If you are considering a Grand Voyage filled with seafaring adventures, heady spices and aromatic perfume, then Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Grand Spice Route Quest, from Auckland to Athens is your gateway to heaven.

Over 70 fascinating nights onboard the elegant and spacious Seven Seas Voyager, you will retrace trade routes of old, from East to West spanning a multitude of countries and cultures across three vast continents.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

You will be able to cross off your bucket list on this enthralling Grand Voyage such as  cruising the Suez Canal, unleashing your foodie spirit when you overnight in Sydney, Bali, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and breathe in the perfume when you visit the spice capitals of Sri Lanka, India, Dubai and Safaga in Egypt. 

But hurry, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Grand Voyages fill very quickly. Reservations are now open for guests to secure their suites.

Regent Seven Seas Voyager in Sydney

You will enjoy overnight stays in eight ports and up to 192 included shore excursions plus unlimited fine wine and spirits, speciality dining, unlimited WiFi, pre-paid gratuities and unlimited valet laundry including dry cleaning and pressing – all-inclusive amenities which luxury line Regent Seven Seas is renowned for.

You will also enjoy additional, exclusive Bespoke Amenities including US$750 shipboard credit per person, one-night pre-cruise hotel package and dinner, an exclusive shoreside experience, phone time, onboard medical service and a commemorative gift. 

Setting off in Auckland on March 25, 2025 your magical journey will call at the final port of Athens on June 3, 2025. All-inclusive fares start from AU$56,760 per person.

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Your adventure kicks off in Auckland where you will spend a day in the beautiful Bay of Islands before the Voyager crosses the Tasman Sea and sail underneath the Harbour Bridge to dock in Sydney where you can catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo, watch a ballet at the Sydney Opera House and for the brave-at-heart, venture up the Harbour Bridge Climb.

Koh Samui, Thailand

Voyager then makes her way along Australia’s east coast calling at Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island and Darwin before crossing the Timor Sea to Komodo in Indonesia.  Komodo is the only place in the world where huge monitor lizards, known as Komodo Dragons, live in the wild. And yes, you will be able to get startlingly close to them on a guided tour.

You will then spend three days in Bali with their welcoming smiles and amazing terraced rice fields. You can even go snorkelling off volcanic black-sand beaches.

Two nights in Singapore will give you the chance to taste “char kway teow” (fried noodles) Hainanese chicken rice and spicy satay which the Lion City’s hawker food centres are known for.

Voyager then will overnight at Ho Chi Minh City where you can visit US military sites from the Vietnam War and sample Saigon’s colourful nightlife.

Bangkok’s floating market

After calling at Nha Trang in Vietnam, Sihanoukville in Cambodia and overnight stay in Bangkok, Voyager will head to Sri Lanka and India. Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka was a major hub of the ancient spice-trading routes and today, you will see the see the influences of former Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial powers in the city’s architecture.

There are four ports of call on India’s west coast, Cochin, Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai – home to India’s thriving Bollywood film industry.

Voyager will then cross the Arabian Sea to visit Fujairah, Dubai, Khasab, Muscat and Salalah where you can shop in glitzy malls in Dubai or experience the traditional Middle Eastern bazaars.

You will then overnight at Safaga in Egypt, the gateway to the famous Valley of the Kings, the magnificent tomb of Tutankhamen and the extraordinary temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Ceiling decorations in Turkey

Voyager will then dock at Aqaba in Jordan where you can go on a day tour to the rose-red city of Petra through the Wadi Rum desert – an experience you will treasure forever.

After transiting the Suez Canal, Voyager will visit Haifa in Israel, Kusadasi in Turkey before your Grand Spice Route Quest concludes in Athens  – a truly incredible journey you’ll be eager to share with family and friends at home.

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