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Auckland to Rome (Civitavecchia)

TEMPLES, PAGODAS AND CATHEDRALS | 121 Nights | Departs Jan 17, 2014

Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager
 

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Ports:

Jan, 17

-Auckland, New Zealand

Jan, 18

-Tauranga, New Zealand

Jan, 19

-Napier, New Zealand

Jan, 20

-Wellington, New Zealand

Jan, 21

-Akaroa, New Zealand

Jan, 22

-Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan, 23

-Cruising Milford Sound

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 25

-Cruise the Tasman Sea

Jan, 26

-Hobart, Tasmania

Jan, 27

-Cruise the Bass Strait

Jan, 28

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 29

-Melbourne, Australia

Jan, 30

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Jan, 31

-Sydney, Australia

Feb, 1

-Sydney, Australia

Feb, 2

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Feb, 3

-Brisbane, Australia

Feb, 4

-Cruise the Coast of Australia

Feb, 5

-Whitsunday Island, Australia

Feb, 6

-Townsville, Australia

Feb, 7

-Cairns, Australia

Feb, 8

-Cooktown, Australia

Feb, 9

-Cruise the Arafura Sea

Feb, 10

-Cruise the Arafura Sea

Feb, 11

-Darwin, Australia

Feb, 12

-Cruise the Timor Sea

Feb, 13

-Komodo, Indonesia

Feb, 14

-Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

Feb, 15

-Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

Feb, 16

-Cruise the Java Sea

Feb, 17

-Semarang, Indonesia

Feb, 18

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Feb, 19

-Singapore

Feb, 20

-Cruise the South China Sea

Feb, 21

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Feb, 22

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Feb, 23

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Feb, 24

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Feb, 25

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Feb, 26

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Feb, 27

-Cruise the Coast of Vietnam

Feb, 28

-Da Nang, Vietnam

Mar, 1

-Da Nang, Vietnam

Mar, 2

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Mar, 3

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Mar, 4

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 5

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 6

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 7

-Cruise the South China Sea

Mar, 8

-Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan

Mar, 9

-Okinawa (Naha), Japan

Mar, 10

-Cruise the East China Sea

Mar, 11

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 12

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 13

-Cruise the Kanmon Strait

Mar, 14

-Hiroshima, Japan

Mar, 15

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Mar, 16

-Cruise the Kanmon Strait

Mar, 17

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Mar, 18

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Mar, 19

-Dalian, China

Mar, 20

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Mar, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Mar, 22

-Cruise the Yellow Sea

Mar, 23

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Mar, 24

-Cruise the Yellow Sea

Mar, 25

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 26

-Shanghai, China

Mar, 27

-Cruise the Taiwan Strait

Mar, 28

-Xiamen, China

Mar, 29

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 30

-Hong Kong, China

Mar, 31

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 1

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Apr, 2

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 3

-Cruise the South China Sea

Apr, 4

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 5

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Apr, 6

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Apr, 7

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Apr, 8

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Apr, 9

-Ko Samui, Thailand

Apr, 10

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Apr, 11

-Singapore

Apr, 12

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Apr, 13

-Penang, Malaysia

Apr, 14

-Phuket, Thailand

Apr, 15

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Apr, 16

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 17

-Galle, Sri Lanka

Apr, 18

-Colombo, Sri Lanka

Apr, 19

-Cochin, India

Apr, 20

-New Mangalore, India

Apr, 21

-Goa (Mormugao), India

Apr, 22

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 23

-Mumbai (Bombay), India

Apr, 24

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 25

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Apr, 26

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 27

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 28

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 29

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 30

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 1

-Salalah, Oman

May, 2

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 3

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 4

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 5

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 6

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 7

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 8

-At Sea

May, 9

-Transit the Suez Canal

May, 10

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 11

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 12

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 13

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 14

-Patmos, Greece

May, 15

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 16

-Taormina (Sicily), Italy

May, 17

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 18

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam-port

Ho Chi Minh is Vietnam's largest and most famous city. During the 14th century this city was known as Prey Nokor and was nothing more than a trading post. By the 18th century, the Lords of Hue, under the Nguyens, had established control of the trade in Prey Nokor and renamed the city Saigon. After the Vietnam War, the new communist regime changed the official name of the city of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh and began to rebuild its economic and social structure.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnels & Fruit Gardens
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Panoramic Saigon
    Seated Tour
  • An Evening Out in Saigon
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMealEvening Tour
  • Highlights of Saigon
    Seated Tour
  • The Art of Garnish - Vegetable Decoration
    Seated Tour
  • The Mekong Delta in Depth
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Mekong River Delta
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Cu Chi Tunnels & Fruit Gardens

    Light Activity /Walking Meal
    Duration: 7 hours
    Tour Code: hch-001
    Price:

    Free

    Experience the stark contrast that exists between Saigon's lush, natural beauty and war-torn past during visits to the country's orchard region and Cu Chi tunnels.

    Depart the port for a memorable visit to the largest tropical orchard region in Eastern Saigon. Here, local farmers raise a wide array of tropical fruit trees, including ramputans, papayas, jackfruit, pineapple, and milk apples, and irrigate their crops via the Saigon River. You will have an opportunity to sample these seasonal fruits in a farmer's garden, explore the garden and visit the inside of the house. You will also watch the local farmers cook food by using everything in their gardens as firewood, and sip green tea made from leaves plucked from their gardens.

    Next, your drive will continue toward northwest Saigon to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, the vast underground tunnel network that hid and protected thousands of Vietnamese during the war. They lived and fought from solid underground tunnels capable of withstanding the weight of tanks, and impact of 50-pound bombs. These vast networks extended more than 120 miles, and included meeting rooms, smokeless kitchens, sleeping quarters, a healthcare center, and tunnel entrances. Along the way, you will view the processing of fragile rice paper, a booming home-industry in this area. Upon arrival at Cu Chi, you will watch a short video tracing the origins, construction and design of the thick-roofed underground tunnels. A military guide will explain the underground network, and display some of the tools and weapons utilized by the guerrillas. You will also visit a shooting range where you can fire guns used during the Vietnam War.

    Finally, you will proceed to the bank of the Saigon River for lunch at a local restaurant owned by a former soldier who fought from the Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to Saigon.

    Please note: Guests are strongly advised to wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Guests visiting the lower levels of the tunnel complex may get dirty. The cost of firing guns at the shooting range is approximately US $1.20 per bullet.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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