Dartmouth was our favorite port. I highly recommend the River Ferry and Steam Train shore excursion in Dartmouth!
Overall, the itinerary was excellent! The Explorer was the most beautiful ship I have ever been on! Great restaurants and great staff!
Tender service was not good. They only use 3 small tenders from the ship and do not hire any extras from the port authority. This results in up to one hour plus waits for tender service. This is especially bad when it is raining!
We missed the port of Cobh, Ireland because the captain did not order enough tugs to get us away from the dock in Liverpool, England. This resulted in an extra sea day. Disappointing!
everything was on schedule no flaws and everything went off as planned and expected. i compare this with our 3 cruises on the mariner. the rooms were more elegant than the mariner but that was expected and learning from the staff, clients on how to improve and this was accomplished
would recommend the explorer to anyone without exception. we did have some remarks but that will not stop us from future cruises with reagent
Suite accommodations were out of this world. Food was excellent. Attention to detail was great. Butler and housekeeping services excellent. In cruise shopping adequate. Main dining room was best, but Italian restaurant and French Restaurant also great. Casual on deck dining was always excellent. Spa services were OK but very expensive. Great to have all wine and drinks included. Tips also included.
The new ship, apparently. has been flawlessly designed and constructed in all respects; it is luxurious. The crew provided excellent service throughout. The cuisine and wine selections (all-inclusive) were excellent. Lectures were excellent,,
Although somewhat repetitive in theme, the entertainment was very good;.
Two things stood out on this cruise: The Artful Traveler series of fascinating lectures and entertainment. The mix of politics and entertainment was something we've never experienced before on a cruise. This is truly unique to Regent as it is done in association with NPR and PBS Stations. We also loved the Culinary classes. A fantastic setting with wonderful instructors. Caution: if you take these classes, the food and wine is so spectacular you will not want to dine in any restaurant that evening. This is truly special. The Explorer is beautiful and luxurious with a wonderful staff.
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Friendly and complementary service all over the ship. The personal type of service by EVERY staff member. Every wish was immediately responded to.
Dining: Superb appointments in all the restaurants, both the specialty (3) and the regular (2) restaurants. This included the special Versace designed services in some restaurants. The quality of he food was first class or better.
We have traveled on Regent for more than 15 years and have always been pleased, but with the RSS Explorer Regent has gone beyond our expectations. The ship only carries 750 passengers but feels much larger. The three specialty restaurants are large and provide a very diverse selection of food, from great steaks, to Asian and French. The design of the main dining room (Compass Rose) provides smaller areas to reduce the loudness of a large dining room. Art throughout the ship is beautiful and there are multiple places throughout the ship to have a quite drink and relax. Lastly, in our opinion, the staterooms are the biggest reason to sail on this ship. Large rooms with seating, decks that are so comfortable you might not get out of your room all day, and large bathrooms so that you are not runnig over each other. Can't wait for our next sailing on this vessel!!
Time spent aboard the ship and time on shore was all wonderful. The ship is beautiful and the all of the crew we met were welcoming and gracious. There was a feeling that our enjoyment was important to the crew. The ship was immaculately clean, the dining was exceptional and the bedding encouraged a good night's sleep. This is our 5th cruise with Regent and we hope to return soon.
The Beds were very comfortable. We found that the food and service is better on Silver SeasCruise's. We ordered our Xmas dinner with Turkey and all the fixings and it came out cold, very disappointing! Next Cruise will be with Silver Seas!
THe cabins were excellent and the tour options and arrangements were very good.WE are mostly vegeterian and that was challenging despite trying hard from very early on as many veg options has chicken stock or were sweet smoothies which we try to avoid.
The entire staff and crew of the Seven Seas Explorer were outstanding. I think they like being on the ship as much as the guests do!!! When you love your job -- it shows!!
Ship is beautiful, rooms just as described, beds great, tours were very good. Food was hit and miss but not really what I hoped for, had as good or better at other resorts for a fraction of the price. Some parts of the meals seemed prepared way ahead of time and looked and tasted like it. Service in the speciality restaurants was iffy, especially the French and Asian, there it was bad to pushy and a number of guest had the same impression. The Compass Rose had by far the best servers and some of the best meals, the open seating Italian was the worst especially service and food fair. The food\service was a big disappointment and for the price of these cruises it was not a good value.
Wi-Fi was basically useless and everyone had the same complaint. Checked with their business center and they basically told me it was my new tablet, and I should only use Apple products although they did not work either. I needed to check back for business and this was a ral problem, went 2 days before I got connected and then it would disconnect me. Spent hours during the course of the cruise trying to connect which I would have preferred to have been enjoying my cruise. Tried to check the TV for news especially on the hurricane in the SE US but same basic problem, only connected occasionally and then it would go away. Didn't matter where we were at port or at sea, same problems and same complaints from every guest I spoke to.
It's hard to say if I would try Regents again, just did not seem to have their act together in many fields vs. the cost and other options.
Excellent cruise in all respects The ship is beautiful. The food was excellent
Our suite was well appointed and managed. The tours were managed well
The wifi definitely needs imporvement
The Regent Explorer experience began with friendly staff and an easy check in. The experience continued uphill after check in.
The ship is phenomenal. The various spaces are beautifully decorated while at the same time providing a welcoming vibe.
Our suite was huge and well appointed. The bed was the most comfortable bed that we have experienced on a cruise.
Butler and suite service is over the top.
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