Seven Seas Mariner Cruise Review by mjobtx
- Sail Date: January 2018
- Destination: South America
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite
Embarkation was smooth and simple.
We disembarked independently and that went smoothly as well.
Our Category G cabin was larger and the bathroom much nicer than the similar category on Oceania's small ships.
The included excursions were not nearly as crowded as similar excursion either included or at cost on Oceania. Fewer people made for a more intimate and comfortable excursion experience. Also, the excursions seemed to be paced better for the audience.
Food is comparable on both lines.
Launderettes are free and busy but we never had a serious problem using them when they were open.
The shore excursion organization on the Regent Mariner was much better organized and operated more smoothly than our last cruise on the Oceania Insignia last April/May.
The one complaint many people had came during the time the ship was dealing with a gastroenteritis outbreak. The quarantine process was well run and the staff worked hard and contained the outbreak but the outbreak required the closing of the free launderettes for over a week. That made it difficult for those onboard that needed to wash clothes. A larger group of the passengers felt like the ship should have offered free laundry during that period of time.
All in all, we really enjoyed the experience enough to book another cruise on Regent.
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