Excellent Onboard Experience, but......

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Seven Seas Voyager

10 Night Flamenco Flourish (Monte Carlo To Barcelona)

Sail date: May 14, 2019

Ship: Seven Seas Voyager

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1100

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Everything onboard the ship was EXQUISITE! Unfortunately we felt so cheated by the poor tours that Regent had arranged. The tour guides were either disorganized or unable to communicate and we just left feeling shortchanged. We've been on other cruises where the cruise ship company had arranged really enriching and wonderful excursions. Sadly this is the only area Regent fell short. But the experience on board did exceed all of our expectations.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Truly wonderful. Our butler greeted us at reception and escorted us to our suite. We were received with champagne and wonderful people. We would only recommend that for people who paid top dollar for the best suite, they provide a special early entrance. It was difficult standing in line with a mob of hundreds of people for half an hour before embarking.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food and drink were exquisite. And prices for upgraded wines are very reasonable. Great staff in the restaurants as well.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the spa treatments and the activities at night. Nicola, our Social Director, was incredible.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The performers were wonderful but the shows are a bit dated. The talent is extremely good but we felt like we were watching the Lawrence Welk show for some of the shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The butler (Shameer) is incredible. Highly focused on service without being intrusive. Loved every employee we met onboard.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well designed ship and facilities that were very clean and well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Expensive but well work it.

Ship tip

Book early and watch for special offers.

Ports of call

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Monte Carlo was spectacular.

Saint Raphael, France

2 out of 5
We went to St Raphael but could not get to shore by tender. This port needs a dock for cruise ships. A waste of our time and money.

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

5 out of 5
Loved La Spezia and Cinque Terre. We did the excursion and felt the guide was not organized with her presentation. Just a jumble of talk at us.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
The port of Rome was well equipped but the city is filthy and broken down. The traffic is horrific and again a disappointing excursion that we paid extra for (Angels and Demons Tour). We had friends that did the Vatican Behind the Scenes (Pope's Apt) tour and they felt even more cheated. The Vatican just takes everyones money and rushes them through huge crowds no matter what you pay. No sense of history or spirituality here.

Amalfi, Italy

2 out of 5
Again, we went to Amalfi but could not go ashore via tender because the seas were too rough. This port needs a cruise ship dock desperately.

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
LOVED Sicily and the tour to Taormina. The excursion leader again was just OK, not tremendous.

Valletta, Malta

4 out of 5
Loved Malta and had a decent excursion.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

3 out of 5
Mallorca was beautiful but we had the absolute worst tour guide who barely spoke English (we paid extra for this one as well). We went on the Flamenco show tour and enjoyed the Flamenco extensively but felt the guide was just awful. People were shouting at her to shut up, that's how bad it was.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved Barcelona and the tours. A high point of the cruise.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Sad disembarkation day but well organized and well cared for.
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