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A 132-night cruise around the world sold out in under 3 hours — see what it will be like aboard the ship


The Seven Seas Mariner in Kotor, Montenegro.

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 132-night 2024 World Cruise sold out in under three hours.
  • Its the third year in a row the world cruise has broken Regent Seven Sea’s “world cruise opening day booking record.”
  • Take a look at what the cruising experience will be like.
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Does over 100 nights at sea sound appealing to you after over a year of being stuck at home?

the Seven Seas Mariner in water
The Seven Seas Mariner.

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone.

a cruise ship in tuscany
Tuscany, Italy.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 132-night 2024 World Cruise just sold out in under three hours.

pool chairs on the rail deck
The rail deck.

Bookings for the luxury cruise opened on July 14 at 8:30 AM.

a photo of Barcelona with tourists walking around
Barcelona, ​​Spain.

By around 11:00 AM, the sailing had been completely booked out.

the cruise ship in Mo'orea
Mo’orea, French Polynesia.

This is the third year in a row the world cruise has broken Regent Seven Seas’ “world cruise opening day booking record,” according to a press release.

Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece's water
The Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece.

Source: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Plus, the waitlist is “longer than [Regent Seven Seas] has ever experienced,” Jason Montague, president and CEO of the cruise line, said in the press release.

Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska
The Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska.

The cruise line also saw a boost in bookings from first-time Regent Seven Seas guests looking to sail in more expensive suites.

a photo of Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy.

Tickets start at almost $73,500 per person in a Deluxe Veranda Suite…

a bed with a living room and patio in the concierge suite
The Deluxe Veranda Suite

… But this price goes up to almost $200,000 per person for a stay in the Master Suite.

the living and dining room of the master suite
The Master Suite.

Let’s take a look at what makes the 132-night sailing so appealing to cruise goers despite being three years out.

Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece's water
The Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece.

The 2024 world cruise lives up to its name. It’ll sail from Miami to Central America, the US’ West Coast, Hawaii, the South Pacific Islands…

A photo of a cruise ship at Fiji
Fiji.

… Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Bermuda, back to Miami.

Seven Seas Mariner docked in Kotor, Montenegro
The Seven Seas Mariner in Kotor, Montenegro.

The entire 34,500 nautical-mile-about 39,700 miles-journey will take about five months…

the Seven Seas Mariner in water
The Seven Seas Mariner.

… And will begin on January 6, 2024 aboard the Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship.

A map of the world cruise's path
The world cruise map.

In total, the ship will hit 66 ports across 31 countries and four continents.

Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece's water
The Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece.

This includes visits to 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Australia’s Gondwana Rainforests and Italy’s Medici Villas and Gardens …

a cruise ship in Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia.

… And a journey through the Panama Canal and Suez Canal.

a Barcelona market stand fresh produce
A Barcelona market.

The Seven Seas Mariner ship is the “world’s first all-suite, all-balcony luxury cruise ship,” according to Regent Seven Seas.

a bed with a living room and patio in the concierge suite
The Concierge Suite.

Source: Regent Seven Seas

Overall, the Seven Seas Mariner can accommodate 700 guests and 445 crew members.

Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece's water
The Seven Seas Mariner in Santorini, Greece.

Wealthier guests staying in the Master Suite (the almost $200,000 ticket, that is) will ride out the journey in a 2,002 square-feet suite that has luxurious features like a crystal chandelier and a private butler.

the living and dining room of the master suite
The Master Suite.

The suite will also have two bedrooms and balconies, two and a half bathrooms, and a shared living room.

a living room and patio in the grand suite room
The Grand Suite.

Hungry for a fine dining dinner? Head to one of Seven Seas Mariners’ four restaurants, which include a steakhouse, an Italian eatery, and French establishment.

Prime 7 Steakhouse entrance
The Prime 7 Steakhouse.

But if you’re in the mood for a more casual night, you can grab dinner at the Pool Grill …

umbrellas and pool chairs on the pool deck
The pool deck.

… or hang around one of the four bars and lounges.

close up of chairs at the coffee shop
A coffee shop aboard the Seven Seas Mariner.

And don’t forget about the classic cruise ship amenities, like a pool, sports deck ….

the sports deck with a gold course
The sports deck.

… library, and coffee shop.

a library with seating
The Library aboard the Seven Seas Mariner

“For our guests, the 2024 World Cruise represents so much more than just a cruise vacation-it’s a return to a normality,” Montague said.

Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska
The Seven Seas Mariner in Alaska.

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