Our window had so much caulking around it that we could see the rust and disintegration which gave us cause for concern. The window in the dining room was the same with cauking and lots of rust. The green grass growing around the hull at the waters edge made us wonder how safe this ship might be?
I had to ask for something to write with, another day something to write on, for our room. A few days into the cruise some slippers appeared. Another few days and a clock appeared. At the front desk I asked if housekeeping could put a new ironing board cover on the ironing board as it had worn down to the metal. After asking twice it never happened.
The food was something like Denny's. The Italian restaurant had some meals that were so dry that they really were not worth the calories. One day we walked away from our lunch plate in the main dining room and went upstairs to make our own in the buffet line.
The day we arrived in Belize we asked if we could fly home. It was possible but the airline was a local one and with the weather storming and flying in a little plane we opted to stay on board.
The entertainment is rather like a high school review. There was one lady who played the piano which was quite nice. Otherwise we never stayed to watch the floor shows. It was just sad.
The help is really sporadic. One day the waiter whisked the menu out of my hands so fast that I had to point on my husbands menu the extra that I wanted.
We originally signed on for this cruise to become a member of the Seven Seas Society. We were thinking of doing their World Cruise and wanted to try out the line. In fact we spoke with a lady at Regent on Nov.5th regarding making a reservation for the world cruise. She never called back. Fortunately for us she did not.
The ship has very little common areas. The pool area has very limited seating out of the sun. The Gallileo room was good for reading if you could stand the music. Other than those places the light was very poor and not very inviting.
If you have never cruised before this might be a place to start. We spoke with a few passengers who love the ship. MInd you that they were very elderly and probably don't care about the food.
When we returned home I told my travel agent that if they offered us a free cruise on this ship we would not go. I certainly hope that their other ships are better than this one.