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Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Seven Seas Explorer

12 Night Plazas & Cathedrals (Rome To Lisbon)

Sail date: November 12, 2017

Ship: Seven Seas Explorer

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: conseige

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Much against our judgement we were swayed to try a competitor to Regent Seven Sea Cruises. For us sadly it wasn’t the best decision. What has become apparent is that most cruise lines do the least that they can get away with. Whilst Regent do the most that they possibly can do for their clients. As soon as you book with Regent, they take total charge of your booking. Regent, take all the pain out of booking and travelling. Not only that but their guests receive a lovely leather iPad holder containing all the travelling documents and leather baggage tags as well as being fully briefed on the itinerary, excursions, dining arrangements, Culinary Arts Kitchen Classes, Distinctive Gourmet Tours – you name it. Checking - in is a joy. No lengthy queues! You are streamlined and before you know it you are on board being greeted with a glass of champagne with a superb lunch either at The Pool Grill or the excellent La Veranda. Probably in our opinion the best and consistent Buffet on the open seas. This is a Restaurant not a Café! The suites on board are carefully thought out and the attention to detail is amazing. Sheer luxurious quality and service. Dinning on Regent is an absolute pleasure. The choice is phenomenal with consistent value with its multitude of dining delights. Easy to book through the Concierge Desk with none of this supplement charging or wait listing attitude. Or if you are not in the mood, order Room Service. You can have a gourmet dinner served course-by-course, delivered to the suite to whatever you fancy. And be lazy and watch one of 200+ movies. A factor very much appreciated on Regent is the quality of the Food and Beverage. Excellent wines and spirits served throughout the ship. If it is not there the staff will get it for you. And of course to accompany the selection and type of cuisine. The entertainment and events on board are outstanding. Be it in the theatre, lounge bar or the Casino, guests are never disappointed. The standard of excursions presented by Regent is the highest we have experienced. Well put together and knowledgably presented tours and with none of this pack the buses approach. Always plenty of space on every excursion. On board activity is plentiful with an incomparable Spa and Fitness centre. There is always something going on that guests want to participate in. What really makes Regent head and shoulders above other Cruise Lines is their tremendous staff. From a cleaner to the Captain everyone has a marvellous attitude which inspire the guests on board. There is a spring in their step of sheer enthusiasm, charm and politeness. Secondly, their professionalism and service is second to none. Every staff enjoys their job and it is infectious. That is why we have booked three further cruises with Regent in the next fifteen months.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
So easy and hassle free and quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The finest at sea.

The Cafe

5 out of 5

Great service and food and drinks

Sette Mari

5 out of 5

Great service and food - Love it

Prime7

5 out of 5

Great service and food

Pool Grill

5 out of 5

Great service and food

Meridian Lounge

5 out of 5

Great service and entertainment

La Veranda

5 out of 5

Love it. Always consistent

Chartreuse

5 out of 5

Good food and service

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Quizs to Cookery demonstrations

Reception and Concierge

5 out of 5

Always helpful. Cannot do enough for you

Pool

5 out of 5

Spotless and plenty of room

Destination Services

5 out of 5

Very helpful as well as knowledgeable

Casino

5 out of 5

A casino is a casino. Even better if are winning

Canyon Ranch Spa

5 out of 5

Very helpful staff but the facilities are the fantastic

Boutique

5 out of 5

Quality and helpful

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows where spectacular The bars and general was good

Observation Lounge

5 out of 5

Great service and entertainment

Library

5 out of 5

Great selection. Peaceful.

Constellation Theater

5 out of 5

Good seating and service.

Card Room

5 out of 5

Quiet and relaxing

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Brilliant attitude

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious and spotless

Ship tip

Get to know the staff as they will look after you

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

FLORENCE/PISA, ITALY

5 out of 5

Portofino, Italy

5 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

PROVENCE REGION, FRANCE

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Great train journey

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Great for shopping

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Fabulous market

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Easy walking

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and swift
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