The all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager of Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been voted the cruise ship with the best food and dining room service by members of the prestigious World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society for the second year in a row.
According to the society, when choosing a cruise, “the category of food is often at the top of everyone’s list of importance.” When voting, their members considered food taste, quality and presentation.
Equally important is dining room service. Ships were considered based on the following six criteria (1) ample staff to ensure that there are no long delays in serving, (2) promptness in responding to special requests, (3) ability of the staff to communicate and explain the menu, (4) the staff’s ability to remember guest preferences, (5) promptness in serving, replacing utensils as needed, and (6) general attitude and friendliness of the staff.
“All of us at Regent Seven Seas Cruises share this tremendous accomplishment with the officers and crew of Seven Seas Voyager,” stated Mark Conroy, president, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We work hard every day to exceed our guests’ expectations and our food and service is the very best at sea.”
Seven Seas Voyager, which recently emerged from a multi-million dollar refurbishment, carries 700 guests. Suites range in size from 356 to 1,403 square feet. Cruise fares are inclusive and include fine wines and premium spirits, a selection of shore excursions in all ports, onboard gratuities and air transportation from 23 gateway cities.
Guests can choose from four open-seating, gourmet dining venues, including Compass Rose, the ship’s main restaurant, serving Continental fare, American favorites and Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Signatures specializes in inventive, award-winning French cuisine. Seven Seas Voyager and her sister ship, Seven Seas Mariner, are the world’s only ships with a restaurant operated under the auspices of the legendary Le Cordon Bleu® of Paris.
A contemporary interpretation of a traditional American steakhouse – Prime 7 – offers eight USDA Prime, dry-aged steaks to choose from, as well as lamb, pork, poultry and seafood selections.
La Veranda offers both indoor and al fresco seating. Elaborate breakfast and lunch buffets are complemented in the evening by regional specialties from the destinations visited.
Seven Seas Voyager visits Scandinavia and Russia from June through August before sailing Southern Europe in September and October. In fall and winter, the ship sails the Caribbean and Panama Canal.
The 30-year-old World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society is comprised of travelers with an impressive cruising pedigree. Members who participated in the survey have sailed on 37 cruises, typically two or more voyages per year. Consequently, their voting reflects first-hand experiences, rather than general opinions about ships they have not traveled on.
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