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Sailings
73 Nights World
departing from Istanbul, Turkey
Cruise Line Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Ship Seven Seas Explorer
Departing Mon, Oct 31, 2022
Return Port Complimentary Ensemble Experience in Wellington
Ports of Call Istanbul, Turkey | Dikili, Turkey | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Kos, Greece | Antalya, Turkey | Limassol,...
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Istanbul, Turkey | Dikili, Turkey | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Kos, Greece | Antalya, Turkey | Limassol, Cyprus | Haifa, Israel | Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel | Port Said (Cairo), Egypt | Aqaba, Jordan | Luxor/Karnak (Safaga), Egypt | Salalah, Oman | Fujairah, United Arab Emirates | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Doha, Qatar | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Khasab, Oman | Muscat, Oman | Mumbai (Bombay), India | Mormugao, India | Mangalore, India | Male, Maldives | Phuket, Thailand | Penang, Malaysia | Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia | Singapore, Singapore | Semarang, Java, Indonesia | Surabaya, Java, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Darwin, Australia | Thursday Island, Australia | Cairns, Australia | Whitsunday Islands, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Geelong, Australia | Burnie, Tasmania | Dunedin, New Zealand | Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand | Complimentary Ensemble Experience in Wellington | Napier, New Zealand | Rotorua, New Zealand | Bay of Islands (Paihia), New Zealand | Auckland, New Zealand
Prices starting from
  • Inside
    Oceanview
    Balcony
    Suite
  • $47,999 USD $657.52 USD per day
Port charges of $11,436 USD included. Taxes and fees are not included.
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Mon, Oct 31, 2022 ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- 6:00 pm
    Tue, Nov 01, 2022 DIKILI, TURKEY 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Wed, Nov 02, 2022 KUSADASI, TURKEY 7:00 am 7:00 pm
    Thu, Nov 03, 2022 KOS, GREECE 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, Nov 04, 2022 ANTALYA, TURKEY 9:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sat, Nov 05, 2022 LIMASSOL, CYPRUS 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Sun, Nov 06, 2022 JERUSALEM (HAIFA), ISRAEL 6:00 am 10:00 pm
    Mon, Nov 07, 2022 JERUSALEM (ASHDOD), ISRAEL 6:00 am --
    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 JERUSALEM (ASHDOD), ISRAEL -- 1:00 pm
    Tue, Nov 08, 2022 CAIRO (PORT SAID), EGYPT 11:00 pm 11:59 pm
    Wed, Nov 09, 2022 SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT -- --
    Thu, Nov 10, 2022 AQABA, JORDAN 6:00 am 8:00 pm
    Fri, Nov 11, 2022 LUXOR (SAFAGA), EGYPT 8:00 am --
    Sat, Nov 12, 2022 LUXOR (SAFAGA), EGYPT -- 8:00 pm
    Sun, Nov 13, 2022 CRUISING THE RED SEA -- --
    Mon, Nov 14, 2022 CRUISING THE RED SEA -- --
    Tue, Nov 15, 2022 CRUISING THE GULF OF ADEN -- --
    Wed, Nov 16, 2022 CRUISING THE ARABIAN SEA -- --
    Thu, Nov 17, 2022 SALALAH, OMAN 7:00 am 3:00 pm
    Fri, Nov 18, 2022 CRUISING THE ARABIAN SEA -- --
    Sat, Nov 19, 2022 FUJAIRAH, UAE -- 8:00 pm
    Sun, Nov 20, 2022 DUBAI, UAE 10:00 am --
    Mon, Nov 21, 2022 DUBAI, UAE -- 5:00 pm
    Tue, Nov 22, 2022 DOHA, QATAR 8:00 am 7:00 pm
    Wed, Nov 23, 2022 SIR BANI YAS, UAE 8:00 am 7:00 pm
    Thu, Nov 24, 2022 ABU DHABI, UAE 8:00 am 9:00 pm
    Fri, Nov 25, 2022 KHASAB, OMAN 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sat, Nov 26, 2022 FUJAIRAH, UAE 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, Nov 27, 2022 MUSCAT, OMAN 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Mon, Nov 28, 2022 CRUISING THE ARABIAN SEA -- --
    Tue, Nov 29, 2022 CRUISING THE ARABIAN SEA -- --
    Wed, Nov 30, 2022 MUMBAI (BOMBAY), INDIA 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, Dec 01, 2022 GOA (MORMUGAO), INDIA 9:00 am 7:00 pm
    Fri, Dec 02, 2022 MANGALORE, INDIA 8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Dec 03, 2022 CRUISING THE LACCADIVE SEA -- --
    Sun, Dec 04, 2022 MALE, MALDIVES 7:00 am --
    Mon, Dec 05, 2022 MALE, MALDIVES -- 4:00 pm
    Tue, Dec 06, 2022 CRUISING THE LACCADIVE SEA -- --
    Wed, Dec 07, 2022 CRUISING THE INDIAN OCEAN -- --
    Thu, Dec 08, 2022 CRUISING THE ANDAMAN SEA -- --
    Fri, Dec 09, 2022 PHUKET, THAILAND 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Dec 10, 2022 PENANG, MALAYSIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 11, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR (PORT KLANG), MALAYSIA 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Dec 12, 2022 SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Tue, Dec 13, 2022 CRUISING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA -- --
    Wed, Dec 14, 2022 SEMARANG (JAVA), INDONESIA 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Thu, Dec 15, 2022 SURABAYA, INDONESIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, Dec 16, 2022 BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA 1:00 pm --
    Sat, Dec 17, 2022 BALI (BENOA), INDONESIA -- 6:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 18, 2022 CRUISING THE INDIAN OCEAN -- --
    Mon, Dec 19, 2022 CRUISING THE TIMOR SEA -- --
    Tue, Dec 20, 2022 DARWIN, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Wed, Dec 21, 2022 CRUISING THE ARAFURA SEA -- --
    Thu, Dec 22, 2022 THURSDAY ISLAND, AUSTRALIA -- 8:00 pm
    Fri, Dec 23, 2022 CRUISING THE CORAL SEA -- --
    Sat, Dec 24, 2022 CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 25, 2022 WHITSUNDAY ISLAND, AUSTRALIA 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Mon, Dec 26, 2022 CRUISING THE CORAL SEA -- --
    Tue, Dec 27, 2022 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 9:00 am 7:00 pm
    Wed, Dec 28, 2022 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Thu, Dec 29, 2022 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Fri, Dec 30, 2022 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Sat, Dec 31, 2022 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 10:00 am --
    Sun, Jan 01, 2023 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- 3:00 am
    Sun, Jan 01, 2023 GEELONG, AUSTRALIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Jan 02, 2023 BURNIE, AUSTRALIA 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Tue, Jan 03, 2023 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Wed, Jan 04, 2023 CRUISING THE TASMAN SEA -- --
    Thu, Jan 05, 2023 CRUISING THE FJORDS OF MILFORD SOUND -- --
    Thu, Jan 05, 2023 CRUISING THE FJORDS OF DOUBTFUL SOUND -- --
    Thu, Jan 05, 2023 CRUISING THE FJORDS OF DUSKY SOUND -- --
    Fri, Jan 06, 2023 DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Jan 07, 2023 CHRISTCHURCH (LYTTELTON), NEW ZEALAND 9:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sun, Jan 08, 2023 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Jan 09, 2023 NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Tue, Jan 10, 2023 ROTORUA (TAURANGA), NEW ZEALAND 11:00 am 8:00 pm
    Wed, Jan 11, 2023 BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND 10:00 am 7:00 pm
    Thu, Jan 12, 2023 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND 7:00 am --
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
General

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury experience with a five-ship fleet that visits more than 450 destinations around the world. The final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment was recently completed, elevating the elegance of its fleet to the standard set by the all-balcony, all-suite Seven Seas Explorer, which entered service on July 20, 2016. Seven Seas Explorer is joined by all-balcony, all-suite sister-ships Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner, and all-suite, 90 percent-balcony Seven Seas Navigator. In early 2020, Regent will perfect luxury with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor.

With headquarters in Miami, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a diversified cruise operator of leading global cruise lines Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. These brands operate a combined 25 ships with approximately 50,400 lower berths visiting more than 510 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce seven additional ships through 2025, and has an option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027.

Ship
Seven Seas Explorer
Overview

Simply put, Seven Seas Explorer sets the bar for luxury cruising. Every stunning suite has spacious closets, high-end finishes, relaxing Elite Slumber beds and private balconies. Be inspired by artwork from Picasso and Chagall as you dine on epicurean feasts.

Spa & Fitness

Fitness Center

Serene Spa & Wellness fitness experts lead popular exercise classes, such as Pilates, yoga and meditation and are on hand to offer advice and demonstrate the use of fitness equipment. Equipment includes spinning bikes, dumbbells, treadmills, Technogym Strength Machines, workout mats and step benches. One-on-one training can be arranged with a fitness instructor. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted in the Fitness Center.

Jogging Track & Recreation

Whether you prefer to start your day with a brisk jog or wait until later and get in an afternoon walk, our Track is a popular destination for those who've developed active lifestyles back on dry land. Onboard Seven Seas Explorer it's an outstanding place to get your heart pumping while enjoying unforgettable ocean vistas.

Serene Spa & Wellness

Welcome to the ultimate indulgence: a day at the serene Canyon Ranch spa. Located on Deck 5 aft, guests can choose from an array of experiences such as signature massages and therapeutic bodywork, aromatherapy, ayurvedic and seaweed treatments, as well as facials. Guests may also choose from an extraordinary selection of luxurious beauty treatments, including hair care, manicures, pedicures and more available in the salon.

Entertainment

Meridian Lounge

Located on Deck 5 mid-ship, the Meridian Lounge is elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished. Boasting an expansive bar and relaxed arm chairs, this space is an ideal location to gather for a cocktail, especially after one of the many exciting performances at the Constellation Theater. Entertainment-rich evenings continue with virtuoso performances by resident musicians.

Casino

Guests delight in the exciting gaming offerings inside our elegant, Monte Carlo-style casino. The Casino is located on Deck 4, and is open every day at sea when not restricted by territorial border limits. Glass doorways lead the way to games that include Blackjack, roulette, poker, and a full craps table, as well as slot machines.

Connoisseur Club

Located on Deck 11 forward, the Connoisseur Club is the perfect venue to enjoy a fine cigar or imbibe a favorite libation while enjoying spirited conversation with new found friends. This elegant hideaway provides comfortable leather armchairs and a club-like atmosphere. Smoking is permitted in the Connoisseur Club.

Constellation Theater

Located on Decks 4 and 5 forward, the Constellation Theater features an intricate entry-way mosaic, table-top Murano glass lamps and comfortable cabaret-style seats. Enjoy thrilling shows such as Paradis, our bohemian cabaret featuring a sophisticated collection of vignettes that showcase a distinctive French style, and My Revolution, an enthralling, original musical that takes the audience back to when Beatlemania and the British invasion hit North America.

Explorer Lounge

Located on Deck 4 mid-ship, the Explorer Lounge's rich mahogany wood columns, heavy leather chairs and deep blue fabrics set the tone for the start of a wonderful evening. Our resident musicians entertain with familiar tunes and special requests from an intimate stage arched with a golden proscenium. Guests may meet friends for a pre-dinner cocktail at the elegant, black marble bar.

Observation Lounge

Located on Deck 11 forward, the Observation Lounge brings to life opulence and indulgence with a rich color palate that features shimmering silver, gold, black and white color hues, while the floor to ceiling windows provide guests with incredible ocean vistas. The Observation Lounge musicians will entertain daily and it is the perfect spot for unwinding from afternoon tea time to pre-dinner cocktails to a nightcap.

Cuisine

Pacific Rim

Celebrating the culinary traditions of Asia, Pacific Rim delights guests with the perfect balance of delicious flavors and Zen-like ambiance. The restaurant is located on Deck 5, and the interior glows with muted lighting that illuminates intricate architectural details. During dinner, guests are treated to incredible ocean views through windows designed in an abstract lotus shape, a universal Asian motif. To complement the stunning decor, Pacific Rim's chefs created a delectable menu of Pan-Asian creations with dishes such as grilled Korean barbecue lamb chops, wok-fried beans, eryngii mushroom and gochujang dressing. Pacific Rim is open for dinner each evening, reservations are required.

Chartreuse

Featuring a modern French menu, Chartreuse evokes memories of a chic Parisian fine dining restaurant discovered during an evening stroll. Located on Deck 10 aft, wherever guests are seated in this regal restaurant, they will be treated to a succulent dinner while enjoying incredible ocean views. The restaurant ambiance is complemented by a menu that features dishes expertly prepared using modern techniques for a multiple course celebration of French gastronomy. Chartreuse is open for lunch on alternate port days and every day at sea, in addition to dinner each evening with reservations.

Prime 7

A true classic in every sense, the Prime 7 restaurant aboard Seven Seas Explorer personifies luxury at every turn. Handsomely decorated with ingenious uses of glass, metal and granite, you will feel as if you have arrived at an iconic members-only club. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before being taken to your personal banquette. And after savoring a succulent filet mignon or a mouthwatering cote de boeuf, delight in a digestif and a lively conversation with fellow guests in the comfort of supple leather wing-back chairs.

Sette Mari at La Veranda

In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy.

Compass Rose

Our largest specialty restaurant at sea, this is the perfect setting to enjoy breakfast and dinner. Located on Deck 4, Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic ice blue lighting theme at night. The new dinner menu is so encompassing and customizable that it provides guests with a seemingly endless combination of dishes to choose from, prepared to taste, garnished with a sauce of choice and complemented with side dishes and accompaniments. Additionally, each evening the ship's Executive Chef creates nightly specials, which adds more than a dozen mouthwatering appetizers, pasta dishes and entree choices to the menu.

More Choices
  • La Veranda
  • Coffee Connection
  • Pool Grill
  • Room Service
Amenities

Boutiques

Whether looking for something special to wear for dinner or a memento to bring back home, guests may browse through designer garments and fashionable accessories in our shops. Located on Deck 4 just outside the Constellation Theater, The Boutiques offer a wide range of items from upscale handbags to exclusive fragrances to fine jewelry in an intimate and unhurried setting.

Business Center

Seven Seas Explorer offers FREE WiFi access throughout the ship, allowing guests to connect to the Internet with their own device. If a guest prefers to travel without a laptop, the staffed Business Center on Deck 5 offers desktop computers that allow them to access their emails and browse the Internet. Guests also have access to a printer for a nominal fee.

Reception & Concierge

Our guests' every wish, whim and want can be fulfilled at our welcoming Reception Desk on Deck 5 in the Atrium. Open 24 hours a day our office staff is happy to answer questions. The ship's Concierge can be contacted at the Reception Desk as well. He or she is eager to provide guests with general assistance.

Activities

Culinary Arts Kitchen

At the Culinary Arts Kitchen, guests learn how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes in a welcoming environment reminiscent of the most prestigious cooking schools in the world in both layout and design. Eighteen individual cooking stations sit atop three long curved rows with white quartzite countertops and stainless steel accents, belaying the complex and richly flavored foods you will prepare during the classes.

Gourmet Explorer Tours

Our optional Gourmet Explorer Tours, offered exclusively aboard Seven Seas Explorer, allows guests the unique opportunity to experience the culinary culture of the world's most delicious destinations. They revel in the chance to shop at local markets in the company of a knowledgeable local expert and their Chef Instructor from the Culinary Arts Kitchen, as well as tour the kitchens of renown chefs and dine at award-winning restaurants.

Card Room

The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Guests may gather their favorite teammates for lively afternoon or evening of board games, as well as enjoy a social game of Bridge or participate in an ACBL Tournament on select voyages. The Card Room is steps away from the Pool Deck on Deck 11 forward.

Destination Services

Located on Deck 5 in the Atrium, Destination Services helps guests arrange shore excursions, whether a tour from our FREE Unlimited Shore Excursion menu or a customizable Regent Choice Shore Excursion. The helpful office staff can also assist with tailor-made pre-and post-cruise programs, from a simple stay in a luxurious hotel to a 3-night extension that includes private tours of coveted destinations.

Library

Well-stocked and exceedingly comfortable, the Library offers a calm setting for reading and relaxing. A vast collection of volumes ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature are available. The Library is conveniently located across the Card Room on Deck 11 forward.

Pool Deck

Guests lounge their day away under the warm sun and an unforgettable vista on our Deck 11 Pool Deck. Outfitted in teak accents, the Pool Deck is one of the most elegant at sea, featuring a lavish pool and two whirlpools. Amiable and dedicated crew is readily standing by to bring refreshing beverages and plush towels.

Infinity-Edge Plunge Pool

Soak in the refreshing Infinity-Edge Plunge Pool that is located on Deck 5 aft just outside of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. An inviting teak-deck terrace filled with plush, partially covered lounge chairs surround the intimate pool. The views are dramatic from wherever you are, as the pool contours to the stern of the ship.

Ship Facts
  • Overall Length: 735 ft.
  • Beam (Width): 102 ft.
  • Draft: 23 ft.
  • Suites: 375
  • Guests: 750
  • Officers: European
  • Crew: 552 International
  • Guest Decks: 10
  • Gross Tonnage: 55,254
  • Cruising Speed: 19.5 Knots
  • Ship's Registry: Marshall Islands
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A Penthouse Suite
    B Penthouse Suite
    C Penthouse Suite
    D Concierge Suite
    E Concierge Suite
    ES Explorer Suite
    F1 Superior Suite
    F2 Superior Suite
    G1 Deluxe Veranda Suite
    G2 Deluxe Veranda Suite
    GS Grand Suite
    H Veranda Suite
    MS Master Suite
    RS Regent Suite
    SS Seven Seas Suite
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Features a glass-enclosed shower stall instead of a bath tub
    Convertible sofa bed
    2-bedroom suite accommodates up to six guests
    Wheelchair accessible
    Connecting Rooms
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Deck 14

Deck 14
Destination
World
What can you say about going on a cruise around the world? Only in the movies? Only in dreams? Well, in this case reality may just be mimicking art. The trip of a lifetime is available right now.

From one end of this great earth to the other, you''ll travel via the luxury of a cruise ship. Be pampered on board as your home-at-sea makes its way through international waters to far away places.
Ports of Call
Istanbul, Turkey
City Istanbul

Once called Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the only city in the world to straddle two continents: Europe and Asia. This is the Golden Horn, the door between East and West, and your first vision of its domes and minarets is unforgetable. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultan treasures in Topkapi Palace await - as does the Grand Bazaar, laden with carpets, beaten brass and spices from afar.

Dikili, Turkey
City Dikili

Dikili is the port for the ancient mountain citadel of Pergamum where you can visit Asklepeion, the site where psychiatry was first practiced. Also see the Sacred Pools, the Altar of Zeus, the Library, and the Serpent Altar which still serves as the symbol of the medical profession.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
City Kusadasi

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

Kos, Greece
City Kos

Kos is known as the home of Hippocrates, father of medical science. The town is an archeological repository of Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman ruins. Take a tour to the ancient Asklepeion and the island's archaeological museum.

Antalya, Turkey
City Antalya

This fortified seaport was already centuries old when St. Paul and St. Barnabas left its harbor on their journey to Antioch. Explore the superb museum in a converted Byzantine church, visit the ancient Roman Theatre, or simply relax amid the pleasant scents of orange groves and pine forests. Those hungry for more history can venture to the ancient towns of Side and Perge.

Limassol, Cyprus
City Limassol

The birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, is nearby on this island - the third largest in Europe. Explore what is now called the Medieval Museum, a restored castle where Richard the Lionheart married in 1191. Visit a mosque, browse the local artisan shops and take in the natural and architectural delights of Cyprus.

Haifa, Israel
City Haifa

A lovely seaport in its own right, Haifa is a departure point for Tel Aviv and Holy Land sightseeing. Jerusalem beckons with the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall. Jericho, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and the crusader city of Acre are also within reach.

Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel
City Ashdod

Perched on sand dunes, Ashdod is a gateway to the Holy Land. From here, you can journey to Jerusalem and Bethlehem and walk the Via Dolorosa and see the stations of the cross. Among the many other sites of interest are the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and, in Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity.

Port Said (Cairo), Egypt
City Port Said

At the entrance to the Suez Canal, Port Said is a bustling city and a free port. To the south, Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Aqaba, Jordan
City Aqaba

Luxor/Karnak (Safaga), Egypt
City Luxor

Salalah, Oman
City Salalah

Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quar... Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
City Al Fujairah

Because it's unique location offers free access to the major shipping routes of the world, making it the pick of ports for entrepreneurs around the world, Fujairah is known as the jewel of the Middle East. Its government's liberalized procedures and firm infrastructure provides excellent support for entrepreneurs to build, grow and diversify. The land of Fujairah is endowed with remarkable beauty. The beaches are sun-kissed, the mountain ranges are majestic, and the convivial weather conditions present Fujairah as an exotic land, ripe for discovery by tourists and businesspersons alike.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City Dubai

Despite the primeval desert that surrounds it, spirited Dubai has spent its oil income on modern architecture based on soaring Islamic spires. Explore the souk bazaars for gold and silks, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. And be sure to visit the Juneira Mosque.

Doha, Qatar
City Doha

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City Abu Dhabi

Before the 1960s, Abu Dhabi was only a bleak fishing and pearling village. Now everything is modern, sleek and shiny and makes up 85% of the total area of the UAE. It has become the richest and most politically important of the UAE's seven emirates. It is a big city for doing business and considered safe and secure for foreigners as long as you avoid demonstrations and political gatherings. It has been accused of being a soulless place, but to be honest it does have its attractions. Some key attractions are the Al-Hosn Palace used by the Cultural Foundation, the beautiful Capital Garden of the Corniche, and the Women's Craft Centre where you will be able to shop for some very detailed souvenirs.

Khasab, Oman
City Khasab

Muscat, Oman
City Muscat

The town has changed in recent times, but a glimpse of Muscat's past shows in the old houses lining the Mutrah corniche above the harbor, and in the traditional market souks. See the Sultan's Palace, the National Museum and perhaps indulge in Amonage or Ubar perfumes produced here-the world's most expensive.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
City Mumbai

Few cities evoke such a wealth of sensations as Bombay. Entering the city under the Gateway of India, which commemorates the visit of King George and Queen Mary in 1911, the sounds and aromas are exotic and the level of activity from the bazaars to the street vendors is non-stop. Remnants of British rule along oceanfront Marine Drive stand alongside the thought-provoking former home of Mahatma Gandhi, and the cave temple at Elephanta with its second-century Hindu gods. Bombay also serves as the gateway for land tours to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, and Delhi, the historical center of India.

Mormugao, India
City Mormugao

Mangalore, India
City Mangalore

Male, Maldives
City Male

The Maldives are the vision of a castaway paradise with a garland of 2,000 coral atolls crowned with coco palms floating in the Indian Ocean. Their houses are built from blocks cut from the surrounding coral. Taste the golden coconut candy that is their passion, snorkel in the clear waters, see an astounding variety of fish, or soar by helicopter to a nearby isle.

Phuket, Thailand
City Phuket

Set like a jewel in the Andaman Sea, Thailand's largest island has great expanses of sandy beaches that lure sun-seekers to their shores, and a unique culture combining influences from China and Portugal. Visit the fabled monastery of Wat Chalong, the Orchard Garden and the Thai Village, where examples of the country's culture are presented in a tranquil lakeside setting.

Penang, Malaysia
City George Town

The swirl of Batik in eastern bazaars, the cascade of waterfalls in the Botanical Gardens, jungle-clad hills ringed by golden beaches, these are the images you will take from Penang. This lovely resort island and its bustling capital of Georgetown are the picture of Malaysian diversity. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Kek Lok Si, one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. See the ornate Khoo Kongsi, and old Chinese clan house; and an 18th century British fortress. Enjoy the Chinese embroidery and Malay daggers in the Penang Museum, or marvel at the Penang Bridge (third longest in the world).

Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
City Port Klang

Malaysia's capital rises like a vision from the deep jungles. Its fascinating array of architectural styles includes Malay stilt villages, Islamic minarets, Hindu temples, Chinese shop houses and the indescribable opulence of the Royal Palace. In the background rise the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers completed in 1996.

Singapore, Singapore
City Singapore

One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.

Semarang, Java, Indonesia
City Semarang

From Semarang, travel through the lush jungles of Java to the astounding temples of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument on earth built in the 8th century. Here view a complex of dramatic carved towers that were forgotten for almost 800 years! Topped by graceful stupas, the winding pathways display carved panels depicting the life of Buddha.

Surabaya, Java, Indonesia
City Surbaya

One of the last traditional Indonesian cities that evokes old colonial Asia, Surabaya remains delightfully untouristed and little changed from the thirties. You'll discover old neighborhoods of typical Dutch colonial homes, while in Islamic enclaves throughout the city, men in fez-like hats gather around mosques with minarets. Visit the Surabaya Zoo exhibiting a family of Komodo dragons. Or travel across the narrow straits from Java to the island of Madura and a bygone way of life, where a centuries-old style of bull racing still continues to be used as a method of breeding selection for the island's important cattle industry.

Bali, Indonesia
City Bali

Known as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is famous for its shimmering beauty and fascinating culture. Hundreds of Hindu temples, towering mountains and verdant rice terraces form a spectacular backdrop to the charm of the Balinese people. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who

Darwin, Australia

Named after evolutionist Charles Darwin, this tropical city on the top end of Australia is a former frontier town with a rough-and-tumble past. Darwin's growth was achieved back in 1871 with the discovery of gold at Pine Creek, and today a number of historic buildings from that era remain. Darwin is also the center of the aboriginal community, the world's oldest culture. From here, you can visit Kakadu National Park, a World Heritage Site renowned not only for its Australian wildlife but Aboriginal rock art.

Thursday Island, Australia
City Thursday Island

Cairns, Australia
City Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef city of Cairns is the northernmost city of Queensland and is located amidst endless stretches of white sandy beach, attracting visitors from around the world. Although Cairns is the scuba-diving capital of the Great Barrier Reef, you can also wander along the Esplanade, with its remarkable views over Trinity Bay, or explore the Heritage Walk with its fascinating insights into the city's history.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Brisbane, Australia

Nestled between the Gold Coast to the south and the Sunshine Coast to the north, laid-back Brisbane makes the most of its magnificent beaches, offering an ideal blend of Aussie ease and urban energy. Wander in the lush Botanical Gardens, shop in the Queen Street Mall, or enjoy the countless cafes and restaurants along the banks of the Brisbane River.

Sydney, Australia
City Sydney

Sydney is Australia''s showcase: the oldest settlement, the largest and most thriving city, the cultural melting pot. It curves around idyllic Port Jackson, where sandstone cliffs and bright islands complement the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Wander the cobbled colonial streets of the historic Rocks quarter, or tour the mansions of Watson''s Bay.

Melbourne, Australia

Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.

Geelong, Australia

Geelong is a historically fascinating location including a tale of William Buckley, the 'wild white man' that survived false imprisonment and a prison escape into the Austalian wilderness by living with the Aborigine Wathaurong people who thought him to be a reincarnated member of their tribe. The waterfront port has a story of its own. Until 1996, Corio Bay's north shore was almost exclusively devoted to maritime and general industry. Since then a government project went into effect to make this port more family and tourist friendly.

The starting efforts of this project resulted in a New Deakin University campus, a restored Eastern Beach for families with children - tourists and locals alike, and new restaurants and waterfront promenades. Additional items to beautify this once industry only area include sculptures such as the Baywalk Bollards and other modern art, both on and in the ground. To give this area some flare the project committee approved the restoration and installation of a steam driven carousel pavilion, and the construction of luxury hotels and apartment buildings, plus the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. The project culminated at the end of the millennium with the reconstruction of the Steampacket Gardens for the holding of multi-purpose events and activities, the integration of the Eastern Beach Mineral Springs, and the beautification of the surrounding streets with new furniture, lighting, rebuilt roads and powerline relocation. Geelong no longer looks like it use to, and it is waiting for you to see.

Burnie, Tasmania

Declared a city in 1988, this major deepwater port has an interesting past of ups and downs. Originally established in 1827 as a town to provide service to local farm areas, it remained small until tin was discovered in the 1880s. This lead up to the laying of the Emu Bay Railway which linked Burnie to the west coast mining towns of Zeehan and Rosebery. The mining eventually slowed down, but the town of Burnie continued on with the building of a major paper mil in 1938, which has scaled back its operations since then.

Dunedin, New Zealand
City Dunedin

Dunedin is actually a collection of small towns, great sights, and enjoyable atmospheres.The flora and wildlife are plentiful, and Dunedin is loaded with wonderful historic buildings and fabulous architecture.

Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand
City Christchurch

New Zealand is such a diverse and dynamic country that you must visit a variety of regions to truly get a taste of the wonder that awaits.Christchurch is a glorious location, full of great restaurants, beautiful beaches, and outstanding museums.The gardens and cultural centers are fantastic, and the greater Christchurch area stretches from the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.The wide array of outdoor activities is one of the best features of Christchurch, and from kayaking to golf, and from sailing to mountain biking, The Mainland has it all.

Complimentary Ensemble Experience in Wellington
City Wellington

...exquisite architecture, great museums, and fabulous dining establishments.The accommodations and amenities in Wellington are superb, and during the summer there are many hot beach spots...

Napier, New Zealand
City Napier

Rotorua, New Zealand
City Rotorua

Bay of Islands (Paihia), New Zealand
City Paihia

Auckland, New Zealand
City Auckland

New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.

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