FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, July 6: Dubai, Bombay, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Africaâ€™s Cape of Good Hope â€“ each place name conjures up exotic images. Regent Seven Seas Cruises visits all of them and more on a 25-night luxury cruise, departing Nov. 8, 2010. As an added bonus, guests receive a free African safari or Taj Mahal land tour or $2,000 if they book by Sept 30. The â€œIndian Ocean Odysseyâ€ from Dubai to Cape Town visits Fujairah, UAE; Mumbai (best known as Bombay), Goa, New Mangalore and Cochin in India; MahÃ© and Praslin, Seychelles; Port Louis, Mauritius; Pointe des Galets, RÃ©union; and Richards Bay and Durban in South Africa.
For a limited time, guests who reserve their cruise by Sept 30 can enjoy a complimentary 3-night, mid-cruise land tour to Indiaâ€™s Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, which they will visit on exclusive tours at sunrise and sunset. Alternatively, cruisers can extend their vacation with a 3-night photo safari to South Africaâ€™s game reserves. Both escorted land tours include luxury hotel accommodations, all transfers, meals, wines and spirits. In lieu of the land tours, travelers can save an additional $2,000 per person.
Regent Seven Seas offers the worldâ€™s most inclusive luxury cruise vacations. Rates include all meals in a choice of gourmet restaurants (no surcharges), open bars throughout the ship, unlimited sightseeing tours and excursions in every port, distinguished guest lecturers, nightly entertainment, all staff gratuities, port taxes and any government fees.
Guests cruise the Indian Ocean onboard the all-suite, 700-guest ship Seven Seas Mariner, acclaimed as one of the most luxurious cruise vessels afloat. Suites measure from 300 to 1,200 square feet and are equipped with elegantly appointed living and sleeping areas, marble bathroom, walk-in closet, flat-screen TV, fully stocked bar and private balcony.
â€œArabia, South Africa, India and the atolls of the Indian Ocean are still relatively unknown to many North Americans,â€ stated Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. â€œThe mystery of these intriguing and remote destinations makes visiting them by sea the ideal option for travelers who desire to explore the world in luxury.â€
As an added highlight, Conroy, will escort the voyage and host special events during the voyage, including â€œBombay Bazaarâ€ â€“ a theatrical performance that attempts to recreate the frenetic and colorful bazaars of East Asia through music and dance. To make a reservation, see a travel professional. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit www.RSSC.com or call toll-free 800-285-1835.