This was our forth Explorer cruise which pretty much shows how much we love this ship. We have sailed over 350 nights on Regent (on all the ships) and find the Explorer the top of the line.
To back up a bit, we flew to Miami from Vancouver, B.C. using our own air and took the air credit. We flew American Airlines which is a mediocre airline at best but it did get us there. We also took the hotel credit as we were a group of over 100 people (customers of a travel agent) and had special events in Miami for two days prior to embarkation.
This was a transatlantic cruise with only 3 port stops so there were mostly Regent repeat customers on the ship (that preferred having the ship be the destination). We stopped in Bermuda for 2 days which was okay. IMO, Regent is making too many stops at this port and we are getting tired of it.
This is a two bedroom suite. The living room has a piano, a nice bar and is a good size and comfortable. Both bedrooms are the same size and have desks and good storage space. The master bathroom has a very large Jacuzzi tub and double sinks while the second bedroom is quite a bit smaller but does a nice shower. The wraparound balcony is amazing and massive - it even has a table for six if you wish to dine al fresco. Since this is an aft suite, you can normally use the balcony more than you can in a forward suite. On this cruise, however, the seas were rougher than anyone has experienced on a transatlantic cruise and the winds were high so the only time we could utilize the suite is when it was in port.