It is so easy to fall in love with the mystical East, especially since Asia is home to a magical myriad of wonders. There’s always ancient cultures sitting alongside futuristic metropolises while stunning landscapes and heady, aromatic spice markets will captivate your attention and titillate your taste buds.
Now you can savour this wonderful experience in ultimate luxury when you embark on a Grand Asia Exploration voyage with Regent Seven Seas Cruises aboard the world’s most luxurious fleet.
Over 63 exquisite nights you will relish what luxury cruising is all about onboard the sophisticated Seven Seas Explorer departing Tokyo to Sydney on 18 October 2024.
The Asia Grand Exploration voyage will kick off in Tokyo, where you will discover one of the three world financial powerhouses along with New York and London. But Tokyo is more than that – it is seat of Japanese government and home of the Imperial family.On a clear day, you can see the magnificent Mount Fuji from the lively port of Shimizu, stroll through the Kashino-Ichi market to watch how fresh seafood is sold.
When Explorer sails to Kyoto, Japan’s old imperial capital, you will have a wealth of choices to visit some amazing temples, shrines and ancient Nara, the cradle of Japanese arts, literature and crafts. Everything in Japan is so exquisitely prepared and presented. Treat yourself to a wonderful dinner of Kobe beef.
The next stop is Kochi, bursting with abundant natural landscape from rugged mountains to the north, Tosca Bay to the south, Cape Muroto to the east and Cape Ashizuri to the west.
At Hiroshima, you will be moved by stories of its turbulent past and the unforgettable atomic bombing. Today it is known as the City of Peace with a world heritage site, the Peace Memorial Park.
Get your first taste of South Korea when Explorer sails into Busan, the second biggest city about two-and-a-half hours from its capital, Seoul. Known as the summer capital of South Korea, Busan has exceptional beaches, scenic cliffs and ancient temples built high in the mountains.
When you will cruise to Kagoshima, the southernmost major city also known as “Naples of the Eastern World”, you will notice the majestic Mount Sakurajima, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, dominating the city’s landscape.
When Explorer sails to Okinawa and Ishigaki, be prepared to experience a change of pace visiting Naha’s imposing Shuri Castle, home of the Ryukyu royal family for 400 years and Japan’s finest beaches at Ishigaki, the gateway to other islands such as Taketomi, Kuroshima and Kohama which can easily be explored by bicycle.
From Japan, Explorer will sail to Taipei, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, Komodo Island before crossing the Arafura Sea to reach Thursday Island in Australia.
She will then cruise the Coral Sea and call at Cairns, Townsville and Airlie Beach where you can soak up the laid-back, tropical atmosphere of the coastal village, gateway to the Whitsundays. With its 74 pristine islands off Queensland, you can visit the Great Barrier Reef, spend time at the luxurious resorts or simply sip chilled cocktails by the pool or bask in the sun. Explorer’s next port of call is Brisbane, brimming with a growing live music scene.
After a day cruising the Tasman Sea, Explorer will arrive at her final destination – vibrant Sydney with its emerald waters, Harbour Bridge, iconic Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens by the water. Over two days, you have a choice of climbing the Harbour Bridge, taking in the untamed beauty of Blue Mountains, downing beer at an Aussie pub or watch the beautiful bodies sunbathing at Tamarama, known locally as “ Glamarama.”
In short, here’s what your Grand Asia Exploration Voyage includes:
- You will taste and experience up to 197 included shore excursions with bespoke amenities such as
- US$750 shipboard credit per person
- One night pre-cruise hotel package and dinner
- Exclusive shoreside experience
- Unlimited valet laundry, including dry cleaning and pressing
- Phone time per suite
- Onboard medical service
- Commemorative gift
These bespoke amenities are in addition to Regent’s standard inclusions of included specialty dining, premium beverages including fine wines and spirits, unlimited WiFi and pre-paid gratuities.
You are invited to join Regent at their newest events series of 2024-2025 Voyage Collection Events. Discover more about the newest collection of 160 sought-after journeys, including the four newest Grand Voyages onboard the world’s most luxurious fleet. These events will take place around Australia and New Zealand from August to December.
Discover for yourself the Regent Difference including how their all-inclusive offering, luxurious ships, personalised service, spacious suites and immersive exploration, come together to create an unrivalled experience.
To attend any of the events, you must register. Capacity is limited – so reserve your place today.
View all events at https://www.rssc.com/regent-presents-au or contact your Travel Advisor.