We can't wait to hear all about your experience! What was the cruise you went on, and what were a few of your favourite moments?
C: Yvonne and I were honoured to experience the new Seven Seas Grandeur™ before she launched to the public. She offers incredible service, spacious suites, probably the finest food at sea and a wonderful crew who really go above and beyond. She is opulent and grand in all the right ways and boasts a truly impressive art collection including a Faberge egg created just for the ship.
Y: I found the whole experience on a whole other level of cruising. The ship was so easy to navigate around, with public spaces being available on decks four and five, and then again from deck ten upwards. The pool take centre stage on deck eleven. In the centre of the ship is the reception and concierge, and then the bars, lounges and restaurants are spread over several floors.
I really loved the spa facilities - I treated myself to some treatments and it was an amazing experience. The treatment rooms were lovely and the prices were no different to on-land spas.
Is there anything you can tell us about this ship, and Regent cruises, that others may not know?
C: Grandeur is aimed at a younger audience which is reflected in the music choices around the ship and also in the fabulous shows. For art lovers there is a self-guided art tour - there are three Picasso's onboard, find them if you can!
Y: I didn't realise how easy it was to go on the excursions! And the passport exit was ready for us to clear customs, and all completed for us with no hassle. Many of the excursions are included in the cruise price, so you can just step off and enjoy the stops. We got off in Dubrovnik, which is a beautiful city, and had loads of time to explore - we even joined a guided tour of the city.
Another thing that people may not know, is that if you book a Concierge Suite, your bed faces the balcony, so you can wake up looking out to the sea!
We know that the public spaces on Grandeur have really been taken to a whole new level. What was your favourite part of the ship, and why?
C: She is grand in every way, and you are immediately struck by the beauty and opulence onboard. My favourite space onboard was the spa, it's incredible and features a stunning outside terrace with three Jacuzzis and rocking chairs to relax on deck.
Y: There are so many quiet spaces to relax by yourself. Whether you're solo travelling or on holiday with the family and looking for a bit of me time, you have a choice of spots to escape to.
I took myself for afternoon tea and it was really relaxing. The atmosphere and service were lovely and made me feel special. Later in the day, there is evening entertainment if you want it, but the quiet bars and the library are great for a calm and quiet evening after a busy day.
What can those in search of luxury expect from Grandeur?
C: Seven Seas Grandeur is the culmination of Regent's extensive expertise in luxury cruising. It takes the three-plus decades of Regent's past and stunningly reimagines it for the future. She is a truly magnificent ship and the dining experiences are out of this world.
Y: It was truly like a floating hotel - forget the words cabin, they are hotel rooms on the SS Grandeur. And there is so much space. Spacious bathrooms, large clothes closet, generous balcony and fabulous bedroom areas.
The activities that you can join take it to the next level. From gin tasting to cooking classes and many more, you can fill your days with things to do but all the while remaining relaxed.
Designed by the multi-award-winning Studio DADO and built by premier shipbuilder Fincantieri in Ancona, Italy, in just over two years, Seven Seas Grandeur joins this world-class fleet in unparalleled style. With 373 suites, 10 decks and 548 crew members, this ship goes beyond any expectations to provide unrivalled space, service and experiences.
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