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Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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A photography dream safari/cruise

Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review by peonyflower

1 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Suite

We chose this cruise the very first day it came out. We'd done North Africa and wanted to do South Africa with a pre-cruise safari. Regent did a fantastic job providing us with a Shamwari 5 Star game resort where we were so lucky to have seen and photographed a leopard and a white rhino at sunset against a setting sun. Our suite onboard was very convenient to the elevators and our cabin attendant was so attentive. The food was fantastic as well as the musicals. The weather however proved a bit of a disappointment as we had to forgo a port in Nambibia and Mozambique. Internet service was problematic and the food too salty. Salt shakers are on every table so why not use those?

The only disappointment was the awlful air routing to and from Cape Town that resulted in 10+hours spent in Lufthansa's Frankfort's lounge going and coming. This was our third Regent cruise and the second one with Captain Serena who is an outstanding, vivacious captain. Spending Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Years Day was truly one of our most memorable cruises. The 1600 photos we took are indeed a photographer's dream come true.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Suite
Cabin G1 827

Excellent location near the elevators. Roomy suite and balcony. Loved the walk-in closet and safe.

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Beautiful plants and a lot of benches to rest on.

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Stellenbosch House Museum

Loved the stores in Stellenbosch. Wine tasting was a fun experience.

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Tala Game Reserve

The safari enabled us to photograph quite a few animals. Game reserve 4X4's vehicles need to have more bars to hang onto over the rutted pathways.

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