Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review by William.Tellitlikeitis
- Sail Date: November 2016
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Superior Suite
The suites are well designed, larger but why no chair other than a desk chair and the couch is poor. The bathroom/ shower is excellent.
The Veranda restaurant has a lot more space outside and the chairs are much improved. The tables are already getting chipped. The Speciality restaurants, Prime 7 , Chatreuse, and Pacific Rim are good although some a little inconsistent.
The main restaurant The Compass Rose resembles a cafeteria, although smaller than on other Regent vessels the lighting is horrific ( think Las Vegas ), the service stations are many and the used plates and plastic covers are in full view.
The extensive art work may be an acquired taste....to many the majority of the hangings are dark, ugly and disturbing.
The balcony windows whistle even in light winds.
The cooking smoke from the pool grill wafts across the deck permeating clothes
There is no access to the bow of the ship outside at any level .99% of gusts have no front view except from the Observation Lounge where the dark glass is so dark, observing anything is difficult.
The rear entrance to Compass Rose has been closed off meaning for some a route march to the entrance.
Some lifts are "flask" shaped with a narrow entrance....dangerous as are the steps in the theatre. Those steps are badly lit.
The disembarkation arrangements in Miami were a shambles and the Hop on Hop off tour with Big Bus a nightmare
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