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Cape Town to Singapore

African Holiday Adventure | 28 Nights | Departs Dec 21, 2014

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Malé, Maldives

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Dec, 21

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Dec, 28

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Dec, 31

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-Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Jan, 3

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-Mahé, Seychelles

Jan, 6

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

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Jan, 9

-Malé, Maldives

Jan, 10

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 11

-Colombo, Sri Lanka

Jan, 12

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 13

-Cruise the Andaman Sea

Jan, 14

-Phuket, Thailand

Jan, 15

-Langkawi, Malaysia

Jan, 16

-Penang, Malaysia

Jan, 17

-Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Jan, 18

-Singapore

Malé, Maldives-port

Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives, is located at the southern edge of North Male’ Atoll Kaafu Atoll. Traditionally, Malé was the “King’s Island,” from where the ancient Maldive Royal families had their palace and ruled the country. Malé is dotted with mosques, wide streets, parks and markets. Tour the national Museum, the colorful Fish Market and the Friday mosque with its splendid golden dome.

 

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
  • City of Male - Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Explore the Underwater World of the Maldives
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Beach Escapade to Dhonveli
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Gulhi Island Fishing Village Experience
    Light Activity /Walking
  • City of Male - Walking Tour

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Code: mle-001
    Price:

    Free

    Explore the historic city of Male during this picturesque and informative walking tour in the Maldives.

    Depart the pier for the drive to the three-story Islamic Center, Male's most renowned architectural landmark. Its Grand Friday Mosque is the biggest in the Maldives, and accommodates more than 5,000 worshippers. You will then continue on to the Friday Mosque, built from coral stone in 1656 AD during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar. It is home to a number of ancient tombstones erected in memory of past sultans, heroes, and nobles.

    Across from the Hakuru Miskiiy you will see Medhu Ziyaarath, the shrine of Abu al Barakaath Yusuf al Barbari, and Presidential Palace, or Mulee-aage, which holds official functions and accommodates visiting heads of state and other foreign dignitaries. Near the Friday Mosque you will find Munnaaru, a gleaming white minaret also built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar I in 1675.

    Next, you will proceed for a visit to Sultan Park and the National Museum, formerly part of the Sultan's Palace. The museum displays artifacts, sculptures, clothing, coins, arms, armor, and other antiquities. After a visit to the tomb of Mohammed Thakurufaanu, erected in memory of the nation's greatest of national hero, you will see Jumhooree Maidan, Male's most popular place for children, social gatherings and relaxation. Situated along the northern waterfront, this public square features green grass and lush vegetation.

    Your tour will conclude with a visit to the local fish, vegetable and fruit markets as well as a local souvenir shop.

    Please note: Due to Muslim tradition, conservative dress is required for men and women when visiting the mosque. Women must cover their body, shoulders, arms and legs to the wrists and ankles, and a scarf must cover the head and hair. Men must also wear modest clothing befitting the sanctity of the mosque. Shorts, short skirts, beachwear, sleeveless t-shirts or blouses, and revealing outfits are deemed inappropriate, and not permitted inside the mosque. This tour involves a total of approximately 1 mile of walking. Photographs of, or inside, the Islamic Center's Grand Friday Mosque are not permitted.

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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