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South Africa to feature on longest ever World Cruise for Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a World Cruise aboard Seven Seas Mariner for 2026 that will break all previous records in terms of cruise duration.

The 154-night voyage will visit 41 countries on 6 continents, with 431 free shore excursions offered for the full itinerary, including a tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Robben Island for Cape Town, South africa. Other SA ports of call include Durban and Mossel Bay.

Departing January 10th, 2026 Seven Seas Mariner will sail 39,722 nautical miles, visiting 77 ports around the world, with Cape Town and Robben Island representing just one of the 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on offer.

Robben Island off Cape Town

“Luxury travelers want to travel further afield and for longer durations, which is why we are excited to announce our newest and longest World Cruise for 2026,” said Andrea DeMarco, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“[This World Cruise] appeals to those who desire just that – over 154 nights of unforgettable experiences where guests will travel to the far flung reaches of the globe,” he aded. “Our World Cruise guests will enjoy unmatched personalized service, impeccable hospitality, the sumptuous comfort of our all-suite, all balcony accommodations, and an extensive list of inclusions that provide every luxury.”

Among the 77 ports of call, 16 will be overnighters, providing more time for exploring ashore, and three of them will be new ports of call for the cruise line – Lifou Island and Maré of the Loyalty Islands in the New Caledonia archipelago, and the wild and rugged Waingapu (Sumba), Indonesia.

Bora Bora

Overnight stays include Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Darwin, Australia; and Walvis Bay, Namibia, while three shoreside excursions – A Taste of History at the Battleship Missouri in Honolulu, Hawaii; Across the Archipelago Dinner at Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali, Indonesia; and Passport to Portuguese Flavor at Convento do Beato in Lisbon – offer even deeper cultural exploration.

The itinerary also provides access to 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Monastery of Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve from Praslin, Seychelles; Robben Island from Cape Town, South Africa; and the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Australia.

Before boarding Seven Seas Mariner, guests will kick-off their round the world adventure with a one-night pre-cruise stay in a luxury hotel in vibrant Miami, Florida, and an exclusive pre-cruise gala event.

Seven Seas Mariner

Regent’s World Cruises come with a range of bespoke amenities including first class air, door-to-door luggage service, unlimited valet laundry including dry cleaning and pressing, phone time per suite, a commemorative gift, and more.

Additional amenities include onboard medical services and a comprehensive visa package. Personalized service, exquisite cuisine in elegant restaurants, premium beverages in sophisticated bars and lounges, and incredible entertainment complete the experience for which Regent is famous.

Fares for the 154-night voyage start from US $94,999 per guest for a luxurious Deluxe Veranda Suite and US $266,499 per guest for the indulgent and lavish Master Suite. The 2026 World Cruise opens for reservations on March 22, 2023.

Regent Seven Seas 154 night World Cruise itinerary

A Closer Look at the Three New Shoreside Experiences for the 2026 World Cruise:

A Taste of History at the Battleship Missouri
January 31, 2026 – Honolulu, Hawaii
Tour the historic Battleship Missouri on an exclusive shoreside experience where guests will see, feel, and learn about the monumental events “Mighty Mo” endured, from the official surrender of Japan in World War II until today. While aboard, guests may savor the culture of these vibrant islands with traditional fare that includes unique tropical dishes enhanced over the years by various and flavorful influences.

Across the Archipelago Dinner at Garuda Wisnu Kencana 
March 23, 2026 – Bali, Indonesia
Bali is known for its natural beauty, and Garuda Wisnu Kencana does not disappoint. Experience the magic of this breathtaking park at unforgettable World Cruise dining event in Lotus Pond. Surrounded by rock walls adorned by lush foliage, guests will experience a sensory journey across the archipelago through live performances alongside an array of culinary delights sampling the incredible cultures that coincide in this stunning destination.

Passport to Portuguese Flavor at Convento do Beato
June 1, 2026 – Lisbon, Portugal
Feel the rhythms and taste the beauty of Portugal on this exclusive shoreside event. Guests will move through five different regions of Portugal via their distinctive flavor palates on a culinary journey sampling everything from regional wines to main dishes, local cheeses to produce, and delectable desserts. And for the perfect pairing in this beautiful venue, guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of a live Fado performance throughout the evening.

Seven Seas Mariner was the world’s first all-suite, all balcony luxury cruise ship when she was launched in 2000 and has been thoroughly refurbished throughout her service life, so that her interiors are modern and contemporary with Italian marble, crystal chandeliers and modern artwork.

The ship offers four fine dining restaurants, including a classic steakhouse, a modern French restaurant, an authentic Italian dining option, and a uniquely customizable menu in the main dining room Compass Rose. There are also four chic bars and lounges, perfect for unwinding after an exhilarating day of exploring.

The ship’s elegantly appointed suites feature Elite Slumber Beds, framed by plush, padded leather headboards, and sitting areas furnished with comfortable sofas, accent tables and artwork. All suites feature private balconies and oversized, marble-accented bathrooms with L’Occitane or Guerlain amenities.

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