Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

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5 out of 5

Greece, Israel and Turkey - Wow!

Sail Date: October 06, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our second time on the Mariner. It has undergone a re-model in 2011 and is very nice. It has fewer than 1,000 passengers and you can even recognize a lot of your fellow travelers. Regent offers truly one cost for everything. We took 12 free shore excursions, paid nothing for wine, champagne and other drinks, tips are included. Our bill at the end of the cruise was truly ZERO.

Pros: The ports were fantastic - 13 of 14 days in a port

Cons: Only one show per night and that was at 9:30.

Recommends Seven Seas Mariner? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship size is ideal for us. Smaller so the ports are not overwhelmed upon arrival. Big enough so you don't feel seasick.
Food and Dining
There are 4 possible restaurants each night: the primary dining room\, French\, Steakhouse and Italian. All were free and were great!. Even the main dining room had Filet Mignons several nights.
Cabin / Stateroom
Even the smallest suite is about 300 square feet including the balcony. All have balconies.
Service and Staff
Sometimes when tips are included in cruise fare\, service suffers. Not on Regent -- staff were awesome.
Because of the size of the ship\, there is only one show per night\, usually at 9:30. After a long day on excursions\, we didn't feel like the shows warranted the time.
Children's Programs
There were no children on this cruise.

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