Following is our review of our recent (July 11-18) Baltic cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager:
Perspective and Context. First, we are not seasoned cruisers. This was our fourth cruse and our first cruise with Regent. That being said, we have traveled extensively in Europe and always go first class so our evaluation of food, service and accommodations is from that perspective. Second, we are booked on the World Cruise so this was, among other things, a "test flight" for that cruise. Third, as some commenter's have already noted, it was brutally hot (and we are from Houston) and unfortunately, though no fault of Regent, the heat may be our lasting impression.
The Voyager. Very simply, we loved the Voyager; almost everything about it. Our suite (Category C) was very thoughtfully designed, down to the smallest details. It seemed very spacious, more than the 306 sq. ft. would suggest, due in part to this attention to detail. The Voyager sailed completely full; we were told there were 733 guests in all including third persons in some suites. But, you wouldn't know it. It didn't seem full. They don't herd cattle on the Voyager. We never had to wait long for an elevator and, as often as not, we were the only ones in the cab. We never waited for a table in the Compass Rose or the Veranda for longer than two minutes. We were immediately seated in Prime 7 and Signatures even though we arrived early. Embarkation, disembarkation and group tours were a breeze. Regent has definitely "figured it out" in this respect and everything went off without a hitch. Embarkation took maybe ten minutes and disembarkation less. As for the Constellation Theater, We typically arrived five minutes before the nightly show and we never had a problem being seated in a good location.