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This was cruise #3 with Regent. The experience on the Explorer was the best. Everyone was like the former Cheers show where "everyone knows your name." Amazing memories of staffers who may have only seen you once or twice the entire week. Must have access to the photos of cruisers to have those memories. Loved the new ship. If someone couldn't have a good time on the ship, they can't have a good time anywhere. Port visits were intensive. I finally cried uncle after a few days and stayed on the ship for peace and solitude for two of the days. Some of the excursions seemed repetitive. Guides were excellent. Wish the excursions would not start before 9 or 9:30 a.m. Otherwise, it's like going to work and getting up super early to shower, shave, etc., and wolf down breakfast before racing downstairs to the Constellation Theatre to pick up bus number, wait in line to exit the ship, etc. Bartenders were all excellent. Singing duet from Poland (contract singer and keyboard Boogie and Sasha) were excellent. Plus, great and friendly people when I ran into them at port. Room stewards kept the room spotless. Especially impressed by all the restaurants -- specialty or otherwise. Compass Rose is better than most restaurants on land much less the Explorer specialty restaurants. Ship was 100 people under capacity so nothing was too crowded. So much shipboard credit that I had two massages instead of one and still had to burn through money with dry cleaning each day and racing to spend credits in the boutiques on the last two days. Too many great people to single out individually because I did that on the comment cards on the ship. After speaking with people who have been on the other "luxury lines" instead of the hoi polloi lines, Regent has the best bang for the buck on prices all things considered.

Best ship in the Regent fleet...bring on the Splendor in 2020!!!

Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review by jakethesnake55

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Suite
This was cruise #3 with Regent. The experience on the Explorer was the best. Everyone was like the former Cheers show where "everyone knows your name." Amazing memories of staffers who may have only seen you once or twice the entire week. Must have access to the photos of cruisers to have those memories.

Loved the new ship. If someone couldn't have a good time on the ship, they can't have a good time anywhere. Port visits were intensive. I finally cried uncle after a few days and stayed on the ship for peace and solitude for two of the days. Some of the excursions seemed repetitive. Guides were excellent. Wish the excursions would not start before 9 or 9:30 a.m.

Otherwise, it's like going to work and getting up super early to shower, shave, etc., and wolf down breakfast before racing downstairs to the Constellation Theatre to pick up bus number, wait in line to exit the ship, etc.

Bartenders were all excellent. Singing duet from Poland (contract singer and keyboard Boogie and Sasha) were excellent. Plus, great and friendly people when I ran into them at port.

Room stewards kept the room spotless. Especially impressed by all the restaurants -- specialty or otherwise. Compass Rose is better than most restaurants on land much less the Explorer specialty restaurants. Ship was 100 people under capacity so nothing was too crowded.

So much shipboard credit that I had two massages instead of one and still had to burn through money with dry cleaning each day and racing to spend credits in the boutiques on the last two days.

Too many great people to single out individually because I did that on the comment cards on the ship. After speaking with people who have been on the other "luxury lines" instead of the hoi polloi lines, Regent has the best bang for the buck on prices all things considered.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has responded
Hello jakethesnake55! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent cruise aboard Seven Seas Explorer. Exciting details are still to come regarding our newest ship Seven Seas Splendor. We are sure you will love her just as much as you do Explorer. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard in 2020.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Suite
Cabin D 849
How can you complain about marble walled floors, vanities and plenty of hot water in the bathroom -- plus double vanities? Satellite TV and movies were splendid. Large balcony which I never found time to enjoy due to rushing around. Heavenly bed.

I did expect more American electric outlets. Fortunately, I took extra European adapters.
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