Posted On: February 26, 2016
The time is finally here! Today we get to board the majestic Regent Seven Seas Mariner… I feel like a little girl on Christmas morning! This South America Cruise had a very nice private spread of a breakfast for our group. The Sofitel treats all guests to a lovely full breakfast but this was extra special so we were happy we made it there only 20 minutes shy of closing. Since our departure to the port wasn’t until 12:30pm we took advantage of some extra shut eye!
Arriving at the port things moved seamlessly and quick to boot! Champagne as we boarded was a nice touch and of course strategic way of putting us in the right “mood” since the rooms needed a little prep time. The crew on this beautiful baby made the wait so enjoyable. This is part of the magic of this cruise, Regent is the world’s first all-suite, all-balcony ship. They cater to only 700 guests, and her staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.6 ensures the absolute highest level of personal service.
The announcement we were all waiting for is here… rooms are ready! With such a spacious open environment on this ship you do not find the crowded corridors that you would normally expect on board. We find our way to our room, Mariner Suite 826 and oh it was so worth the wait!
Mariner Suite Bar
This room is over the top fantastic sporting 1.5 bathrooms and 739 sqft with a nice size deck to add to it’s sparkle. Our butler Ketut arrived within minutes to greet us and fill us in on the lay of the land. Considering this will be our home for a few weeks, this room is certainly worth the upgrade. This really gives you the space and amenities of home, play, or even office if needed. This really does ensure the ease of enjoying this experience to it’s fullest.
The Seven Seas Mariner features four gourmet restaurants, 2 of which require reservations. We elected to free style tonight for dinner and visit Sette Mari Italian Restaurant, the only dinning option of the 4 restaurants that allow Scott to wear jeans. I expected the venue which is used as La Veranda during the day as a casual spot to be a buffet setting but quite the opposite although they had many items alacarte to choose from and the dinning was full service. The meal was delicious and the choices of vino are premium even though you can of course select something more extravagant for a cost but really there was no need to the wines were incredible.
After filling up on dinner we knew we needed to work it off so luckily the Stars Lounge was in full swing with live dance music and away we went!
We are docked in port till Monday evening so need to rest up for our big day in Buenos Aires! Cheers!