Seven Seas Voyager is approximately 46,000 tons and carries 700 guests, giving it one of the industry's highest "space ratios," or amount of space per passenger. This spaciousness is felt in all public areas, especially the restaurants, showrooms/lounges and pool areas. Voyager is RSSC's second ship with an all-suite/all-balcony design (Mariner is the other). These are the only two ships in the cruise industry with this configuration.
All suites feature individual temperature control, European king-size beds (which can be configured to twins), spacious walk-in closets, ample drawer space, marble appointed bathrooms with tubs and separate showers (very nice), cotton bathrobes, hair dryers, color TV, refrigerators, easy-to-operate personal safe, telephone with voice mail and other luxury appointments. Toiletries are very nice and befitting the quality of the product. Butler service is offered for guests in Penthouse Suites B and above.
The ship's inside public spaces, mostly located on decks four and five, have a one-corridor design that will make for excellent traffic flow even when the ship is full. The Constellation Theater is very comfortable, with sofa and individual chair seating. There are a couple of multi-purpose lounges with live music before and after dinner (as well as a very nice observation lounge forward on Deck 11). The spa area is efficient but Spartan in d‚cor and limited in size. The pool area on Deck 11 is well laid out and should provide ample space when the ship is in warm areas. On my cruise, it was a bit chilly to indulge.
In Latitudes and Signatures, the other two dinner restaurants, reservations are required, and you should make them early in the cruise, as the rooms are quite popular. Latitudes features different menus each night; with cuisine that highlights different regions of the U.S. At Signatures, the famous French Cordon Bleu School of cooking is featured; there is a wider range of options, and it was an utterly fabulous dinner. The highlight had to be the Tarte Tiede au Chocolat et aux Framboises. (In English, it's chocolate tart with raspberries; either way, it was exceptional.) Wines are complimentary with dinner and the selection is excellent. There is a very nice wine list, but the basic wines are good enough that you might not need to indulge further.
Luxury cruises are not going to be inexpensive. However, I don't think there's ever been a better time to take a luxury cruise. Prices have probably never been lower, as all cruise operators are facing crunches and doing what they can to entice travelers to book. And RSSC has a great all-inclusive program on Voyager that makes value and luxury work together. Here's what's included with the cruise fare: all gratuities; complimentary wine with dinner; all soft drinks, mineral waters, juices and hot beverages; and initial in-suite bar set-up of premium liquor.
Seven Seas Voyager will spend the spring in the Mediterranean, the summer in the Baltic. She'll be in the Med again in the fall before heading to the U.S. for the winter (Caribbean, Panama Canal and then Mexico at the end of the year). All of this of course is subject to change based on what happens in the coming weeks and months.
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Seven Seas Voyager is going to provide her guests a wonderful luxury cruise experience with spacious comfortable surroundings in a variety of great destinations.