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The line between luxury and mainstream cruises might once have been distinct, but that's no longer the case. Cruise lines began to discover travelers didn't always fit squarely into one camp or another. Read more.

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PleaseDontSnoNoMo
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SeaDream is niche and one's response will depend on how one visualizes a 5-star experience. There's nothing wrong with it, but a lot of what we've come to associate with luxury resorts requires bigness, like walk-in closets, big bathrooms, ... Read more
RHC1211
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Not a fan of large ship cruises. Have been on numerous river and small ship/yacht cruises and always enjoyed those. Viking does a good job on its river cruises so we decided to try their new medium size venue. We were very pleasantly ... Read more
johncruz
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We have cruised on Regent Seven Seas several times and loved it every time, but we had not cruised with them since they were purchased by NCL. We wanted to cruise on the Explorer, "the most luxurious ship ever built", but were ... Read more
phxbear1
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What a horrible experience taking the Regent Explorer to the Caribbean, Mar 6-16, 2017. To begin with, our plane was late in getting to Miami. Once we cabbed it to the pier, there was no sign staytng Regent Terminal. Luckily, we found a ... Read more
cdmmgray
Member Since 2017
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This is our 4th cruise. We've been on Holland America for their Mediterranean cruise (Ancient Civilizations) and their Baltics cruise. We also took Paul Gauguin cruise in French Polynesian. This was our first trip on Regent and our first ... Read more
CarolMcE
Member Since 2017
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We wanted a smaller ship without a lot of kids. Plus the cruise we chose visited the ports we wanted to see. It all fell into place. Crew to guest ratio was almost 1:1 (I would guess 5:7). Food was excellent; unusual and expertly prepared. ... Read more
Jim and Jo
Member Since 2016
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My husband and I chose Viking because a Viking River Cruise had shown what attention could be shown to a cruise passenger. We chose The Romantic Mediterranean Cruise because after 40 years in the Navy, my husband still had not sailed the ... Read more
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