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the ship was very good, and we especially enjoyed the quality of the food in the main dining room. The weather, less so. We boarded in 80 knot winds (really) that tore an Azamara ship off its moorings that almost struck us. Our cabin was spacious, and the closet space was a pleasant surprise. They have an Illy coffee maker, and should put out instructions to avoid messing it up the first few times you try. We only went to two of the shows (all shows are at 9:30 except the crew show on the last night; perhaps they might consider a 7:00pm show once or twice for those of us who wanted to eat later or earlier. Re shore excursions, they also need to ensure they put out maps for the day's location every day. It was missing most days, and would be useful. The fitness center was better than anticipated; they have water and Gatorade in the room, too. The machines are set to stop every 25 minutes, so you have to re-start it if you go longer. The weight machines are great, free weights up to 50 pounds, too. We wound up in port an added day due to high seas, missing our first stop as a result. We also couldn't dock in Monte Carlo due to dock damage there, so we were schlepped by bus for 3 hours from Marseilles. Not the ship's fault, but no rest for the weary at the end... Shore excursions were generally good to very good. We did Florence on our own, using the ship's "on your own" tour. They stopped at a leather factory, and also at a view overlook, which really cut into our time. If they had advised ahead of time what our arrival time in Florence would have been, we could have avoided sprinting to our assigned time at one of the galleries. The Monserrat optional tour was great (if you don't like steep, winding roads, be cautious) especially the lunch buffet on the way back. One of the best buffets I've had (and that's saying a lot).

Great ship, great staff, horrible weather

Seven Seas Voyager Cruise Review by ebobh

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the ship was very good, and we especially enjoyed the quality of the food in the main dining room. The weather, less so. We boarded in 80 knot winds (really) that tore an Azamara ship off its moorings that almost struck us. Our cabin was spacious, and the closet space was a pleasant surprise. They have an Illy coffee maker, and should put out instructions to avoid messing it up the first few times you try. We only went to two of the shows (all shows are at 9:30 except the crew show on the last night; perhaps they might consider a 7:00pm show once or twice for those of us who wanted to eat later or earlier. Re shore excursions, they also need to ensure they put out maps for the day's location every day. It was missing most days, and would be useful. The fitness center was better than anticipated; they have water and Gatorade in the room, too. The machines are set to stop every 25 minutes, so you have to re-start it if you go longer. The weight machines are great, free weights up to 50 pounds, too.

We wound up in port an added day due to high seas, missing our first stop as a result. We also couldn't dock in Monte Carlo due to dock damage there, so we were schlepped by bus for 3 hours from Marseilles. Not the ship's fault, but no rest for the weary at the end...

Shore excursions were generally good to very good. We did Florence on our own, using the ship's "on your own" tour. They stopped at a leather factory, and also at a view overlook, which really cut into our time. If they had advised ahead of time what our arrival time in Florence would have been, we could have avoided sprinting to our assigned time at one of the galleries. The Monserrat optional tour was great (if you don't like steep, winding roads, be cautious) especially the lunch buffet on the way back. One of the best buffets I've had (and that's saying a lot).
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Concierge Suite
Cabin E 838
Spacious for the money, great closet space with safe. Pretty good bathroom with shower and separate bath. Good balcony, although we didn't get to use it due to weather.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Montserrat Walking Tour
    Fantastic site, and we were there for a service, which added to the memorability of the time. The lunch afterwards was also remarkable.
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  • Vizzavona
    much longer than the advertised 30 minutes, and the road is pretty steep. Once we got there, it was great; cheeses and meats with wine in a really bucolic spot. WE did get to listen to the history of the island and learn a lot.
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  • Florence (Livorno)
    Once we got to town, it was great (even though it rained off and on). En route, they stopped for 30 mins or so at a leather factory, and then stopped for another 20 mins at a viewpoint overlooking the City. They should scrap both stops and get people to town so they have more time to explore.
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  • City Tour
    we had a mixed group with English speakers and Spanish speakers who spoke no English. That was OK, but the guide stopped the group to do both narratives, which slowed things a lot. She also didn't keep the group together, so several stopped and shopped & took photos for a good deal of time while the rest of us were waiting.
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  • Private Tour
    We booked a private 3-day tour in Rome pre-cruise; RomeInLimo had received some great reviews on various sites, so we booked a two-day tour, plus an evening Illuminated Rome tour. For the two day's car tour, we had Enrico, who was fabulous. He was informative and passionate about his City, and took us to places we would have missed if we tried to do it on our own. We also has Massimo for the Vatican Museums, who was excellent - he supported his guiding with iPad photos to help us see the stories and know what we were looking at. Overall, the experience was well worth the money, which was less than what I thought it would have cost.
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