Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that reservations are now open for its 2022 Navigate the World Cruise – Elements of the Pacific. The Elements of the Pacific world cruise embarks in January 2022 on a 120-night, round-trip journey from San Francisco, circumnavigating the Pacific Rim aboard the award-winning, all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner.
The voyage begins with a pre-cruise gala event at the stunning Fairmont San Francisco, with an elegant cocktail reception followed by dinner and live entertainment.
Elements of the Pacific is Regent’s first world cruise to Asia-Pacific since 2009 and reflects the increasing interest in Asian-Pacific destinations. It sails to 17 countries and 59 distinct ports of call with 18 overnight stays, while providing access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and nearly 300 free shore excursions.
“Our 2022 world cruise itinerary, tours and events present an unrivaled experience to the growing number of luxury travelers craving to visit stunning and culturally enriching Asian Pacific destinations,” said Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
In a nod to the planet’s elements of water, earth, fire, and ice, the world cruise destinations highlights these elements. Guests will sail the waters of the South Pacific, traverse the earthern wonderlands of Australia and New Zealand, savor the fiery flavors of Southeast Asia, before witnessing Alaska’s majestic ice fields.
Unique Shoreside Experiences
The Elements of the Pacific world cruise includes three new unique shoreside experiences, exclusively for world cruise guests:
- A Classical Rendezvous in Sydney. Featuring a 3-course lunch and a full concert performance with orchestra and soloists at the Sydney Town Hall, home to the world’s largest tubular pneumatic organ.
- Candles, Cuisine & Caves in Ha Long Bay. Featuring an evening in the fascinating Vung Duc Cave, including a local seafood dinner and wine pairings, and entertainments by a local band and dancers.
- Japanese Ceremony, Art & Cuisine in Tokyo. Featuring a visit to Meguro Gajoen and traditional Japanese culture, including a traditional tea ceremony and sushi, Kabuki dance-drama, performances by genuine ninjas, and a Japanese harp serenade.
Access to 43 World Heritage Sites
Guests sailing on the two-ocean, three-continent world cruise will have access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including:
- Taputapuātea from Raiatea, French Polynesia
- Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens from Melbourne, Australia
- Wet Tropics of Queensland from Cairns, Australia
- Borobudur Temple Compounds from Semarang (Java), Indonesia
- Historic City of Ayutthaya from Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
- Classical Gardens of Suzhou from Shanghai, China
- Himeji Castle from Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
- Volcanoes of Kamchatka from Petropavlovsk, Russia
18 Overnight Stays
The 28,000 nautical-mile voyage includes overnight stays in:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Papeete (Tahiti), French Polynesia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Brisbane, Australia
- Bali (Benoa), Indonesia
- Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Hu/Da Nang (Chan May), Vietnam
- Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam
- Hong Kong, China
- Xiamen, China
- Shanghai, China
- Kyoto (Kobe), Japan
- Tokyo, Japan
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- San Francisco, California
Optional Overland Programs
Several opportunities are available to world cruise guests to learn more about the pacific via optional supplemental overland programs. Guests set out in small, private groups, led by knowledgeable guides, to discover off-the-beaten-path locales. They may disembark the ship for as many as five nights and explore through an authentic insider’s perspective before rejoining the ship. These include:
- Off the Beaten Track: Two-Night from Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | February 10-11, 2022. Guests uncover New Zealand’s culture and beauty on this two-day expedition out of Tauranga. Guests will enjoy a tea and tour of the 99-acre tea estate of Zealong, the local art on display at the Inspirit Art Gallery, and lunch and wine tasting at the Church Road winery.
- Inside Angkor Wat: Two-Nights from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | March 22-24, 2022. The magnificent Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world, is accessible to guests on this three-day expedition into Cambodia.
- The Great Wall & Terracotta Warriors: Two-Nights from Xiamen, China | April 2-4, 2022. The wonders of China are on display during this three-day journey from Xiamen to Shanghai. Guests witness the famed Terracotta Warriors Museum, explore the Forbidden City, discover historic Tiananmen Square, and visit the Great Wall of China.
Reservations Now Open
Reservations are now open for the 2022 Elements of the Pacific world cruise. Guests will enjoy a pre-cruise gala event in San Francisco before embarking on the 120-night voyage. The all-inclusive cruise includes three unique shoreside events, 300 shore excursions, free first-class air, door-to-door luggage service, unlimited valet laundry, on-board medical services, visa packages.
Seven Seas Mariner is the world’s first all-suite, all balcony luxury cruise ship. A bow-to-stern refurbishment in 2018 gave the ship a sleek, contemporary new look featuring Italian marble, crystal chandeliers and modern artwork.