Cruise Line Review: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Voyager
Seven Seas Navigator

Seven Seas Voyager in Sydney Harbour. Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Voyager in Sydney Harbour. Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Experience six-star luxury aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the line that takes all-inclusive to another level.

Awarded the title ‘Best for Luxury’ by Cruise Critic editors in 2012, Regent offers the added benefits of free unlimited shore excursions, complimentary specialty restaurants, free pre-paid gratuities, free unlimited beverages, including fine wines and premium spirits, plus a host of additional complimentary features. It’s all part of their, “why choose when you can have it all” mantra.

Ultra-luxury doesn’t mean tuxedos and ball gowns for Regent either. Guests are welcome to wear elegant-casual attire by night, with optional formal and semi-formal dress codes on sailings of 16-nights or longer.

Accommodation

Seven Seas Mariner Seven Seas Suite.  Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Mariner Seven Seas Suite. Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Their all ocean-view suites, 97% featuring a private balcony offer a European king-size or twin configuration in their exclusively plush Suite Slumber Beds® complete with European linens and duvet.

The all-inclusive beverage option extends to the in-suite mini bar that is replenished daily and their marble bathrooms offer a range of L’Occitane® amenities.

A welcome bottle of champagne will herald your arrival and guests in Penthouse Suites and higher will enjoy the service of a personal butler and an iPad® for use during your voyage.

Dining

Welcome bottle of champagne.  Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Welcome bottle of champagne. Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Open seating means the choice is yours when it comes to dining and there won’t be any bill at the end of your meal with all dining venues complimentary across all three vessels.

Regent chefs pride themselves on cooking with fresh local produce, which means that the menu changes just like the itineraries do.

The classic steakhouse, Prime 7, offers those good ol’ American favourites with a more sophisticated flair. Indulge in oysters Rockefeller or jumbo Maryland lump crab cakes to start but keep some room for the famous USDA prime and dry-aged beef.

Take yourself on a culinary journey throughout your voyage with a trip to Signatures, the restaurant that rivals any of its Parisian counterparts with mouthwatering French delicacies available onboard Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, or take your taste buds to Italy when La Veranda transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda each evening.

For those wishing to watch their calorie consumption, the signature restaurant aboard each ship in the fleet, Compass Rose, features a special Canyon Ranch SpaClub® menu with nutritious, healthy alternatives.

Bars & Entertainment

Seven Seas Voyager Pool Deck.  Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Voyager Pool Deck. Photo Credit: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Hide away in the Connoisseur Club and enjoy a rare cognac or indulge in a pre-dinner cocktail and watch the sunset from the Observation Lounge aboard Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner.

The Constellation Theatre and Seven Seas Lounge offers world-class entertainment options nightly with each seat perfectly tiered to enjoy unobstructed views of the musical performances, stage shows and Cirque-style productions housed within.

If you’re someone who has ambitions of taking to the stage yourself, then head to the Stars Lounge or Voyager Lounge for a spot of karaoke or show off those dance moves into the wee hours of the morning.

Fitness & Spa

Perhaps one of the most renowned features aboard the Regent fleet of ultra-luxury ships is the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®.

Yes, the award-winning brand found around the world in some of the best hotels and resorts can also be found aboard all three Regent vessels.

Sail to health and wellness heaven with a vast array of treatments for body and soul.

It’s not all about lying back and relaxing at Canyon Ranch though, you can get that heart pumping with a wide range of classes including pilates and aerobics, try your hand at the state-of-the-art fitness equipment or book in a personal training session with one of the experienced fitness instructors onboard.

Itineraries

With complimentary shore excursions, the myriad of destinations visited by Regent ships seem even more enticing.

You can select as many shore excursions as you feel you can complete during your voyage or, for a nominal fee, experience a more bespoke once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Regent ships sail across the globe, taking in ports in Asia, Africa, India, Alaska, Australia, Europe the USA, Caribbean and South America.

The popular Grand Crossings aboard Seven Seas Mariner sail from Rio de Janeiro to Miami and Barcelona to Rio de Janeiro with the added benefit of free unlimited internet access and $300 per suite shipboard credit on select voyages.

Seven Seas Voyager is popular for her Down Under route sailing on a Singapore to Sydney itinerary after a voyage from Dubai to Singapore while Seven Seas Navigator is famed for her run through the USA and Canada.

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