Top 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia & Asia

Steeped in beauty and history, cuisine and culture, the continents of Australia and Asia offer an array of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Aboard Seven Seas Mariner’s new Down Under & Far East Grandeur grand voyage, you can see it all on a 52-Night cruise from Sydney to Hong Kong followed by a FREE 15-Night Post-Cruise Land and…

More to Explore: Jade Landscapes & Ancient Temples

Ancient and mysterious, the wonders of Asia will enchant even the most experienced traveler. From astonishing skyscrapers and impressive mountains to jade landscapes and ancient temples, there is no better way to explore the tastes and traditions of Asia than aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores Singapore to Bangkok Seven Seas…

More to Explore: Chinese Lantern Festival

Enchanting lanterns of every shape illuminate, while traditional lion dances enthrall both locals and visitors alike during the Chinese Lantern Festival. This delightful celebration is observed on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, and traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period. In 2016 the festival will fall on February 22 – coincidentally…

Voyage Spotlight: Cherry Blossoms & Lotus Flowers

From Tokyo to Beijing in 18 unforgettable nights, guests aboard Seven Seas Voyager® will relish the opportunity to explore the magnificent cities of Japan, Taiwan and China with nearly 70 FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions. Highlights of Japan Departing Tokyo, guests will call on Shimizu where, on a clear day, they can see majestic Mount Fuji from the…

Voyage Spotlight: Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores

Navigate across exotic and dynamic countries, from Singapore to Indonesia and from Myanmar to Thailand in all-inclusive luxury. The 16-night Exquisite Lands & Idyllic Shores voyage offers 55 FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions that allow for complete immersion in the vast cultures and traditions of Asia. Below are samples of the tours that await you on…

More to Explore: Luxurious Landscapes & Lisbon

Legend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. And what better way to explore this wonderful capital city than with a FREE Land Program – available as a Pre-Cruise option on the Lands of Wonder itinerary aboard…

Where Will You Go In 2015?

The New Year marks a new beginning. For some, it is the start of a path toward a goal, while for others it is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. But for many world travelers, the New Year brings into focus one simple question: Where will I go in 2015?…

Explore More: Old meets new in the fascinating hutong neighborhoods of Beijing

By: Terry Ward In the middle of Beijing – not far from the tourist masses that flock to the Forbidden City and the contemporary crush of humanity transiting the city’s endless ring roads – you can walk the quiet narrow streets alongside locals in the world-renowned hutong neighborhoods. Hutongs are the last remaining traditional villages…

Sail, Sip and Savor Sydney, Australia

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Sydney is a spectacular combination of cosmopolitan cool meets casual fun. Called Harbour City due to its picturesque waterfront setting, the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House are two of the most recognized and visited landmarks. To appreciate this fine city’s celebrated skyline take a harbor cruise, walk and climb the harbor bridge…

Sail, Sip and Savor Singapore

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Singapore sizzles on every level. This multi-cultural metropolis is a prosperous port and financial hub that flaunts great food, shopping and sights to see. A former fishing village that became a British trading colony in 1819 thanks to Sir Simon Raffle, the National Museum highlights its intriguing history and the Singapore…