Plan Your Regent Seven Seas Cruises Vacation
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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Top Reasons To Cruise
- All-Inclusive Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the longest list of inclusive features for the money.
- Destination Focused Regent even includes select shore excursions in the fare—a real bonus when the ships reach ports of call.
- Fine Cuisine Ships in the Regent fleet have some of the finest specialty restaurants afloat and there is no charge for dining in them.
- Great Service Exemplary service is a signature feature of Regent’s voyages.
- Luxurious but Informal Socializing is easygoing on Regent’s less formal ships.
Is This Line Right For You?
Choose This Line If
- You want to learn the secrets of cooking like a Cordon Bleu chef (for a charge, of course).
- You don’t want the hassle of signing bar tabs or extra expense of shore excursions.
- A really high-end spa experience is on your agenda.
Don't Choose This Line If
- Connecting cabins are a must. Very few are available, and only the priciest cabins connect.
- You can't imagine a cruise without the hoopla of games in the pool; these ships are much more discreet.
- You don’t want to dress up for dinner. Most passengers still dress more formally than on other lines.
What To Expect On Board
Menus may appear to include the usual beef Wellington and Maine lobster, but in the hands of Regent Seven Seas chefs the results are some of the most outstanding meals at sea. Specialty dining varies within the fleet, but Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner,
have the edge with the sophisticated Signatures, featuring the most authentic French cuisine to be found outside of Paris. Prime 7, on all three ships, is a contemporary adaptation of the classic American steak house offering fresh, distinctive decor and an innovative menu of the finest prime-aged steak and chops, along with fresh seafood and poultry specialties. In addition, Mediterranean-influenced bistro dinners that need no reservations are served in Sette Mari at La Veranda, the venue that is the daytime casual Lido buffet restaurant.
Wine Connoisseurs Dinners are offered occasionally on longer cruises to bring together people with an interest in wine and food. Each course on the degustation menu is complemented by a wine pairing. The cost varies according to the special vintage wines that are included.
Room-service menus are fairly extensive, and you can also order directly from the restaurant menus during regular serving hours.
Although special dietary requirements should be relayed to the cruise line before sailing, general considerations such as vegetarian, low-salt, or low-cholesterol food requests can be satisfied on board the ships simply by speaking with the dining room staff. Wines chosen to complement dinner menus are freely poured each evening.
Most sailings host guest lecturers, including historians, anthropologists, naturalists, and diplomats, and there are often discussions and workshops. Spotlight cruises center around popular pastimes and themes, such as food and wine, photography, history, archaeology, literature,
performing arts, design and cultures, active exploration and wellness, antiques, jewelry and shopping, the environment, and marine life. All passengers have access to these unique experiences on board and on shore.
Activities and entertainment are tailored for each of the line's distinctive ships with the tastes of sophisticated passengers in mind. Don't expect napkin-folding demonstrations or nonstop action. Production revues, cabaret acts, concert-style piano performances, solo performers, and comedians may be featured in show lounges, with combos playing for listening and dancing in lounges and bars throughout the ships.
Fitness and Recreation
Although gyms and exercise areas are well equipped, these are not large ships, so the facilities also tend to be limited in size. Each ship has a jogging track, and the larger ones feature a variety of sports courts. The spas and salons aboard Regent Seven Seas ships are operated
by Canyon Ranch SpaClub, which offers an array of customizable treatments and services.