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Alaska, not just on the bucket list. We have seen all kinds of TV programs on Alaska and wanted to get a close up, first hand view. Embarkation was smooth with bus picking us up at Mark Hopkins Hotel, but disembarkation needs a lot of work... too chaotic with local buses and it felt like Regent just washed their hands of us once we stepped over the door threshold. Ship: Mariner needed to be updated a few years ago. She is showing a bit of ware and tare. Cabin: For what we spent, the cabin was smaller than what we thought if would be. Dining: Each meal was nice, at each venue, but the outside "grill" needed to have a bit more choice outside of 'dining' hours. Entertainment + Activities: Needs a lot of work here. Entertainment with young dancers grinding like cheap burlesque dancers needs some finesse. A thought for the demographics of the audience might be considered. We'd not dead, just like good entertainment without thinking we need to just smile and bear it. The lady that sang, on cruise ships since 1983, should retire. Activities? were there any? besides dumb games for 'Regent points'. Service: good enough Ports and Shore excursions: OK, but some posts need to be left out, like Wrangell's local golf course "Muskeg Meadows", well let's just say skip Wrangell for another port. Summary: I might try another cruise, with a newer ship, in a warmer climate. Two people I would commend: The Cruise Director, Loranne? is it. I've forgotten her name. and Eric, Maitre de in the Signature Restaurant. That's is for now. Thank you.

Alaska the amazing!

Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review by Grifus

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite
Alaska, not just on the bucket list. We have seen all kinds of TV programs on Alaska and wanted to get a close up, first hand view.

Embarkation was smooth with bus picking us up at Mark Hopkins Hotel, but disembarkation needs a lot of work... too chaotic with local buses and it felt like Regent just washed their hands of us once we stepped over the door threshold.

Ship: Mariner needed to be updated a few years ago. She is showing a bit of ware and tare.

Cabin: For what we spent, the cabin was smaller than what we thought if would be.

Dining: Each meal was nice, at each venue, but the outside "grill" needed to have a bit more choice outside of 'dining' hours.

Entertainment + Activities: Needs a lot of work here. Entertainment with young dancers grinding like cheap burlesque dancers needs some finesse. A thought for the demographics of the audience might be considered. We'd not dead, just like good entertainment without thinking we need to just smile and bear it. The lady that sang, on cruise ships since 1983, should retire. Activities? were there any? besides dumb games for 'Regent points'.

Service: good enough

Ports and Shore excursions: OK, but some posts need to be left out, like Wrangell's local golf course "Muskeg Meadows", well let's just say skip Wrangell for another port.

Summary: I might try another cruise, with a newer ship, in a warmer climate.

Two people I would commend: The Cruise Director, Loranne? is it. I've forgotten her name.

and Eric, Maitre de in the Signature Restaurant.

That's is for now.

Thank you.
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Deluxe Suite
Cabin E 956
It needed to be a bit bigger.
It needed freshening up, sofa is not comfortable to sit on.
Safe needs to be bigger. Travelling with ipads and computers, the safe needs to fit bigger items.
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