Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review to South Pacific

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

Superb service,food,etc but a few niggles which stops me giving it 5 stars

Sail Date: February 14, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 777

This is a slickly run ship with excellent food,service,shows,etc one major item that lets down seven seas cruises are the excursions. They advertise openly that you can go on as many free excursions as you wish. Sadly this is a misrepresentation. After booking 3 months prior to going we were only given 1 confirmed excursion. We were on the waiting list for all the other excursions. Happily we were put on most excursions but only at the last minute and we know of other travellers who were not successful.

further the quality of excursions were variable. We would put the excursion on Easter Island as only fair. You do not see the main statues/heads and are only shown a few near the harbour. We would recommend organising a private tour when you land on Easter island.

another major niggle was the cost of internet. A whacking 30$US per day! We thought this was steep especially taking into account the reception was variable and there was no skype.

we were quoted 349$US for a car service from Callao port to the hotel in Miraflores when if you book with the same journey was 20$US. Also do not fall ill on board as a casual visit to the on board doctor was 150$US.

The above stopped me giving Regent Seven Seas 5 stars. We believe Norwegian have bought Regent Seven Seas recently so watch this space for any drop in service as any new owner looks to cut costs.

we thoroughly enjoyed this first cruise but it could have been perfect but for the above.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Lunches were excellent with a huge varied menu every day. Highly recommend signatures and Prime 7 restaurants. Compass Rose restaurant quality tailed off slightly at the end of the cruise.
Cabin / Stateroom
All spacious,well laid out with balconies
Service and Staff
Staff were a delight from housekeeping to bar and restaurant staff
Competent and enthusiastic would best describe the resident dancers and singers.
Onboard Activities
Activities never stop and are varied
Destinations and Excursions
This is the major weak point of Regent Seven Seas. Out of about 15 excursions we only had 1 confirmed booked excursion before boarding the ship
Papeete, Tahiti
Huahine, French Polynesia
Snorkel/beach trip
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Snorkel/beach trip
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Best snorkeling trip of whole voyage
Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago
Swim in the crystal clear sea
Pitcairn Island
We could not land due to a heavy swell and no natural harbour. This seems a common occurence.
Easter Island
Organise a private excursion as organised cruise only fair
Callao (Lima), Peru
Whistle top tour of the center which gives you a flavour. Tour missed Huaca Pullcana the pyramid in the center of Lima

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