We chose this cruise Because of the following factors
3.offer of 3 day pre-cruise in Singapore
This was our fourth cruise on Regent and our second on Mariner.
Regent had raised their game since our last cruise with them in December 2014.
In the MDR the “always available” section read like that of a high class Steak and Seafood restaurant with lobster ,scallops ,Alaskan king crab,Dover sole and a myriad of steak choices
The included wines were a little ordinary but the pay for list was interesting and reasonably priced eg Cloudy Bay usd 60
Ray the cruise director was very visible and never seemed to have time off. The officers were friendly and we had great service from the efficient and engaging crew.
The included shore excursions gave a good choice for the able bodied but less choice for anyone with mobility problems. This was not helped by the poor infrastructure in some ports.
We enjoyed the enrichment lectures and watched a few of the shows.
Overall a great holiday. The recent refit had greatly improved Mariner .
The Singapore pre-cruise was based at The Swissotel the Stamford a five star hotel and the program of tours was well organised and of a high standard
Well appointed large veranda suite. Very comfortable bed and plenty of storage.
Bathroom excellent , toiletries by L’ Occitan. Large fluffy towels
Clean and well maintained