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Seven Seas Explorer Review

5.0 / 5.0
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The Best Three Weeks of our 35 Years of our Marriage.

Review for Seven Seas Explorer to the Baltic Sea
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daetchief
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Penthouse Suite
Saint Basil's Catherderal in Red Square of Moscow
A panoramic scene of Visby, Gotland Sweden
The Little Mermaid of Copenhagen Fame.
The London Eye.  Was erected for the millennium and was to remain for five

The greatest joy - short of actually being on a Regent Seven Seas cruise - is the anticipation of that day you embark upon one of the best cruising experiences in the world.

The greatest responsibility after your wonderful cruise is to try to pay amaige to all the professionals that ensured that every element was on point, every meal was a joy and every day was a life fulfilling experience. Unfortunately, words fail in fully expressing how truly gratifying the decision was to once again trust Regent to deliver the perfect vacation.

My wife and I accompanied the RSS Explorer from Stockholm to London. The ship was everything that has been praised in past reviews - and more! You truly feel like you are the crew's primary concern on your own personal mega-yacht. The Explorer is small enough to literally transition from fore-to-aft, atrium-to-pool deck in minutes, yet large enough to feel like no matter where you were, you still felt there was a whole ship to explore. Never was there a crowd at any venue. Always there were options where to grab a bite, to enjoy a drink or to find a calm place to sit and absorb the ambiance of the ship. We had a couple of evenings where the seas were up and you could feel the motion of the seas, but the Explorer always performed excellently and nothing moved from any spot.

Response from JanayF, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Hello daetchief and thank you for your review regarding your recent cruise aboard Seven Seas Explorer. We truly enjoyed reading about all of the wonderful experiences you and your wife shared...

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin B

We were staying in Penthouse "B" Suite 818 which is perfectly located just forward of the atrium elevators/stairs but also secluded enough to be very quiet and peaceful. It was our first exposure to being afforded a Butler and found the experience to be warming and gratifying - but not a necessity. Our butler, Prakash, was never in our way but always present moments after we expressed a need or desire. The high point was Prakash's ability to provide a short notice balcony party for leaving Amsterdam. He setup high end canapés, wine(s) of choice and a semi-formal table setting. Later - it all disappeared like we had been alone in our suite. The layout of the Penthouse suites is unique to the Explorer and has been criticized, but we found it comfortable and functional. The walkin closet is sufficient for any cruise lasting up to 16-20 days.

Port Reviews

Stockholm

Arrived a couple of days before the cruise to acclimate to Sweden. Although we were alone on our flight and we arrived relatively early in the morning, we were greeted by a Intercruise / Regent representative at the airport who had already arranged a pre-paid car for us to go to our hotel, the Haymarket by Scandic, who already had a room waiting for us. The Haymarket was Regent quality offering a nice room, great breakfast and a convenient location to many sites and attractions.

Helsinki

Ship arrived around mid-day. Opt'ed to just take the shuttle into town. Had an opportunity to sample the culture via markets and shops. Try the Smelt! (before you buy the smelt... they offer samples). Crepes are also quite good.

Southampton

If you stay; and you should stay in London. Stay for at least three nights. Anything less and you will see more than you will experience. Mixed reviews of the JW Marriott Grovsner House hotel. Upscale venue. Sparse (small) beds.

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