Posted by: cruise2 | 19 February, 2008

Great Pacific Cruise from Vancouver


Regent Seven Seas Cruises, voted the #1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2007 Readers’ Choice wards poll, will offer a memory-making journey to the home of some of the world’s oldest civilizations and cultures during the Grand Asia Pacific
Voyage, a 101-night journey featuring calls to 46 ports in 13 countries.

Sailing from Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 10, 2008, travellers aboard the 700-passenger
all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Mariner will enjoy the utmost luxury on oard as the ship follows the ‘Ring of Fire’ from Alaska across the nternational Dateline to visit some of the world’s most exotic estinations. The voyage is available as a single journey or in individual egments as follows:

Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, Alaska (Sept. 10-18) – An eight-night voyage from
Vancouver to Seward through Alaska’s breathtaking Inside Passage, calling at
Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and cruising past inspiring Hubbard
Glacier. Per-person fares start at $4,295 and include complimentary Economy
Class air, or a $500 air credit.

Seward to Osaka (Sept. 18 – Oct. 3) – A 14-night journey across the Bering
Sea and International Dateline, including a call in Eastern Russia’s remote
Kamchatka Peninsula. The voyage continues through the Kuril Islands
archipelago and Sea of Okhotsk to an overnight call in Yokohama, Japan and a
visit to Osaka. This segment features six full days at sea, an ideal
opportunity for fans of “blue water” cruising to spend time enjoying the
serene and relaxing onboard atmosphere, spacious balcony suites, outstanding
cuisine and white-glove service featured aboard Seven Seas Mariner.
Per-person fares start at $5,695.

Osaka to Hong Kong (Oct. 3 – Oct. 18) – A 15-night cruise to Japan, South
Korea and Eastern China travels the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and Formosa
Strait and includes overnights in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as
a visit to Nagasaki and call to historic Inchon, South Korea. Per-person
fares start at $9,795, including complimentary Economy Class air or a $1,500
air credit.

Hong Kong to Singapore (Oct. 18 – Nov. 2) – A 15-night sojourn begins with
an overnight in Hong Kong before sailing to the Gulf of Tonkin for a
week-long exploration of Eastern Vietnam, which includes overnight calls in
Hong Gai (for Hanoi) and Ho Chi Minh City. In Thailand, passengers will visit Ko
Samui before sailing into Laem Chabang (for Bangkok) and finally to
Singapore. Per-person fares begin at $9,495, including Economy Class air or
a $1,500 air credit.

Singapore to Sydney (Nov. 2 – Nov. 19) – A 17-night sailing featuring visits
to the exotic Indonesian ports of Bali and Java, plus an overnight in
Fremantle, Australia, home to quaint terraced houses, ornate historic
buildings and sidewalk cafés. Travellers next proceed to Adelaide, known for
progressive urban vitality with easygoing Australian charm, followed by
historic Albany and Melbourne, Australia’s fashion capital and
second-largest city. Per-person fares start at $8,995, including Economy
Class air or a $1,500 air credit.

Sydney to Auckland (Nov. 19 – Dec. 2) – A 13-night voyage calling at Hobart
before cruising the Tasman Sea to the stunning landscapes of New Zealand’s
North and South Islands, made famous by Lord of the Rings. Ports of call
include Lyttelton, a historic and charming city modeled in English style,
and Napier, home to coluorful vineyards and orchards and blessed by a sunny
climate comparable to California and the Mediterranean. Fares start at
$8,695 per person and include complimentary Economy Class air or a $1,500
air credit.

Auckland to Los Angeles (Dec. 2 – 20) – A 19-night journey beginning with
the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, the country’s finest maritime park with 144
islands, secluded bays and an abundance of marine life. The voyage continues
on to lush French Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands and beautiful
Tahiti, followed by six days of peaceful Pacific sailing. In all, this
segment features 12 full days at sea, providing “blue water” cruising fans
ample opportunities to spend time enjoying the serene and relaxing onboard
atmosphere, spacious balcony suites, outstanding cuisine and white-glove
service. Seven Seas Mariner will return to Los Angeles on December 20, 2008.
Per-person fares start at $5,595.

Fares and Special Savings (All rates quoted are $US)

Per-person fares for the entire 101-night Grand Asia Pacific Voyage start at
$42,595. Cruise fares include all shipboard gratuities; complimentary
beverages, including select wines and spirits served throughout the ship;
complimentary 24-hour room service; refrigerator replenished daily with soft
drinks, beer and bottled water replenished daily; and an in-suite bar setup
in Butler suites.

As with all Regent Grand Voyages, passengers partaking in the entire 101-night
voyage receive special savings and gifts, including complimentary First
Class roundtrip airfare from 86 North American gateways, and per-suite
shipboard credits of between $1,000 and $2,000. Those sailing individual
segments receive shipboard credits depending upon suite category.  Contact The Cruise People, Ltd. on 1-800-268-6523 for details.


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