Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ luxury travelers are always looking for new experiences in destinations less frequented. As part of the spectacular 2018-2019 Voyage Collection, we introduced 28 new ports within 113 itineraries aboard our luxurious ships.
From the largest sand island in the world to a charming city in a forest, we spotlight seven off-the-beaten-path ports to add to your travel list.
Located on a stretch of coastline in northern Norway, Bodo is an extraordinary place. Here you can go kayaking under the midnight sun, take a tour on a fast passenger boat through the impressive archipelago or fish in the world’s strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen.
Kingfisher Bay (Fraser Island), Australia
Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fraser Island is not only the largest sand island in the world, but also the only place where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes. Also perched on the dunes are the island’s blue freshwater lakes that are perfect for cooling down on a hot, Queensland day.
Korcula is Croatia’s most picturesque island and also among its less frequented. It is brimming with olive groves, vineyards and quaint villages. Yet its greatest claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of Marco Polo, which is why you will find numerous places and things named after him.
Lipari’s landscape is stunning with Mount Chirica dominating the horizon. Visit the ruins of several towers and other medieval structures at the Archaeological Park. Or simply spend your day lounging at lovely Ponente Beach.
Makassar (Sulawesi), Indonesia
Makassar has something for everyone. Enjoy a tour of Rotterdam Fort from the days of the Gowa Empire. The fort is also home to a museum with more than 4,000 pieces on display. And delight in the exotic flavors of Coto Makassar stew and the pressed banana called Pisang Epe.
Framed by golden sands and impressive cliffs, Portimão offers a relaxing beach getaway for sun-seekers. For lovers of history and architecture, take a stroll through the medieval Castle of Alvor, and for those that enjoy the beauty of nature, you will enjoy the charm of cultivated fields and slopes covered with pine trees and wildflowers.
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Puerto Princesa, referred to as the city in a forest, is the capital of the island province of Palawan. Be sure to visit the underground river — the longest in the world deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beachgoers should head to Honda Bay, consisting of several islets that are the best location for snorkeling and island hopping.
The seaside town of Lysekil is filled with incredible sights. Among them is Lysekil Church, whose granite was carved by hand and winched into place. The tower alone is 206 feet high and the spire rises more than 300 feet above sea level.
Additional new ports of call:
- Archangel, Russia
- Catalina Island, California
- Charlestown, Nevis
- Mooloolaba, Australia
- Airlie Beach, Australia
- Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan
- Kochi, Japan
- Hyuga (Hososhima), Japan
- Plus more!
View the collection in its entirety. We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon!