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Cape Town to Beijing (Tianjin)

Safaris & Temples | 62 Nights | Departs Dec 21, 2014

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Mossel Bay, South Africa

Ports:

Dec, 21

-Cape Town, South Africa

Dec, 22

-Mossel Bay, South Africa

Dec, 23

-Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Dec, 24

-East London, South Africa

Dec, 25

-Durban, South Africa

Dec, 26

-Richard's Bay, South Africa

Dec, 27

-Maputo, Mozambique

Dec, 28

-Cruise Mozambique Channel

Dec, 29

-Cruise Mozambique Channel

Dec, 30

-Nosy Be/Nosy Komba

Dec, 31

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 1

-Zanzibar, Tanzania

Jan, 2

-Mombasa, Kenya

Jan, 3

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 4

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 5

-Mahé, Seychelles

Jan, 6

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 7

-Cruise the Indian Ocean

Jan, 8

-Malé, Maldives

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

Jan, 19

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Jan, 20

-Ko Samui, Thailand

Jan, 21

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Jan, 22

-Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

Jan, 23

-Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Jan, 24

-Cruise the Gulf of Thailand

Jan, 25

-Cruise the South China Sea

Jan, 26

-Muara, Brunei

Jan, 27

-Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Jan, 28

-Cruise the South China Sea

Jan, 29

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Jan, 30

-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Jan, 31

-Cruise the Coast of Vietnam

Feb, 1

-Da Nang, Vietnam

Feb, 2

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Feb, 3

-Hanoi (Ha Long Bay), Vietnam

Feb, 4

-Cruise the South China Sea

Feb, 5

-Hong Kong, China

Feb, 6

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 7

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 8

-Xiamen, China

Feb, 9

-Cruise the Coast of China

Feb, 10

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 11

-Shanghai, China

Feb, 12

-Cruise the East China Sea

Feb, 13

-Hiroshima, Japan

Feb, 14

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 15

-Kyoto (Kobe), Japan

Feb, 16

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 17

-Cruise the Pacific Ocean

Feb, 18

-Seoul (Inchon), South Korea

Feb, 19

-Dalian, China

Feb, 20

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Feb, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Mossel Bay, South Africa-port

Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay offers more than 37 miles of beaches and at least 300 days of sunshine a year. Known as the location where the first Europeans made landfall on South African soil in 1488, today’s Mossel Bay is one of the country’s most popular beach destinations, as well as a haven for outdoor adventurers.

 

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
  • Highlights of Mossel Bay
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent Choice
  • Knysna At Leisure
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Scenic Mountain Passes
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Discover Oudtshoorn & Its Ostrich Heritage
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Mossel Bay

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
    Duration: 2 hours
    Tour Code: mob-001
    Price:

    Free

    Discover the intriguing history of Mossel Bay by driving around the seafaring city and then exploring a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa.

    Departing from the pier, you will begin an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains. A Dutch explorer named the bay in 1601 when he found a huge collection of mussel shells in a nearby cave. The area is still known for its mussels. In fact, seafood and water-based activities such as surfing are major draws.

    Driving around the charming streets of Mossel Bay, you will learn that South Africa’s first post office was established here centuries ago when sailors left letters in the cleft of a milkwood tree so that other sailors could deliver them on their journeys. Now a national monument, the 500-year-old tree stands near the Dias Museum complex. It is named for Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Dias, the first European to set foot in South Africa while searching for a spice route to the Far East.

    During your time at the museum complex you may see the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’ ship is on exhibit, as well as early maps and navigation instruments. The building was once a granary and sawmill. There is also an intriguing Shell Museum and aquarium there. Following your visit at the complex, you will rejoin your coach and transfer back to the pier.

    Please note: There is an approximately 1-hour easy walk through the grounds of the Dias Museum complex which can be arranged with the guide not to participate in. There are a few steps to negotiate and ramps are available for wheelchair guests. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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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