A HUGE thanks to Regent and especially the crew of the RSSC Splendor - some of whom hadn’t been off the ship since July-21 - for a lovely return to cruising. Our last cruise was in Jan/Feb-20 on the RSSC Explorer. This one had been booked for Jan-21.
Despite the backdrop of the latest manifestation of Covid - Omicron - from start to finish we felt safer on Splendor than back food shopping in the UK. Everyone was vaccinated and tested prior to departure, with a minimum of fuss. the ship was just over half full, in line with CDC guidelines, so there was plenty of space for everyone, even on a couple of very windy Sea Days, one of which was unplanned because of the swell at Costa Maya, resulting in the closure of the Deck 12 Sun Deck. Our suite was spotless throughout and all our needs catered for by lovely and efficient Bernadette and Leslie.
Food and ‘included wines’ were excellent. This is the first of 10 cruises with Seabourn and Regent that I haven’t needed to buy from the premium wine list. Excursions were limited, largely because of Covid safety measures we suspect, but it was pretty clear that the communities in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, where we stopped need cruisers to return to support their livelihoods/economies.