We had an absolutely wonderful time on SeaDream I. Thank you so much for the $200 Spa credit you gave us to help celebrate our anniversary. I never would have used the spa at all were it not for that. They have an outstanding staff of Thai massage practitioners and cosmeticians. As massage isn't my favorite (although I heard rave reviews from other passengers), I treated myself to an amazing facial, pedicure, and shampoo/styling (the last just because I wanted to make sure to use every dime you'd given us!).
We were very fortunate with the weather—almost idyllic. I think you can safely send anyone on this yacht without qualms. (We can't vouch for SeaDream II and, from talking to staff on our yacht, I understand that there is/may be a difference in staff atmosphere between the two yachts.) We also talked to quite a few fellow passengers that have been long-time Regent Seven Seas Cruises fans and they all agreed that SeaDream offered a superior product.
The biggest noticeable advantages that Regent has are the larger staterooms with balconies and evening entertainment. And SeaDream isn't really equipped for us to be comfortable, for instance, crossing the Atlantic, or in extended inclement weather. Otherwise, the family atmosphere, unbeatable dining and stewardess services, high quality bed and bath linens, shore excursions to fit every taste, spa and gym services, not to mention truly excellent food and alcoholic beverages on the SeaDream I will win out every time (unless Regent changes significantly in the near future).
They gave us pajamas with our names on the first night. Too cute! By the second day, the dining and concierge staff was calling every passenger by his/her last name. During a post-lunch discussion with one of the concierge staff, she expressed a concern as to what they should call me as I was traveling by a different name. I explained that "Mrs. Quinn' was perfectly fine and by dinner that evening I was ‘Mrs. Quinn' to the entire dining staff. We gave our stewardess permission to call us by our first names and from then on it was ‘Sir John' and ‘Miss Robin'. They also all work together to make special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries truly memorable. After dinner they brought us glasses of champagne (we had already been toasting since lunch) and a special scrumptious sponge-type cake with strawberries and the best whipping cream I've ever tasted. Garfield is the very best pastry/dessert chef! Then, when we returned to our room, Babylyn, our stewardess, gave us big hugs in the hallway. When we opened our stateroom door, she had scattered little white hearts and red rose petals in a line to the bed, with more on the bed, and towels formed in the shape of a standing heart. Not to mention balloons on streamers taped to the ceiling and special cookies. Even John gave them 10's in almost every category on the final evaluation (he tends to see even more room for improvement than I do on our trips).
submitted by: Robin S., Sacramento,
clients of Marta Day