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Vietnam's Ha Long Bay PHOTO: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Asia-Pacific stars in Regent's 2022 world cruise from San Francisco

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' 'Elements of the Pacific' voyage in 2022 will circumnavigate the Asia-Pacific region in 120 nights, round-trip San Francisco.

Seven Seas Mariner will visit 59 ports in 17 countries. The 28,000-nautical-mile voyage includes 18 overnight stays, in Honolulu, Papeete (Tahiti), Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Xiamen, Shanghai, Kobe (for Kyoto), Tokyo, Vancouver and San Francisco.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The voyage provides access to 43 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among them: Taputapuātea from Raiatea, French Polynesia; the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens from Melbourne and the wet tropics of Queensland from Cairns, both in Australia; Borobudur Temple Compounds from Semarang (Java), Indonesia; the historic city of Ayutthaya from Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand; the classical gardens of Suzhou from Shanghai, China; Himeji Castle from Kobe (Kyoto), Japan; and Kamchatka's volcanos from Petropavlovsk, Russia.

Exclusive shoreside experiences

Three exclusive shoreside experiences include a classical music concert with the acclaimed Australian conductor Bernard Waltz in Sydney's historic Town Hall with its stained glass and monumental pipe organ. In Vietnam's Ha Long Bay, participants will be welcomed to Vung Duc Cave by a dragon dance followed by a seafood dinner and entertainment. In Tokyo, travelers will step back in time at Meguro Gajoen for a Japanese tea ceremony and a kabuki performance by geishas before the evening is crowned with a ninjutsu display.

Overland programs

Several overland tours of up to five nights are offered. These include a two-night New Zealand adventure from Tauranga to the tea estate of Zealong, the Lava Glass and Sculpture Garden of renowned glass artist Lynden Over and Napier's art deco architecture. Other overland tours range from Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex to China's Great Wall, Beijing's Forbidden City, Xian's Terracotta Warriors Museum and Shanghai.

Fares start at $63,999

All-inclusive fares start at $63,999 including a pre-cruise gala event in San Francisco, first-class air, door-to-door luggage service, unlimited valet laundry, on-board medical services, visa packages 300 unlimited shore excursions, the three exclusive shoreside experiences and other amenities.