throughout the ship, including most suites, and is generally available at a speed of 640kb, but does vary. Please be advised that bandwidth-heavy applications such as Skype and MagicJack are not permitted to be used onboard.

    Mobile devices utilizing the internet via a cellular carrier's network (4G for example) instead of the ship's wireless access, will be treated as cell phone usage and roaming charges will apply. Any costs associated will be billed directly through the guest's cell phone provider, and not through the ship. Check www.cellularatsea.com/guest_services.htm for more information.

  • Pregnancy Policy
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during, the cruise.

  • Smoking Policy
    Smoking is prohibited in all suites, staterooms and balconies fleet-wide. In addition, cigarette, electronic cigarette or cigar smoking is not permitted in any enclosed dining areas, whether it be the ship's main dining rooms, the alternate dining venues or the outdoor dining areas. Electronic cigarette smoking is permitted throughout the ship with the exception of the dining areas mentioned above.

    Cigarette smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the outdoor pool area and the following public rooms:

    • Connoisseur Club
    • Horizon Lounge (outdoor one side designated area)
    • Pool area (designated area opposite side of the Pool Bar)

    Cigar Smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club and the designated area on the opposite side of the Pool Bar.

    Pipe smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club. Pipe smoking in open deck areas is considered an extreme fire hazard and is not permitted.

    Failure to comply with the above-stated policy will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    Guests with special dietary requests should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises of any special dietary requirements 90 days prior to sailing by sending an e-mail to rsscops@rssc.com. General dietary needs such as low salt or low cholesterol foods can be satisfied onboard the ship just by speaking with the dining wait staff.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Guests with any medical condition(s) that require special services, including travel with medical apparatus, should advise Regent Seven Seas Cruises in writing at time of booking. Please note some ports-of-call may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility and special arrangements may need to be made.

    Regent Seven Seas Cruises' wheelchairs on board are for emergency purposes only. Guests requiring a wheelchair for mobility must bring their own.

    For guests requiring oxygen equipment, an oxygen concentrator is the only form of oxygen equipment allowed aboard ship, and must be provided by the guest.

    Regent has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort on board may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Cigar Bar
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
  • Library
  • Nightclub
  • Show Lounge
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Spacious Closet(s)
  • Television / Radio
Entertainment
  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Wine Tasting Seminars
Dining
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Alternative Specialty Restaurant(s)
    Some alternative restaurants may require reservations.
  • Café/Coffee Bar
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Complimentary Wine With Dinner
  • Dining Style: Flexible Dining Options
  • Dining Style: Formal Nights and Casual Evenings
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Formal Restaurant(s)
Other Facilities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Elevators
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    Each ship has a licensed and registered doctor and nurse for professional and emergency services, which are available at customary charges. The ships' medical centers are designed to provide medical care for certain temporary illnesses and accidents, and are not intended or capable of providing on-going treatment of pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Self-Service Laundromat
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Acupuncture Treatments
  • Aerobics and/or Cardio Instruction
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Weights
  • Full Service Spa
  • Heated Pool
  • Jogging Track
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool(s)
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Putting Greens
  • Sauna
  • Shuffleboard
  • Weight Machines
  • Whirlpool(s)
Children and Teens
  • Seasonal Children's Program
  • Youth Counselor Staff
You have arrived at the ultimate destination – your suite. Within these serene havens of repose, you will have every luxurious amenity at your reach and a team of professional staff members to tend to your requests, delivering a flawless experience at every turn. Each ship features all-suite accommodations boasting elegant décor with custom-crafted furnishings and private teak balconies. Marble appointments accent the bath, featuring a tub or walk-in shower and the majority of suites feature a walk-in closet. A spacious sitting area is enhanced by soothing colors and rich textures with plenty of room to stretch out and watch a movie, read a best seller, or simply enjoy ever-changing vistas that stretch to the horizon's edge.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of November 2018. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Regent Suite (RS) Call for Price
Regent Suite
  • Category: RS
  • Deck 14
  • Square Feet: Suite: 3,026/Balcony: 1,417
Master Suite (MS) 118,499
Master Suite
  • Category: MS
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Square Feet: 1,064-1,114/Balcony: 831-994
Grand Suite (GS) Call for Price
Grand Suite
  • Category: GS
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 854-1,013/Balcony: 277-916
Explorer Suite (ES) 85,999
Explorer Suite
  • Category: ES
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 655/Balcony: 166-263
Seven Seas Suite (SS) Call for Price
Seven Seas Suite
  • Category: SS
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 577-655/Balcony: 166-237
LAYOUT

1 Spacious Bedroom with European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

Up to 1 1/2 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathrooms

Spacious Living Room

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 2 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 655 – 577 ft2 (60.8 – 53.6 m2)

Balcony: 237 – 166 ft2 (22.1 – 15.4 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Choice of Guerlain, Bottega Veneta and L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos, and Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Priority boarding on Embarkation Day with Suite Access at 1:00 pm
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • Luxe Fruit Arrangement
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Selection of Fig and Tea Leaves Bath Salts

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Elegant Weather Clock
  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (A) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: A
  • Deck 14
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-176
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Spacious Living Room

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 448 ft2 (41.6 m2)

Balcony: 176 – 111 ft2 (16.3 – 10.3 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with

    Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (B) 59,299
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: B
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-176
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Spacious Living Room

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 448 ft2 (41.6 m2)

Balcony: 176 – 111 ft2 (16.3 – 10.3 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain & L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos & Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with

    Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Penthouse Suite (C) Call for Price
Penthouse Suite
  • Category: C
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 450/Balcony: 111-194
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Spacious Living Room

Private Balcony

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 2 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 448 ft2 (41.6 m2)

Balcony: 194 – 111 ft2 (18.2 – 10.3 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • Guerlain Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Personal Butler
  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • Complimentary Pressing on First Night
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Selection of Bed Pillow Styles
  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Daily Canapés
  • Personalized Stationery
  • Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet
  • BOSE®SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Essentials Including Men's Unscented Shaving Kit, Facial Wipes, Sewing Kit, Emory Board, Stain Remover, and Hand Sanitizer

  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Concierge Suite (D) 49,799
Concierge Suite
  • Category: D
  • Deck 14
  • Deck 12
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 83-132
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)

Balcony: 132 – 83 ft2 (12.2 – 7.7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Concierge Suite (E) 47,799
Concierge Suite
  • Category: E
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 115-132
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)

Balcony: 132 - 115 ft2 (12.2 - 10.6 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including:

    - FREE Ground Transfers

    - FREE Breakfast

    - FREE Porterage

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite*

  • FREE 15 Minutes of Ship-to-Shore Phone Time
  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations
  • 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor

  • 5% Discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Binoculars, illy® Espresso Maker and Cashmere Blankets

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Complimentary Tote Bag
Superior Suite (F1) 45,599
Superior Suite
  • Category: F1
  • Deck 10
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 83-132
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)

Balcony: 132 – 83 ft2 (12.2 – 7.7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Superior Suite (F2) 44,649
Superior Suite
  • Category: F2
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Square Feet: 332/Balcony: 83-115
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)

Balcony: 115 - 83 ft2 (12.2 - 7.7 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1) 43,049
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: G1
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 253 /Balcony: 88
LAYOUT

European Queen Size Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 253 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 88 ft2 (8 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2) 42,099
Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Category: G2
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 253 /Balcony: 55-108
LAYOUT

European Queen Size Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Walk-in Closet With Safe

Intimate Sitting Area

Private Balcony

Accommodates Up To 3 Guests

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 253 ft2 (23.5 m2)

Balcony: 108 – 55 ft2 (10 – 5 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Veranda Suite (H) Call for Price
Veranda Suite
  • Category: H
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 219/Balcony: 88
LAYOUT

European King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed

1 Marble and Stone Detailed Bathroom

Private Balcony

Built-in Closet With Safe

Accommodates Up To 2 Guests

Intimate Sitting Area

DIMENSIONS

Suite: 219 ft2 (20 m2)

Balcony: 88 ft2 (8 m2)

Suite measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Furniture placement may be different than as depicted in photographs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi includes one log-in, one device, per suite*

  • Welcome Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Fruit Arrangement

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Mini-Bar Set-Up and Refill

  • L'Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions

  • Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers

  • Vanity and Hair Dryer

  • Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand
  • Direct Dial Satellite Phone
  • Shoe Shine Service
Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and include fees/taxes. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.
All fares and offers are for new bookings only, are capacity controlled and subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Fares are in US dollars, cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional unless otherwise noted. "Air Included" prices include Roundtrip economy class airfare (from select gateways), transfers, all air surcharges, airline fees and government taxes. Some airline-imposed personal charges, including but not limited to baggage, priority boarding, and special seating, may apply. Air routing, scheduling and air carrier are at the discretion of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 14

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Regent Suite (RS)
Deck 12

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
Deck 11
Deck 10

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
Deck 9

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Penthouse Suite (A)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Explorer Suite (ES)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
Deck 8

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Master Suite (MS)
  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 7

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Concierge Suite (D)
  • Superior Suite (F2)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
  • Grand Suite (GS)
  • Penthouse Suite (C)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
  • Superior Suite (F1)
  • Seven Seas Suite (SS)
Deck 6

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite (B)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G1)
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite (G2)
  • Veranda Suite (H)
  • Concierge Suite (E)
Deck 5
Deck 4
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