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  1. Many thanks to Tarwood3 for letting me share my Voyager experiences here as well. Service continues to be excellent from all departments. Last night was the Block Party, and we had a great time meeting some of our neighbors, as well as the quick hello to the Captain, GM and CD. Really enjoy this feature on Regent. I may have to retract my earlier comment about the cuisine after two delicious dinners onboard. Friday night we dined in CR, and very much enjoyed our meal and entrees... a pan seared grouper and lobster fra diavolo pasta. Last night, Saturday, we had another fabulous meal, this time in Chartreuse... our first experience since the changeover from Signatures. One of us had cheese soufflé, cream of artichoke soup and the Black Foot chicken breast, and one had the steak tartare, artichoke soup and the roasted veal filet. All very good, and recommended. Yesterday at our port call in Costa Maya Mexico, we opted for the longer, full day tour to the Mayan ruins at Kohunlich. Thankfully we had a very comfortable coach for our two hour transit to the site. Upon arrival, we spent about 1 1/2 hours touring the site with our excellent guide. The site itself was impressive and, IMO, worth the time investment. Heading back to the port, we stopped at an outdoor pavilion next to a lagoon where we had a not-so-memorable lunch. At least the setting was nice. 😉 Today, Sunday, we’re at the NCL private island of Harvest Caye, Belize. We’re planning to snorkel. Almost forgot... champagne and caviar on offer this morning in LV, as well as one of my favorites... sticky buns!
  2. Tarwood3, thanks for starting this thread. We are also onboard the Voyager, our second Regent cruise. Our first sailing was on the Mariner about a year ago. Our embarkation at about 1pm was very quick, so I guess we missed the rush. Agree with Bill. In our opinion, the Voyager is in fine shape. We are in a PH-A and it is in great condition and very comfortable. We decided to accept an up-sell about a week prior to the cruise, from our DV-F. However, glimpsing into the open doors of those suites this morning, I think in retrospect we’d have been just as happy in a DV. I will say that the comments about vibration issues on the ship seem to be accurate. It has been previously suggested here to avoid booking suites aft of the launderettes, and IMO that is good advice. Service has been excellent. The food so far (La Veranda for lunch and breakfast, Compass Rose for dinner) has been good, but not quite as good as what we experienced on the Mariner, or on Oceania’s Nautica - on which we just sailed a couple of months ago. But hey, it’s early in the cruise and we are looking forward to everything ahead. 🙂 Onboard this sailing: Captain: Felice Patruno GM: Davor Josipovic CD: Andy Heath (wife Tammy is Social Hostess) Exec Chef: Dino Schwager Large contingent of singers/dancers - 12 in total Enjoyed the first enrichment lecture by Dr Anthony Aveni this morning. Won one game at bingo this morning... whoo-hoo! 😀
  3. Thanks to all who are currently onboard and contributed here. Very much appreciated. Hope you all had a wonderful time while on Voyager. We board Voyager the day you disembark. Certainly open to any suggestions you may care to share about things to do, things to eat, things to drink, items not to be missed. Love be hear which key officers and staff will be onboard. This is will be our second Regent cruise ( first was the most impressive Mariner Amazon sailing in late 2017). We also just recently disembarked Oceania Nautica after being aboard for 20 nights, Athens to Dubai. Also a very nice experience in terms of comfort and cuisine.
  4. Now this looks like MY kind of excursion! We're boarding the Voyager on Thursday... can't wait. Our itinerary is not taking us to Great Stirrup, but I'm sure we'll have a great time regardless. 🥂
  5. We had an amazing pink dolphin sighting at the dock at Parintins while we were waiting for the tender to return to the ship after the Boi Bumba show. I would agree... keep an eye out while near shore.
  6. We were on Regent's Mariner Amazon cruise last year, and it certainly looks and sounds as though you had a similar *amazing* experience as we did. So many interesting and unusual sites when sailing the Amazon River. Glad you had Terry Breen onboard with you. She is truly a treasure. She actually accompanied us on the tour in Antigua. Sorry you didn't spot the pink dolphins. We had our only brief glimpse when waiting for the tender to return to the ship after the Boi Bumba show at Parintins. They were playing in the water right near the jetty. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts.
  7. Paula, thanks for taking time out of your holiday cruise to share your experiences with us. We'll be sailing on Voyager soon, and will be most interested in your observations. If you plan on dining in Prime 7 or Chartreuse, will be eager to hear about that as well. What time were the suites ready for occupancy? Around 2pm? Have a great time, and Happy New Year! 🍾🥂
  8. The search function on the desktop version defaults to "Everywhere". Is there a way to set the default to be "This Forum"?
  9. Just adding another datapoint. We also recently booked excursions when our sailing opened up. Shortly after the booking window opened, we were receiving similar "sold out" messages as others have reported. We logged out, then logged back in to rssc.com, and the excursions then showed as available for booking.
  10. rallydave, many thanks for the prompt response and your wise recommendation.
  11. My question may have been answered previously, so apologies for asking it again. Contemplating a r/t sailing from Miami, and the suite would not have concierge benefits - so no pre-cruise hotel is included. If we use Regent for our air and are flying from the West Coast, would they put us on a red-eye (arriving on embarkation day) or would they fly us in a day early? In the latter case, would we need to pay for the hotel? Certainly won't bust the budget, but just curious. We usually handle our own air, but this would be for a sailing coming up soon, so Regent would probably be a better deal.
  12. RJ2002

    Oman Day tours

    Hilde, you might want to re-post this on the roll call for your specific cruise. We used Oman Day Tours on our recent Nautica cruise and were happy.
  13. RJ2002

    Butler Xavier: Still with Oceania?

    We are on Nautica right now and he's our butler! Just boarded yesterday, so we'll have the pleasure of his services for 20 days - Athens to Dubai. So far, very impressed.
  14. Our first Regent cruise was on the Mariner, and like you, based on comments here we also booked a PH. Very spacious and comfortable. Good choice!