Looking for another example that people are really starved for luxury travel, especially on a cruise ship? Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced that their five-month-long 2024 World Cruise sold out in two-and-a-half hours.
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That really is a telling accomplishment. Fares actually start at $73,499 per guest, for a Deluxe Veranda Suite, and top out at $199,999 per guest for a Master Suite.
The 2024 World Cruise voyage is scheduled for five months and 34,500 nautical miles. They’ll will explore Central America, USA’s West Coast and Hawaii, South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. The cruise will also go to Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Bermuda.
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The ships, called the Seven Seas Mariner, is a roundtrip from Miami that leaves port Jan. 6, 2024, and will visit 66 ports, 31 countries and four continents over 132 nights.
“With a waitlist longer than we have ever experienced, we knew that the 2024 World Cruise was going to be popular, but this outstanding response has surpassed all expectations and is without a doubt our strongest world cruise launch day ever,” says Jason Montague, president and chief executive officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Remarkably, we’ve found that interest hasn’t just come from our past guests, and we have seen a strong increase in first-time travellers with Regent, many of whom were keen to book the higher end of our suites.”
There’s an incredible 442 free shore excursions scheduled, visits to 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 12 in-port overnight stays, and crossings of both the Panama Canal and Suez Canal.
Private balconies adorn all 350 suites on the ship. Bespoke touches for the travellers include first class air tickets, free exclusive shoreside experiences like Soundscapes in the Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, The Bombay Bazaar in Mumbai, India, and Reservatauro in Malaga, Spain. There’s free onboard medical services, free phone time per suite, and free unlimited valet laundry, including dry cleaning and pressing.
Details on the ship are here.