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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Mariner

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Seven Seas Mariner Review

Introduced in 2001, as the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship, Seven Seas Mariner has four restaurants with open seating. Hallmarks include generous amenities and unparalleled spaciousness—with only 700 passengers on board, her staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to

1.6 ensures one of the highest levels of personal service at sea.

The world's only all-balcony, all-suite ships continue the Regent Seven Seas tradition of offering posh accommodations on vessels with generous space for every passenger.

Lounges are predominantly decorated in soothing neutrals and cool marine blues with splashes of bold color, soft leather, and glass-and-marble accents. Even areas that can accommodate all (or nearly all) passengers at once, including the formal dining room and show lounge, appear intimate. Good design elements don't hint at their size, and indoor spaces seem smaller than they actually are. With so much room, public areas are seldom crowded, and you won't have to hunt for a deck chair by the swimming pool. The two-tiered Constellation Theater is a state-of-the-art show room with a full-size proscenium stage, where cabaret revues, headline entertainers, and Broadway-inspired shows are presented.

The 1994 merger of Radisson Diamond Cruises and Seven Seas Cruise Line launched Radisson Seven Seas Cruises with an eclectic fleet of vessels that offers a nearly all-inclusive cruise experience in sumptuous, contemporary surroundings. The line was rebranded as Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2006, and ownership passed to Prestige Cruise Holdings (which also owns Oceania Cruises) in 2008.

Even more inclusive than in the past, the line has maintained its traditional tried-and-true formula—delightful ships offering exquisite service, generous staterooms with abundant amenities, a variety of dining options, and superior lecture and enrichment programs. Guests are greeted with champagne on boarding and find an all-inclusive beverage policy that offers not only soft drinks and bottled water, but also cocktails and select wines at all bars and restaurants throughout the ships. Round-trip air, ground transfers, and shore excursions in every port are included in the cruise fare.

On board, casinos are more akin to Monaco than Las Vegas. All ships display tasteful and varied art collections, including pieces that are for sale.

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Pros

  • After an effortless check-in and champagne greeting, you are escorted to your suite
  • Self-service passenger launderettes with ironing stations are complimentary
  • Every stateroom is a suite, and every suite has a balcony

Cons

  • No youth facilities, and kids’ programs take place in unused public rooms
  • Unless you pre-book your specialty dining preferences online, you could find them unavailable after boarding
  • Few organized activities are scheduled, so be prepared to make your own fun
Ship Stats
  • Crew Members 445
  • Entered Service 2001
  • Gross Tons 50,000
  • Length 709 feet
  • Number of Cabins 350
  • Passenger Capacity 700
  • Width 93 feet

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