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  • Aqaba, in southwestern Jordan, is the only seaport of Jordan. It is also our gateway to Petra, which dates back to perhaps 7000 BC and was one of the earliest known farming communities in the Middle East. The town was built out of solid red rock and features intricate carvings. It was once the capital of the flourishing Nabataean civilization that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Enter the site through a half-mile long chasm and come face-to-face with the magnificent Treasury, Petra’s ancient masterpiece.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-C08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 5 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-V04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-C04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 5 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-V10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Panoramic Aqaba

    This enlightening drive through Aqaba offers an excellent overview of one of Jordan's most strategically located historical cities, followed by free time for further exploration.

    Depart from the pier and drive directly to Aqaba's resort-dotted southern beach, where you are likely to see water-skiers, snorkelers and sunbathers enjoying this lovely stretch of sand. As Jordan's only outlet to the Red Sea, Aqaba attracts watersports enthusiasts from around the world, as the waters are crystal-clear and nearby Aqaba Marine Park teems with life.

    Returning to Aqaba's vibrant city center, you will soon view Aqaba fort, which the Crusaders originally constructed in the 12th century. It has been rebuilt numerous times, usually following the style of the newest conquerors. Your route will also pass the remains of what archaeologists believe to be the world's oldest church, a structure that dates from the late third century B.C. The city itself is even more ancient, having been settled around 4,000 B.C.

    Following your panoramic driving tour, you'll have free time to stroll about and shop in the city center. Aqaba is known for good buys on traditional jewelry, detailed embroidery and fine baskets. Flat-woven kilims are also highly regarded, and the majority of these rugs bear colorful geometric patterns. At the conclusion of your free time, you'll rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing (Spring or Fall visits may require a light sweater or jacket); sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      2 1/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-005
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 5 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-V08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      13 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-C10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Private Tour - Aqaba, Jordan

    PRIVATE TOUR - AQABA, JORDAN

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    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-PVT
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Aqaba Beach Resort Getaway

    Spend a relaxing day at the Aqaba Intercontinental Hotel, enjoying the resort's abundant amenities, which includes one of the finest beaches on the Red Sea.

    Depart from the pier and begin driving through historical Aqaba, a thriving urban area that was first settled around 4,000 B.C. Although its ancient landmarks are highly visible, this Jordanian city also proudly displays its more modern side, particularly along the beach, which is dotted with beautiful resorts. One of the most luxurious is the Aqaba Intercontinental Hotel, where you will spend much of the day relaxing on the beach or poolside.

    This area of Aqaba is one of the most highly prized locations in all of Jordan, as it is the country's only outlet to the Red Sea. Consequently, watersports reign, and you will have access to all of them at an off-site location, including jet-skiing, parasailing and waterskiing. Or if you prefer a less physical activity, try snorkeling. The waters in the northern tip of the Red Sea are typically calm, crystal-clear and teeming with marine life.

    Your visit to the Aqaba Intercontinental Hotel also includes a traditional Jordanian lunch at the resort's Burj El Hamam Restaurant. Dishes may include garden-fresh Fattoush Salad, Hummos, Fried Kebbeh and Hamour Fish, a type of grouper that is usually grilled or fried.

    After dining, you'll enjoy approximately ninety additional minutes at the hotel before being transferred back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; swimwear; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The resort will provide towels. Any water sports activities that may be available through the resort are at an additional cost and would be paid directly to the resort. Those taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-006
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
  • Magnificent Petra

    The ancient Nabataean city of Petra comes to life during this full-day excursion to Jordan's most impressive national attraction.

    Depart the pier for the drive to the fascinating excavated site of Petra, which consists of massive tombs carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago. Lost for almost 12 centuries, these fantastic ruins were unearthed in 1812 by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Today, the ancient capital of Petra stands as a timeless tribute to the ingenuity and creativity of the Nabataeans.

    Upon arrival, you will begin an extensive walking tour down a long curving path to the Siq, the official entrance to this great monument. Your guide will then lead you into a natural channel that is often less than 16 feet in width, yet features walls that tower more than 650 feet in height. Although this path originally served as a means of protection for the Nabataeans, the Romans later used it to collect water. You will also see remnants of the 2,000-year-old terracotta pipes that made up part of the vast water system used by the city of Petra.

    The passage will eventually lead you to the magnificent Treasury, or Khazneh, whose impressive red façade was used in the final scenes of the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You will then continue down a path to the impressive 8,000-seat Roman Amphitheater. Archaeologists first believed that the Romans constructed the site in the 2nd century; further excavations revealed the amphitheater was actually carved out by the Nabataeans around the time of Jesus Christ.

    Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Royal Tombs, considered to be the most impressive burial site in Petra. Carved into the face of Jebel Khubtha, the Royal Tombs consist of the vaulted Urn Tomb, Corinthian Tomb and three-story Palace Tomb; one of the monument's largest tombs.

    On the return walk to the entrance, you will pass by carved temples, burial chambers, tombs, water channels, gates, and arches before making your way to a local hotel where you will be treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch. Afterwards, it's time to re-board your motorcoach for the drive back to Aqaba and your waiting ship.

    Please note: This tour entails considerable walking. It's a strenuous walk into and out of the site along a sloping path that includes natural and slippery surfaces; however, there is level walking in the actual site. Total walking distance is approximately 3-5 miles with only 2 benches along the way. Temperatures can be quite high with little to no shade. While there are a limited number of carriages, camels and donkeys available at Petra, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis and their use is in no way encouraged or sanctioned by the cruise line. As a result of the limited availability, their use may be restricted to those with the greatest need. Given the carriages are not insured and Regent Seven Seas Cruises does not recommend their use, Regent will not assume any responsibility for injuries incurred should you decide to engage one. There is no narration during the bumpy horse carriage ride that ends at the Treasury Building. Your carriage driver will schedule a meeting time with you in front of the Treasury Building for the return ride. Expect delays - 20 minutes late is not considered late in Jordan. Guests wishing to arrange for a carriage ride should do so directly with their guide and pay the guide, not the carriage driver. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. Guests should be in good physical condition. Even if engaging a carriage or service animal, in order to completely view the sites, you will still need to travel on foot over uneven and sloping ground. Weather appropriate clothing (it can be cool in the Spring and Fall); sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a closed-toe are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      9 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-003
    • Activity Level

      Most Active or Strenuous Regent Choice
  • Wadi Rum Off-Road Adventure

    Described by novelist T. E. Lawrence as "vast, echoing and God-like," and acclaimed by many as one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world, Wadi Rum is spectacular in its natural beauty. On this half-day adventure, you will explore this nature lover's paradise, using off-road vehicles that will take you deep into the heart of the desert, where fabled British officer, Lawrence of Arabia fought during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-1918.

    From the pier, you will drive by motorcoach to the village of Rum, approximately 50 miles north of Aqaba. Here, you will transfer to your off-road vehicles to begin a two-hour journey through the starkly beautiful Wadi Rum, with its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, and uniquely shaped mountains rising dramatically out of the sand. The magnificent scenery, including the towering cliffs of weathered stone, ancient riverbeds and mauve-colored stretches of sand will amaze you, as you drive through the desert with your local guide.

    Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. At the conclusion of your drive, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing cup of mint tea or cardamom coffee at a Bedouin camp. Leaving the hauntingly stunning scenery behind, you will re-board your motorcoach for the return drive to Aqaba.

    Please note: This tour includes limited walking and is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair; are able to make their own way on and off the vehicles with limited assistance; and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those will mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. There will be approximately 2 hours of desert driving in the off-road vehicles which are older vehicles that have no air-conditioning or seat belts and are owned and operated by the local Bedouins. The ride can become bumpy and therefore; not suitable for pregnant women or those with back or neck injuries. Weather appropriate clothing (it can be cool in the Spring and Fall); sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-002
  • Magnificent Petra & Wadi Rum Adventure

    On this full-day excursion, take the opportunity to explore both Petra, the ancient Nabataean caravan-city ideally situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum, a nature lover's paradise.

    Begin with a scenic drive to Petra, an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Camel caravans passed through, loaded with spices, textiles and incense from distant regions, and through such commerce, the city of Petra flourished, until a massive earthquake in 363AD left the freestanding structures of Petra in ruins. The remnants of Petra were an object of curiosity during the Middle Ages, and the first European to describe them was Johann Burckhardt in 1812.

    Upon arrival at the Visitor's Center, you will walk to the impressive entrance to Petra, a stunning narrow gorge called the Siq (the shaft), a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks. After walking through the Siq, see Petra's most elaborate ruin and fabled achievement, El Khazneh, the Treasury, hewn directly out of the red sandstone cliff. Enjoy time to explore the Treasury and the Outer Siq, leading to immense tombs, and facades and doorways cut in the steep passage walls.

    Following your time at the ruins, retrace your steps through the Siq, past the Obelisk Tomb, to a local hotel. Following a sumptuous buffet lunch at the hotel, re-board your motorcoach for the drive to Wadi Rum, then explore using 4x4 vehicles that will take you into the heart of the desert. Acclaimed by many as one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world, Wadi Rum is spectacular in its natural beauty.

    Arriving in Rum, you'll transfer to your off-road vehicles and begin your journey through the starkly beautiful Wadi Rum, with its sheer granite, sandstone cliffs, and uniquely shaped mountains that rise dramatically out of the sand. The magnificent scenery, including the towering cliffs of weathered stone, ancient riverbeds and mauve-colored stretches of sand will amaze you, as you drive through the desert with your local guide en route to a Bedouin camp. Upon arrival, indulge in a sumptious buffet dinner served under Bedouin tents. Following dinner, transfer back to your buses in the 4x4 vehicles, then re-board your motorcoach for the return drive to Aqaba.

    Please note: This tour entails considerable walking. It's a strenuous walk into and out of the site along a sloping path that inclues natural and slippery surfaces; however, there is level walking in the actual site. Total walking distance is approximately 3-5 miles with only 2 benches along the way. Temperatures can be quite high with little to no shade. While there are a limited number of carriages, camels and donkeys available at Petra, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis and their use is in no way encouraged or sanctioned by the cruise line. As a result of the limited availability, their use may be restricted to those most in need. Given the carriages are not insured and Regent Seven Seas Cruises does not recommend their use, Regent will not assume any responsibility for injuries incurred should you decide to engage one. There is no narration during the bumpy horse carriage ride that ends at the Treasury Building. Your driver will schedule a meeting time with you in front of the Treasury Building. Expect delays; 20 minutes late is not considered late in Jordan. Guests wishing to arrange for a carriage ride should do so directly with their guide, and pay the guide, not the carriage driver. The tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Furthermore, in order to completely view the sites, you would still need to travel on foot over uneven and sloping ground. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing (it can be cool in the Spring and Fall); sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a closed-toe are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      13 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      AQJ-004
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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