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Seven Seas Mariner Review

4.5 / 5.0
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364 reviews
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Great Ship and Cruise; The Add-Ons, Not So.

Review for Seven Seas Mariner to Alaska
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NH-GUY
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

Five stars for the ship and the cruise itself, through the Inside Passage. The Regent before- and after- arrangements? Not so. Three star, at best. Thus the four star blend.

Our before-departure arrangements placed us in the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, a rather tired 40 year-old convention and large group property which is starting to show its seams (there is a newer St Regis just around the corner, btw). In addition, the staff working as Regent representatives at the property gave us materially incorrect information at least twice about next-day boarding, which raises a question or two about that process.

Our after-cruise Regent arrangements were even more unsettling, which we probably should have seen coming but didn't. The four-day Denali trip was a bus tour filled with questionable diversions and overnights, seemingly created to last, well, four days (the stop at a strip mall to go into a supermarket just about did us in). We know now that we could have simply left the ship, rented a car, and fully enjoyed Denali on our own terms, a day or two shorter than the Regent slow crawl of bus and train.

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Penthouse Suite

Port Reviews

Skagway

Beautiful town. Enjoyed just walking around.

Vancouver

See review, above.

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