56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 6 Continents, 1 Cruise Ship: Anyone Down for a Vacation?
Regent Seven Seas Cruises just announced its newest route, and to be honest it sounds like it was created by a master multitasker with a serious case of wanderlust. The 117-day trip combines almost every vacation one could possibly want to take with stops in 30 countries across six continents and a whopping 56 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Um, yeah, you might want to invest in a larger suitcase, ASAP.
The seriously impressive itinerary leaves from Miami, Florida, and is aptly named the Navigate the World tour. And while we're sure travelers will find any number of the 61 ports the ship stops at to be interesting, it's the 50-plus UNESCO World Heritage Site stops that really caught our attention.
Really, who else can say they've been to Easter Island, the ancient city of Chan Chan, Rhodes and Rome all in one trip other than the passengers on this ship?
To qualify as a World Heritage Site, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (or UNESCO) must deem a location to have clear and unique significance to the collective interests of humanity. In other words, they are places that are important to the history of humankind and that deserve to the protected and preserved under international law.
So basically we can think of this cruise vacation as a tour of all the most important and interesting places in the world. Or at least 56 of the 1,092 most interesting places in the world.
The epic adventure leaves port on January 5, 2021 so you do have some time to consider whether or not you're willing to shell out $62,000 or more to join in the fun. Of course, that fee does include flights to Miami, where the cruise begins, and home again from Barcelona, the trip's final destination. Oh, and unlimited glasses of fine wine from all the fabulous places you'll be visiting.
Learn more about the cruise of a lifetime on the Regent Seven Seas Cruises website. And if anyone does end up heading out to sea, send us a postcard, won't you?