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Ancient Kingdoms from Dubai to Istanbul

From £9,299pp

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FREE On Board Spend of up to $400*

Free pre- or post-cruise land tour*

Exclusive fares saving up to £6,600*

Up to 63 free shore excursions*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 19 nights
  • Departs 25 Apr 2022
  • Sails from Dubai, UAE
  • Ship Seven Seas Explorer
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1540067‍

Your Itinerary

Fly FREE from London to Dubai, U.A.E. Mon 25 Apr 2022

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request). Book a Penthouse Suite or above and enjoy FREE Business Class flights

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ship Mon 25 Apr 2022

Embark the ‘Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’ Seven Seas Explorer for your 19 night all-inclusive voyage to Istanbul

Dubai skyline

Dubai, UAE Mon 25 Apr 2022

Dubai skyline

On the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates, this exotic destination boasts world-renowned structures, enviably glamorous resorts and pioneering industry.

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Arabian Sea Cruising Tue 26 Apr 2022

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Salalah, Oman Thu 28 Apr 2022

RECOMMENDED FREE EXCURSION: Arabian Heritage

Experience the scenic beauty, diverse terrain and ancient history of Salalah during this orientation tour of the Garden City and its surrounding areas

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Arabian Sea Cruising Fri 29 Apr 2022

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Cruise Gulf of Aden Sat 30 Apr 2022

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Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Red Sea Cruising Sun 01 May 2022

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Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt (overnight) Tue 03 May 2022

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Take a one- or two-day journey to Luxor and thrill to the majesty of the Karnak and Luxor temples. Cross the Nile to the famed Valley of the Kings and the magnificent tomb of Tutankhamen and the huge mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the evening, witness the fabulous sound and light show at Karnak. Take a jeep safari into the desert to a Bedouin settlement for sweet tea and flatbread and enjoy the dramatic beauty of the sunset over the sands. Buy lovely hand-painted papyrus copies of tomb paintings, mother-of-pearl inlaid boxes, alabaster trinkets, jewelry, and replicas of ancient artifacts. Enjoy sizzling lamb dishes, falafel, and myriad other Middle Eastern and Egyptian specialties.

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt Wed 04 May 2022

Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

RECOMMENDED FREE EXCURSION: Ancient Luxor

This full day tour to Luxor provides an excellent opportunity for you to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn the fascinating mysteries of centuries old culture and hieroglyphics

Ancient temple in Petra, Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan Thu 05 May 2022

Ancient temple in Petra, Jordan

This history-rich Jordanian city boasts impressive scuba diving and water sport options, plus nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Transit Suez Canal Fri 06 May 2022

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Haifa, Israel (overnight) Sun 08 May 2022

Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha, or venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa.

Haifa, Israel Mon 09 May 2022

RECOMMENDED FREE EXCURSION: Panoramic Galilee & Golan Heights

Explore the heart of ethnically rich Galilee, enjoying many of its holiest, and most ancient sites, including a visit to Capernaum where Jesus spent his youth teaching the gentiles

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus Tue 10 May 2022

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus.View ruins, vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives, majestic mountains and scenery, and stunning beaches. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard-the-Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders, the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque and the Museum. Take home some lovely lace, copper items, jewelry and pottery. Enjoy a selection of appetizers so extensive it can be a hearty meal as well as fresh seafood accompanied by a delicious glass of wine.

Greece, Mandraki Harbour Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece Wed 11 May 2022

Greece, Mandraki Harbour Rhodes

RECOMMENDED FREE EXCURSION: Rhodes – Old and New with Mezes

Experience the historic beauty and flavours of Rhodes during this tour of the city, and a visit to a winery

Kusadasi Castle

Ephesus (Kusadasi) Thu 12 May 2022

Kusadasi Castle

On Turkey's western Aegean coast is Kuşadasi, a beach town named after the nearby Güvercinada Island, which resembles a bird's head.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey Fri 13 May 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

RECOMMENDED FREE EXCURSION: Dolmabahce and Tea at the Ciragan

Explore Istanbul’s beauty, culture and history during scenic visits to the Dolmabahce Palace and Ciragan Palace; now the deluxe Kempinski Hotel

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey Sat 14 May 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul unveils its rich history at every turn, while its vibrant present is just as much of a draw for visitors.

Disembark the ship Sat 14 May 2022

Transfer to the airport for your FREE flight to London Sat 14 May 2022

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request). Book a Penthouse Suite or above and enjoy FREE Business Class flights

Arrive in London Sat 14 May 2022

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE FARES – SAVING up to £6,600
  • Up to 63 FREE shore excursions
  • FREE on board spend of up to $400
  • Free pre- or post-cruise land tour
  • Return flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • FREE flights included where applicable
  • FREE business class flights (in penthouse suites and higher on Europe voyages)
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship for all bookings
  • Open bars and lounges
  • In-suite mini-bar replenished daily
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE fine dining in a choice of speciality restaurants
  • All-inclusive ultra-luxury cruising
  • FREE unlimited shore excursions - In almost every port there is a significant and varied choice of FREE shore excursions to choose from
  • Just a deposit to secure your holiday - then nothing to pay until August 2021
  • Plus, book by 8pm 23rd October and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

6★ All-Inclusive Ancient Kingdoms From Dubai To Istanbul

Book today and earn up to £185.98 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Seven Seas Suite

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Spacious Living Room with sitting area 1 or 1 1/2 marble and stone detailed bathrooms Private balcony Walk-in closet with safe

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Penthouse Suite

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The luxurious suite has been carefully designed to maximize space and comfort. Relax on your private balcony and indulge in your lavish bath amenities as you recharge and ready yourself for new adventures in the next port of call. This suite also includes priority online reservations for shore excursions and dining, and you’re encouraged to call on the services of a personal butler for special requests. AMENITIES FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes Guerlain® and L'Occitane® Amenities European King-Size or Twin Bed Configurations Featuring our Exclusive Suite Slumber Bed® iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Deluxe Veranda Suite

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Thoughtfully designed to maximize interior space and embrace the magnificent scenery outdoors, this suite is a joyful retreat. From the sitting area, admire the ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, or better yet, take a seat outside on your private balcony to watch the world go by. Elegant finishes such as luxurious bedding and beautiful marble detailing in the bath further enhance your comfort. AMENITIES L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions European King-Size or Twin Bed Configurations Featuring our Exclusive Suite Slumber Bed® Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Regent Suite

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Incomparable craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail are evident everywhere – from the suite’s unique design choices, such as rare works of art, to grand features like an in-suite spa retreat and Steinway piano. The only thing to rival the luxurious interior that includes two magnificent bedrooms is the spectacular ocean view from private balconies that include a Tresse Minipool high atop the ship. AMENITIES FREE Personal Car and Guide to Explore Ashore* FREE Unlimited In-Suite Spa Services FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage FREE Unlimited Laundry and Dry Cleaning FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite* Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes Guerlain® and L'Occitane® Amenities King-size Savoir Bed Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Daily Canapés Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Master Suite

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You’ll find Park Avenue chic onboard Seven Seas Explorer® in this extravagant, stylish suite. A rich color palette, the finest fabrics and a grand piano create sophisticated comfort, while a personal butler will happily assist with both ordinary and special requests. With two spacious bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a large living room and a wrap-around private balcony, this suite is perfectly suited to host gatherings of new friends. AMENITIES FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite* FREE Unlimited Valet Laundry Service Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes Guerlain® and L'Occitane® Amenities iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Daily Canapés Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Veranda Suite

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This suite is a wonderfully cozy retreat that includes a private balcony. In addition to a signature Elite Slumber™ bed, you’ll enjoy amenities such as lavish bath products, an interactive flat-screen TV and plush bathrobe and slippers. The intimate sitting area includes a table that is the perfect size for a welcome bottle of Champagne and an in-suite breakfast. For your convenience, 24-hour room service is a phone call away. AMENITIES L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions European King-Size or Twin Bed Configurations Featuring our Exclusive Suite Slumber Bed® Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Plush Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Grand Suite

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Step into the richness of an emerald green dining area perfectly ensconced within a spacious, sumptuous living room. Just outside is a private balcony with a table and chairs, perfect for in-suite breakfast. The master bedroom is large and inviting, its soothing color palette perfect for a peaceful night's rest on your King-Size Elite Slumber™ Bed. Two full baths make it a perfect space for entertaining new friends on the high seas. AMENITIES FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite* FREE Unlimited Valet Laundry Service Guaranteed Reservation Each Night in Specialty Restaurant of Your Choice 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes Guerlain® and L'Occitane® Amenities Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Daily Canapés Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Superior Suite

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With more than 400 square feet of space including a private balcony, the Superior Suite is an excellent choice if you want a little extra room in which to relax and unwind. Even your sleeping accommodations are spacious, as the incredibly comfortable Elite Slumber™ bed is a European king-size. A walk-in closet and dual sinks in the bathroom make it a pleasure to prepare for your day’s adventures. AMENITIES L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions European King-Size or Twin Bed Configurations Featuring our Exclusive Suite Slumber Bed® Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Explorer Suite

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One look at this suite and you’ll be uncorking a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and toasting your good fortune. A soothing color palette, attention to detail and soothing lighting invite you to unwind in style. The subdued elegance continues with a resplendent private bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms, where marble and stone details complement the scents of a variety of lavish soaps, shampoos and lotions. FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage FREE Unlimited WiFi includes up to four logins, four devices, per suite* Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations 10% Discount on Premium Wine and Liquor L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions Personal Butler Committed to Fulfilling Your Wishes Guerlain® and L'Occitane® Amenities Complimentary Use of Windows Tablet iPhone® Docking Station to Accommodate All iPhone® Models Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Daily Canapés Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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Concierge Suite

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In this superbly designed suite, enjoy once-in-a-lifetime views of the horizon from the comfort of your King-Sized Elite Slumber™ Bed as well as exclusive luxuries available only in suites at the Concierge level and higher. Your suite includes amenities such as an illy® espresso maker and cashmere blankets, perfect for use in the morning when you wish to sip coffee and enjoy an in-suite breakfast on your private balcony. AMENITIES FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package Including: - FREE Transfer Between Hotel and Ship - FREE Breakfast - FREE Porterage Priority Online Shore Excursions and Dining Reservations L’Occitane® Mer & Mistral Soaps, Shampoos and Lotions European King-Size or Twin Bed Configurations Featuring our Exclusive Suite Slumber Bed® Interactive Flat-Screen Television With Extensive Media Library, Complimentary Movies-on-Demand Vanity and Hair Dryer Regent Bathrobes and Slippers Mini-Bar Replenished Daily With Soft Drinks, Beer and Bottled Water — All Complimentary

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The Ship - Seven Seas Explorer

  • Occupancy750
  • Tonnage55,254 tons
  • Length732 ft (223.12 m)
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Billed as the ‘Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built’, Seven Seas Explorer joined the Regent Seven Seas fleet in 2016. With the ability to accommodate up to 750 guests, every suite on board Seven Seas Explorer has spacious closets, high-end finishes, relaxing Elite Slumber™ beds and private balconies. Journey to the world’s most beautiful places in spacious designer suites, indulge in a decadent treatment at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoy a musical performance in a plush lounge and delight in extensive gourmet dining throughout the day and night.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Regent Seven Seas Cruises

What is included in the cruise fare?

Regent Seven Seas Cruises all-inclusive fares include; free return flights*, free return business class flights* on European voyages in Penthouse Suites and above, free unlimited shore excursions, free 2- or 3-night land programmes*, free 1-night pre-cruise hotel package*, free unlimited beverages, free open bars and lounges plus in-suite mini-bar replenished daily, free pre-paid gratuities, free speciality restaurants, free transfers between airport & ship, free unlimited Wi-Fi and free valet laundry service.


Can I access the internet while on board?

Yes, every ship in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet has wireless access to the internet.


Should I tip on board?

There is no need - all gratuities are included in your cruise fare except for services from Serene Spa & Wellness™.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes. During the day, casual wear is appropriate for daytime both on board and ashore. Casual wear consists of jeans, shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes. After 6pm, Elegant Casual is required. For ladies, this includes a skirt or slacks with a blouse or sweater, a pantsuit or dress; slacks and a collared shirt for gentlemen. Casual wear is not to be worn at dinner, with the exception of dining at the Pool Grill and on the final evening of the cruise.


Where can I store my valuables?

Each suite is equipped with a personal safe with an electronic combination lock.


What health & safety measures are on board Regent’s ships?

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is working with their Healthy Sail Panel - a team of cross-disciplinary experts enlisted to guide the cruise industry’s way forward in response to COVID-19. Health and safety measurements include continuous ship-wide disinfection and daily fogging of all suites and public spaces, upgraded medical-grade air filters, dedicated Public Health Officer, modified itineraries in line with government advice, pre-embarkation health screening, socially responsible check-in, no-touch food service ship-wide, increased social distancing through reduced capacity, highest standards for staff and crew health and enhanced on board medical teams and health services.


Last Updated: 19/10/2020

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Regent Seven Seas (ATOL 10297) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Some Suites are on a guarantee basis. 6★ refers to the cruise element. Ports may require a tender. Free return flights in Business Class from selected UK airports and transfers, only on selected sailings for Penthouse suite bookings and above . FREE Business Class refers to international flights only. Air supplements may apply. Regional and Premium Class flights may be available on request and will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights are currently out of date range and may be indirect. On board spend is per suite and is tiered depending on grade booked. Unlimited Wi-Fi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. FREE Unlimited beverages are subject to the cruise line T&Cs. FREE gratuities do not apply to some services, please see cruise line T&Cs. Free shore excursions exclude Regent Choice Excursions and private arrangements, they can be booked from 240 days prior to cruise, 300 days prior for Concierge and above, depending on eligibility, and some may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Specially priced Land Programmes apply to Guests 1 and 2 for one pre- or post-cruise programme only and are not combinable with the FREE 1-night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8pm 23rd October 2020. Amount is tiered on cabin graded booked.

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