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Seven Seas Mariner Review

4.5 / 5.0
379 reviews

Easter Island Winter Getaway

Review for South America Cruise on Seven Seas Mariner
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Feb 2015
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

We originally booked a 16 night Tahiti to Lima, Peru cruise that included a 'Bucket List' stop at Easter Island. By the time we boarded in Papeete, we had added 2 more segments for a total of 47 nights, ending in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Friends were joining us on 2 segments, Lima to Rio, and they were first time Regent cruisers who had cruised about 10 times on other cruise lines.

Other than 2 nights in a Concierge Suite, 45 nights were in category A, Penthouse Suites. With over 375 SF with tons of storage space, big desk, separate vanity, big walk-in closet and a butler, we were delighted with the accommodations. Suraj kept us well supplied with Canapes, wine, sodas, chips and made any restaurant reservation we desired. Cabin attendants Lorie and her assistant kept the cabin spotless.

Having sailed with Regent over 200 days previously, we were not disappointed with the wonderful food. The menu selections were varied and did repeat some for all segments, but the Compass Rose meals were excellent. Signatures and Prime 7 were also very good to excellent, and we tried them every segment. The pool deck had great themed lunches and wonderful burgers every day. The Coffee Connections had the best coffees with buffet selections for morning and afternoon. Coffee and pastries were available during lectures and the staff did an outstanding job with teatime.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin A

Recently renovated with new drapes, sofas, carpeting, bedding. Original wall units and bedside tables were a little worn but not difficult to use drawers, etc. Bathrooms with the newer showers to replace older tubs are enjoyable and so much easier to use. They have kept some cabins with older tubs for those who prefer a 'good soak'. Walk-in closet are very spacious with lots of room to hang clothes, and drawer space in addition to those in the cabin wall units. Big TV, lots of movies available, etc. Very nice having wireless available in the cabin. Balcony about 80 sf, enjoyable both on sea days looking for sea life, and also in port.

Port Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete)

Our 4th time here so we did not take an excursion. This was the embarkation port, and the cruise included an overnight hotel stay which was needed after such a long flight from Boston.


Our 3th time here so we did not take an excursion.

I cannot rate or give a review on this port other than to say it is very much like most of the south Pacific islands.

Bora Bora

Our 4th time here so we did not take an excursion. Beautiful, picturesque and everyone should go there at least once on a cruise ship. This was an important military supply base in WWII.


Our 3rd time here so we did not take an excursion. Second biggest atoll in the world noted for scuba diving, fishing and pearls. Previously we have taken glass bottom boat tours and it is a natural aquarium, per the noted Captain Cousteau.

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