This Epic Around-the-World Cruise Takes You to 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Clear your calendar for the first half of 2021 for this 117-night, 30-country journey from Regent Seven Sea Cruises.

This Epic Around-the-World Cruise Takes You to 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The all-suite Seven Seas Mariner will take you everywhere from Greece’s medieval City of Rhodes to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises just announced the itinerary for its 2021 World Cruise and it’s epic, to say the least. On the 117-night voyage, not only will you visit 30 countries across six continents, but you’ll also have the chance to explore 56 UNESCO World Heritage sites, which is 20 more than the previous year’s world cruise and a record for the company.

According to Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ president and chief executive officer, the itinerary was designed so that guests will get to explore a mix of iconic destinations as well as lesser-known sites.


All cabins on the Seven Seas Mariner are suites with private balconies.

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Departing on January 5, 2021, from Miami, the Seven Seas Mariner—a newly refurbished all-suite ship where every cabin has its own balcony—will take you to several ports in the Caribbean Sea through the Panama Canal down to Peru, where you’ll explore five UNESCO sites, including Machu Picchu and the Nasca Lines.

From there, you’ll cross the Pacific Ocean to Bora Bora and Tahiti before making your way to New Zealand and Australia, where you’ll have the chance to go diving in the Great Barrier Reef. In Asia, you’ll visit everywhere from the Singapore Botanic Gardens to Malaysia’s historic cities of Melaka and George Town.


In addition to the Taj Mahal, you’ll also visit sites like Mumbai’s Victorian Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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Then you’ll sail up the west coast of India, with excursions to the Taj Mahal and Mumbai’s historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, before heading to the Middle East, where you’ll have time to see everything from relatively obscure places like Oman’s Bahla Fort to famous archeological sites like Petra in Jordan. The last leg of the journey takes you to several UNESCO sites across the Mediterranean—including the archaeological site of Troy in Bozcaada, Turkey—before ending the trip in Barcelona.

Of course, such a lengthy trip doesn’t come cheap. Two-for-one all-inclusive fares start at $62,000 per person. To book the 2021 World Cruise, visit

Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.
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