In December 2010, my husband Bill and I were lucky enough to travel to the Caribbean
aboard the luxurious, six-star Seven Seas Voyager. Regent Seven Cruises is a spectacular, upscale cruise line with many wonderful included amenities.
Prior to our cruise we had an overnight stay at the Marriott Beach Place Towers in Fort Lauderdale. This beautiful hotel offered wonderful views of the water and beach. We had a nice lanai to sit and have our morning coffee and since we were so close, We walked on the beach and had breakfast at an outdoor restaurant.
Seven Seas Voyager Suite:
Arrival and check in at the cruise pier was a breeze, we were in our suite within no time. Our suite aboard Seven Seas Voyager was beautiful – featuring a large walk in closet. Plus the suite and bathroom were spacious and very nice.
Complimentary Shore Tours:
When you sail on Regent Seven Seas Cruises you receive complimentary shore excursions. We took part in four of these shore tours and enjoyed them very much.
Cozumel Highlights and Shopping: We were taken to a small-scale reproduction of Mayan ruins, our guide provided informative narration. The shopping was minimal, but authentic to the area.
Belize Airboat Adventure and Belize City Tour: This was a lot of fun and something we’d never done before. The guide gave everyone a sheet with pictures of the birds so as we went along he
could point them out to us. A crocodile came right up to the boat and hung around for a while – we’ve never seen one this up close before. We then toured the city of Belize; this is not somewhere I would want to go back. I recommend if you visit this country take a tour like we did.
Santo Tomas de Castilla Guatemala, the Amatique Bay Resort: With drink coupons in hand we lounged on a beautiful private beach visiting with our passengers. A lunch buffet was served, Regent also provided us with vouchers. Guatemalan vendors were onsite with beautiful handicrafts.
Costa Maya Mini Jeep Rhino Adventure: This was a fun tour! The jeep ride was exciting – it turns out we made a large circle through the “jungle” ending up back at the main camp – on another beautiful beach where we could have a drink or just sit and enjoy the water until it was time to go back to the ship.
Compass Rose main dining room, as well as specialty restaurants, Prime 7 and Signatures were over the top fabulous. We were lucky enough to dine in Signatures twice.
The Casino was fun even though we weren’t too lucky; we did meet some others who were much luckier. We watched one gentleman put down $1,000.00 at the black jack table and double his money in about 15 minutes! We visited the Coffee Connection, coffee bar area located on deck 5,
quite a bit for our favorite skinny vanilla lattes. The pool bar was always fun and featured some great entertainment. Tired from all our activities we only made it to a couple of the evening shows in the Constellation Theater, the ones we saw were fantastic.
I am so grateful for having the opportunity to sail aboard the beautiful Seven Seas Voyager. And to be able to experience the supreme luxury of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. I would highly recommend this cruise line to anyone who is looking for the most all-inclusive, suite experience at sea. For information on our cruises visit our Regent Seven Seas Cruises page.
k kalaway saysApril 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm
I want to alert all portential clients of Regent to NOT book any pre/post hotel arrangements with them – you will be grossly OVERCHARGED. I joined my parents on Voyager, and their travel agent said she could get a good deal on the hotel in Beijing I was to meet my parents as I was going 3 days ahead. I am very used to making my own travel arrangement(how hard is it to go on internet..). I wrongly assumed Regent would have a better rate as they book so many rooms in the hotel. How wrong I was. I prepaid $1550 for 4 nights, breakfast, transfer from airport to hotel, and then from Beijing to ship. When checking out I was erroneously given a bill for my stay. I said ‘oh no I’ve prepaid, it’s just my extras’. They said sorry, and gave me the extras bill. But then I looked at what they would have charged me at rack rate – 5500cyn which is $900!!!! This included breakfast. Ok, then add on a taxi(current rate about $25), add on a CAR AND DRIVER, not the coach I took with parents(current rate $100max). Hmmm, looks like Regent pocketed a 50% extra or $500. DO NOT make my mistake. Oh, and for customer service-it doesn’t exist, they had nothing constructive to say. Braindead
Alysia Murillo saysApril 26, 2011 at 10:55 am
Dear K Kalaway,
We understand your frustrations and thank you for sharing your concerns for other people to learn from. We are not showing you booked this cruise through Cruise Specialists. It sounds like you booked independently, however if you booked this through another agency we advise you to let them know of your situation. For you and everyone else we also would like to stress the importance of using an experienced travel agent for all your travel needs, they know how to get you the best value for your vacation dollar.