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Seven Seas Mariner Review

4.5 / 5.0
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360 reviews
29 Awards

Some highlights, some disappointments, but willing to try again.

Review for Seven Seas Mariner to South America
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Suite

I had wanted to try one of the luxury cruise lines, after having sailed multiple time with Princess, Celebrity, RCCL, NCL, and others. This was our first try with Regent, and it was mixed.

First, the good. Our stateroom was incredible. Even though it was a lower level veranda suite (#899) and at the very end of the hallway, it was huge, with a walk-in closet, bathroom with tub and shower, and plenty of room to lounge about. The bed was comfortable, although we did have to ask for better pillows. L'Occitane toiletries were wonderful. The refrigerator in the room was fully stocked when we boarded, but with selections we did not care for. But not to worry - our room steward, Jonell, was on top of everything, and had fulfilled our beverage requests within less than a day. He even managed to acquire a case of diet root beer (which is never available on ANY cruise ship!). In addition, there was a chilled bottle of champagne waiting, and bottles of both Baileys and a port wine were brought along with our other requests.

Service on the ship was flawless. I think the word "no" must be banned from their vocabularies, as we were only told "no" a couple of times, and that was from the passenger services desk (asking for binoculars and for refunds for missed ports). All waiters were accommodating, even getting wines from other restaurants on request. As I said before, our room steward and his assistant were fabulous, and were able to find things the desk said were unavailable. The entertainers were even accommodating. We enjoyed dancing before dinner, and the band made the effort to learn the songs we'd requested.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Suite

Cabin G

Plenty roomy despite being a lower level room. In-room safe, walk-in closet, tub with shower, fully-stocked refrigerator (as you request), and roomy enough to lounge about. Balcony was smallish but still useable, with 2 chairs and a table.

Port Reviews


I booked several tours through Viator which were excellent. I found Lima to be a very interesting city.

Santiago (Valparaiso)

Winery tour and tasting was very good. The bus tour was not as good because it was difficult to see and hear (large, crowded bus).

Puerto Montt

Enjoyable walk through a park with cultural exhibits. A lunch was included which was quite good.

Buenos Aires

Best excursion we had. A private tango show with multiple elements (gauchos, singers, dancers, etc.) plus wine. Truly a wonderful experience!

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