Ports of Call: Seven Seas Voyager made stops at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Mumbai, Goa and Cochin, India; Maldives; Seychelles; Kenya; Zanzibar, Tanzania; Madagascar; Maputo, Mozambique; and Richards Bay, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa.
Embarkation/Disembarkation: We started our experience with a three-day pre-cruise tour in Dubai, which was wonderful. Our adventure then began in Dubai and finished in Cape Town, South Africa. Overall, the ship accommodates 700 passengers and 450 crew.
Stateroom: Our master suite featured two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. A separate dining room, living room and bar rounded out the suite offerings. We’ve sailed many times with Regent Seven Seas and have never been disappointed.
Services/Amenities: The best part of the Regent Seven Seas experience: It includes everything — all specialty restaurants, all beverages, our shore excursions and laundry. The onboard fitness center is wonderful. Also, tipping is not expected on the ship.
◆ Service and food are the very best.
◆ We return to Regent Seven Seas time and time again.
◆ For us, the most interesting ports of call were Dubai, Madagascar and Cape Town.
Did the new film Oppenheimer rouse your interest in the nefarious world of international espionage? You can go straight to the real-life setting for covert actions this November (Nov. 10–12), when La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe hosts a specially themed “Spies, Lies and Nukes” weekend. The hotel actually served as the retreat location for Manhattan Project scientists, who stayed at La Fonda on the Plaza to take a break from the stress of their work. During the weekend, the property’s La Fiesta Lounge will make a tasty nod to those days by serving up a special Atomic Martini.
Ever want handcrafted martinis and freshly shucked oysters delivered straight to your room? The Read House’s New Martinis & Pearls service has you covered. Shining in 1920s-themed decor, the historic hotel in the heart of Chattanooga offers a true Gatsby-esque experience, now further elevated with this upscale amenity. Guests can now indulge in their perfectly chilled martini, made to order, and “pearls” (oysters) in the comfort of their room.
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