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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager Review

Introduced in 2003, as a near twin to Seven Seas Mariner the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship, Seven Seas Voyager features four restaurants with open seating. Signature elements 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.

What You Should Know

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 447
  • Entered Service 2003
  • Gross Tons 46,000
  • Length 670 feet
  • Number of Cabins 350
  • Passenger Capacity 700
  • Width 95 feet
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Feb 11, 2015

SE ASIA

We just spent 18 days on the Regent Voyager. I would like to caution future cruisers to be aware of something that we encountered for the first time in the over 15+ cruises we have taken. Four of us were quarantined to our room for 24 hours Three of us were PERFECTLY healthy, showing zero signs of illness, and were never seen by a doctor to make this decision. My husband had bariatric surgery five years ago. For any of you who have had

this, you would know that diarrhea can occur for a variety of reasons. One can be a change in diet. Well, as it usually does with my husband on vacation, he had this problem and had forgotten his medication. He was not sick otherwise. He went to the doctor to get some Imodium. The doctor never ran any tests and had the nurse take his temperature. It registered 2/10ths above normal. The medical office immediately put my husband in isolation for 24 hours. Shockingly, they also immediately put myself and parents in a 24 hour isolation as well. We were never seen or examined. A request by me to see the doctor was met with a letter from the doctor saying "contagious illnesses can spread easily from person to person in closed communities"--so why put 3 healthy people in the same room with a "sick" person for 24 hours? We paid $133,488.00 for four us to be on this 18-day cruise in the Master Suite. They put three healthy people, against our will, in isolation (same room all together) with someone who is perhaps sick with a contagious illness? Is there logic there? They had multiple service employees going in and out of the room all day--where is the logic there? So under their rules, instead of one sick person, you now have four sick people, and a variety of employees who will perhaps get sick because they have been in the room. The doctor made this decision in the few split seconds he spent with my husband, and again, he NEVER saw any of the other three people. CDC guidelines recommend the isolation of sick passengers on a cruise ship. They do NOT say anything about traveling companions. This is a Regent policy. While I completely understand the isolation of sick people, especially on a cruise ship full of passengers, in this case, it was overkill, and handled improperly by cruise management. During this isolation, in our case, the General Manager did not contact us, and other than our regular cabin service, nothing was done to explain the "rules" or help us through that day. The explanations only came later after I was "allowed" out of my room to speak with the Manager. The Regent Corporate Office offered a pittance credit on a future cruise, which obviously I declined. I would suggest, in the case of traveling with Regent, you use EXTREME caution when going to see their onboard doctor. This is a venus fly trap meant to "catch" anyone who is even slightly sick. The shop onboard carries no cold/flu medications (as it did in the past) by the way. All of this is dispensed by the doctor now. Again, my issue with this line is NOT the isolation of a potentially sick person, it is the isolation of people who show ZERO signs of illness with no attempt to see the perfectly well people to determine their health during the isolation day. There was no meeting with us to discuss their policies that day, and we were just told by the nurse to stay in the room or run the risk of being taken off the cruise. And we paid $7,300 per day for this? By the way, none of the four of us were sick. We did not get sick and remained completely healthy throughout the cruise. My husband's diarrhea was presumably caused from the dietary changes on vacation as a result of the bariatric surgery. I thought the food and service were excellent Voyager Master Suite My review centers specifically around the Master Suite experience, #700. This writing reflects a just completed 18 day Southeast Asia cruise. It is meant for the traveler that prefers the Master Suite and looks for that level of luxury. My family has traveled on this cruise line 7 or 8 times during the past 15 years. About half of those in a Master Suite. I have been on all of their ships. I have also traveled with Crystal Cruises, most recently on the Serenity, in the Master Suite, which was outstanding in every way. First I would like to say the staff on this ship and the food are exceptional. I would say this area of the experience is "luxury" and very good. I would also say that the production shows, although they do fewer than in the past, are also very high quality, with excellent talent. Now about the room, for a "luxury" cruise experience, for four people, that cost us more than $133,000., it is not at all worth it. This room, and the ship in general (staff/food excluded) is outdated and not at all "luxury." Honestly, out of five stars for the room, I give it 2 stars. I give the ship as a whole in common areas, a 3 star rating. It's on the level of a 3 star hotel. It is clean, but I would STRONGLY recommend if you choose this room and ship, you look at actual photos of the ENTIRE room (as opposed to drawings in the brochure) and look at size. The suite is very oddly designed. First it is on the front of the ship, translating into VERY bumpy. The worst area to put the best room. You will hear an extraordinarily loud noise when the anchor is dropped, but that is only on stops that require a tender. It particularly affects the guest room. The laundry is at the complete other end of ship, and only two wash machines service this level. Rarely is a machine available. (Crystal and other high-end cruises includes comp laundry with Master Suite) Layout: The Master Bedroom is part of the bathroom, only a cheesy curtain separates the bath from the bedroom. The shower and toilet are very small and not even a fraction in design compared to what is out there on other luxury high-end ships. There is absolutely NOTHING about the Master Suite experience that makes the guest feel special. We went from staying at a Four Seasons Hotel, in amazing rooms, to this and honestly upon check in, it was a huge, depressing let -down. The room is VERY dark with low ceilings. It is filled with over 60 coffee table books that clutter every empty spot. There are very few open plugs to charge your electronics. Be sure to bring your european adaptor to increase places to charge. Doors are propped open with yellow rubber door stops that slip and then the door flaps all night. 2nd issue. This is a two bedroom. We brought our parents and put them in the 2nd room. Clearly now, I see for the same price, they could've had a separate Master Suite. BIG MISTAKE. This room is small, like a college dorm room. It has a cheesy closet, a VERY small bath, and really is not a place you would put grown adults looking for a luxury experience. At least in the ship's Master Suite #1100, the second bedroom is a full size room with a closet and patio. So disappointing our parents had to spend 18 days in this space. Given the price we paid, we expected much more out of this room. Of course, immediately upon embarking, we expressed concern about the room. While the General Manager was very cordial about the issue, and suggested "very rarely" are four adults put in this room (would have been nice if the Regent Sales Rep would have mentioned this upon booking), there was never any offer to do anything to improve our experience--other than a minuscule "credit" on a future booking. Honestly, if they offered a free cruise for four, I would not take it. Regent's corporate office (the ones who seem to make all decisions) have no idea how to deal with upscale customers. Do you think that will change with the new ship coming online next year? Same people managing....A minor "credit" for a future booking is not only rude but simply reflects that they are really out of touch. One question to consider...Do you really think this line is capable of managing "the most luxurious ship ever built?" (new ship coming online in 2016) Based on the material they provided onboard, booking a suite on the inaugural itinerary is 100% deposit--no refunds. I suggest high caution on this one. You're making an expensive decision with one enhanced photo and a lot of fluffy marketing. If you have an issue or a problem, do you feel confident you will be satisfied? That is key to operating in the high-end luxury world and unless there are internal corporate changes I question whether one wants to gamble to big dollars here. It seems to me Regent has cut back on this part. When we started cursing with them in 2002, there seemed to be more production shows and more speakers that talked about the various ports. I can only assume because of adding free shore excursions, cut backs have had to occur. Again, only my assumption. We did all of our excursions through a private company called shore trips. They did an EXCELLENT job. We did not participate in the group tours that were free with the cruise. Other than the ship room we had a very good time. I will not cruise with Regent anymore however.

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Sep 6, 2012

Baltic

This was our second cruise with Regent for 4 of us, brother, and wives. Based upon the excellence our 2011 Cruise we booked this cruise to the Baltic. This cruise did not meet our expectations. Regent talks about how important their customers are, but when it comes to customer issues "they do not walk the talk". They are in avoidance and from this cruise it is clear that their own bottom line is more important than customer satisfaction.

They were a lot of little issues, annoyances, on this cruise, but being fair it was pretty good. When there is a problem they pretty much avoid you, or listen, and do nothing. My main issue is with their travel airline booking department, beware. Once they get your money they will book you on the most inconvenient airline schedules. Yesterday, it took us about 28 hours to get home on a trip that should take about 14 hours. Once they disembark you they literally "kick you to the curve". We were off the boat by 8:30am and they bused us to Heathrow London where we waited over 6 hours for our flight. Meanwhile they were direct flights leaving every hour to our home destination in SFO. Our itinerary had us connect in Dulles DC, clear customs, where we waited another 3 hours, had to change planes, and eventually got home at 4 am. Also there travel department screwed up my wives middle name, and then billed me several hundred dollars for their mistake to reissue the ticket. We lost our good seating, and they solution was shipboard credits which to me is useless when you are spending your money for their mistakes. If we do anymore cruise with these folks before paying them make sure you get your airline booking locked else beware. The food is their 23 signature restaurants was great. The food in their main dining area "The Compass Rose" was not good. We stop eating in that restaurant after 4 tries. I filled out the comment card, and the Executive Chef called me back, very nice, but as I mentioned above did nothing. The staterooms are excellent, comfortable, roomy. No issues Excursions, some are better than others. It is not a slam dunk we will cruise with these folks again. They ruined our experience with their predatory air line booking department. The only memory we are left with is the disaster getting home. They talk about how important their customers are, but really their profit is their most important consideration. This cruise was not as great as last years, and it seemed to us they are cost cutting mode. Regent brags that they repeat customers are their livelihood, and this boat was more than 50% repeat customers. However, to us, we may or may not repeat with them. If we do, we will know our airline and travel arrangements before giving these people any money.

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Sep 6, 2012

Baltic

This was our second cruise with Regent for 4 of us, brother, and wives. Based upon the excellence our 2011 Cruise we booked this cruise to the Baltic. This cruise did not meet our expectations. Regent talks about how important their customers are, but when it comes to customer issues "they do not walk the talk". They are in avoidance and from this cruise it is clear that their own bottom line is more important than customer satisfaction.

They were a lot of little issues, annoyances, on this cruise, but being fair it was pretty good. When there is a problem they pretty much avoid you, or listen, and do nothing. My main issue is with their travel airline booking department, beware. Once they get your money they will book you on the most inconvenient airline schedules. Yesterday, it took us about 28 hours to get home on a trip that should take about 14 hours. Once they disembark you they literally "kick you to the curve". We were off the boat by 8:30am and they bused us to Heathrow London where we waited over 6 hours for our flight. Meanwhile they were direct flights leaving every hour to our home destination in SFO. Our itinerary had us connect in Dulles DC, clear customs, where we waited another 3 hours, had to change planes, and eventually got home at 4 am. Also there travel department screwed up my wives middle name, and then billed me several hundred dollars for their mistake to reissue the ticket. We lost our good seating, and they solution was shipboard credits which to me is useless when you are spending your money for their mistakes. If we do anymore cruise with these folks before paying them make sure you get your airline booking locked else beware. The food is their 23 signature restaurants was great. The food in their main dining area "The Compass Rose" was not good. We stop eating in that restaurant after 4 tries. I filled out the comment card, and the Executive Chef called me back, very nice, but as I mentioned above did nothing. The staterooms are excellent, comfortable, roomy. No issues Excursions, some are better than others. It is not a slam dunk we will cruise with these folks again. They ruined our experience with their predatory air line booking department. The only memory we are left with is the disaster getting home. They talk about how important their customers are, but really their profit is their most important consideration. This cruise was not as great as last years, and it seemed to us they are cost cutting mode. Regent brags that they repeat customers are their livelihood, and this boat was more than 50% repeat customers. However, to us, we may or may not repeat with them. If we do, we will know our airline and travel arrangements before giving these people any money.

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Sep 6, 2012

Baltic

This was our second cruise with Regent for 4 of us, brother, and wives. Based upon the excellence our 2011 Cruise we booked this cruise to the Baltic. This cruise did not meet our expectations. Regent talks about how important their customers are, but when it comes to customer issues "they do not walk the talk". They are in avoidance and from this cruise it is clear that their own bottom line is more important than customer satisfaction.

They were a lot of little issues, annoyances, on this cruise, but being fair it was pretty good. When there is a problem they pretty much avoid you, or listen, and do nothing. My main issue is with their travel airline booking department, beware. Once they get your money they will book you on the most inconvenient airline schedules. Yesterday, it took us about 28 hours to get home on a trip that should take about 14 hours. Once they disembark you they literally "kick you to the curve". We were off the boat by 8:30am and they bused us to Heathrow London where we waited over 6 hours for our flight. Meanwhile they were direct flights leaving every hour to our home destination in SFO. Our itinerary had us connect in Dulles DC, clear customs, where we waited another 3 hours, had to change planes, and eventually got home at 4 am. Also there travel department screwed up my wives middle name, and then billed me several hundred dollars for their mistake to reissue the ticket. We lost our good seating, and they solution was shipboard credits which to me is useless when you are spending your money for their mistakes. If we do anymore cruise with these folks before paying them make sure you get your airline booking locked else beware. The food is their 23 signature restaurants was great. The food in their main dining area "The Compass Rose" was not good. We stop eating in that restaurant after 4 tries. I filled out the comment card, and the Executive Chef called me back, very nice, but as I mentioned above did nothing. The staterooms are excellent, comfortable, roomy. No issues Excursions, some are better than others. It is not a slam dunk we will cruise with these folks again. They ruined our experience with their predatory air line booking department. The only memory we are left with is the disaster getting home. They talk about how important their customers are, but really their profit is their most important consideration. This cruise was not as great as last years, and it seemed to us they are cost cutting mode. Regent brags that they repeat customers are their livelihood, and this boat was more than 50% repeat customers. However, to us, we may or may not repeat with them. If we do, we will know our airline and travel arrangements before giving these people any money.

Read More
  • New

Sep 6, 2012

Baltic

This was our second cruise with Regent for 4 of us, brother, and wives. Based upon the excellence our 2011 Cruise we booked this cruise to the Baltic. This cruise did not meet our expectations. Regent talks about how important their customers are, but when it comes to customer issues "they do not walk the talk". They are in avoidance and from this cruise it is clear that their own bottom line is more important than customer satisfaction.

They were a lot of little issues, annoyances, on this cruise, but being fair it was pretty good. When there is a problem they pretty much avoid you, or listen, and do nothing. My main issue is with their travel airline booking department, beware. Once they get your money they will book you on the most inconvenient airline schedules. Yesterday, it took us about 28 hours to get home on a trip that should take about 14 hours. Once they disembark you they literally "kick you to the curve". We were off the boat by 8:30am and they bused us to Heathrow London where we waited over 6 hours for our flight. Meanwhile they were direct flights leaving every hour to our home destination in SFO. Our itinerary had us connect in Dulles DC, clear customs, where we waited another 3 hours, had to change planes, and eventually got home at 4 am. Also there travel department screwed up my wives middle name, and then billed me several hundred dollars for their mistake to reissue the ticket. We lost our good seating, and they solution was shipboard credits which to me is useless when you are spending your money for their mistakes. If we do anymore cruise with these folks before paying them make sure you get your airline booking locked else beware. The food is their 23 signature restaurants was great. The food in their main dining area "The Compass Rose" was not good. We stop eating in that restaurant after 4 tries. I filled out the comment card, and the Executive Chef called me back, very nice, but as I mentioned above did nothing. The staterooms are excellent, comfortable, roomy. No issues Excursions, some are better than others. It is not a slam dunk we will cruise with these folks again. They ruined our experience with their predatory air line booking department. The only memory we are left with is the disaster getting home. They talk about how important their customers are, but really their profit is their most important consideration. This cruise was not as great as last years, and it seemed to us they are cost cutting mode. Regent brags that they repeat customers are their livelihood, and this boat was more than 50% repeat customers. However, to us, we may or may not repeat with them. If we do, we will know our airline and travel arrangements before giving these people any money.

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