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Old February 1st, 2014, 12:46 PM
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We were on this cruise from Singapore to Auckland. We enjoyed it so much , warts and all, that we booked on Board for the 2014/5 Voyager cruise. But for the benefit of Regent management arranging next year's cruise I summarise the changes those writing on this thread would like, ion no particular order.
1. Reduce or eliminate the presence of the art and jecwellery dealers.
2. Change the excursion staff to more knowledgeable and congenial staff who could even lecture about forthcoming excursions.

3. Improve wifi. Do not blame the ipad but blame your hardware.
4. Add British hard biscuits to the soft inedible American varieties.
5. Change the singers/dancers to more professional ones or dispense with them altogether. We could do with more good individual entertainers.
6. Improve the quality of the coffee beans. The problem was not the strength but the taste.
7. Try to dissuade parents from bringing children, e.g. Charge them prohibited fares!
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Agree with everything except #7. While we do not enjoy sailing with children (and really did not like the disruptions caused by the 30 children under the age of 21 on the portion of your cruise that we sailed) in my opinion, if passengers decide to travel during Christmas and New Year's, they have to expect children. What I have learned from this is never - ever sail during this time of the year.

Have to comment (and smile) about what the British find are inedible soft biscuits. Those of us in the U.S. were raised on them and find some of the crackers (aka biscuits) in other countries quite strange.

The point I agree the most strongly about is the coffee. To repeat the last post, it is not the strength - it is the taste.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Travelcat. We are hopeful the next years Voyager Xmas/New Year cruise might not have many children as it is in one leg and does not finish until late January.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:41 PM
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We found the singers/dancers excellent. Some of the other entertainers were less so.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:52 PM
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Two other points. We are bridge players and Patricia, the bridge director on the leg from Singapore to Sydney was unfriendly, rude and inefficient. Quite the worst bridge director we have ever encountered. Secondly, the boutique had poor and tasteless goods and needs to be overhauled.
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We found the singers/dancers excellent. Some of the other entertainers were less so.
Don't you find that sometimes the singers and dangers are wonderful (usually when they have been together for a while) and other times (other cruises) they aren't? Entertainment is not a big deal to us -- we usually only go to one or two shows (Crew Kapers and the one that is a take-off from Cirque du Soleil. Unlike Crystal, Regent (and Silversea) do not put an emphasis on the entertainment.
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You may be right. On our shorter port intensive cruises we normally don't go to the show--too late.
On our SE Asia cruise they were terrific.
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