Seven Seas Mariner Review

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Great ports in Western Med

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Seven Seas Mariner
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curmudgeon98
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Suite

We've been interested in trying Regent for some time, and this itinerary caught our eyes as it covered some lesser-visited ports we wanted to see. One thing I hadn't realized is that Mariner was ending the World Cruise in Barcelona immediately prior to our cruise; I think the fact that a large block of the staff turned over in Barcelona (and maybe a few of the others had gotten settled in a groove with the WC passengers) made for a less optimal first-time experience.

The Good:

Overall and enjoyable cruise. It didn't blow us away, or make us instant Regent converts, but we had a good time.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Suite

Cabin was nice, other than the awkward (and low ceiling) bathtub/shower. Hard to get into and about 6' headroom. Apparently there are some cabins where the tub has been pulled out to fit a walk-in shower - look for one of those.

Port Reviews

Alicante

A less interesting port (to us), much of it is newer, and surrounded by miles of condos for vacationing Brits. The cruise excursion we did was pretty good though, walking through the central market area and then a demonstration of making paella (and meal).

Minorca

We enjoyed Minorca. It's a low-key location, but not over-developed and easier to get a sense of the community and history.

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