2024 "The Magic of Asia" Cruise Log


Prologue

August 11, 2021

First, we have to go back to our March 2020 Asian Cruise that covered 8 countries, which was cancelled just a few weeks before the cruise was to start due to the outbreak of Covid in Asia. We immediately booked a similar cruise for 2022.  In mid-2021, Regent canceled that cruise, because Covid was still prevalent in most of the countries to be visited. We had some future cruise credit sitting with them, so we scheduled an October 2021 short cruise to Greece and Turkey. Due to continuing Covid outbreaks, we decided to cancel that cruise, as we did not want to wear a mask everywhere onboard and on all excursions as was being required. We then waitlisted a 2023 cruise, but it only covered Japan and China. Regent later released their 2024 itineraries and we noticed our original full Asian cruise was being offered again, so we cancelled the 2023 cruise. Reservations for the 2024 cruise open on August 18.


August 18, 2011

Brenda at Travel Leaders in Aberdeen was able to book the cruise for us very quickly. Our first choices of cabins were already taken, so we ended up in our 5th choice, although should there be an opening in the others, we should be able to get it. As of now, we will be in Cabin 723, which does have a larger balcony, which we prefer.


2018 South Pacific