We are a young 70s couple with 10 Seabourn cruises and several Silver Seas and Tauck cruises under our belt. We chose this cruise pretty much because it was available with a superior suite (Navigator Suite) when Seabourn was sold out. Also, Regent sports itself as "Ultra Luxury" so we though we would give it a try.
First the pre-night hotel stay. The Hilton was awful! Pretty beach but the facility must be 40 years old and you can only paint over rust so many times. The pool ran out of towels so we had to get towels from our room. The worst was the transfer to the ship. There was no representation from Regent and with over 200 people trying to get on busses it was crazy. Finally the bus drivers took over and more than an hour later we were loaded and on our way. The rest of check in was pretty normal.
The first thing we realized was at 70, we were close to the youngest people on the ship! I figured that Regent would appeal to an older group but how much older surprised us. The guests were very pleasant but far from lively.
The Navigator Suite is the next the largest suite on the ship. It was fresh and clean but the balcony is so small that you have to move the chairs aside to get the door open. Also, the single sink bathroom and tiny shower is much smaller than we are use to. We still have not figured out what the butler is suppose to do but my wife equates it trying to get sleep in a hospital when they keep coming in to check on you. Some people may like this feature; just not our thing.