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My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful Mediterranean cruise on the RSS Explorer, it certainly lived up to all expectations and even surpassed some. The suite we had chosen (Concierge) was perfect, very comfortable bed, good sized suite with an exceptional balcony, lovely bathroom nice amenities and a perfect walk in closet and a well-stocked mini-bar, enjoying my G&T on the balcony each evening. Dining on board was a delight, we dined at all the restaurants on board, our favourites were Sette Mari at La Veranda and Prime7 and overall we had wonderful meals at every restaurant we dined at with lovely wines. I also liked very much the fact that as with some lines they have formal nights (Black Tie) with RSSC it is smart casual. Excursions - varied from okay to excellent. The only criticism about the excursions was the time they started, the majority of the excursions began at 08:00-08:15 am. This was far too early. The ideal start time I believe would have been 09:15 allowing for time to begin the day and have some breakfast. One area I particularly liked was the café area where it was a relaxed and great place to grab a snack or drink. The ship never felt full of passengers, never having to queue at the pool grill at lunch time, plenty of areas to sit on the top decks and always attentive service from the friendly international staff. The cruise is certainly geared towards the American market though we were pleased there was Sky and BBC World news on the TV for the European passengers, and three UK papers in the library printed daily, good touch. The Wi-Fi is patchy to say the least and annoying to keep logging in every time you leave the ship. Yes there are a few areas you could complain about, such as the water served at tea time in the observation lounge could be hotter, or the WI-FI to be improved but these are minor complaints. Once you see what is included compared to other cruise lines this surpasses many. Pros - Mostly everything Cons – Early excursions Overall I would highly recommend a cruise with RSS, this being our first cruise we are already planning in a few years to save up for a future cruise sailing to Canada/New England and will no doubt book with RSSC.

Wonderful first RSSC and will book another one

Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review by DavidLW

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My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful Mediterranean cruise on the RSS Explorer, it certainly lived up to all expectations and even surpassed some.

The suite we had chosen (Concierge) was perfect, very comfortable bed, good sized suite with an exceptional balcony, lovely bathroom nice amenities and a perfect walk in closet and a well-stocked mini-bar, enjoying my G&T on the balcony each evening.

Dining on board was a delight, we dined at all the restaurants on board, our favourites were Sette Mari at La Veranda and Prime7 and overall we had wonderful meals at every restaurant we dined at with lovely wines. I also liked very much the fact that as with some lines they have formal nights (Black Tie) with RSSC it is smart casual.

Excursions - varied from okay to excellent. The only criticism about the excursions was the time they started, the majority of the excursions began at 08:00-08:15 am. This was far too early. The ideal start time I believe would have been 09:15 allowing for time to begin the day and have some breakfast.

One area I particularly liked was the café area where it was a relaxed and great place to grab a snack or drink.

The ship never felt full of passengers, never having to queue at the pool grill at lunch time, plenty of areas to sit on the top decks and always attentive service from the friendly international staff.

The cruise is certainly geared towards the American market though we were pleased there was Sky and BBC World news on the TV for the European passengers, and three UK papers in the library printed daily, good touch. The Wi-Fi is patchy to say the least and annoying to keep logging in every time you leave the ship.

Yes there are a few areas you could complain about, such as the water served at tea time in the observation lounge could be hotter, or the WI-FI to be improved but these are minor complaints. Once you see what is included compared to other cruise lines this surpasses many.

Pros - Mostly everything

Cons – Early excursions

Overall I would highly recommend a cruise with RSS, this being our first cruise we are already planning in a few years to save up for a future cruise sailing to Canada/New England and will no doubt book with RSSC.
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Hello and thank you for your feedback regarding your recent cruise on the Seven Seas Explorer. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your overall cruising experience with us. We are excited that you have booked a cruise with us next year and we look forward to having you back aboard. Kind regards, Jason O’Keefe Seven Seas Society Director Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Concierge Suite
Cabin E 870
The Concierge suite was perfect, very comfortable bed with nice linens and pillows, and an exceptional balcony area. There is a lovely bathroom (especially the shower) nice amenities and a perfect walk in closet with plenty of hangers and loads of draws for storage. The plugs in the suite have connections for your USB so there is no need for an adaptor. There is a very good media resource, showing news channels (Incl. BBC World & Sky news) the daily programme, excursions and movies. Suite 870 is ideally situated, not far from the stairs/lifts and near the laundrette facility where there are free washing machines, dryers and an ironing provision. We were assigned two very friendly room stewards from the Philippines, who acknowledged us at every opportunity.
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