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In late March 2022 Assistant Manager of our Westbourne branch Charlotte Robson got to experience the Ultra-Luxury Seven Seas Voyager from Regent Seven Seas on a Rome roundtrip sailing.
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Arrival into Rome airport we transfer by train to Rome city to spend a pre-cruise night at the NH Palazzo Cinquecento which is located right next door to the main Termini Station so is an ideal pre-night stop before transferring to the cruise port if using public transport.
It’s a business/leisure hotel with all the general amenities you would need for a short stay in Rome, especially if you are joining a cruise.
We had the most magical day exploring Rome in style, this is highly recommended tour which I will shout about as it was such a memorable experience driving through the narrow streets of Rome and passing all through the main iconic historical monuments.
Vesper by sidecar was a four-hour morning tour featuring all of the main sights starting at the Piazza del Republica. We had one of us sat behind the driver and the other in the side car beside me. The vespers were very comfortable and the team were so friendly the tour came with audio headphones with the guide giving commentary throughout.
We stopped on numerous occasions for photo opportunities as well as visiting inside the Pantheon, government and religious buildings, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, passing the Borghese Villa and gardens, The Vatican and finally finishing the tour at the Colosseum this tour included a coffee and pastry.
After a long two years and months Regent Seven Seas Cruises brought back the Seven Seas Voyager to Italy to begin its summer in the Med and to regain its sailing CRUISING IS FINALLY BACK………
We transfer to Civitavecchia Port which took us approximately just over an hour and 20mins on the local train to then board Regent Seven Seas' Seven Seas Voyager.
The check-in process was quite easy, as long as you had all the relevant paperwork to hand, so your Covid pass, negative antigen or PCR test certification and also your boarding pass.
Regent are fully inclusive of the following:
Concierge suite cabin 834 this is a beautiful appointed cabin with a number of additional amenities:
Once on board we had the rest of the afternoon at leisure to stroll around the ship and its public areas.
We were all given set dining times as well as the restaurant allocated each evening to us, this is not the normal practice for guests on board as it’s always open dining.
I experienced Prime 7 on the first evening which is a typical American surf and turf restaurant, offering prime aged steaks with lots of options of fish and seafood with pairing sides.
After dinner there was either vocalists in the main bars or a comedian/magician performing in the Constellation Theatre. It’s quite low key on board but enough for the size of the ship.
Today will be a day at sea so we have a welcome presentation given by Regent staff for the morning, as well as a number of show suites offered in the afternoon to experience a self-tour of the ship.
We had access to the Master Suite which is the top suite that the Voyager offers to guests:
We arrive early morning to this beautiful island of Corsica Ajaccio
We spend a full day with an offering of selected excursions.
Our shore tour is the Imperial Town which was a two-hour walking tour including a visit to Napoleon’s original family home La Maison Bonaparte.
The family tree made with original pieces of hair by the members of all the family:
Our final evening was spent in the French speciality restaurant Chartreuse with its fine dining and intimate atmosphere.
We end our last evening in the Horizon bar. It’s been a lovely few days on board Seven Seas Voyager and the crew get ready for the first passengers to arrive tomorrow and start their summer season.
We transfer approximately an hour from the port to catch our flight home to Heathrow.
Finally Seven seas Grandeur will be joining their fleet this year to go alongside the sister ships Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendour to make it the 6th member of their fleet.
With Regent Seven Seas Cruises it’s always about what you pay to get off the ship, not what at you pay to get on, so comparing with other premium competitors it’s the most luxurious ultra-all-inclusive cruise line afloat.