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Look forward to a very merry Christmas in 2022, as you spend the festive season in style with this inspiring luxury cruise from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. After three nights at the Fairmont Singapore, you’ll sail across the South China Sea to Indonesia, stopping at the two ports on the island of Java, before two nights in beautiful Bali. You’ll then continue to discover the delights of Australia’s east coast – from the white sands of the Whitsundays to the icons of Sydney. All the while, you can embrace the ship's fabulous facilities, superlative service and wealth of space, as well as eye-opening excursions that are all complimentary.
Dates: 8 Dec 2022. Other dates also available (3 nights pre-cruise at Fairmont Singapore, plus 17 nights sailing aboard the Seven Seas Explorer)
Your journey begins with three nights at the Fairmont Singapore, from which activities include a sightseeing boat trip, a tour of Gardens by the Bay and a memorable dinner at the historic Riverhouse.
Be inspired by Indonesia with three stops here - two ports on the island of Java and, of course, beautiful Bali. Excursions range from temple visits to rice farming to traditional dancing.
Discover the diversity of Australia as you visit the wild Northern Territory, iconic Great Barrier Reef and cosmopolitan Sydney.
Sail on the ultra-luxurious Seven Seas Explorer, part of the world's most luxurious fleet of ships.
Throughout your voyage, there’s an array of complimentary excursions to enjoy. Delve into the fascinating culture of Bali as you join artisans to create Batik cloth, encounter all manner of Aussie wildlife at a natural bushland park, and spend Christmas Day snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
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Spend three nights in Singapore, discovering this unique destination’s vibrant blend of cultures, cuisine and contemporary attractions. Highlights on this group pre-cruise adventure include a sightseeing trip on the Singapore River, passing landmarks such as the Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands and symbolic Merlion statue. Stroll through several districts of Chinatown and learn more about the city’s colonial history, before touring the iconic Gardens by the Bay. End your experience with a memorable dinner at the historic Riverhouse located along the Singapore River.
Transfer to the port to embark the Seven Seas Explorer.
Breakfast (plus one lunch and one dinner on excursions)
Settle into the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail from Singapore across the South China Sea.
Semarang is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia - an excellent gateway to the magical mountainous interior of Central Java and only some 60 miles away from world-famous Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the world’s largest Buddhist monument! Possible complimentary shore excursions include a tour to Borobudur, on which you can discover this ancient site, before a buffet lunch of Indonesian specialties, a traditional Javan performance and a visit to a workshop where batik and silver jewellery are handcrafted. Instead, you may choose to explore the city of Semarang on a guided tour, ride a vintage steam-powered train through the lush rolling hills of central Java or visit a coffee plantation to learn more about how the Dutch introduced coffee to Java in the 1600s.
Your next stop, Surabaya, is also on the island of Java. From here, you can discover a diverse world of historical wonders – from Buddhist temples to Arab quarters. Marvel at an array of architectural styles through the many neighbourhoods, visit the glorious Grand Mosque, or tour a traditional cigarette factory, where the fastest workers here rolled out 325 cigarettes an hour. There’s plenty to do in the city centre too, whether you’re a history buff, a relentless shopper or an intrepid foodie.
Beautiful Bali is your next stop, an island known for its serenity, spirituality and stunning scenery. There’s a variety of choice when it comes to excursions in this land of rice terraces, spectacular volcanoes and over 20,000 temples. Enjoy an afternoon and evening at the ethical Elephant Safari Park in Ubud, feeding these incredible animals and learning more about their conservation. You may prefer to visit historic temples, watch traditional Balinese dance performances, learn more about rice farming in the island’s enchanting interiors, or watch as artisans produce batik cloth, intricate jewellery and wooden carvings. The ship will dock overnight in Bali, giving even more time to explore this inspiring island.
Embrace the fabulous facilities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail across the Indian Ocean.
Embrace the fabulous facilities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail across the Timor Sea.
Your first Australian stop is the captivating city of Darwin along the coast of the Northern Territory. Various complimentary excursions invite you to make the most of your time here. Enjoy panoramic views as you cruise along the harbour (which is twice the size of Sydney’s!), peruse the collection of Aboriginal, South-East Asian and Oceanic art at a renowned museum, visit a native Aussie wildlife park or glide along the Adelaide River, keeping a look out for crocs!
Embrace the fabulous facilities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail across the Arafura Sea.
This unique tropical island is home to the Indigenous Torres Strait Islanders, whose culture is rich in the arts and whose lifestyle has evolved from the sea and its abundance of wildlife. Enhance your understanding of the island’s culture and natural splendour with a programme of exciting excursions. You can be treated to an authentic dance performance by local islanders, soar above the island-dotted sea by helicopter, visit the Thursday Island Cemetery where hundreds of Japanese pearl divers are buried, or take the ferry to nearby Horn Island to explore its restored World War II air base and learn more about the island’s fascinating military history.
Embrace the fabulous facilities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail across the Coral Sea.
Charming Cairns is your next stop, from which you can enjoy yet more eye-opening excursions. Admire lush Aussie flora as you stroll through the city’s botanic gardens, drive by the northern beaches and spend awhile perusing the chic boutiques and cafés of Palm Cove, meet the colourful winged residents of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, or watch indigenous dancers perform a fascinating live show at the rainforest amphitheatre. Foodies can head inland through luxuriant rainforest and the rolling foothills of the Kuranda Range to visit a coffee plantation, award-winning distillery and famed dairy, before a cruise across a crater lake, during which you may spot pelicans, water dragons, saw-shelled turtles and even pythons basking in the sun.
The Whitsundays are all about stunning scenery and mesmerising marine life. Hop aboard a catamaran and sail through the pristine waters dotted with lush green islands, as you relax on deck, taking in the fresh breeze and the many scenic spots along the way. Visit the world's richest marine habitat – the Great Barrier Reef – and snorkel above an underwater world of colourful fish. Optional scuba and special escorted snorkelling tours are available at an extra charge for those experienced divers, or if you’d rather not get wet, the pontoon conveniently offers an underwater viewing chamber.
It’s time to explore Brisbane, a bustling city with a fantastic art and culinary scene. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the city with a local, admiring the meandering river, green city gardens and iconic buildings, or explore Brisbane by bicycle, stopping for a picnic in the serene Wilson Outlook Reserve. Head out of the city to Australia Zoo, home to the late Steve Irwin, and renowned for its habitat conservation efforts. Alternatively, spend the day amid the Gold Coast hinterland, enjoying a thrilling rainforest canopy walk, a crafts centre visit, a pub lunch and guided wine tasting.
Embrace the fabulous facilities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer as you sail across the Tasman Sea.
Your Australian adventure ends in spectacular Sydney, a city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, along with world-famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
This cruise departs in December, a great time to visit these dreamy destinations.
22 NIGHTS FROM £11,995 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
A variety of shore excursions is offered on each cruise itinerary. Please speak to your Luxury Travel Specialist for more details.
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