We took the Regent Mariner on a Western Mediterranean cruise starting in Monte Carlo and ending in Barcelona. Let me say upfront..we had a wonderful time and wouldn't have missed it for the world. That being said, we probably would not go on Regent again, because of the value for the money.
We took this particular cruise because we wanted to stop in Sardinia, Italy where we met 30 years ago, and this cruise had a wonderful itinerary and stopped in Sardinia.
The food and service on Regent are excellent. Everyone tries so very hard to make you happy and I will admit it was very nice not to have to hand over a cruise card constantly when I wanted something. The food in all of the restaurants was very good. Compass Rose, the main dining room had an excellent selection and everything was well prepared. The wine list was pretty good, not outstanding, but we are avid wine tasters, so we are used to some very nice wines...but the wines were good. We also had wonderful meals at Prime Seven, Signatures and Sette Mare. You don't have to pay an extra charge at any of the premium restaurants, and that is nice, but you are limited to one visit each, which was fine. Sette Mare, the Italian restaurant was a wonderful surprise. It's not considered a premium restaurant, but definitely feels like one. Get there early, because it is popular.
Great location. Not too close or too far from anything. Nice and quiet room. Loved the shower only bathroom. Wished bathrooms on Regent were a little larger with two sinks but it was ok. Clean, very comfortable room. Lots of nice storage. Walk in closet was wonderful. Highly recommend this room.