Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Review by Marin Traveller
- Sail Date: April 2018
- Destination: Asia
- Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
We had a special offer of three nights pre-cruise in Hong Kong at the Shangri-La and upgraded to a harbor view room there. Well worth it! We found the excursions (only took one extra one - a small group van to the Mekong Delta) to be of good value although some made for a very long day with 2-3 hour bus rides each way. We especially enjoyed the tours in Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Hoi An and the Mekong Delta.
The only disappointment were the entertainment/enrichment activities, which varied substantially in quality from excellent to barely acceptable. The lecturer on board, who we had hoped would be a southeast Asia expert, wasn't, and offered lectured on topics that had little to do with our itinerary, reading from his notes. On the other had, the photography expert on board, was very informative and had excellent handouts to refer to later. The onboard entertainment team was very strong but only does 4 shows (one brief) per voyage and the others were less than strong overall.
Know that at this time of year, it is HOT and HUMID. Temperatures were well into the 90's every day after Hong Kong, with high humidity, making it feel even hotter. This did affect our experience on some of the excursions and even the sun lovers sought shade on the pool deck much of the time.
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The cabin was very comfortable with a spacious walk in closet with lots of hangers and drawers. The bathroom is similar to what one would find in a top class hotel. We had enough room to have a small cocktail party with the two couples with whom we traveled although it was cozy. One couple had a penthouse C with a more square floor plan and a smaller balcony. This floor plan allowed more room if you were going to have guests in or plan to stay in the cabin more. Our butler was fantastic and could not do enough for us.