This Cruise Visits 30 Countries and 56 UNESCO Sites

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Social Media Editor16 August 2018

A newly launched luxury cruise offers passengers an around-the-world experience, sailing them to six continents, 30 countries and an unprecedented 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The ‘Navigate the World’ cruise is not for those with limited time to spare. Once you’re welcomed aboard the Regent Seven Seas Cruises’s Seven Seas Mariner – where every guest is treated to a spacious suite with a balcony – you’ll be floating through life for the next 117 days, with opportunities to take in cultural landmarks almost every day.

Visit Machu Picchu along the way | © Kingdom Compass / Unsplash

Sailing what Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) have called “the long way” from Miami to Barcelona, you’ll hit six continents and anchor at 61 ports – everywhere from Auckland to Monte Carlo. Starting in the crystal waters of the Caribbean, you’ll then cross the Panama Canal before visiting the first UNESCO site of the trip, the ancient city of Chan Chan in Peru. All 324 onshore excursions are free of charge, including the 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The cruise also offers the opportunity to visit the remote Easter Island, where a meal will be served accompanied by traditional performances. The itinerary also includes a glamorous outdoor soiree in the desert of Aqaba, Jordan and a poignant historical tour of Boggo Road, a former prison known as ‘the Alcatraz of Queensland’ where British convicts were held.

Wadi Rum is also on the itinerary | © Julien Lavallée / Unsplash

For travellers wishing to stay on dry land for a bit longer, there are extended off-ship excursions available for an added cost. On these mini-trips (which include visits to Cuzco and Machu Picchu in Peru, the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Luxor and the Pyramids in Egypt), passengers will disembark the ship for 1-3 nights at a time, enjoying expert guided tours of the area.

Prices for the cruise start from £46,839 (approximately $59,000), and while that is no small sum, the experience is truly all-inclusive. You’ll even be gifted first-class airfare to Miami and business-class airfare back home from Barcelona (if you fly out of an RSSC-selected airport).

The ships casts off from Miami on 5 January 2021.

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