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Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review by gwebsterg: we choose well, 6 star cruise, not so good land tour

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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 3.0

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we choose well, 6 star cruise, not so good land tour

Sail Date: June 2007
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver

We have travelled worldwide and vacationed a lot. But never cruised, For my 60th Birthday we decided we would try it. After considerable research and lots of friends recommending Holland America, Cunard, Princess, we opted for midsize luxury with Regent. I liked the all inclusive idea.
We added a 5 day land tour also booked with Regent which subsequently we regretted as it would have been better to do land tour first and end on a high of luxury cruise ship, rather than be disappointed even by 5 star hotels. and a bus with guide and others was not what we wanted. Next time we would still cruise with Regent but hire a car and do our own tour.
Regent booked and included flights from Orlando, met us in the Vancouver air baggage claim and that was last we saw of our bags until we reached our suite onboard. A private car took us from air to ship terminal.
The TSA were still there but were not as annoying as usual.
Champagne welcomed us on board, and as it is my favourite More drink when mixed with cassis, Kir Royale,we started as it continued for 7 days, free booze throughout trip including wine with all meals.
The room was big with a balcony, I would not travel without one.
The service was exquisite.
Food knockout.
We breakfasted in bed every day, and it was about 3 days before we got hang of order card so we ended up with 4 breakfasts every day for the 2 of us.
Scenery is fantastic on Inside Passage, and we saw whales, dolphins,seals, and went on some excursions which took us even closer to blue glaciers. All well organised, no queues as we were about 500 folk on a 700 ship. Less

Published 10/12/11

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Port and Shore Excursions

bit disappointing, did see whales and seals


right up close to spectacular glacier

cancelled at lat minute by fog

You can walk everywhere here at no cost and it is beautiful. See the Eagle recovery park, the Russian Cathedral, the Russian governor's house, just a lovely place.
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really exciting ride with magnificent scenery and champagne at top

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