Seven Seas Grandeur Review

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Colleen McDaniel
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Seven Seas Grandeur is the third in Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ vaunted Explorer Class of ships, collectively called the most-luxurious ships in the world by the brand. Of the three ships, Grandeur feels like the one that is the most refined, the most special. Perhaps it’s because the ship has the beautiful art and bold décor choices the other two have, while showing a deft restraint that creates onboard luxury without feeling ostentatious.

From stem to stern, this ship is striking, with statement pieces that will literally make you gasp and whimsy in details that will bring a smile.

Seven Seas Grandeur rooms are well-designed, from the introductory Veranda Suite, which is efficient in its use of space, to the top-end Regent Suite, which includes every amenity you could imagine. Balconies at all levels are large and designed to be used frequently.

The ship offers a number of restaurants onboard – all included – though we found dishes to be hit and miss in terms of quality and innovation.

Its Serene Spa is one of the best in the luxury market, thanks to its blend of serene indoor/outdoor space, array of thermal treatment options and design that takes advantage of high ceilings and natural lighting.

Seven Seas Grandeur is designed for fans of luxury hotels who want a ship that is the destination and love to visit small ports, with an occasional jaunt off the beaten path.

Seven Seas Grandeur Deck Plan Flows Well, is Easy to Navigate

The Seven Seas Grandeur deck plan is well-laid out, with 10 passenger decks that flow well and are rarely congested. The ship’s guest space ratio is nearly 80, meaning that it seldom feels crowded. (For comparison, some of the big mainstream cruise ships have ratios in the mid-30s, while most luxury lines have ratios in the 60s or 70s.)

Decks 7 through 9 and Deck 14 are exclusively for cabins, with staterooms also located on decks 12, 10 and 5.

Restaurants are found on decks 4, 5, 10 and 11. Deck 11 is the pool deck and serves as a hub of activity during the day both because of the pool and associated hot tubs, loungers and sun spaces as well as its adjacency to the extensive outdoor pool grill, which is exceptionally popular for lunch – you might have a hard time finding an outdoor spot to sit in good weather.

The spa and fitness center are located aft – at the back of the ship – on decks 5 and 6, while the ships surprisingly large Constellation Theater is located forward on decks 4 and 5.

The most visually stunning area of Seven Seas Grandeur is the spectacular atrium that spans decks 4 and 5. Here a beautiful staircase sits below a huge, modern crystal chandelier. From Deck 4, you can also take in the 40-foot handwoven tapestry that runs along the elevator bank all the way to Deck 11.

Seven Seas Grandeur Rooms Are Spacious, Efficient

All cabins on Seven Seas Grandeur are called suites, though true suites – where a bedroom is a truly separate space from the living are (not just closed off by a curtain) – are available from the Penthouse Suites on up. But even if they aren’t true suites, the introductory cabins and up all are thoughtfully designed, and each has sizable balconies, which is something many lines have sacrificed for more interior space.

All Seven Seas Grandeur rooms have amenities for the modern traveler, from ample outlets and bedside charging to exceptional storage space – from closets to drawers and smart cubbies.

At the highest end is the over-the-top Regent Suite, which has been the talk of the industry since the first one debuted on Seven Seas Explorer. The room, which starts at $11,000 per night, is 3,026 square feet and offers a 1,417 square-foot balcony, and it includes an ensuite spa (for treatments in-cabin), Steinway baby grand piano and a mattress that retails for $200,000.

Unlike some other luxury lines (Silversea and Crystal), not all suites come with butlers, though Penthouse Suites and above include this service on Seven Seas Grandeur.

Seven Seas Grandeur Food is Strong but Lacks Innovation

With nine dining experiences onboard, including four specialty restaurants, choice for food on Seven Seas Grandeur is plentiful. While Regent Seven Seas announced in 2023 it was adding some 130 dishes to menus across its fleet, we didn’t feel the impact on our short preview sailing of Seven Seas Grandeur. We’ve sailed several times with the line, and on Seven Seas Grandeur, the food was solidly prepared but felt a little too familiar, in that we’ve had several of the dishes we tried before on other ships.

It’s not to say the quality is lacking but simply that we didn’t see the innovation we’d hoped for come to life. In a competitive luxury cruise market, where others are showing inspired approaches to cuisine, Seven Seas Grandeur felt a little flat.

What to Wear on Seven Seas Grandeur

Regent Seven Seas remains a luxury line that has a more upscale dress code, and we have seen it politely enforced.

During the day, casual is appropriate onboard Seven Seas Grandeur, though casual on this ship tends to mean luxury brands even for swimwear, kaftans, sundresses shorts and the like.

At 6 p.m., casual wear is no longer permitted, and guests are required to dress in an “elegant casual” manner. For women, that means skirts with blouses or sweaters, pantsuits and dresses. For men, collared shirts and trousers are required, though sports jackets and ties are optional.

On sailings of 16 nights or more, guests will enjoy two more formal or semi-formal evenings, where men wear tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits (with tie), and women will wear gowns or cocktail dresses. Though participation is option, many dress to the nines and enjoy the opportunity to dress up – and see others in formal attire as well.

Find out more on attire by reading our complete guide to luxury cruise line dress codes.

Pros

Ship is beautifully designed and decorated, with excellent suites and top-notch spa

Cons

Dining doesn’t feel innovative, and entertainment is ho-hum

Bottom Line

A ship that feels opulent offering interesting itineraries, with hits and misses when it comes to cuisine

About

Passengers: 746
Crew: 548
Passenger to Crew: 1.36:1
Launched: 2023
Shore Excursions: 1752

Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • All meals, including dining in all of the ship's specialty restaurants

  • All drinks, including wine, Champagne, cocktails, spirits, beer, soda, water, coffee, tea and sports drinks

  • All gratuities

  • Entertainment in the Constellation Theater

  • Wi-Fi

  • Unlimited shore excursions

  • Economy-class airfare for domestic flights and business-class airfare for international flights for U.S. passengers

  • Use of the thermal suite

  • A concierge staff available to anyone 24 hours a day

  • Use of the outdoor Sports Deck, including the putting green, paddle tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard and cornhole

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Spa treatments

  • Culinary Arts Kitchen classes

  • Premium shore excursions

  • Cigars purchased in the Connoisseur Club

  • Items purchased in the Boutique

  • Premium Wi-Fi

  • Premium spirits and wines

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Where does Seven Seas Grandeur sail from?

Seven Seas Grandeur departs from Miami, Piraeus, Piraeus, Laviron, Los Angeles, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Civitavecchia, Manhattan, Montreal, Boston, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Le Havre, Le Havre, Amsterdam, Southampton, and Southampton

Where does Seven Seas Grandeur sail to?

Seven Seas Grandeur cruises to Miami, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Cartagena (Colombia), Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Corinto, Puerto Quetzal (Antigua), Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Los Angeles, San Juan, St. Barts, Dominica, Antigua, Tortola, Athens (Piraeus), Istanbul, Izmir, Santorini, Malta (Valletta), Catania, Positano (Amalfi), Rome (Civitavecchia), Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Roatan, Cozumel, La Paz, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Vincent, Barbados, St. Maarten, Great Stirrup Cay, King's Wharf, Seville, Valencia, Barcelona, Monaco (Monte Carlo), Portofino, La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Corsica (Ajaccio), Olbia, Sorrento, Palermo (Sicily), Ibiza, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), Marseille, Saint-Tropez, Florence (Livorno), Taormina (Messina), Corfu, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Split, Kotor, Katakolon (Olympia), Kusadasi, Cannes, New York (Manhattan), St. Lucia, Key West, Grenada, Madeira (Funchal), Ponta Delgada, Halifax, Portland (Maine), Boston, Newport, Saint John (New Brunswick), Sydney (Australia), Quebec City, Montreal, Corner Brook, Belize City, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Kingston, Jamaica , Elba, Villefranche, Toulon, Port Vendres (Carcassonne), Almeria, Tangier, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Porto (Leixoes), Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Paris, Southampton, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Isafjord, Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Mangalore, Bergen, Oslo, Skagen, Amsterdam, Brugge (Bruges), Le Havre, Bilbao, La Coruna, Malaga, Naples, Argostoli (Kefalonia), Gythion, Mykonos, Tunis (La Goulette), Nassau, Port Canaveral (Orlando), St. Thomas, St. Kitts (Port Zante), Martinique, Ocho Rios, Puerto Limon, Guadeloupe, Norfolk, Charleston, Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Invergordon (Inverness), Kirkwall, Greenock (Glasgow), Holyhead, Falmouth, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Cobh (Cork), Salerno, Alexandria, Cairo (Port Said), Limassol, Rhodes, and Crete (Heraklion)

How much does it cost to go on Seven Seas Grandeur?

Cruises on Seven Seas Grandeur start from $3,799 per person.
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Disappointing for a luxury line

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Great Experience on the Regent Seven Seas Grandeur

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