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Seven Seas Explorer Review

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Ten Day Christmas Cruise of the Eastern Caribbean (Leeward Islands)

Review for Seven Seas Explorer to the Eastern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Concierge Suite

The Regent ships are smaller. Approximately 750 passengers and 500 crew. The amenities; service, food, entertainment; are fantastic. The cruise is all inclusive (the cost of alcohol, food, tips, excursions are generally all included). Certain premium items (high end alcohol, tours, spa services) need to be paid extra for. A $400 per room credit is provided to pay for some these types of items.

Excursions are at times lacking/hit and miss. Sometimes I think it would be best to research and pay extra for each shore tour through Viator or Trip Advisor. I like to hear as much information as I can from a tour guide, and the ship excursions don't always provide that. One excursion in Nassau was a complete waste of time. We traveled on a small boat to a nearby island through swells. There was maybe 80 of us on this boat, packed in like sardines. There did not appear to be any life preservers. I was somewhat concerned. The place we visited was overpriced and our "stingray" excursion ended up being stingrays kept in a large pen off the beach so we ended up staying away and sitting on the beach drinking overpriced/cheap beer.

Our room was really nice and large. Our deck was spacious, covered, and included outdoor furniture. Our fridge was stocked with beer and, during the cruise, I believe we received in our room up to two bottles of wine/champagne. Bathroom was double sink and included one shower and a bath/shower. Large bed, walk-in closet and sitting area with flat screen TV.

Cabin Review

Concierge Suite

Spacious cabin. Large bathroom with shower, bathtub with shower, and two sinks. Large walk in closet. Large comfortable bed (I believe two full size beds were pushed together). Large flat screen TV and sitting area with couch, table and coffee machine and fridge. Large, covered deck with two wicker chairs, a round wicker table, and a wicker chaise lounge chair.

Room was cleaned and restocked by our two stewards each day.

Port Reviews


The night before the cruise, Regent put us up in a very nice hotel located very near the cruise terminal.

St. Maarten

My excursion was canceled and I was not informed. I was somewhat miffed about it. There were other options but I ended up walking into town and visiting an old, Dutch fort. I got in some good exercise.

Punta Cana

We were supposed to anchor off of Punta Cana and have a shore visit, but high winds resulted in us not being able to use the ship's tenders.

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