The Seven Seas Voyager: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide
Regent's Seven Seas Voyager is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Seven Seas Voyager.
Worldwide DesitinationsAccording to its official website, the Seven Seas Voyager embarks on a range of voyages. It travels to destinations as diverse as Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific, the coasts of Australia and New Zealand and the coasts of Africa and India. Most cruises are between seven and 14 days, but the Voyager also routinely makes cross-ocean trips that can exceed three months in duration.
Balcony Views For AllThe Seven Seas Voyager is a 12-deck, 670-foot-long, 94-foot-wide midsize cruise ship, with a passenger capacity of 708. It is unusual in that every cabin features a balcony, and there are no interior cabins.
Relax In StyleThis luxury cruise ship is more suited to quieter entertainment than the wilder venues some larger ships offer, according to Frommer's. The Voyager has one pool, three hot tubs, a small casino, big-screen movies and a small but serviceable spa and fitness center. The biggest draw is the live entertainment, most notably a distinguished speakers series and cultural enrichment offerings.
AccommodationsCabins on this ship befit its luxury status and price. The ship is one of the only in the world where every cabin has a balcony and a view of the ocean. Instead of having interior cabins, as many ships do, passengers select from several different classes of suite. All suites enjoy plentiful space and furniture, such as sofas and vanity desks, and all have flat-screen TVs, wi-fi access and on-demand movies. Top-quality suites provide butler service, and some even boast two bedrooms and two baths.
CostThe Seven Seas Voyager's prices reflect its luxury. Per-night costs can exceed $600 to $700 a night per person, with typical 10- to 14-night cruises in the $7,000 to $11,000 range -- and the most expensive suites can far exceed even those figures. But passengers certainly get their money's worth: drinks and gratuities are included in cruise prices, and luxury package deals are regularly available on the company's website.
Guided ExcursionsOne popular excursion from the Seven Seas Voyager is to take a guided tour of St. Petersburg in Russia, as detailed in this customer review. Tour guides can arrange quicker access to sites, make unplanned stops at restaurants and shops and pay in advance for museum and attraction entrance fees. They also will arrange transportation to and from the ship.
Luxury Dining At SeaThe ship features a variety of luxurious dining options. There are four major dining venues, the most prominent being the Compass Rose, which features open seating, a menu derived from the local foods of recent ports of call, a sommelier and a variety of healthy options. The Veranda buffet is another dining option, along with two specialty restaurants that require reservations -- Prime 7 is a steakhouse and Signatures is an upscale French-style eatery. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Maiden VoyageThe Seven Seas Voyager embarked on its maiden voyage on April 1, 2003, after being built for Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Genoa, Italy. It then completed a Mediterranean and Northern European cruise.
Safety RecordOur research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Seven Seas Voyager.
In this comical clip, a passenger from the Seven Seas Voyager water skis behind the cruise liner.
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