Sunday, April 1, 2012

‘Must-See’ Sites For Your Bucket List

The Taj Mahal… Agra Fort… the Pyramids of Giza… the Sphinx… those last two legendary sites have always been on my personal bucket list of “must-see” travel sites and I’m sure they are on many other people’s lists as well. Unfortunately they are a bit difficult to get to, not to mention pricey. That makes Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ voyages so appealing. With the all-inclusive luxury line’s two-for-one fares, free air, free pre- and post-cruise land programs, and bonus savings, travelers can visit these once-in-a-lifetime destinations at a once-in-a-lifetime value.

“Many travelers have a wish list of places they want to visit,” said Mark Conroy, the line’s president. “Our guests can experience some of the world’s most breathtaking sites on one cruise that combines the Indian Sea, Arabian Sea, and Gulf of Aden. All the while, they will be exploring these exotic places in all-suite comfort, enjoying our signature service and cuisine.”

The 17-night Arabian Adventures, departing Nov 14, 2012, is a voyage from Safaga, Egypt, to Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Guests have the opportunity to visit Petra in Jordan; Muscat and Salalah in Oman; Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar.

With as many as 44 complimentary shore excursions, you can explore the striking desert scenery of Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence began his revolt against the Turks in 1917 and where the desert scenes in “Lawrence of Arabia” were filmed; discover the seventh-century rock-cut temples of Elephanta Caves outside of Mumbai; and search the sacred site of “Jebel Qarra,” said to be the tomb of the biblical Job in Salalah.

Mark your calendar and book by June 30, 2012 to also receive complimentary 3-night land tours both before and after the voyage that include the following highlights:

Pharaoh’s Treasures: One night in Cairo where you have an opportunity to visit the Egyptian museum, the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, and the Citadel followed by two nights in Luxor where you will discover Karnak Temple, the largest religious temple ever built by man; Luxor Temple; Hatshepsut Temple; Medinet Habu; and the Valley of the Kings, home to more than 60 tombs of pharaohs and nobleman.

The Golden Triangle: Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site credited to Emperor Akbar; the open-air royal observatory Jantar Mantar in Jaipur; and New Delhi, including Humayun’s tomb and the Qutub Minar.
You will visit these wonders of antiquity aboard the all-balcony, all-suite Seven Seas Voyager, which received a multi-million dollar refurbishment in September 2011. The suites on the 700-guest ship are among the most spacious and luxurious at sea ranging in size from 356 to 1,403 square feet.

Fares include free round-trip air transportation, free unlimited shore excursions, free unlimited beverages including fine wines and premium spirits, free pre-paid gratuities, and more. With all of that included, it would be difficult to find a more value-packed way to walk like an Egyptian and discover your inner Sphinx.

Seven Seas Voyager Image Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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