Regent Seven Seas Cruise: Hong Kong to Shanghai
FREE LAND PROGRAMMES IN ALL SUITE CATEGORIES
Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Jewels of Hong Kong pre-cruise land programme or a FREE 3-Night Shanghai & The Great Wall post-cruise land programme on this voyage.
With this cruise you will be able to visit a number of fascinating cities and destinations around the South and East China Seas from the luxury of the Seven Seas Mariner ship. The tour includes stops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and China.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer an inclusive luxury experience, where everything is included. Below is the cruise itinerary. Please contact us to discuss your flight and accommodation options. We can also offer advice on the shore excursions in the various destinations.
March 13th 2019: Hong Kong
You will board the Seven Seas Mariner and check in to your accommodation on board. The ship will depart at 6pm local time.
March 14th 2019: Cruise the South China Sea
March 15th 2019: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Perched at the southern end of Taiwan, Kaohsiung’s roots date back to the 17th century, when it was a small fishing village. Today, it’s the second most populous city in Taiwan and known as the Harbor Capital. Visitors enjoy visits to the Fo Guang Shan monastery, with its hall of giant Buddhas, and the beautiful landscapes of Kenting National Park.
March 16th 2019: Taipei, Taiwan
On this fascinating island visit the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, the fabulous Palace Museum’s vast collection of Chinese art and the lovely Lungshan Temple.Explore lovely Keelung’s historic sites and Yeliu Park’s astonishing rock formations.
March 17th 2019: Ishigaki, Japan
Ishigaki is home to Japan’s finest beaches and sweeping natural beauty. The renowned Bay with its emerald-green water was awarded 3 stars by the Michelin guide, yet its true charm are in the lesser known capes of Uganzaki and Hirakubo, along with the peak of Mt. Nosoko. Ishigaki is the gateway to the rest of the Yaeyama archipelago. The islands of Taketomi, Kuroshima and Kohama make for fantastic day-trip destinations, all of which can be explored by bicycle within a few hours.
March 18th 2019: Okinawa, Japan
Explore this beautiful island and visit imposing Shuri Castle, home of the Ryukyu royal family for 400 years. Enjoy the scenic countryside, the WWII memorials, the magnificent limestone caves and a reconstructed Ryukyu village where the island’s heritage and crafts are on display. Take home exquisite Bingata fabric, handmade paper, colorful tsuboyayaki pottery and other craft items. Foods to suite any palate can be found here.
March 19th 2019: Cruise the East China Sea
March 20th 2019: Nagasaki, Japan
Nagasaki is the capital and largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. It was a centre of European influence in feudal Japan from first contact through the isolationist era until the opening of Japan and the modernisation of Japan during the Meiji Restoration. It became a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. The city became the second city in the world to be bombed by a nuclear weapon, following Hiroshima.
March 21st 2019: Jeju, South Korea
Jeju Island is often called the “Island of the Gods,” for its breathtaking landscape. UNESCO deemed the island’s dormant volcano Hallasan as a Biosphere Reserve because of the abundance and diversity of plant and animal species. Enjoy delicious fare, such as fresh fish, squid, octopus and sea cucumber, as well as its famous Shitake mushrooms and honey, which has a distinct taste.
March 22nd 2019: Seoul (Inchon), South Korea
Inchon, located on the west coast of South Korea, is regarded as part of the greater Seoul metropolitan area due to its close proximity to the city. During the Korean War, Inchon was the site of the Battle of Inchon, when United States troops landed to relieve pressure on the Pusan Perimeter and to launch a United Nations offensive northward. The city was also the site of a Japanese POW camp during World War II.
March 23rd 2019: Cruise the Yellow Sea
March 24th 2019: Beijing, China
This dynamic city has dazzled travellers since the days of Marco Polo. From the enchanted serenity of the Summer Palace Gardens to the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, past and present Beijing, swirl by in a kaleidoscope of unforgettable memories. Begin your tour in China’s largest man-made port city, Tianjin, and explore such sites as Confucius Temple, Ancient Culture Street with its traditional Qing-dynasty style shops and stalls and the impressive Shi Family Mansion. Excursions to Beijing showcase The Forbidden City, the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. Historic Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest city square, and holds about one million people for public gatherings. Around the square view the Monument of the National Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Further afield, discover one of the great ancient engineering marvels still in existence, China’s Great Wall.
March 25th 2019: Beijing, China
March 26th 2019: Cruise the East China Sea
March 27th 2019: Shanghai, China
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the People’s Republic of China and the ninth largest in the world. Widely regarded as the citadel of China’s modern economy, the city also serves as one of the most important cultural, commercial, financial, industrial and communications centers of China. Shanghai is also one of the world’s busiest ports, and became the largest cargo port in the world in 2005.
March 28th 2019: Shanghai, China
Your cruise concludes in Shanghai
What is included?
- Return international flights
- Unlimited shore excursions
- All dining and beverages while onboard the ship
- Unlimited wifi coverage
- ATOL and ABTA protection for your financial security
- RB Collection ‘VIP Experience’ service
from £8,499 per person