Diary of a Regent Seven Seas Cruise
Panache Cruises' Product Executive Natalie recently sailed on board Regent Seven Seas Voyager as the ship set sail for the first time in two years. While Lyndsay gave us the rundown on all of the stunning suites on board, which you can read about here, Natalie provides an overview of what it's like to sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises - one of if not the most ultra-luxury cruise lines in the world...
We had to provide a negative PCR or Antigen test 72 hours prior to boarding this was easy to source and wasn’t too expensive. Once we arrived at the terminal we quickly made our way through security and only had to show our covid passport to embark. While we were on board we had to wear our masks at all times indoors, the ship is still currently sailing at reduced capacity and as normal with cruising there were plenty of hand sanitisers all over the ship. We all felt very safe and well looked after on board.
I was in a Penthouse Suite on Deck 10, the suite was stunning and very spacious! If you book a Penthouse Suite with Regent Seven Seas, on all voyages you are eligible for a pre-cruise hotel stay. This is one of the many perks of booking a suite with Regent Seven Seas, plus you can also enjoy a personal butler on board. A little extra treat on board are daily canapes that you can order with your butler to enjoy while you get ready for dinner. The service is absolutely fantastic on board and all of the crew cannot do enough for you.
Regent Seven Seas made the decision to include shore excursions a few years ago to make them the truly all-inclusive luxury. They offer thousands of included shore excursions covering 450 ports of call and multiple choice of excursions in each port of call on your trip.
While I was on my trip with Regent Seven Seas, we decided to organise a post-cruise stay in Rome (organised ourselves), which has to be one of my favourite places in Europe I have ever visited. My top tip in Rome if you are staying for just one night or day would be to pick one area to explore, for example a full day tour of the Colosseum and Forum, or the Vatican. This means you don't feel like you're rushing around and can enjoy exploring just one or two sights within the same area.
Not only do Regent Seven Seas include free shore excursions, they also offer a number of free pre- or post-cruise land programmes, involving a range of iconic experiences and bucket list destinations. Adding one of these to your luxury cruise makes your dream holiday even more memorable and allows you to enjoy the culture and experience more in amazing destinations. Check out our recent brochure to learn more about the immersive destinations available with Regent Seven Seas. Plus, Regent Seven Seas offer a Concierge Collection of elite voyages with some once-in-a-lifetime extensions including the Belmond Hiram Bingham rail journey to Machu Picchu, the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, and an experience which takes you back in time on board Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
This was my first time on board Regent Seven Seas and I was completely blown away. The food on board without a doubt was the best food I’ve ever eaten at sea. My favourite restaurant was Chartreuse, a gorgeous French restaurant which is tucked away in the Horizon Lounge. Regent Seven Seas have fantastic entertainment on board, which I think many people don't expect on board an ultra-luxury cruise with a more elegant and formal atmosphere. We watched a few fantastic shows after dinner in the evenings, and for their first time performing back at sea, it was absolutely fantastic. Regent Seven Seas really set themselves ahead for ultra-luxury and now that I have been on board I can really see why.
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