Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth

Trip Reports

I joined RSSC Voyager at the port of Naples, Italy, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

I was lucky to have a midship Deluxe Veranda suite (G category) located on deck 6, and was pleasantly surprised at how much space there was, plus the size of the bathroom, complete with bathtub, separate shower enclosure, toilet and double vanity unit.

356 square feet is pretty sizable for one of the lowest categories, with a veranda large enough for two reclining chairs and a good-sized table, with glass from the floor to the teak rail, so it was easy to relax and watch the world go by as we sailed along.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Deluze Veranda Suite

Dinner in the main restaurant - Compass Rose - is a delight: such a huge choice of dishes, presented so beautifully that a visit to Compass Rose should stand alongside the smaller alternative restaurants as a culinary highlight.

We enjoyed an excellent show enhanced by the comfort of the theatre, with seating on two levels, and plenty of leg room and tables for drinks, brought to you by the ever-present waiters.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Compass Rose restaurant

The following day was a sea day, and with the hot and sunny weather, I made the most of the ample sized swimming pool and the towel-covered sunbeds. There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool, as well as many hidden places at the back of the ship, with magnificent sea views. Because Voyager is a spacious ship with excellent facilities, there was plenty to do on a full day at sea - perfect for recharging in between the busy days ashore.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Pool

I did make time for the Chocoholic Teatime this afternoon in the Horizon Lounge - chocolate fountains, chocolate creations in every size and form, along with finger sandwiches, quiches, scones with cream and jam and the obligatory pot of tea were duly consumed, but leaving enough space for dinner!

The lovely Observation Lounge is a perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks - a lovely sea view and resident pianist to entertain us over cocktails. We had dinner in Chartreuse, quite a formal restaurant which features classic and modern French dishes, beautifully presented in a stylish and chic setting.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Observation lounge

Our next stop was in Kotor, Montenegro. This is situated in the Gulf of Kotor, a lengthy sea inlet, surrounded by stunning scenery, not dissimilar to the Italian Lakes. Kotor is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, with one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic.

The excursion offered by the cruise line (Regent include a wide choice of 'free' shore excursions in every port) took us on a walking tour of the town with a local guide, and then a short bus ride along the coast to catch the water taxi across to Our Lady of the Rocks Church, situated on the tiny island of Gospa od Skrpjela. This is truly beautiful, and on the day I was there, a wedding had taken place, with the reception held at the waterfront hotel back on the other side of the bay.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Old Town, Kotor, Montenegro

On the final night, we headed to my favourite restaurant on board - Prime 7 - serving classic steakhouse cuisine, along with fish and lobster dishes.

Now, Voyager, Sail Thou Forth - Prime 7 Restaurant

This taste of what it is like to sail with Regent Seven Seas means that I will confidently recommend them - two of my companions booked a future cruise to the Far East while we were still on board, so this clearly speaks volumes!

Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
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