Because recent reviews of the Regent Mariner have been scarce, I thought it was important to provide an update. Rather than providing the day-by-day review of the ship typical of many reviews, I've decided to focus this review on the key issues that may help you decide if the Mariner is the right cruise ship for you.
Quick Review (If you are scanning reviews and only have a few minutes, read this part first. If you have more time, you can read the rest in more detail now or later.)
Older, well-traveled, wealthy clientele. Good food and excellent complimentary wine. Many of the amenities you would expect on a luxury cruise line, including 24-hour room service. Cabins were spacious and well arranged. Onboard activities were plentiful for this clientele, but won't suit younger cruisers. Many of the shore excursions were excellent, and the complementary shuttle into town at some ports was a real bonus. Internet access was good for a ship. Dining room and some buffet service was mixed. Don't choose this ship for the quality of the entertainment, fitness center, or dEcor.