Having travelled with Regent seven times before we knew what to expect. No irritating on board charges, signing for drinks or tips - all included. As has been the case on all other Regent cruises the staff were 100% in every respect - attentive, friendly helpful and smart.
The restaurant menus are excellent and even more varied. Our cabin which had been refurbished was excellent. The redecorated Compass Rose is lovely - really relaxing. Food at the 11th deck Sette Mari is fabulous - we dined there several times in the 25 days on our cruise segment.
The following points for potential improvement must be read in the context that we have already booked our next Regent cruise so they are not 'showstoppers'.
Excursions varied - cannot generalise but be careful as to what is chosen - do the homework! Komodo visit - good. Bali overnight - a waste of time and a big disappointment - not Regents fault. However the Bird Garden was worthwhile. Could do with an overnight in Sydney but probably too expensive with Berth fees!
The lounges are unchanged and the chairs are uncomfortable but stylish - there could be more consideration to these bearing in mind the age group of the 'regulars'!
The cabin balcony chairs could do with an update.
Delivery of the main courses and side dishes in Compass Rose could be improved with better coordination.
Very good - clean and attractive - met expectations - the recent refurb has been effective.
Varied and enjoyable with a good lunchView All 5 Waiheke Walking Tour Reviews
Coach journey - 6 hours return - too long but probably unavoidableView All 4 Waitomo Caves Reviews
Nice attractive town with a seafront currently being improved
FineView All 9 City Tour Reviews
A relaxing two hours around the harbour - nothing special but OKView All undefined undefined Reviews
Tendered into town - an attractive little place with some interesting shops and coffee bars
- happy just to 'wander' which one can do easily
Boarded the train at the ship side - very convenient . Good day out with friendly staff on the train and an acceptable snack on board. Beautiful and spectacular scenery - excellent tripView All 68 Taieri Gorge Railway Reviews
Met 'old' friends - could have done with an overnight here
Met more old friends - very hot and busy but OK
Had done this twice before but still very good - the ride over the rain forest is spectacular. Probably had too long in Kuranda - not much to see or do for 2 hours"View All 26 Skyrail Tour Reviews
Weather poor and sea rough - did not go ashore - those who did said 'not much to see' and 'we got soaked on the tender ride'
Been here 3 times before but returned under own arrangements to Aviation Museum - well worth the visit. Helpful people especially on the local buses. Otherwise an ordinary town.
The Bird Garden location for the trip was very good but the Tribal Dance went on for too long and was largely boring for most people. The food at the Bird garden special buffet was good. The visit to the Souvenir centre was poor and unnecessary - one person on another coach was denied getting back on her bus because she had not spent long enough at the shop - not everyone wants to go to such trashy places. The description of this trip did not mention the Souvenir location stop - had it done we would not have gone.View All undefined undefined Reviews