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Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Panama Canal leaves something out

Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review by zumaqueen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: the Panama Canal & Central America
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Suite

Yes, this is a beautiful ship. Cabins have loads of storage room, food is wonderful, and the drinks never stop flowing, Actually, the amount and quality of liquer available is incredible. Pre dinner cocktails are accompanied by appetizers, and that is shortly after 4:00PM tea time. so much foodi.

BUT,shore excursions are not the highlight. FOr most ports, staying aboard is preferable. most excursions begin with at least an hour bus ride. now these do enable you to see the countryside, but after that the feature of the excursion still is disappointing.

all of the onboard staff is so observant and always cheerful. THeree is always someone cleaning and polishing .

the entertainment is ok. the production company is made up of very talented young people,who have been given less than spectacular material. WE especially enjoyed the house bands Dixieland presentation the last night.

Heard only positive comments about the lecturers on board.Cooking class was fun,and there are many activities during the day if you wish to participate. current movies are offered in the theatre with popcorn! SEating in the theatre is poorly designed. it is nearly impossible to move along with rows with benches and tables. THe rows with rotating chairs have more leg room. Sight lines from the balcony are terrible

BOth embarkation and disembarking are well organized.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Spacious enough with a small, but usable balcony. Plenty of storage, with a large closet and lots of drawers.


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