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Embark on an exploration of Iconic Asia: China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. Let the megacities of the Asia fill you with stories of the past, present and future as you travel on this cruise. Starting in Hong Kong, you’ll sail first to Taipei’s glittering lights and spectacular skyscrapers. Your next stop, Japan's island treasure, then Shanghai, South Korea and finally...Japan!  So many can't-miss experiences and shore excursions galore balanced with a few sea days filled with Bridge!  Be ready to be dazzled by all of this and Silvana's exciting bridge program!*

ALL-INCLUSIVE FARES start at $10149

That is just $724 a day for EVERYTHING:

All fares include all food, including specialty dining, Fine wines and spirits, shore excursions, daily laundry, in-suite dining, port fees, gov. taxes, and gratuities

Suites and Fare rates found here

What's included:

  • Our Fabulous Bridge Program exclusively for our Bridge Holidays guests*

  • All-Inclusive Cruise Fare

  • FREE Shore Excursions

  • FREE Unlimited Beverages, Including Fine Wines and Spirits

  • FREE Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily

  • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities

  • FREE Specialty Restaurants

  • FREE Unlimited WiFi

  • FREE Daily Laundry 

SPECIAL: BOOK BEFORE June 30, 2024 for $300 Shipboard credit

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT only 150% for the first (4) single bookings

*Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

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Hong Kong to Tokyo
Feb 19 - March 5 2025
  14 Nights on Regent Explorer

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The Ship: Regent Explorer

Click link to deck Plans

Attention to detail distinguishes Regent Seven Sea Cruises and the exceptional suites on Seven Seas Explorer. It hosts only 746 passengers with almost one team member for each guest, placing service at the forefront of their culture.

Besides our bridge program, days on board include leisure time by the pool or on the sundeck, testing your skills in daily trivia and Mensa quizzes, staying fit with wellness classes, competing in bocce and other sports on Deck 12, rejuvenating in their exquisite Serene spa, taking a chance in bingo, getting lost at the movies and enriching yourself with guest lecturers or taking a culinary, honds-on cooking class. 

Evenings on board are filled with fine dining, music and fun. Indulge yourself in Michelin-style cuisine at over 5 dining options. Enjoy a rousing cabaret show, test your luck at the Casino, step onto the stage for karaoke or simply find a quiet place on deck to revel in the symphony of stars.

TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:

Call us at:  516-626-9000 or 1-800-807-7009

E-mail:  cruises@bridgeholidays.com

In the unlikely event that Silvana and Rich Morici are unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Bridge Holidays and/or Silvana and Rich Morici will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Bridge Holidays and/or Silvana and Rich Morici. Applicable cancellation penalties imposed by the cruise line will apply. Bridge Holidays will attempt to provide hosts of equal caliber.

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Picture yourself surrounded by historic wonders and scenic fascinations...

 

February 19 - Hong Kong, China Embark PM

A spectacular, serrated skyline of soaring towers and neon lights, Hong Kong is a vibrant, immersive metropolis and cultural hub. Dramatic harbor-front light shows transform the waterfront’s gleaming buildings into a colorful canvas – best seen from the ship, when the Symphony of Lights blares into life each evening.  Many elaborate temples add a tranquil element to Hong Kong’s whirr, and Tin Hau temple has a surprisingly urban location, considering its dedication to the Goddess of the Sea. The famous Hong Kong street markets are filled with many choices and incredible bargains.

Bridge: Pre-Dinner Welcome Meet & Greet and Group Dinner

February 20 - Cruising the Taiwan Strait

Bridge: Morning Pairs Game, Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 21 - Taipei, Taiwan 8 AM to 7 PM

From the booming seaport town of Keelung, head west to one of East Asia’s most intriguing cities. Mixing Chinese, Japanese and Western influences, Taipai features architectural landmarks like the nearly 1,700-foot-tall Taipei 101 – built to resemble a gigantic bamboo stalk – and cultural wonders like the 18th-century Longshan Temple and prestigious National Palace Museum. Among Taipei’s culinary delights are Taiwanese 'small eats' called xiaochi and the city’s famed beef noodle soup.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 22 - Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan 8 AM to 5 PM

Packed with picture-perfect beaches, Ishigaki is the gateway to the Yaeyama archipelago, the southernmost and westernmost inhabited islands of Japan. Admire the colorful fish and flourishing coral reefs of Kabira Bay aboard a glass-bottom boat before enjoying panoramic island views from the Tamatorizaki observatory or Hirakubozaki Lighthouse. The islands of Taketomi, Kuroshima and Kohama make for fantastic day-trip destinations, all of which can be explored by bicycle within a few hours.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 23 - Cruising the East China Sea

 Bridge: Morning Pairs Game, Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 24 - Shanghai, China (Overnight) Arrive 8 AM

Shining brightly on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, this glamorous city beckons with impressive architecture, a universe of dining options and buzzing streetscapes. Stroll Shanghai legendary waterfront - ‘The Bund’ – for skyline views and colonial-era buildings. Pay homage to the famed pair of Buddhas at the Jade Buddha Temple in bustling downtown, learn the city’s fascinating story at the Shanghai History Museum in the Pudong district and head to the Old City to explore the 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden. You’ll be tempted by Shanghai’s fabled street food wherever you go, from crab pies to paper-thin soup dumplings.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 25 - Shanghai, China Depart 5 PM

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 26 - Cruising the East China Sea

Bridge: Morning Pairs Game, Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 27- Busan, South Korea 8 AM to 6 PM

Located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula just two-and-a-half hours from Seoul, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. With its deep harbor, it’s also one of the largest commercial ports in the world. Often referred to as “the summer capital of South Korea,” Busan is known for its exceptional beaches, scenic cliffs and ancient temples high in the mountains.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

February 28 - Nagasaki, Japan 8 AM to 6 PM

Japan's early gateway to trade with the West, Nagasaki boasts stately European-style homes, a bustling harbor and fusion cuisine (be sure to try Nagasaki’s version of Castella sponge cake, introduced by Portuguese missionaries). The vibrant city is also synonymous with the dropping of the second atomic bomb, making a visit to Nagasaki's Peace Park a necessary, and deeply moving, experience. Admire the city’s natural beauty atop Mount Inasayama. Drive through splendid countryside to browse the galleries of Arita, the birthplace of Japanese porcelain. Back in Nagasaki, wander Japan's oldest Chinatown, trying Chinese food reinterpreted for Japanese tastes.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

March 1 - Cruising the Pacific Ocean

Bridge: Morning Pairs Game, Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

March 2 - Osaka, Japan (Overnight) Arrive 8 AM 

This charming city serves up amazing cuisine, superb shopping and a friendly spirit, with the restored Osaka Castle offering a spectacular lesson in Japanese history and culture. Osaka's nickname – Tenka no Daidokoro (The Nation's Kitchen) – refers to the city’s reputation as a gourmand's paradise. Take in a 360-degree view from Abeno Harukas – Japan’s tallest skyscraper – before visiting the city’s spectacular aquarium and through Dotonbori, Osaka’s glittering heart. The immensely historical city of Kyoto is within reach, beckoning with spectacular architecture that includes thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

March 3 - Osaka, Japan Depart 3 PM 

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

March 4 - Nagoya, Japan 7 AM to 4 PM

It may lack the name recognition of Tokyo and Osaka, but cosmopolitan Nagoya impresses with an array of museums, temples and green spaces. In this birthplace of Toyota absorb the ancient spirituality of Atsuta Shrine, one of Japan’s three most important Shinto shrines and a perfect spot to enjoy a lunch of kishimen (flat noodles), a local specialty. Immerse yourself in over 10,000 pieces of Japanese art, theater, fashion, samurai culture and more at Tokugawa Art Museum. Gain an instant appreciation for Japanese postwar history at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, a fully hands-on museum featuring actual trains and simulators. Your inner train-loving-child will approve.

Bridge: Afternoon Lesson & Pairs Game

March 5 - Tokyo, Japan  Arrive AM

From Yokohama, travel to the world’s most dazzling city. Once the modest fishing village of Edo, modern Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis of unique neighborhoods. Choose from museums covering every aspect of Japanese history and culture. Visit the glorious Imperial Palace and Senso-ji temple in the ancient district of Asakusa. Dive into an urban food scene that rewards the intrepid. And, of course, snap a selfie in Shibuya Crossing. In Yokohama, bask in the city's hospitality before visiting Japan’s largest Chinatown or the vast Sankeien Garden, where seventeen historical structures relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and elsewhere enhance the magnificent landscapes.

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