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Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic put many people’s travel plans on hold for 2020 and even into 2021. And with so much still up in the air, many might be hesitant to book a trip anytime soon. But, one thing is obvious: people are eager to hit the road as soon as possible. How do we know? Well, within hours of opening booking for its 2023 world cruise Regent Seven Seas Cruises shattered its previous single-day record for their world cruises.
Booking for Beyond the Horizon on the Seven Seas Mariner departing in 2023 doubled that of the 2022 World Cruise with all Penthouse Suites selling out almost instantly. This comes after it experienced the longest waitlist for a world cruise in its history. And it’s easy to see why so many travelers are lusting after this getaway.
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This journey will be the line’s longest world cruise since 2011, with visits to six continents, 42 countries, 72 ports, and 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During that time, you’ll sail an incredible 38,279 miles over three oceans, 14 seas, gulfs, straits, and channels, including the full Panama Canal.
There will also be 350 free excursions and 11 land-based overnights, allowing guests to explore some of the world’s top cultural highlights thoroughly. New shoreside excursions will include exploring the largest glass greenhouse in the world, tracking leopards in Mozambique, going on safari in Africa, and swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.
“Our world cruises are always highly anticipated, and I am delighted with the response to our latest global voyage, especially considering the unprecedented public health challenges we are currently navigating,” Jason Montague, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, told Departures in a statement. “This record-breaking 2023 World Cruise launch day demonstrates people’s willingness to take long cruises to exotic lands and the substantial appetite for luxury travel our guests have, and it is a testament to the unrivaled Regent experience that our outstanding crew has perfected.”
The epic journey will begin January 7, 2023, and will take place on the Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship. While many categories are booked, some remain with fares ranging from $77,999 to $208,999 per guest.