Walking onboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner before it set sail from Los Angeles, through the Panama Canal to Miami, each guest received a flute of sparkling wine before receiving their suite key card.
The Seven Seas Mariner was constructed as the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in 2002. During the summer months, she sails along the coast of Alaska in comfort and style. Other months, she takes guests on longer sailings to some of the most fascinating ports in the world.
With over 350 suites, measuring from 301 to 2,002 sq. ft., guests sleep European king-size Slumber Bed with a padded headboard or two twin-beds. Each bed has high thread count European sheets and duvets. Elegant rosewood furniture, serene luxe fabrics and curtains, and lighting add a bit of sophistication. Some of the rich marble-appointed bathrooms have a separate soaking bathtub and a glass-enclosed shower. All the suites offer a large walk-in-closet with cozy robes and white slippers for guests to enjoy. There is a writing desk, one or more flat screen televisions, and a security safe.
Located on Deck 9 are two of the largest Master Suites with wrap-around balconies in the front of the ship. Stepping inside the two bedrooms and two-and-a-half marble bathrooms, it feels similar to an opulent million dollar apartment in New York, Miami or Beverly Hills. Passengers staying in this stateroom receive a personal butler to assist with any request. The large living room and dining area is ideal for cocktail and dinner parties. Glass sliding doors lead out to a spacious forward and side balcony outfitted with lounge chairs, table and chairs. In total this suite offers 2,002 sq ft., of indoor and outdoor space.
Dining options include the largest specialty restaurant onboard, Compass Rose. Tables are decorated with elegant designer Versace floral vases and dinnerware designed exclusively for Regent Seven Seas.
The elegant steakhouse PRIME 7 is handsomely decorated Country Club style with rich leather wing-back chairs, beautiful stained woods, and cream, sand and navy blue colors and fabrics. Another reservation only Le Cordon Bleu of Paris is the formal Chartreuse. These fine dining options are available for one dinner on week long cruises and multiple evenings for longer sailings.
Since this is an all-inclusive ship, wine, beer, champagne, well drinks, meals, snacks, coffee and tea are included inside the restaurants, bars and lounge areas. The enclosed Connoisseur Club is ideal for after-dinner cigars and Scotch.
During days at sea the library is a spot to check out a book, find a bridge partner to play cards while at sea or play a board game.
Nearby is an Internet cafe and plenty of computers available 24/7 for guests to keep in touch with loved ones while at sea. For those who need to work a little, this area offers printers, e-mails, Internet access and wireless access throughout the ship, so guests can work on their own personal laptops.
Outdoor activities include a full length swimming pool and three bubbling hot tubs. There is a full-circuit jogging track, paddle tennis court and shuffleboard deck, plus a grass croquet and bocce ball area. Golfers can practice their putting skills at the synthetic grass putting green.
Inside the Las Vegas style Casino with slots and table games, is a spiral staircase leading down to the elegant Stars Lounge for evening music and dancing.
The famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub offers a variety of facial and massage treatments, next to a full service Beauty Salon and fitness club.
Each sailing has approximately 700 passengers and 450 friendly crew members dedicated to providing exceptional service on all four Seven Seas ships. Soon, in February 2020, the Seven Seas Splendor will set sail offering the same exceptional standards of design and comfort. Her all-suite floorplans range from from 307 up to 4,443 square feet. All suite on this ship include a furnished private balcony.
Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship offer smooth sailings around the world. Talk to your favorite cruise specialist to see when and where you can enjoy the “suite-life.”
This review was featured in Luxe Beat Magazine on October 8, 2019.