Explore The World’s Most Iconic Capitals From a New Perspective

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram Temple Bangkok

Luxury cruising was once synonymous with sunbathing and bocce on the top deck but is increasingly becoming appreciated for its elevated fine dining, immersive experiences and elegant suites offering an abundance of amenities on board. Now, it is the ultimate choice for discerning travellers seeking a gentler pace. Watch some of the world’s most incredible capital cities – from Tokyo to Reykjavik – and natural wonders unfurl before your eyes on board Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ luxurious all-suite, all-balcony ships, before exploring ashore for up-close adventures.

 Australia Uncovered

Sydney Harbour Australia

Sydney → Singapore
18 nights
Departs 27 January 2026
From $22,190 per person for Deluxe Veranda Suite
Up to 36 included shore excursions

Leave buzzy Sydney behind on Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer to explore the kaleidoscopic vistas of Australia – from the winding alleyways in Melbourne, Victoria, to the dreamlike coast of Esperance, Western Australia with its vibrant pink lakes and sun-lounging kangaroos. Docking in Busselton, you’ll have the chance to taste the forest-meets-sea terroir of Margaret River via velvety shiraz and oaky sémillon in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of two sustainable Western Australian wineries. Embrace adventure in Geraldton, with a coastline ripe for windsurfing, wave riding or wreck diving. Back on deck, dine at the elegant French restaurant, Chartreuse and take in Indian Ocean vistas from your private balcony as you drift towards Bali, where residual stress will evaporate in a swirl of incense. As you hop from Benoa to Celukan Bawang, reflect at ancient royal temples, soothe yourself in hot springs and dine in the forested mountains among clove, cocoa and coffee plantations. After gliding past smoking volcanoes and tropical isles on the Java and South China seas, you’ll finish your journey in Singapore, where you can wander futuristic gardens at Marina Bay Sands and shop until your heart’s content at the stylish Orchard Road boutiques.

Sakura Season Highlights

Tokyo → Tokyo
14 nights
Departs 25 March 2026
From $17,960 per person for a Deluxe Veranda Suite
Up to 45 included shore excursions
Included 3-night pre- or post-cruise land program

Timed to coincide with the fleeting cherry blossom season, Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer sets sail right as Japan bursts into a cloud of pink. In Nara, gaze up at the world's largest gold-and-bronze Buddha statue and roam through urban woodlands, home to 1,000 graceful deer revered by the Shinto religion as sacred messengers of the gods. You’ll then be whisked to Osaka, Japan’s unofficial foodie capital, less than an hour away, to dine at a local restaurant and admire Osaka Castle – a 16th-century pagoda that’s awe-inspiring when covered with blossoms. Three days coasting along the Yellow Sea will give you ample time for a calming rose facial at Serene Spa & Wellness or to dine on pan-Asian fare, like miso black cod, under the authentic giant lanterns of Pacific Rim restaurant. Along the way, you’ll port at Seoul and Shanghai, where you can slow down in 400-year-old gardens or pick up the pace on the fastest-ever train, operating at speeds of up to 431 kilometres an hour.

Extend your stay with an included 3-night pre- or post-cruise land program available to all suite categories. Before boarding the Seven Seas Explorer, venture into vibrant Tokyo by touring temples, museums and Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping and entertainment district. Or, after the journey, spend time in the Hamarikyu Gardens of Tokyo Bay – an example of those found in the Edo Period – or travel to Hakone in the Fuji National Park for a lake cruise in the shadow of Mt. Fuji.

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Sakura Season Tokyo Japan

Iceland Immersion

Reykjavik → Reykjavik
10 nights
Departs 17 July 2025
From $15,070 per person for a Deluxe Veranda Suite
Up to 23 included shore excursions

Voyage past glacier-frosted lagoons and steaming volcanoes on Regent’s newest ship, Seven Seas Grandeur, as it journeys around Iceland. Beginning and ending at its ice-cool capital, Reykjavík, you’ll make pit stops at Icelandic fjords, hop off to bask in floating, geothermal infinity pools at Vok Baths, scale mountains with mystic reputations or spot humpback and blue whales in the wild. A highlight is a half-hour polar flight to Grimsey, a pinprick of an islet on the Arctic Circle with a population of less than 100 (not counting the odd polar bear drifting through). Despite its ever-diminishing size, with basalt cliffs slowly crumbling into the sea, Grimsey is full of sights and stories, including a church made of driftwood, a distinctive orange lighthouse and a colony of puffins. Back on board, warm up with a delicious dry-aged filet mignon and glass of rich merlot at the upscale steakhouse, Prime 7, or be entertained by a lavish musical production.

Arabian Nights & Egyptian Shores

Doha → Athens
19 nights
Departs 22 May 2026
From $15,070 per person for a Deluxe Veranda Suite
Up to 47 included shore excursions
Included 3-night pre or post-cruise land program

Visit Tutankhamun’s tomb, traverse medieval alleys built from Red Sea coral and dine in ornate palaces on this 19-night cruise aboard Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator through the Middle East, setting sail from Doha, Qatar, toward Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stock up on locally-crafted jewels at traditional souks and soar over the desert in a hot-air balloon or stop in at Omani ports for dolphin and camel spotting and lunch at the Al Bustan Palace hotel. As you coast on the Red Sea, breathe in the salty ocean air while sipping Italian wine at Sette Mari at La Veranda prior to calling into Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Jerusalem. Intrigue awaits in the ancient Egyptian city Luxor, with a jeep safari shuttling you to a remote settlement. There, learn about the ancient nomadic Bedouin culture from the “people of the desert” themselves over traditional sweet tea and flatbread. Stay for a hypnotic desert sunset. 

Moreover, the itinerary includes a 3-night pre- and post-cruise land program in all suite categories. Before the journey, get a taste of Qatar and combine modern and traditional attractions such as a dinner cruise on a wooden dhow or a race through the desert in a 4x4. Alternatively the post-cruise program explores Athens in antiquity covering the Acropolis, Temple of Poseidon and the Corinth Canal.

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Experience truly all-inclusive luxury with Regent through unlimited included shore excursions, speciality dining, fine wines and spirits, unlimited WiFi, valet laundry service and more. Visit www.rssc.com or contact your Travel Advisor for more information.

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