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Cape Town to Beijing (Tianjin)

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

 

Maputo, Mozambique

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

-Richards 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 (Incheon), South Korea

Feb, 19

-Dalian, China

Feb, 20

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Feb, 21

-Beijing (Tianjin), China

Maputo, Mozambique-port

Discover the relaxed charm of Maputo with its wide, European style boulevards, lush with jacaranda, bougainvillea and other tropical foliage, where old colonial palaces are mixed in with modern high-rise buildings. Visit The Cathedral built in 1944 in the shape of a cross, then the lively Mercado Central. Enjoy a snack of freshly roasted cashews and a cold bottled drink. Stop by the National Museum of Art then stroll along the Avenida Julius Nyerere, browsing the boutiques, vendors, and restaurants. Look for African waxprint and woven fabrics, beautiful wooden boxes and picture frames. Seek out the surreal Pancho Guedes buildings, reminiscent of Gaudi. Visit the Praça de Trabalhadores designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century. Sip coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés as you watch the world go by in this vibrant seaside capital.

 

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
  • Sights & Sounds of the Maputo Countryside
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • A Glimpse of Maputo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Discover Maputo
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Maputo Walking Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sights & Sounds of the Maputo Countrysid

    Light Activity /Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 6 1/4 hours
    Tour Code: mpm-002
    Price:

    $199.00

    Venture into rural Mozambique to a beautiful sanctuary reserve and enjoy a sumptuous luncheon hosted by a prominent Swiss family.

    Your tour commences with a drive through bustling downtown Maputo, Mozambique's capital and largest city. The city is a melting pot of several cultures and you will have a chance to view several of the different faces that the city wears - from street traders and bustling markets where anything and everything can be found, to unofficial settlements, to the more peaceful suburbs. Before long, the natural beauty that lies beyond the city limits will also begin to unfold. The contrast is dramatic between the urban landscape and the rural countryside, where farming is communal. Traveling through this fertile land, it's hard to imagine that Mozambique was in the midst of a devastating civil war in the 1970s and 1980s.

    As the country is undergoing a renewal, so too is the land, as you will see at Mucapana. Phillipe Gagnaux and his family are actively converting this former eucalyptus plantation into a sanctuary reserve by restoring its bush vegetation. Future plans for the sanctuary include reintroducing wildlife back into their natural habitat. Although the family is Swiss, they have deep ties to the land and Phillipe's father was a doctor who was very politically and socially involved in Mozambique. Sadly, Phillipe's father was killed during the civil war; however, the family continues with its ambitious goals for Mucapana.

    While in the reserve, enjoy the Gagnaux's hospitality and a lively show of traditional drumming and dancing. Still, the highlight may well be the buffet luncheon of regional cuisine. Typical entrées include shrimp curry with cabbage, Mozambican meat curry with coconut, Zambezian-style roast chicken, and delicious pataniscas fish cakes.

    Following lunch, you will rejoin your coach and travel back through the picturesque countryside to Maputo and your awaiting ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking over some muddy and uneven surfaces and there are a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing; a hat; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

    Of special note - The coaches are maintained, although basic, and the quality can vary considerably. There is no formal guiding qualification required for Mozambique, and in order to support the local community we use local escorts/guides. Many of these escorts/guides do have previous experience in guiding for visiting cruise ships. Furthermore, although the majority of the roads are paved, you may encounter some with potholes or a few bumpy dirt roads.

    Warning: Some of the international embassies and government buildings may be deemed military or state defense sites and you are not allowed to take pictures. There can be serious consequences for ignoring these rules so guests are advised to ask your tour guide first before taking any pictures.

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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