I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We spent a few days in Reykjavik on our own and stayed at Reykjavik4You apartments because I liked the location more for walking in town. It turned out that Seven Seas gave us enough back for not staying in their preferred hotel that it almost paid for our 2 night stay in Reykjavik.
The ship seemed very nice to us. It was lovely having pretty much everything paid for. It meant we never gave a second thought to whether or when we wanted drinks or similar items. It isn't that we drank that much, but it was nice not thinking about it in reference to cost. On the other hand, we may have taken more shore excursions than we actually wanted since they were mostly free, which lessened free time for exploration.
We were in concierge suites because it didn't cost that much more than basic ones and gave us the first choice on shore excursions. Our steward was excellent about keeping our cabin clean and providing plenty of what we liked the most without our saying anything to her. For example, she kept us in red grapes when we didn't eat the green ones, while my mother's cabin was supplied predominantly with her favorite green ones.
The cabins were quite nice, large enough, and we enjoyed hanging out on the balcony. We also made the most of our little Ily coffee maker and the bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream that they provided for our cabin. Storage was great in the cabins, closets and bathrooms. Even though we had fairly high seas (enough that they canceled our Shetland Islands port stop), we never felt more than light movement in our cabin.
I love Reykjavik. If you have a cruise starting or stopping there, be sure to go early or stay late. The Blue Lagoon is wonderful, and it's great taking a Golden Circle tour. We did ours as a group of five, and it cost a lot more than going on a bus, but it was worth it. The city itself is a lot of fun with nice places to eat and one of the most beautiful concert halls I've seen, Harpa Hall.
Our tour ended in Copenhagen, so there was no excursion. We stayed for a few days and loved the city. Our hotel was across from Tivoli, which was a great location for us. It was a short walk from the train station and all kinds of transportation, including water. Definitely take a canal boat ride and stop at places along the way. The Copenhagen card that gives you free transportation and entry to many museums and Tivoli is a good deal.
We enjoyed Stavanger, a beautiful place.