We have sailed three times on the Voyager and were anxious to sail on the new Explorer.
From the moment we were met by Regent at the airport to disembarkation, the serviceand quality in all aspects of the cruise exceeded our expectations.
The transfers from airport to hotel to ship were smooth and efficient. We were greetedon board with champagne, and for the next two weeks enjoyed the friendly, courteous and helpful crew personnel, especially the wait staff, concierge, cruise director and butler.
We have sailed on the Voyager in smaller suites and also in the Seven Seas Suite, and since we were sailing on a 14-day cruise we chose one of the larger suites again.
This Explorer suite exceeded our expectations. The bathroom and 1/2 bath and bedroom were spacious with luxurious amenities.
The hotel which was included in the cruise fare was on the island of Giudecca. We were
there for one evening and enjoyed walking and having dinner on this quiet island with
beautiful views across to St. Mark's
We toured Urbino, the palace and had free time.
One of our favorite cities, so it was a time to spend on our own
A beautiful cathedral which we had toured on a previous cruise.
We visited several of Gaudi's buildings with an excellent guide.
We knew Marco Bigi from a previous tour of Rome and booked him months in
advance. He met us at the ship and we drove to Rome, and he guided us to visit
some of the landmarks we requested.