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Seven Seas Mariner Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Overrated Luxury

Review for Seven Seas Mariner to Alaska
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022

We are regular cruisers and for our cruise to Alaska we felt we would benefit more from the small ship experience. Our travel agent recommended Regent as the most luxurious cruise line. Maybe we just expected to much. The ship itself was immaculate and all the staff were very courteous.

However, we found the standard of the food to be dissapointing, the main difference in mainline cruises and Regent is that lobster and filet mignon is available always on Regent and not just offered as a special. The quality of the cuisine was poor, desserts and cakes, tasteless and hard. They definitely need to change their pastry chef. Breakfast was repetitious with a lack of luxury food items. Fruit was the usual melon, pineapple, kiwi . There were no unusual, exotic fruits or berries. The food at the pool grill was of an incredibly poor standard and when returning from an early afternoon excursion this was the only venue where you could eat lunch - and only till 4pm. Then it was either a coffee and a sandwich, afternoon tea or room service. How can a luxury cruise ship not offer food all day at at least one dining venue?

Entertainment was very basic or non-existent. The bars closed early, mainly because the majority of the passengers were in bed by 10pm.

Cabin Review

The cabin itself was indeed luxurious, in immaculate condition with a very generous sized bathroom with a walk-in shower. We actually had sunny weather and were able to make good use of the balcony where the sunbeds were extremely comfortable. My husband is not English and it was impossible to find anything to watch in a foreign language on the tv, even the sub-titles were in English. Most dissapointing as the film selection was excellent. Reception staff were not very helpful with this.

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