26 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We've chosen this trip because of the places to visit. We cruised before with Princess and Crystal and were very satisfied. This time we decided to "upgrade" and also liked the itinerary. Unfortunately, will never recommend ... Read More
We've chosen this trip because of the places to visit. We cruised before with Princess and Crystal and were very satisfied. This time we decided to "upgrade" and also liked the itinerary. Unfortunately, will never recommend Regent cruise line or use it again: service is very mediocre: staff is pleasant, smiling but not very helpful: either language barrier or lack of knowledge. The food during the 9 days was a hit and miss: The first time our veal chop was perfect while the one before the last day was totally raw. When we called the dining room supervisor and showed that it was not edible, the plate was picked up and no substitute food was offered. Dining rooms were always understaffed & supervision very poor. The choices for simple salad dishes were very poor and limited. For a glass of water or wine, often had to wait up to 25-30 minutes. The entertainment was for amateurs, not one evening was there anything to enjoy or of good quality... One night when my husband spent dinner time with me at the doctors, upon return to the cabin after 11o'clock pm. he called room service to get some some food: after several minutes of frustration (not having this, nor that..) he said: "can you bring some cheese and crackers?" That was all a 6 star ship could provide for their guest who spent the evening in the emergency room with his wife and missed dinner... Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We expected only the best; it was our first ocean cruise and we loved the experience. Our cabin was exactly mid-ship, 836. Every need and whim was fulfilled by the concierge staff. Laundry was delivered promptly every day. Our ... Read More
We expected only the best; it was our first ocean cruise and we loved the experience. Our cabin was exactly mid-ship, 836. Every need and whim was fulfilled by the concierge staff. Laundry was delivered promptly every day. Our complimentary drinks were restocked daily with our premium choices. Fresh towels and toiletries twice a day; a girl could get used to this! Our balcony afforded a delightful private vista; we enjoyed toasting to the splendor right in front of us. Cannot rave enough about the ship. The library, the spa, the restaurants, and my favorite of every morning: pool deck for yoga, stretching, jogging before breakfast. Nothing compares to running the deck while docked at Monte Carlo. Lorenzo, the maitre d'hotel at Sette Mare/La Veranda takes personal attention to a whole new level. We enjoyed breakfast there every morning, a few lunches, and dinners at large tables for 8 to 12. Small table, or large, Lorenzo ensures an exceptional experience. The barbecue night on the pool deck was such fun! Our table had 12 and do not think typical barbecue--it is lobster, ice sculptures, fantastic desserts. Another dining occasion was the open-kitchen lunch at Compass Rose. Guests toured the kitchen, saw the staff at work, and chose from an elaborate buffet inside the kitchen. Impressive! Our dining experiences in Prime 7 were preferable to Chartreuse; both require advance reservations. Dining Ratings: Service is excellent, food is very good to excellent, wine choices are pedestrian. The level of attention is what makes it superb. We never spent a daytime on the ship; included and purchased excursions were very nice and efficiently run. Great value. Favorites were the Sicilian Wine Roads and City Walls and Museum in Dubrovnik. Insight into the ports-of-call was enriched by the three lectures by Smithsonian Institution expert, Dianne Konz. We attended all three in person, but her lectures were video broadcast available. Entertainment is fun. The Voyager Production Cast is first rate. The Kapers night when the staff performs is a treat and sentimental because you see the people who have served you all week, giving it their all! All the staff show dedication and are indefatigable; Ray Solaire, Cruise Director sets the pace. Reception desk staff is amazing. Thank you- beaucoup- to Angie! William Gomez, the Executive Concierge is attentive, available and is dedicated to avoiding problems, solving problems and ensuring excellence. Read Less
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Hi adventereux and thank you for the kind words sharing regarding your cruise aboard Seven Seas Voyager. We are excited to hear that your first ocean cruise was such an enjoyable experience. We will be sure to pass along the kind comments to the you crew members mentioned. Our staff and crew work extremely hard to deliver excellent service to our guests and we couldn't be happier to hear those promises. Thanks again and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back aboard.
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We have been on all the RSS ships (as well as Seaboard and Silversea) and enjoy Voyager best. Indeed we had the same suite 1005 as last year from Singapore to Dubai. Meantime there has been extensive excellent refurbishment which has ... Read More
We have been on all the RSS ships (as well as Seaboard and Silversea) and enjoy Voyager best. Indeed we had the same suite 1005 as last year from Singapore to Dubai. Meantime there has been extensive excellent refurbishment which has enhanced several areas. Indeed after a less than satisfactory cruise in November on Explorer (a massive disappointment) we were regarding this cruise as make or break with Regent. We were very satisfied overall other than a couple of minor hiccups. We will continue to return - especially with laundry and pressings. We do not think butlers enhance the cruise and a penthouse isn't worth the extra. Overnight in the Westin Excelsior in Rome was very pleasant and an excellent room. Transfer, as last time, was a little chaotic at the hotel end but also very Italian if you look at it again (and it was the same last time!) The suite, boat, staff and service are all first rate. All staff helpful and smiling. Dining - Compass Rose is lovely; the new decor is very good too. Always perfect service and food. Chartreuse is excellent too and we dined there three times - as its a limited menu that is just right and each experience perfect. Prime seven also is excellent but a little on the dark side on Voyager - especially on a summer cruise. Settle Mare really desperately needs a makeover and we are a little tired of the rather minimally changing menu - which was of variable standard. It is as La veranda excellent for breakfast and lunch. We like the pool deck 'healthy' breakfast which seems underused - and it mitigates against you having unnecessary cooked food! Again the pool deck does very good themed lunches most days. Entertainment as a mix of the ship's company and guest cabaret was just right for us - not too long and a good selection. We prefer the new entertainers to the time expired Jean Ann Ryan repeats. Ray's own show was of very high quality and its always good to see Krew Kapers. Cocktail parties early evening for various events are a waste of time when the weather is so good outside. Shore excursions are of a good standard overall, but in an effort to make some last four to four and a half hours, unnecessary free time is put in when you've already been on your feet 2-3 hours. There will always be some variability of guides' English. Our only real hiccup was a mess up with gondola tickets given out wrongly with a long wait culminating in us deciding after an hour to wait no longer. Other than that destinations did well. Our cruise had an add on 2 nights and Opera at Verona. Hotel Victoria Palazzo is 4 star rather than five. De luxe so called rooms are their standard and very small. It is well situated. Opera - Madama Butterly - seats provided by Regent really were the best in the house. Excellent. A very good walking tour of Verona the following morning which included revisiting the Arena was very good. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Many of our concerns about the cruise are the things that we miss most about the experience. The crowds never materialized. We never waited in line for anything. We enjoyed the quietude of the cruise with often few people in the public ... Read More
Many of our concerns about the cruise are the things that we miss most about the experience. The crowds never materialized. We never waited in line for anything. We enjoyed the quietude of the cruise with often few people in the public places. We often dined alone but never felt lonely. The atmosphere of the ship coupled with the quality of passengers made for a comfortable, yet upscale experience. This is not a stuffy environment. The passengers were not pretentious. Rather, the laid-back, relaxed and welcoming spaces created a world of equality where joy, pleasure and relaxation were most sought. There were some couples we saw the first days and did not see again until the last day and vice versa. We were fortunate to meet and spend time with some interesting people from across the country and even around the world. The casualness of the cruise allowed for easy conversations. Similarly, the excursions are small enough to contribute to more interaction among the other passengers. What does luxury mean? For us, we never encountered any of the ship's personnel to be anything but kind, considerate, attentive, genuine, personal, professional...our room remained spotless, the drinks were plentiful, the wine flowed freely, the food always very good and served to our satisfaction. This was not grandeur luxury - it was luxurious to be treated so kindly and so effortlessly. The Voyager’s opulence and splendor reflected from everyone’s comfort and contentment. We could describe the generous displays of shrimp and lox (oh – smoked salmon); the double lobster tails served to us almost every night, the bottomless cocktails, free-flowing wine and abundance and variety of food but will leave that to the imagination! Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
My first time in Venice and some new ports in Ravenna, Croatia, Montenegro, Elba, Sanary de Sur, Marseilles, were the primary factors in choosing this cruise. We arranged our own air and a one night stay in Venice. Very expensive but ... Read More
My first time in Venice and some new ports in Ravenna, Croatia, Montenegro, Elba, Sanary de Sur, Marseilles, were the primary factors in choosing this cruise. We arranged our own air and a one night stay in Venice. Very expensive but wanted to be near the St. Marks Square and be able to just walk around and people and monument watch. Stayed at the Savoyia and Jolanda on the Grand Lagoon. Sound proofed rooms, relatively small but clean and elegant. Hotel helped arrange a private water taxi to the ships embarkation area, help with luggage, transferred luggage from water taxi pier directly to our room - about $80. Very quick and easy embarkation. Have been on Voyager before and like her layout, service by the crew and inclusiveness.. Newly refurbished since last cruise on her and very nice looking, but lost some functionality in the rooms. The larger flat screen TV eliminated the upper level storage area above the desk, refrigerator area. I think the placement of the TV could have been offset and it would have left room for one pier of storage above the desk level. Basically eliminated a set of drawers that I utilized on prior trips. Walk in closet unchanged and greatly appreciated - love this feature. I usually book a guarantee H but it was getting full and good locations were going fast. Ended booking an F, 817 as I like its location. Near forward elevator banks but quiet. Ray Solare cruise director puts on a couple of great shows. Dining was mixed which was a let down from my previous trips on Regent. Compass Rose new layout is excellent, chic, and quiet enough to have a conversation with table-mates. The food in there did not disappoint. Ports and shore excursions. Considering the heat most became more strenuous than expected. Some excursions poorly thought out and not very informative. I did only the free excursions and was satisfied or very pleased with most of them. Booked most online as soon as they became available. Most ranged from 5 hrs to 10 hours. I thought the quality of the free excursions was over all not at the 5* level with larger numbers of guests per group than I have found on other Regent cruises. Almost twice the number of people per guide as I expected from Regent.. Read Less
42 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We really enjoyed our first cruise on Voyager having previously cruised twice on Mariner. We enjoyed everything about the cruise, the food, crew, cabin, public areas and included excursions were all very good. Although you would expect ... Read More
We really enjoyed our first cruise on Voyager having previously cruised twice on Mariner. We enjoyed everything about the cruise, the food, crew, cabin, public areas and included excursions were all very good. Although you would expect to get vibrations on a ship and this in itself would not be a problem, the vibrations caused the ceilings of our aft cabin to 'tick' loudly causing us to lose a couple of nights sleep. The vibration is a function of the ships speed and was most evident when the ship was on the longer legs of its itinerary, and was almost completely absent on nights where it had short distances to travel. I also felt that the deck of Voyager seemed much more crowded than Mariner. This maybe because the pool is wider only allowing for a single row of sunbeds around the pool, whereas Mariner has two rows. The entertainment was very old fashioned and seemed to be aimed at older people. The cruise director was also an entertainer, but whilst he was a nice guy, I'm sorry to say that we and nearly everyone else we spoke to thought he was past his sell by date. Again the entertainment on Mariner seemed much more up to date and the shows were modern and energetic. In view of these issues I would choose to travel on Mariner in the future Read Less
70 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
This was our fourth cruise, our last one was about seven years ago on Oceania. We had heard a lot about Regent and were eager to experience their brand of luxury travel, which is inclusive; no signing,tipping etc. As the cruise was high ... Read More
This was our fourth cruise, our last one was about seven years ago on Oceania. We had heard a lot about Regent and were eager to experience their brand of luxury travel, which is inclusive; no signing,tipping etc. As the cruise was high end and superbly rated, we expected near perfection. we were very disappointed. The ship was beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The crew exceeded all expectations- from the service workers, to the matre'd, to all the help-the people were flawless. Their ability to make you feel as if you were the only ones on the cruise was so satisfying. They knew our names, after 2 days, where we liked to sit, our favorite dishes and likes and dislikes. They were ALWAYS smiling, helpful and friendly. There wasn't anything they wouldn't do for you with a genuine smile. Everyone from Ray, the cruise director, to the restaurant workers, to the bartender was attentive and extremely competent in their job. We loved our stewardess, Marleen, who was always there when we needed her. Our cabin was incredibly spotless all the time. An A+ rating there. The food on board was somewhat disappointing. It was inconsistent and uncreative. Compass Rose, the main restaurant, is incredibly beautiful and the service was exceptional with many of the servers addressing us by name. The same can be said of Sette Mar with its incredible matre'd Lorenzo. However, we must rate the food a C. The same dish could be good one night and just average the next, and the menu had a sameness to it every evening. There were daily specials but the guest's culinary expectations were rarely met. Many dishes were basic and too simple, where creativity and sophistication were expected. We are wine lovers and found the included wines to be very good, and the premium wines to be reasonably priced.The food rated a C+ We were disappointed with many of the free excursions as there was too much time on the bus listening to tour guides who didn't know when to stop talking. (We would like to applaud, however, Marina, our Florence guide who went out of her way to assist my wife resolve a medical problem) While we rate Marina an A+, our excursions as a whole were a C. In the future, we will hire private tour guides. We must comment on the advertised free Wifi which must be rated an F. It was useless as it rarely worked. We were constantly required to login.If you must have Wifi on your trio for business purposes, forgetabouit, unless Regent does a major upgrade. Read Less
20 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
We chose Regent primarily because we wanted to try an all-inclusive cruise to see if they are worth the price and Regent got great reviews. Overall, we loved the boat and the crew. Service was generally off the chain good, but I wouldn't ... Read More
We chose Regent primarily because we wanted to try an all-inclusive cruise to see if they are worth the price and Regent got great reviews. Overall, we loved the boat and the crew. Service was generally off the chain good, but I wouldn't spring for a penthouse just to get a butler. Ours was wonderful, but really didn't do much that a good steward wouldn't have done. We just aren't that needy as travelers, but if you are, it might be a good spend. Getting on and off the boat was handled exceptionally well in our view. Not just at embark/disembark, but shore excursions. Literally, hundreds of people were moved smoothly and comfortably every morning. They were even handicapped that most of our ports were tendered, not docked, and the crew made it look easy. Food on the boat was generally good, but not as good as I expected, based on other reviews. I frequently found both fish and steaks over cooked. Other dishes like pasta and risotto leaned toward salty and over seasoned. There were certainly exceptions where fare exceeded all expectations. The French based Chartreuse was our favorite - we ate there twice on the trip and food was properly cooked and seasoned both times. Next, was the main dining Compass Rose, where the chef's specialty menu was usually the best. Especially, good were oxtail soup and herb crusted lamb rack. At the restaurant bottom for us, was the Prime 7 steak house. My medium rare filet was a hockey puck - over done, under seasoned, tough and dry. I do much better at home. The wife's halibut was likewise over and dry. This is not upscale dining. All drinks are included and the bartenders are fantastic! Some of the best bar service we've had anywhere. Drinks were just about perfect. What else? Let's pick nits - this is an "upscale" cruise line. The on board included wi-fi is useless most of the time. Lighting in the bathrooms is far too dim for 50 something eyes. The stateroom temperature is very difficult to control - going quickly from sticky to meat locker. The bottom line is always would you do a Regent cruise again. We talked to lots of Regent repeaters on the trip and we always asked them why Regent? Everyone, said first the all-inclusive concept. One price and you are done and you know that number long before you board. Second, great service is what brings customers back. For us the answer is YES. We will go with Regent again. It's worth the money. However, we stop short of many others who say they won't ever travel with anyone else. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Why we chose this particular cruise was because of the list of ports on the itinerary, the free excursions offered, and the final destination, Athens; all of which encouraged us to make the reservation. We were delighted with the whole ... Read More
Why we chose this particular cruise was because of the list of ports on the itinerary, the free excursions offered, and the final destination, Athens; all of which encouraged us to make the reservation. We were delighted with the whole ship, from the dining areas, the lounges, the cabin, just everything exceeded our expectations. One thing was very striking, the morale of the staff. The happy atmosphere throughout the ship and the constant interaction of the officers with the guests helped make the Captain's often made statement 'Welcome to your home away from home', a reality. The staff in the lounges remembered our preferred drink options and in particular the fact that I like my red wines slightly chilled, so a bottle was always kept in the 'fridge and offered when we presented ourselves at the lounge. Another high light for us was when returning from a tiring excursion to Luxor some officers, staff, and a musical group, were at the gangway with cold towels, drinks and a warm welcome back to the ship. A very memorable experience. It was indeed 'A Home away from Home!' Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
We are fairly devoted to Regent, and this six week geographic extravaganza -- from Bangkok to Athens -- fulfilled our every expectation with style and ease. It was a pleasure throughout. The cruise was calm, ordered, and smoothly ... Read More
We are fairly devoted to Regent, and this six week geographic extravaganza -- from Bangkok to Athens -- fulfilled our every expectation with style and ease. It was a pleasure throughout. The cruise was calm, ordered, and smoothly fine. (Also the case with RSSC direct reservation service before and after -- in the person of Mr. Aldo Ampuero.) The crew from our butler Raj up and down the ranks unfailingly smiled, helped, provided luxe services and special treats and assured our sense of being at home, cosseted, and at ease on a well-run ship with professional tourism expertise and assistance. We indulged in both pre- and post- cruise land tours -- Khmer ruins and mainland Greece. They were convenient, bargains, and came off without a hitch. The interface with the ship and airports/hotels was easy and pleasant in all cases. All ex-ship excursions we chose were as described and executed smoothly; meals were fine and pleasantly varied; our verandah was superb (deck 8 stern starboard); laundry and dry cleaning (included) were superior in the manner of a fine hotel. And the Business Class flights to and from the ship (Qatar and Swiss), plus transfers could not be beat. We have two additional Regent cruises booked for successive years(Scandinavia/Arctic and East Asia/Japan) and expect to find them equivalently fulfilling, pleasurable and smiling. Read Less
Seven Seas Voyager Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.5 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 5.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.6
Family 3.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.7
Service 5.0 4.1
Value For Money 4.5 3.5
Rates 5.0 3.8

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