Sold Out In 3 Hours: The Luxury Cruise Where Ticket Starts At $ 100,000
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The Seven Seas Mariner will visit 66 ports in 31 countries and four continents.
A five-month luxury cruise with the cheapest tickets for $ 100,000 sold out in just three hours.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises says the World cruise 2024, which includes a visit to New Zealand, is its fastest selling ever.
The ship, the Seven Seas Mariner, will visit 66 ports in 31 countries and four continents on a 132-day trip around the world. It will cover nearly 34,500 nautical miles.
Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, said the request had “exceeded all expectations.”
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“(This is) without a doubt our strongest cruise launch day in the world.”
The Seven Seas Mariner is described as the world’s first fully-suite, balcony luxury cruise ship that can accommodate up to 700 guests.
Rates start at NZ $ 100,840 per person for a deluxe veranda suite and go up to NZ $ 276,530 for a master suite.
The cruise also has the highest number of visits to Unesco World Heritage sites, with 61 of the world’s most important and historic sites on the itinerary.
“For our customers, the 2024 Global Cruise is more than just a cruise vacation – it’s a return to normalcy,” said Montague.
“We look forward to welcoming luxury travelers keen to explore the world very soon.”
Barring travel restrictions, the Seven Seas Mariner will visit the Bay of Islands on February 22, 2024, before stopovers in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier and Wellington.
Hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the cruise industry is once again showing signs of life. Sailing has taken place around the Mediterranean and Asia, and the first cruise from a US port since the start of the epidemic recently took place. However, New Zealand and Australia still remain banned.