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We chose this cruise because if was from Sydney to Bali via Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Darwin, Komodo and Bali. The ship was impressive. Cabin was excellent. All balcony ship. Bathroom was spacious and kept in good clean condition with lovely L'Occitane toiletries. It was all inclusive and the ships complimentary tours were good except for Bali. Unfortunately due to heavy traffic in Bali the 5.5 hour tour extended to 6.5 hours and 5 of those were spent on the bus sitting mostly in traffic. The tours in Australia were excellent and very enjoyable. We found the food plentiful and mostly excellent. Lobster tails, sea scallops, prawns, fillet steak,etc,etc were always on offer so there was always good choices available. The downside for us was the outside back deck for the Le Verandah restaurant. Very small area and lack of staff here made for an extremely poor eating experience. There was virtually no service in this area. I feel that spare cutlery should be made readily available both indoors and outdoors because once they remove your plate with your cutlery you could spend hours waiting for fresh cutlery especially outside. This happened to us. Also the drink waiters were lacking in Le Verandah. The general waiters would pour you a water but never ask if you required a further drink and it was hard to get a wine or other at times in there. Compass Rose was lovely but the service was hit and miss mostly. Staff need better training. Prime 7 a lot of huff and puff over nothing. Food better in Compass Rose. Chartreuse similar. Menu unexciting and hardly French food in my opinion. Again very disappointing. We visited each once and that was more than enough. The coffee area on Deck 5 was lovely. Plenty of areas to sit quietly. Afternoon tea in Horizon Lounge was lovely. The pool deck BBQs at lunch were a bit underwhelming. The ship ran out of Baileys, tomato juice and celery amongst many other items before we hit Darwin. Really? Not good enough for the prices they are charging. It is a beautiful ship and all inclusive and we did enjoy it throughly however for the price of sailing on this ship they need to lift their game in food service. Would I sail again. Mostly definitely but only at a price I would consider fair and reasonable. I feel it beats Silverseas hands down despite the issues we had with service.

Beautiful ship but staff need more training/supervision

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Review by Downunder cruiser

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We chose this cruise because if was from Sydney to Bali via Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Darwin, Komodo and Bali. The ship was impressive. Cabin was excellent. All balcony ship. Bathroom was spacious and kept in good clean condition with lovely L'Occitane toiletries. It was all inclusive and the ships complimentary tours were good except for Bali. Unfortunately due to heavy traffic in Bali the 5.5 hour tour extended to 6.5 hours and 5 of those were spent on the bus sitting mostly in traffic. The tours in Australia were excellent and very enjoyable.

We found the food plentiful and mostly excellent. Lobster tails, sea scallops, prawns, fillet steak,etc,etc were always on offer so there was always good choices available. The downside for us was the outside back deck for the Le Verandah restaurant. Very small area and lack of staff here made for an extremely poor eating experience. There was virtually no service in this area. I feel that spare cutlery should be made readily available both indoors and outdoors because once they remove your plate with your cutlery you could spend hours waiting for fresh cutlery especially outside. This happened to us. Also the drink waiters were lacking in Le Verandah. The general waiters would pour you a water but never ask if you required a further drink and it was hard to get a wine or other at times in there. Compass Rose was lovely but the service was hit and miss mostly. Staff need better training. Prime 7 a lot of huff and puff over nothing. Food better in Compass Rose. Chartreuse similar. Menu unexciting and hardly French food in my opinion. Again very disappointing. We visited each once and that was more than enough. The coffee area on Deck 5 was lovely. Plenty of areas to sit quietly. Afternoon tea in Horizon Lounge was lovely. The pool deck BBQs at lunch were a bit underwhelming. The ship ran out of Baileys, tomato juice and celery amongst many other items before we hit Darwin. Really? Not good enough for the prices they are charging. It is a beautiful ship and all inclusive and we did enjoy it throughly however for the price of sailing on this ship they need to lift their game in food service. Would I sail again. Mostly definitely but only at a price I would consider fair and reasonable. I feel it beats Silverseas hands down despite the issues we had with service.
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Deluxe Suite
Cabin F 811
Our cabin was excellent although when we arrived we found a half drunk cup of hot chocolate on the bedside table! The next day we found a seasick tablet wrapper on coffee table which we didn't put there and when we pointed it out to room attendant she thought it may have fallen from her pocket. Another day we found the Immigration card (preprinted) for cabin 800 on our desk. We took it immediately to reception but I wouldn't like to think my passport info was left in another cabin! We did have to report a toilet leak but this was promptly fixed. The 2 attendants kept our cabin apart from above in excellent condition and our room was cleaned promptly each morning.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Bali
    Complete waste of 6.5 hours plus! The bus was terrible with small seats and I wore white shorts and ended up with black grease on the backside. Our first stop was a Batik shop. Money, money, money was all that stop was about. As soon as we stopped here I knew I made a grave error in coming on the tour! Next stop was Royal Temple. It was OK but very fast. Final stop was Tanah Lot which was a beautiful location but we were herded very fast everywhere and no time to ourselves to wander. We spent over 5 hours on the bus driving to these locations and stuck in traffic. 1 hour to get back to ship took 2 hours! Sorry but Bali is an ugly place and dirty. Made a major error and the time would have been better spent onboard the ship with a cool drink in hand and relaxing by the pool or in another area of this lovely ship. Due to our late arrival we rushed to our prior dinner arrangements with other guests and ended up packing just prior to 11pm! Do not bother going on these tours in Bali unless you like sitting on old buses in traffic. We had picked the shortest tour but it was bad!
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  • Australia Zoo
    We played tourist and went to Australia Zoo even though we live on Gold Coast we had never visited the zoo. It was a comfortable bus ride with a knowledge guide on board but unfortunately our time at Australia Zoo was not long enough. I think we had approx 1.5 hours which is not enough considering the time it took to drive there. We enjoyed our time at the zoo but it was too rushed. We did manage to see the main Crocodile show but found it a little disappointed and a bit boring. The best part of the show was the birds flying around. Loved the Africa section.
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  • Cairns
    The Army Duck was excellent as was the shows at the Rainforestation. Enjoyed those. Kuranda was a major disappointment. Too touristy and not what I expected which was a shame. Would not visit Kuranda again. Cairns is such a lovely port though. Once we finished the excursion we went ashore for a wander. How lovely Cairns is. The beach lagoon is a spectacular area and the beachside area we saw /drove along whilst on our tour was beautiful. Cudos to the local council. We hadn't visited for 30 years and were amazed at how the ugly duckling was now a beautiful swan. Well done. Wish the Gold Coast mayor could see what we lack in Surfers. Very enjoyable tour and port.
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  • Jumping Crocodiles
    Long drive but interesting. The cruise was excellent. Our 2nd time but still enjoyable. Darwin is a lovely port. Shame we were one week after Cyclone Marcus and to see the trees uprooted was heartbreaking.
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