Regent Is Not for Everyone Considering the High Price
Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe
Sail Date: August 27, 2014
Ship: Seven Seas Voyager
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Regent likes to tout itself as the ultimate all inclusive cruise line a cut above all the others. But we found that the food, entertainment, and accommodations were no better or worse than other cruise lines at the suite level but triple the cost. So, we paid a premium and didn't get much value for the money. We have been on ten cruises and several cruise lines over the past several years, so we are not dedicated to any one cruise line, but we do like to travel in comfort.
The suite on the Voyager was nice, and the staff was as capable as any (they all must go to the same charm school). Fellow passengers seem to fit into two categories: those who love Regent and use them exclusively and the rest of us who were first timers. Most of the first timers we talked two were as underwhelmed as us. What makes Regent unique is the inclusion of all alcohol in the price, so the continual pouring on demand makes it seem as though you were a privileged guest in a home without worrying about who paid for the bottle of wine at the dinner table. What makes Regent a pain is entertainment (dancing, etc) that forces one to eat late, and that was not our style to go to bed on a full stomach.
Because the land tours are also included in the price, most of us took them. However, the quality of the tours was mediocre. We got tired taking the tours offered due to the low quality. Would we do this again, no. Would we go on Regent again, no. The basic reason is the price per day for a suite is way too high compared to other cruise lines. Was it a great trip, no.
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Regardless of the cabin, fly business from the USA to the ship, even if you have to pay a little more. Insist on non-stop as Regent will try to make you connect going and returning.