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Grand Spice Route Quest
31 Oct - 12 Jan
73 Nights
47 Ports
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Grand Spice Route Quest

31 October 2022 - 12 January 2023
From £37,469 pp


73 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Turkey


47 Ports

31 October

Setting sail from Istanbul

This is one of those destinations that really does live up to the hype! Istanbul is the place where East meets West, where Asia Minor reaches out across the Bosphorus and almost touches Europe. In its earlier incarnation as Constantinople, the city was the eastern bastion of the Byzantine Empire, holding out for centuries before finally capitulating to the Ottomans in 1453, and it remains a bristling, bustling cultural melting pot, the skyline dotted with magnificent minarets and domes.

Don't miss

Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, the Grand Bazaar, the Golden Horn, the Suleiman Mosque, the spice market, the shopping, the museums and galleries and… so much more!

1 November

Turkey: Dikili

2 November

Turkey: Kusadasi

3 November

Greece: Kos

4 November

Turkey: Antalya

5 November

Cyprus: Limassol

6 November

Israel: Haifa

7-8 November

Israel: Ashdod (Jerusalem)

8 November

Egypt: Port Said (Cairo)

9 November

At sea

10 November

Jordan: Aqaba

11-12 November

Egypt: Safaga (Luxor)

13-16 November

At sea

17 November

Oman: Salalah

18 November

At sea

19 November

United Arab Emirates: Fujairah

20-21 November

United Arab Emirates: Dubai

22 November

Qatar: Doha

23 November

United Arab Emirates: Sir Bani Yas Island

24 November

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

25 November

Oman: Khasab

26 November

United Arab Emirates: Fujairah

27 November

Oman: Muscat

28-29 November

At sea

30 November

India: Mumbai

1 December

India: Mormugao (Goa)

2 December

India: Mangalore

3 December

At sea

4-5 December

Maldives: Malé

6-8 December

At sea

9 December

Thailand: Phuket

10 December

Malaysia: Penang

11 December

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

12 December

Singapore: Singapore

13 December

At sea

14 December

Indonesia: Semarang

15 December

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

16-17 December

Indonesia: Benoa (Bali)

18-19 December

At sea

20 December

Australia: Darwin

21 December

At sea

22 December

Australia: Thursday Island

23 December

At sea

24 December

Australia: Cairns

25 December

Australia: Whitsunday Islands

26 December

At sea

27 December

Australia: Brisbane

28 December

At sea

29 December

Australia: Sydney

30 December

At sea

31 December - 1 January

Australia: Melbourne

1 January

Australia: Geelong (Melbourne)

2 January

Australia: Burnie

3-5 January

At sea

6 January

New Zealand: Dunedin

7 January

New Zealand: Lyttelton (Christchurch)

8 January

New Zealand: Wellington

9 January

New Zealand: Napier

10 January

New Zealand: Tauranga

11 January

New Zealand: Bay of Islands

12 January

Arriving in Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Our tip

Standing 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower offers the best view of the city from the observation deck or from its two restaurants.

The Ship

Your home from home

Regent Seven Seas Explorer at sea
Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Pool deck
Regent Seven Seas Explorer - Penthouse Suite

When luxury goes exploring, you are on a Regent ship. Seven Seas Explorer takes the Regent experience one step forward.

What we love

Just 750 guests enjoy the perfect balance of space and intimacy on Seven Seas Explorer. With plenty of comfort and great value for money, she steps up the classic Regent luxury offering with their signature spacious accommodation, a relaxed and unpretentious style and loads of good dining choices. The most all-inclusive of all luxury lines.

Capacity 750 Guests
Crew 542 International Staff

Regent Seven Seas offers luxury without pretensions - not too dressy, and with lots of focus on the itineraries. So - with their excellent all-inclusive offer - you might get off the ship without having to pay a single further penny!

  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • All alcoholic drinks throughout the ship
  • Flights to and from the ship
  • A full selection of shore excursions
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Gratuities
More about Seven Seas Explorer

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Four Seasons Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Our recommended hotel in Istanbul

We love the intimate Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, but – top Mundy tip! - it is so small that it’s often fully booked, so don’t hang about.

Hot air balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey

See more of Turkey

Take a few extra days and travel to Cappadocia for the extraordinary Star Wars scenery, rock caves and churches.

The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.


Grand Spice Route Quest

31 October 2022 - 12 January 2023
From £37,469 pp


73 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Turkey


47 Ports


Seven Seas Explorer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. But if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP