Updated August 2019

 

We sent Sarah from our sales team out to go and find out more about the highly-esteemed Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship, Voyager. Find out just what she thought of the ship in her detailed review below.

 

seven seas voyager

 

Looking beautiful…

As I arrived at the port of Southampton, the beautiful Seven Seas Voyager stood before me, gleaming in the bright sunshine. The ship looked striking from the outside, boasting stunning balconies and a clean, pristine exterior.

The boarding process was easy and there were no queues or frustrated passengers in the terminal, which has a small café and comfortable waiting chairs where you could watch the passengers waiting eagerly to board the ship. It was lovely to see people looking so happy and ready for their holiday.

Entering the ship was a different experience to what I've seen before.  With many ships, you enter into a large Atrium area, whereas on Voyager there was a much smaller, more elegant looking Atrium.  This set the scene of a stylish, sophisticated and graceful ship and I could not wait to see more.

Sophisticated interior…

From the entrance I took the elevator up to the top so that I could work my way from top to bottom. The pool deck was beautiful. I was blown away with how clean and pristine everything looked - the onboard crew must work extremely hard to ensure every single inch of the ship looks immaculate.

 

seven seas voyager pool

 

A large pool and two Jacuzzis glistened beneath the sun rays. It was 28 degrees at the time, so you can imagine how much I wanted to just take a dip! Sun loungers lined with pure white Regent towels stood perfectly around the pool. There was also an outside café that had a selection of foods and a BBQ. I could imagine enjoying this beautiful deck while cruising around an exotic destination - my idea of a dream holiday. I could have stayed by the pool all day, but I needed to go and explore the interior, so from here I headed to go and see the restaurants.

La Veranda offers a more casual style dining venue compared to the other restaurants onboard. A variety of dishes presented in a buffet style showcased a diverse range of food including grilled lamb chops and sea bass. I didn't want to stare at people eating, but I couldn't help notice everybody appearing to greatly enjoy their food.

 

cruise ship buffet

 

I then took myself to Signatures which is Regent’s famous French restaurant. The décor within this venue was breathtaking. Deep blues and gold's created a luxurious French cosmopolitan restaurant feel. The menu sounded divine with dishes including Quiche au Camembert and Melted Potato Garnishes.

The second speciality restaurant onboard, Prime 7, was my next stop. Upon entering the restaurant, I had to remind myself I was on a ship! Its glamorous, luxurious. and immaculate décor made me feel like I was in a high-end American steak house. The deep brown colours accompanying burnished wood tables and large leather seats create the ultimate setting, before even looking at the menu. The menu had my taste buds going wild; oysters, jumbo lump crab cakes, and 28 day aged prime beef just to name a few.

Looking at all of this made me hungry but I wanted to explore more of the ship before I went to lunch.

So much to see for a 'small' ship…

The Observation Lounge is a quiet, relaxing venue with spectacular views. With panoramic windows covering three sides of the lounge, it is the perfect place to catch the best views of the spectacular destinations that Voyager sails to. The Voyager Lounge and Horizon Lounge are perfect venues to hang out with friends, grab a cocktail and enjoy a variety of entertainment. Again, decorated in luxurious, neutral décor and boasting immaculate, stylish furniture. The Connoisseur Club is a stylish and inviting space, perfectly adorned in dark woods, leather furnishings and deep colours. Here smokers can enjoy a fine cigar and a cognac.

 

seven seas voyager smoking

 

The Constellation Theater appeared smaller than theaters I had seen on other ships, however presented an intimate and comfortable venue to watch a variety of shows. The library, art gallery and internet café were all a reasonable size and provided up-to-date facilities. The casino was small but created a fun, intimate area that I can imagine hosts many fun-filled evenings. The spa was beautiful and definitely somewhere I would want to spend my time. Decorated in warm, neutral colours it created the ultimate relaxation for people going for a treatment. The private treatment rooms were warm and tranquil and would easily allow people to switch off from the stresses of everyday life.

 

Rooms fit for Kings and Queens…

I was lucky enough to go and see the various categories of rooms, and couldn't wait to get back and share with everyone how amazing they are. From all the ships I have been on, these were some of my favourite rooms. All categories boasted spacious, beautiful rooms with the best range of amenities.

The Grand Suite is my favourite of all the rooms, maybe due to the fact it has an area with a private hot tub. The bedroom area is huge - with a large bed that was made so nicely I was scared to touch it. The marble bathroom is stunning, boasting luxurious bathroom amenities and amazingly soft towels. The large living area is perfectly arranged, and it's easy to imagine spending an evening in here, snuggled up watching a film in comfort.

 

regent seven seas penthouse

 

I was also lucky enough to see the ultimate room - the Penthouse Suite. This is huge, boasting a very large living area, private bar, eight-person dining table, and two large bedrooms. Definitely a room for those who are looking for the best in luxury cruise accommodation.

Food as amazing as the ship…

After my full morning of exploring it was now time for me to see if the food was as amazing as the ship. 

The dining room is beautiful, I could certainly tell I was on a luxury liner. With its warm coloured décor, perfectly laid tables and intimate lighting it offered an impeccable atmosphere for the ultimate in cruise dining. The friendly staff assisted me to my table and explained the menu, as well as offering me a choice of wine and water.

The five course meal was one of the best I have ever had on a cruise ship, I could not fault one thing about it and everything was cooked to perfection. The first course was a lobster timbale with melon and guava dressing, followed by a pumpkin soup with lemon grass and ginger. Both dishes tasting out of this world. For my main course it was a choice of halibut with roasted fennel, plum tomatoes and spinach or roast tenderloin with porcini jus. I opted for the tenderloin and was more than satisfied. It actually melted in my mouth and had the most delicious, unique taste.

 

regent seven seas dining

 

I could not resist the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake for dessert which again, was unbelievable. The warmth of the cake with its melting centre accompanied with vanilla ice-cream was a dining experience hard to put into words. Finally, friandises and coffee completed our meal perfectly.

My Regent Summary…

My day onboard Regent Seven Seas Voyager could not have gone any better. I was truly blown away with all it has to offer. The pristine and elegant open spaces give you a feeling of warmth and remind you exactly what luxury is within the cruise world. The rooms are perfect and some of the best I have ever seen on a cruise ship and the food was truly divine. Regent Seven Seas are an all-inclusive luxury cruise line who will offer you the best in luxury cruising. Flights, transfers, excursions, food and drink are all included within your price so it allows you to have a stress-free time with no hidden charges or large onboard spend bills. I can now see why people choose to sail with Regent again and again and they certainly offer a truly outstanding product. I cannot express enough how much I know you will have the cruise of a lifetime if you choose to go with Regent Seven Seas and I certainly hope I will be back on Voyager one day.


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