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Regent Seven Seas to sail to Arabia and Africa twice on 2025 Grand Voyages

The ultra-luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a brand of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has announced five new Grand Voyages as part of the line’s 2025/26 cruise collection, with two voyages featuring Africa and Arabia.

Four ships will cruise around the globe, sailing to nearly 200 ports on itineraries ranging up to 117 nights, with bookings set to open on May 3rd.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises had detailed five new itineraries that will comprise the line’s Grand Voyages in 2025 and 2026, featuring destinations in the Arctic, Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and North America, calling at a total of 194 ports.

Seven Seas Navigator

“These five new voyages appeal to those who desire longer more immersive experiences, with itineraries ranging from 61 to 117 nights of unforgettable experiences across the world,” said Andrea DeMarco, President, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’.

“Our guests will enjoy unmatched personalized service, impeccable hospitality, and the comfort of our all-suite, all-balcony accommodations,” DeMarco added.

Africa and the Middle East are among the destination highlights of the 84-night “Grand Continental Sojourn,” operated by the 490-guest Seven Seas Navigator, departing from Barcelona to Sydney on October 31st, 2025.

The ship will call at Morocco and the Canary Islands, then cruise to Cape Town via the west coast of Africa. Other destinations on the itinerary include Oman, Qatar, India, and Sri Lanka before the ship arrives in Australia.

Cape Town, South Africa

The line’s “Indian Ocean Odyssey” cruise is a 64-night voyage from Mauritius to Rome, with calls in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Seven Seas Voyager will first sail to southeast Africa then head north to Arabia, through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean, where she will call in Greece and Italy.

The 708-guest ship will overnight in Tanzania, South Africa, the Seychelles, and Egypt along the way.

Other grand voyages on offer include the Artctic and Asia. The 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner will operator two of the Grand Voyage cruises back to back, departing New York on July 10th, 2025, for the “Grand Arctic Adventure”, which calls at several New England ports before heading to Iceland, Greenland, the UK, and the Norwegian fjords, among other destinations.

Reykjavik, Iceland

The first of the sailings, an 83-night cruise, offers overnights in destinations such as Reykjavik, Oslo, and Amsterdam, but guests have the option of remaining onboard for an additional 34 nights, for a total 117-night voyage as the ship operates her “Grand Cultural Quest” cruise, calling in Scandinavian and other European countries, plus Egypt and Israel, among others.

Seven Seas Explorer will sail the 61-night “Grand Asia Exploration” cruise, departing on January 12th, 2026 from Auckland to Tokyo. The 750-guest ship will call at ports in New Zealand and Australia before cruising to Bali, Singapore, the Philippines, and Japan.

The ship will overnight in several ports, including Melbourne, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, and Osaka.

These grand voyages are in addition to Regent Seven Seas’ 2026 World Cruise, its longest to date, which also features South Africa among the dozens of countries on offer. The 154-night voyage calls at 77 ports on six continents and departs Miami on January 10th, 2026.

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